We had a $25 gift card to a nearby restaurant. We got this card from my brother (and his family) for Christmas. All of this time since Christmas I was leery of trying the restaurant as it was a chain place we hadn’t tried, and it was new in our area.
It turned out to be a good place to have a dinner date as far as the food was concerned. They cooked the broccoli just like I like it. My husband liked his food, too. It was nice that we could take a break from the cooking and clean-up. He does the most of it at the end of the day, so I was especially happy for him.
We were seated in a booth that could seat 6 people, so I had this feeling of exposure, not the cozy feeling a booth usually provides. Plus, the table was secured to the wall, so no moving it closer to me. I felt like a kid having to be at the edge of my seat and leaning closer to the table when taking a bite of food.
The best part is I showed restraint on the portions. I didn’t stuff myself!
I’ve so enjoyed the analogies as we continue to log on and interact.
- Sessygail’s: “The stay of execution” is one of my favorites.
- Ambler: The longest slumber party you’ve ever been to.
- Jokes about the technical steps that are needed to get the site to “freeze” as we await read-only. (I’m guilty of that, a joke at the robots’ expense.)
- The various references to visiting someone at their dying bedside.
- I’m sure I’ve missed other comparisons that others have described!
Then there are the goals about the end:
And yet while playfully marveling at our ability to be here beyond the published date, we’ve gone ahead and actually played lots of games on Random Questions, dispensed oodles of cheers, had opportunities to wish others’ a happy birthday. It seems like we’ve been able to keep up with each other with more of a color commentary as the hours tick by and have turned into days. And now we’re approaching a week.
So dance a happy dance with me!
And surely someone has quoted Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
And that brings me to “Smiles everyone, smiles!” (Who remembers the origin of this command?)
August 18 – 30 minutes (15 hula, 15 stair climbing)
August 19 – 40 minutes (15 minutes elliptical trainer PLUS 25 minutes treadmill of walking fast, jogging and then running at 6 mph for a tiny spell!)
August 20 – 20 minutes of walking.
This goal carries over to my list on PopClogs.