“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
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.