Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday random

Abbott visited a synagogue this morning with his fourth grade class, as part of their study of world religions. I’ve never been to one; I wish I had been able to accompany him. In December, they’re going to visit a mosque.

In between taking my car in to have the brakes replaced, getting my knives sharpened, and various other things, I sat in a cafĂ© and ate a meal alone. I’ve never done it before; usually I’ll grab a sandwich to go if I’m alone. I enjoyed it far more than I would have expected. I felt myself really relax as I observed my surroundings and savored my espresso. I didn’t even read.

In other news, a small lizard has taken up residence in our garage. I suspect his days are numbered, as we do have two cats. And he’s a bold one – he ventured out to sunbathe on the porch and barely glanced in our direction when we returned home from school yesterday.

Happy Wednesday to you.

8 comments:

Erin {pughs' news} said...

I like to sit alone in a cafe to eat lunch. Haven't done it in a long time though. Not since my days in London, before the kids were born. I want to take myself out to lunch now.

And I really want a croissant!

Johanna said...

Yes, I want a croissant too!
I love sitting alone in a cafe. It's especially nice if you are in a city or town other than your own. I like being a complete stranger.

The F Girl said...

I never do that either, sitting alone to have lunch in a cafe. I did it once, long ago, and I remember how I liked it, how good it felt somehow. Thanks for making me remember, I have to do that again some day soon.

Purple Flowers said...

I take myself to lunch quite often, and enjoy it very much. I see more and more people doing this as well. They may have their laptops and various other electronic devices. I smile when I see someone reading a newspaper.

Francesca said...

I had dinner once by myself - and it was only because I felt like having a beer, and sitting down for dinner seemed better than sitting alone in a bar (this was ages ago in Rome, where women alone had a hard time)! As far as I remember, I didn't enjoy either my drink nor my food.

KPiep said...

I hope you get to visit the mosque. I have done that before and havefound it to be a profoundly hopeful experience to learn and share in that way.

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Your lizard reminds me of a small frog we once had visiting our home. He kept popping up everywhere.

Cheers to relaxing and observing your surroundings.

Alysha in Seattle said...

Cafe Campagne counter. Best place to eat solo if you have to... Nice to relax during these gorgeous autumn days in town!