Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Small town restaurant on a slow Monday

M's husband is away on for a week so she suggested she and I and MJ meet for lunch at a local cafe.  I don't do this often.  The cliche of "ladies lunching" has never been a part of my life. The restaurant is airy and the food is a bit more imaginative than ordinary diner food.  Few people were there  and they chose tables separated from others. 

We know each other from the adult ed group so talked about the recent film series and related matters.  Then the talk turned to books and movies.  I believe we could have stayed for two weeks sharing our information about what we've seen recently, read, authors we know something about, what we hope to read and so on and on and on.   Because it was a slow Monday we were in no way taking up space needed by other customers; and because the other customers were across the room we didn't disturb them or they us.  It was an ideal situation. We were not in a hurry to go home; we had delicious lunches and more than enough coffee and tea. Such a break in the routine was really delightful.  This is what many think their "retirement" years will be like. We are all so involved in teaching, taking courses, our home life and grandchilren, and our other interests, this was a rare little midwinter break.

4 comments:

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Sounds like you an invigorating afternoon discussing film and books. You are so involved with your interests -- why do younger folks believe retirees just sit around and watch T.V.? If you did that when you were young you'll more than likely do it when you retire. -- barbara

June Calender said...

Your final sentence is so true, Barbara. Most of my reading friends have TV and some are addicted to this or that, like Downton Abbey. In most cases it seems the husband watch sports and wives do what I'd call far more interesting things.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Well, I recently retired. I 'm a bit of an introvert and unfortunately the friends I enjoyed the most are gone. But I am busy now, doing all the things I never found the time to do before. Well, not all of them, but they will be done. Now, I need to find a good book too!

June Calender said...

Thanks for your comment, Carol -- a good book is easier to find than new friends, but I'm sure you'll find them too -- people who share your interests.