We had our first date in six months — a quick drive to the beach to have tacos in the car while looking at the ocean. Something wonderful happened, too, we got a free coffee and açaí bowl from Better Buzz…they said their credit card machine went down and the order was on them. We also visited the place where we met, The Red Marlin.
It may seem like another lonely holiday. One the pandemic has taken from us. But today the three of us, our little unit, found comfort in our small unit. We cooked all day, watched the parade, went on a family walk, watched a holiday movie. It was cozy. It was slow. It was good. I think there is wonder in that, finding the light. So much to be grateful for. So very much.
My grandpa Buddy sent us a package of ornaments, some over forty years old. Bennett loves looking through each box, over and over, finding wonder in the beauty of different ornaments, all with characteristics of their own.
I surprised my husband this week during his lunch break. It’s been a rough week for us, and the country. Sometimes it’s great to step out of your comfort of routine, to mix up the scenery.