Sunday meanderings

This weekend has been pretty busy and I’m grateful for a quiet night at home. The wedding last week reminded me how anti-social I’ve been the past couple of years. I was starting to feel pretty bummed out that I hadn’t seen my friends in a long time. Somehow, I cut myself off from everything and everyone while focusing on health and my dad.

Now that the weather is warmer – I’ve made a promise to myself to change that. In part of getting fit and losing weight, one of my goals is to get back into hiking, photography and all the things I love to do.

It had been so long since I even held my camera, that I almost forgot how to even take a picture when I was at the wedding. So I wound up not taking any. And that’s a shame. At one time, I used to be pretty good at it.

Yesterday, I caught up with an old friend. I hadn’t seen her in many months. Her boyfriend was diagnosed with stage four cancer so her last year has been about taking care of him. We finally managed to get together and made a whole day out of it – almost.

She picked me up close to noon and we headed to a greenhouse for lunch. It was delicious. I had a yummy and healthy kale salad with pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries. We also tried the baked shrimp for appetizers, and quiche for the main course.

We splurged a little on dessert and shared a delicious piece of cheesecake. My mouth is salivating just thinking of it all. It was expensive, but worth every penny. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself.

We walked around the gardens and I took a few photos with my camera. And it made me nostalgic for photography. I really need to get back out walking and exploring the city again. I’m really looking forward to taking a couple of trips later this summer. I still have yet to make up my mind on where I want to go.

After some shopping, we went back to her place and looked at photos from her trip to the Philippines. It reminded me of how much I love travel too. I realize there are so many things I’ve missed out on in the past two years.

We ended the day with a visit with my dad and he seemed pleased to see us. I stayed and watched the game with him and tucked him into bed. I was home by 9:30 pm. And I was beat. I actually crawled into bed a little after midnight and slept through most of the night.

I have a lot on my mind this weekend. The wedding was a good reminder of how much fun being with friends and family can be. I forgot how much I used to love dancing when I was younger. Being outdoors – I forgot how therapeutic that was. Minus all the skeeters. They were vicious and I have welts on my legs.

Most of all, I realized how much I missed being around people. While I still need my downtime, and sometimes sleep – I really need to get back out there and start getting involved in different things.

I don’t have a point to this post. But I haven’t written much this week and thought I’d better at least get a few words in.

I promise – I will work on an article for tomorrow for Music Monday. But what theme to pick this week? That is the question of the day.

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. It’s too bad they’re over so quickly! For now, I’m keeping an eye on my Skip the Dishes delivery. I’m trying to be healthy with my ordering in – I’ve slipped a little with cooking and my dieting this week. Mostly because of the wedding. But back to it tomorrow.

I love sushi. A lot and looking forward to trying Edo Japan for the first time.

Pictures coming soon.

Happy Sunday.

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