What Makes Life Worth Living?

What makes life worth living?

We all know how W.E. would answer this question.  He would come up with all kinds of deep thoughts such as, the ticking of time, hope, faith, and gaining knowlege.

But I am talking about the real stuff.  Like Cheesecake.

Ok, really, I think that in my life, at least right now, I value two things most…. Great relationships and Great food.

This weekend, since Hubby and I didn’t get to go on vacation with W.E. like we had originally planned, my hubby gave me a mini vacation anyway.  His birthday is Monday so we did a Friday/Saturday date.  His sister (heaven sent) was nice enough to babysit for us for 30 long hours (for her… for me it was 30 short hours).

We decided just to indulge.  We ate the best steak and lobster I have ever had.  We added appetizers and dessert.  I didn’t use a coupon!  (This is the kind of place that doesn’t have coupons!  They have a dress code, and they offered me a black napkin instead of a white napkin so it would match my skirt I was wearing… they color coordinate your napkin!)  We dressed in our nicest, went to the symphony and though we stayed for free in the hotel, we used extra frequent stay points to upgrade to the best room in the Marriott.  We went to the Cheesecake Factory today for lunch.  We shared a meal so I could (try to) push out the mantra in my brain saying ‘1200 calories per slice’ and ordered a big ol’ piece of cheesecake anyway.  And I enjoyed it.  And I enjoyed it again just a minute ago when I finished the leftovers.  We went to the football game and yelled and screamed and acted like we were 18 again.  We had fun.  I didn’t call and check on the kids once.  I knew they were in good hands and having fun, and I was right.

I ENJOYED my husband.  We didn’t talk about the kids.  We talked about our dating years, our wedding day, our hopes and our disappointments.  We talked about the future and we talked about how lucky (blessed) we are.  We held hands and walked together.  We laughed a lot.  We relaxed.  It was short, but I am rejuvenated.  Love and food, the best things in the world.

What makes your life worth living?

P.S.  Can’t wait for the next awesome time of food and relationships/family!  THANKSGIVING !!! I am so excited!  Can I get a WOOT WOOT! (At least from you FavCuz)

P.P.S.  Again, not to be judged wrongly, I am not advocating, living beyond your means, or having a splurgy-get-anything-you-want-now attitude in these tough economic times. (I clip coupons, and cut my husbands, and usually my daughters’ hair myself… I am not always a spoiled rotten brat)  Just opening discussion of the occasional indulgences of life, that make life fun!

7 thoughts on “What Makes Life Worth Living?”

  1. I’d have to agree–sometimes cheesecake is what makes life worth living . . . or chocolate-covered pretzels, either/or really. Glad you got to have some out-of-the-ordinary fun. 🙂

  2. Sounds divine! What I wouldn’t give for a quiet couple of days and amazing food. I’d trade the cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory though for Linda’s Fudge Cake a la mode. 😉

  3. What makes life worth living for me is a hug from one of my 6 sweet little girls. Also, hearing a bit of happiness in the voice of one of my awesome 5 children. I also enjoy swinging in my swing on the back porch soaking up the sun, smelling sweet rolls baking in the oven, and being around family. I love going to bed at night feeling tired from filling the day with activities and trying to make my little corner of the world a little better. I thrive on watching my garden grow and picking fresh tomatoes, the beauties of a flower patch and vines that creep over the arbor. I, too am very very blessed.
    P.S. Thanksgiving – be prepared – because it is going to be the best!!!! (If I have any say about it)

  4. TLS, I am laughing so hard thinking of you taking over this blog! Has W.E. found out yet? I too am way too excited for Thanksgiving. Woot Woot!It is basically all I can think about which is sad since it is still over a month away. We are hoping to come down at the beginning of the week to get a little extra vaca. time in. Great job on all your blogs this week. I can never hear enough of your stories they make me laugh and fear for my life in a few short years.

  5. Yes, W.E. knows and he is fine with it. (kinda unfortunate! it would be fun to make him mad a little right? ok, I guess that’s a bad motivation) Actually, I think he’s happy about it because he gets a break from it, and is getting all kinds of new material for his blog from visiting one of the most interesting places in the country. So besides the many references to the bathroom and me bringing down the academia of the blog, I think he might be okay with it.

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