Here we are at the end of the First Week in January, and I’m enjoying the opportunities to connect.
Yes, even family moments are opportunities. My youngest grandson celebrated his fifteenth birthday yesterday, and we gathered around as he showed us how to blow out those candles.
And his mother (my daughter) had to enjoy a moment with him in the spotlight, since she can’t believe he is this old already!
This morning, I decided that I needed to go out…to the supermarket, for starters. I was out of everything, it seemed, although I had picked up a few things on the way to Noah’s birthday party.
The items that needed refrigeration had to wait until today. The supermarket may not count as a place in which to make a connection, but in the market on my corner, the checkers are friendly and love to chat, catching up on life. When you’ve been going to a shop for more than a decade, it can feel like a place to chat with friends.
There are also my favorite neighborhood restaurants, where the servers know what I like to drink…sort of like your neighborhood Cheers bar… LOL
But…I also need to make more serious connections, like finding a book club. That’s near the top of my list.
Meanwhile, I’m home again and reading my newest book, I Am Watching You, by Teresa Driscoll. A missing girl, a witness from the train…and a sense that someone is targeting that witness. Secrets about the night Anna went missing could help us learn more…but nobody is talking!
What does your weekend look like? Plans? Reading?