Have you ever felt as though your day was twice as long as usual? We had such a looong day. We traveled a distance to the car dealership we use (we know the owner so he gives us a very good deal) and traded in our leased Saturn Vue for what has been voted the North American car of the year, the Saturn Aura. It is a big difference in size and it will take some getting used to. Leasing is the way to go when you can write it off for business.
Anyway, we were at the dealership for the better part of four hours. Blessedly, the people who work there are outrageously friendly and courteous. It wasn’t at all difficult to start up a conversation with or have a conversation started by one of them. I can tell you who has children and their ages; who was married and divorced and who is celebrating their 25th anniversary next month; who is a Yankee fan and who is a Met fan. People, as a rule, like to be asked about themselves. I suppose it shows you are interested in them and who doesn’t like to be flattered in that way. Learning their stories is a blessing to me. I am honored by their willingness to share.
Later on, we had to pick up The Boy and were caught in the rush hour parking lot of commuter traffic. To make lemonades out of lemons, we stopped at my favorite hot dog stand in my home town for a bite of dinner. Don’t be fooled by my calling it a stand. It also has a rustic looking dining room. Even though the name changed, I believe it was over thirty years ago, we still call it by the original name. It has expanded, not in size, but in the menu. Still, the hot dog, frankfurter, whatever you want to call it, "all the way," which means with spicey mustard and sauerkraut, was still very good. Yum!
I don’t know what the rest of the week holds except that we will , Lord willing, have our usual Tuesday morning date at the Cafe for breakfast tomorrow and then pick up my eyeglasses I left at the car dealership – I am typing with my prescription sunglasses on. Other than that, who knows. Hopefully, it will be a fruitful week economically despite the depressed real estate market (Himself, as you may recall, is a realtor) and we will be reminded once again of God’s bounty.
I sure do hope you all have a wonderful week. Anything special coming up? gail