This is so much later than I had intended. Essie was a jewel and let me sleep late. Then I needed to get the laundry started and trash out to the curb. I am grateful that she let me sleep as I don’t hurt as much as I did last night. I could barely walk or move really. They were concerned at work. I was grateful.
Today’s plans include possibly going to dinner within walking distance of a bookstore. If my body feels like this I should be able to make a go of it. I need to decide where we will go. I have it narrowed down to two restaurants, “FireFly” and “L’Amical”. “L’Amical” has special sentimental reasons. We were all there when they first opened all those years ago. All of us, John, Frank, Chris, Richie, me and whoever decided to hang with us for a few hours would get a big table at the far back and get coffee (maybe something to eat if we had enough money) and just talk. Other times two of us (me and John specifically) would write while the others talked. It has changed a lot since then (not necessarily for the better) but I have taken Mom there for her birthday on several occasions (they have a cool little patio set up out front that is in use year-round complete with a little fire pit) and we have had a good time. Sometimes I miss those days. We did a lot and were pretty much fearless.
The other place is “FireFly” and it is relatively new. It has an amazing food selection, and their adult beverage selection is nothing to sneeze at either. Mom, Chris and I have been there on several occasions. It has been a go to since we found it. I have also introduced several friends to it. But I think that I will suggest “L’Amical” for tonight. It has been many years since I have been there (Mom and I were supposed to go for her birthday the last time but COVID hit and we all know how that went). And I am feeling a bit sentimental. It is also closer to the bookstore (which I have also watched grow and blossom to the local treasure it has become). I hope the body is able because the mind has already decided that there will be a bit of walking today.
Well thank you for helping me decide where to eat today! Another post not being what I intended but oh well. It was hard not writing down all the memories that were playing back in my head. I think I will spend a bit of time staring off into space remembering. Funnily enough we are still in touch with the core group that hung out together all those years ago. I hope you all have an amazing day! Thanks for reading and stay safe!