I recently posted this picture.
The beautiful lady on the far left was kind enough to continue our friendship and invited me to a late afternoon, early dinner. So on June 16, 2023, this girl glady accepted!
We met at a fabulous place literally right over the falls in Chagrin Falls, an iconic little town just a short drive from my home. I met Nicole at the last two Arthritis Foundation Silver Spoons events.
It was a busy morning. The daily internet stuff, checking the blog and posting on Flickr as I do every day. Then my daily workout, which has lately been brisk a five mile walk.
Walks are fabulous! Great exercise, mind clearing and I usually come up with an idea to create revenue. But they do take a while. An underappreciated form of exercise.
Then I cleaned up a few emails and did the grocery shopping, which included my Father’s Day meal. It won’t happen on Father’s Day (the day before), will not include both children (only one) and yes, I have to do all of the work, but I’ll take it! I am blessed to be (my personal pecking order) a male husband, male father, athlete (although that is currently in question), friend (just attended my 40th college reunion, reminding me of this important part of me) and then and only then….Kandi. But don’t feel sorry for her, she gets her time to shine.
I then had a Zoom meeting, which went very well. Finally I got my girl on!
Before you say anything…yes, I am old. Yes, this outfit is WAY too young for me. Yes, using the facilities was VERY difficult (this is a romper) and yes, I felt FABULOUS! I walked in and out of a restaurant, in a fairly conservative town and I was treated like a lady and no one’s pupils popped out of their eye sockets.
Nicole and I had a lovely time. We got to know each other, we shared, we shared our meals and I could not have felt more like I knew her for quite a while.
Here the thing for me. I really didn’t know her that well before our meal, but we just talked, found commonalities, and the conversation was never strained or awkward. It flowed like two long time girlfriends. I honestly don’t know where that comes from or why it happens, but it does, frequently.
It was a delightful girl’s afternoon!