Tuesday was my friend Elaine's birthday. It hasn't been a good year for Elaine. I thought it would be a good idea to go out with her and some friends. I had the idea over Thanksgiving weekend. Unfortunately, it fell off my radar. I only remembered the night before to contact people.
Six of us (including Jeff and me) joined Elaine for drinks and appetizers. We went out early to take advantage of happy hour. When Jeff and I returned home around 8:30, it felt as if it were 10 or 11 PM. Funny how early winter darkness messes with time perception.