“Your day doesn’t create your moods.  Your moods create your day.”

After much planning, texting, and planning again, I was finally able to set a date to entertain two young ladies for lunch.  These are young women I worked with in the past.  One went off to college and was the fortunate recipient of my letter-a-week, a program I started for young people leaving home.

I started this one person program because I remembered my first year away from home, prior to marriage, when receiving letters was a delightful event.  The program is simply a letter a week for their first school year away.  The letters are filled with trivia and always contain a dollar bill.  One recipient said the dollar went for ramen noodles while another said it went to McDonalds.

But back to the delightful lunch.  That morning I had to help a friend so I knew I’d be running close to late.  I did, however, get going in time to head to a nearby town to purchase a take-and-bake pizza and some fruit.  I also noticed that I was almost running on empty and would have to stop for gas.  I can do it, I said, using my best bravado voice.

And then I came to a sign that said, Bridge Out Ahead. Road Closed.  I headed down a country road and got completely lost.  GPS to the rescue.  Running late but still running I accomplished all I needed to accomplish without going down the closed road and testing whether my car could fly.

I arrived home just in time to hear the end of a phone message that said the young women wouldn’t be coming for lunch as one of them was ill.  My husband and I are having pizza and fruit for next few days.


You’ll notice I sandwich leftover pizza slices.  That way I can reheat them in a pan, treating them like a grilled cheese.  It works beautifully.  You’re welcome.

We’re rescheduling our lunch for July.  Looking forward to the visit.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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