It wasn't quite as hot this morning when I walked 6 miles around the lake. I walked the opposite way than I usually walk and saw different people!
I drove to the library and got another supply of books. I have plenty of books that are my own here at home to read but there is just something about the library that I love and its very hard to leave without taking books with me. I always try to just take one and then I could maybe read some of my own to get my pile down a bit, but it never seems to work out that way.
Then I went to the mall and just walked around. Looked in a lot of stores but didn't buy anything. I'm not really a mall person so I didn't stay very long.
It was lunch time when I left the mall and then I did something that might be hard for you to believe. I went to the Olive Garden and had lunch. The hard to believe part is that it was the first time that I ever went into a restaurant to eat all alone!
When I first walked in I was asked are there two of you? I said No, just me. At the table I was asked if I was waiting for someone. Again I said. No, just me. Being alone you notice the people around you more. A couple of women were talking about some one who had their stomach stapled and could only eat a tablespoon of soup for lunch. The two people next to me had two bowls of the salad and two baskets of bread sticks, soup and then started on their meal. I was leaving by that time.
My server was good, nice and he left me 4 after dinner mints. :-)
I really didn't enjoy eating alone though, and don't think I'd do it again. I feel kind of lonely with everyone else talking and laughing.
When I got home I did a bit of house cleaning and then sat down to start one of my books.
Debbi came over late afternoon and we had a nice visit. We sat out on the deck and had a beer. When it was supper time we walked across the street to the pizza place and had supper. Once back home we talked a little bit more and then she took off for home with the left over pizza for the kids.
Didn't do any baking today and don't have any ice cream in the house so my snack tonight was a small bag of potato chips and a soda.
I watched a little television and knitted.
Now, I'll go and read a bit more before bed.
I hope this Thursday you got to spend time with someone you love.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise grows it under his feet.
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