Have you ever had one of those weekends when on Monday you ask yourself, “so this is what happiness is?” There are times when I look at those that were born into celebrity status and options beyond my wildest dreams such as the members of the British Royal Family, children of famous parents, children born into “old money” and even those whose parents have found money in business and other financially successful ventures. But, it is after such a weekend that I thank the Big Man I have been blessed with a “normal life”.
Sure, it would be nice to have opportunities such as those that do not have to worry about money, rent, and etc. On the other hand, those same people will not know the pleasure of going out into a crowd without being recognized, having a spouse that is emotionally and physically attracted to you (not just for money or fame), and yes, even for having the right to splurge a little money on special events from our own hard work.
It excited me to save a few dollars here and there so that we can direct it towards something we are looking forward to in the future. Yep, I’m a penny pincher. For instance, this weekend we went to a popular auto show that, even after four years of living in this state, we have not attended. Why is it that we tend to not attend events in the cities we reside? It wasn’t until we moved away from Chicagoland after four years that we noticed all that we said we would see one day but never got to. So, this is why we attended the Auto Show this weekend. It was a terrible auto show (basically just viewing cars that were on every dealership around the city brought into one building) but it was whole outing with a lovely man that made the time exciting. Plus, we walked around for about four hours so that was a great, slow workout!
Additionally, I was kicked out of my own kitchen!!! My husband kicked me out of the kitchen for two hours as he made me an entire meal by his own two hands. (Might I add that he did so without asking one question for assistance…?) This is something that would never have been possible say if we were always at charity events, family obligations, work and/or the likewise. It was rather hard to steer clear while he yelled at the food, banged who knows what and while many other strange sounds materialized from the kitchen. Sure, being kicked out of the kitchen wasn’t a highlight at first, but it was something that I enjoyed after seeing my husband proudly showing off his homemade meal on the romantically laid out dining room table for two.
So what was the meal you ask? Well, it was a beautifully handcrafted spaghetti dinner. It was not your normal spaghetti dinner though. He had created a new recipe for Vegan meatballs just for me! Now that is what one calls love! Unfortunately he forgot that I hate spaghetti, but it was a wonderful thought and it turned out better than I could ever imagine. Trust me; I was thinking the worst as I heard everything that came from the kitchen during the cooking stint. Lol It was a wonderful dinner of spaghetti with non-meatballs, a salad and a fresh glass of Chilean Wine. He’s such a charmer but sorry, he’s already taken.
We also got into many different things this weekend that may sound casual but was ever the more fun with a dreamy man on my arm. Or was I on his? (Guess we will never know…) Some of the things done were working on some programs in the works for charity work. Additionally, we sat silently working at a coffee house for a few hours together, went shopping for household items and had gratifying conversations with the elegant man in my life. I also had a twenty minute conversation with my 5-year old niece over the telephone but the verdict is still out on the topic of that conversation. Lol
So many blessings to count! It’s the small things that count so much at the end of the day. What are your blessings from this weekend?