There are two places in the world I know I can go to and get compliment after compliment, as long as I put in the work on my end. December 11, 2022, I visited both of them.
I had a volunteer gig in the afternoon, which we will get to, so I figured I would attend Sunday services at “my” church. For anyone new to Kandi’s Land, I am a cradle Catholic. My wife and I attend Mass when she isn’t working on the weekend. Given that she does work most weekends, Kandi spent about two years of her life as an integral part of a hugely diverse Methodist congregation. For many reasons that all disintegrated and Kandi migrated to a Presbyterian church (forgive the third person).
There I became an integral part of that congregation, which included many from my former church. Then the plague shut the place down for essentially two plus years. Habits change, but I have become a solid part-timer there and when I am there, I am loved. No question and this day was no different!
People I know coming over to compliment me and welcome me. People I have yet to meet, making sure to greet me, make me feel welcome and compliment me on my outfit! I love that place!
I had over an hour to kill before my volunteer shift, so I stopped at a sports bar, had a beer and some wings and watched the start of yet another Browns loss.
I wrapped the day with a shift at the North Coast Men’s Chorus’ Christmas concert. I help sell raffle tickets, but mostly chat with everyone there. One of the chorus members and a friend had a really cool part in White Noise, so we talked about our screen time and the experiences we had on set. Again, compliment after compliment on my outfit. A gal could get a big head from all of that!