“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” ― Emily Dickinson
What started out to be a fairly ordinary Saturday, turned out to be a super busy fun day.
I went to Zumba at 9:30, had some breakfast, then felt kinda mopey because it was cloudy and gloomy out. So, I grabbed the bull by the horns…not really, no livestock available. I put on my gym shoes and went for a long walk. I stopped by the model homes sales office to say hi to Michael and Derek, as I do very often while walking. They always have a smile and a hug for me. Michael sold me my house. I love my house!
We got to talking about food and lunch. Michael said that all that food talk was making him hungry. I said, “How would you boys like some tamale casserole for lunch? I made two, and I have an extra.” Well, they were excited, not to mention hungry. I scurried home, nuked the casserole, popped it in the broiler to melt the cheese, warmed up some tortilla chips, grabbed a jar of salsa and a couple of cans of Dr. Pepper, and drove over with a wonderful Mexican meal for my two friends.
They REALLY appreciated the gesture. I love to cook and sharing makes me happy. While they ate, I continued with my long walk. About an hour later, I picked up the dishes nearly licked clean, and went home. I was tired, the sky had cleared up a bit, but I wondered what I’d do with the rest of my day.
I was going to run over to the square, but I get tired of going places or doing things alone all the time. I’m a people person, and I tend to get melancholy on the lonely weekends? I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if someone called me and said, “Hey, you want to do something?” I’m always calling people, looking for something to do, but most friends are busy with family on the weekends.
I resigned myself to just stay home and just take a leisurely nap. Maybe tackle some housework. I grabbed a blanket and plopped myself on the bed and fell asleep. About an hour later, my phone pinged with a text. My dear friend, Linda Grossman, (Texas’ finest realtor) texted, “What you up to today? Want to go grab a bite?” (Wow…that was kinda eerie.)
Well, that just made my day, also answering my subliminal query to the universe about wishing I had something to do. Linda picked me up, and we went off to the square, my favorite place to hang out. A couple of the restaurants we tried were too crowded with long waits. We ended up at The Celt Pub. Perfect choice. Beer, appetizers, and music from a young group of fabulous performers.
Afterwards,,we went over to Spoons, sat outside on the patio, sipping coffee and tea. A great singer was playing guitar across the street and Landon’s Winery. The night was warm and pleasant for February. Enjoying the stars, the square, and a lovely evening with a lovely friend.