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!