Crazy busy week of travel and major work projects! Translated this means there’s not been much time for dating. Yet, there it is looming before me – the commitment to do something special with myself. 52 Dates with Myself! Good grief! It’s already Wednesday night and the rest of the calendar this week is full.
Hey, do I like this girl, or what? Well, of course, I do. Do I want her to like me? Absolutely.
Alright then, stick with your commitment and do something nice for and with me.
But the cupboard is bare. No milk, no bread, no Greek yogurt! I need to stop off at Kroger’s new Marketplace on the drive home.
Yes, a girl does have to eat even if she has to run through the rain to buy groceries.
What? What’s this? Seriously? A dozen red roses for $1.00!!!
Sure, I recognize they are Valentine cast-off’s never destined to fulfill their intended $30.00 romancing role. Never mind that. Like finding a gem at a yard sale, I eagerly snatch them up, then gently put them in the top of my cart. Perusing the rest of the store, the smug and satisfied smile remains with me. One last stop for sushi from the deli. A special treat for dinner. Then it’s back out in the rain for the drive home.
Goodness, it’s nearly 7 p.m. Stack the pantry and refrigerate the perishables. Suddenly, I see it. There on the second shelf, chilled and ready!
There’s a date about to happen. Me and my $1 roses, salmon sushi and a goblet of $2 buck Chuck – Trader Joe’s famously thrifty Chardonnay. Shoes off, light a candle, settle into my favorite lounge chair, and find Charlie Rose on the tube. Ah, what a great date night!