Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Yesterday was interesting and I will give myself credit for my eating, exercise and temperament.
The morning started with a speed walk and my inspirational song was 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers. I had vegetable soup-tea for breakfast while Christmas music played in the background. I call it vegetable soup-tea because I drink it out of a mug. I made a Salmon & Spinach Quiche for my son who was not going to school. I went to work and despite some 'crazy happenings' I focused on my work and got something accomplished. The evening I had plans to have dinner with a girlfriend and then we were going to go to the Christmas Concert put on by the National Youth Choir and the Nazareth College Chamber Orchestra. The orchestra is visiting from New York.
I dropped my son to soccer and headed to meet my girlfriend. She called me on the way to say her stomach was upset and she didn't think she's be able to eat. So we had a lot of time to kill and I suggested that we just meet up at 6:30 p.m. and go to the concert skip dinner. That was agreable but now I have alot of time to kill and I've pushed off a meal. The thought of not having my dinner begins to cause a panic to rise in me (no kidding). So I think, I should head home and get some of the quiche I'd prepared. So I drive in that direction and also think, but you need to get some gas in the car. I stop for that. Then I think, I need to get the libation for christmas and I stop at the liquor store and get that. By this time, to go home and come back will be a really quick turn around and I decide to just head for the meeting point.
I call my girlfriend and she is 'still' on the way to the meeting point. I am like round the corner. So she asks me to check on her daughter who is nearby and I do that. I still reach the meeting point before her, She arrives and we ride together to the concert.
I had the wrong location for the concert and luckily a car had pulled up and I went over to ask them if they were attending the concert and they said yes and told me where it actually was. It was just the building 'kinda over'. The concert was lovely. It was in a methodist church that had been constructed back in the 1800s. It had these high pointed ceilings and a pipe organ. But what really made it special was I saw two old friends that I've not seen in EONS. I saw a few other people who I haven't seen in a while but these two people I would not have know where to find them on an island that is 21miles long and 7 miles wide. I was glad I made the effort to go.
I feel good that I was able to postpone the food until after the concert. When I got home I had the Quiche (and did not overeat). I was not distracted by dramas around me and I got up this morning and had good exercise. But what really was important was the Friendship I experienced that evening. For me - seeing and chatting with my friends both old and new made me feel like this was a wonderful christmas gift.