Saturday, March 15, 2014
Walking On Sunshine
A sunny weekend for a change! It was WONDERFUL to see and bask in sunlight, at long last! It was a lovely weekend in all ways. Friday is supposed to be a day off for me, but not this week, because a family called me in early yesterday morning to sit with them for awhile at the hospice. They didn't need me for long, just long enough to reassure them, and more than long enough to remind me how precious life and love are. Their loved one died yesterday afternoon and my heart breaks for all of them. If you have someone you love who is still with you, hug them tight.
Today, Saturday, I had a Bridal Show. They are the best deal in town for Brides-to-be -- for a small fee, Brides can win prizes, learn about a large assortment of wedding services and vendors, taste free food and cakes, see table decorations, hear how disc jockeys sound, and just generally get tons of ideas. This show was free to prospective Brides, and the facility where it was held set out a buffet of all their menu items, had a full bar, and a cupcake and dessert table, all free to the attendees. There is usually something to let the vendors know who the Brides are, a sash or a crown, and today was no exception. The Brides wore "Bride-to-be" headbands. I gave away a $25 gift card in one of my little zipper pouches, and of course any Bride who signs with me after meeting me at the show always gets a discount.
The Bridal shows are always interesting, that combination of young love and soooo many mismatched couples. On top of all that, I find myself playing the Comparison Game -- I was once young, pretty, slender (no really, it's true). I was once hopeful, perhaps long after I should have given up that hope, but so many things in life, so many things in love never came my way. I won't try to prove it to you here, but I've got me some stories. And you know the odds, I'm more likely to win the mega millions if I ever buy a ticket than to find a lasting relationship now. I keep telling myself to shake it off, but I wonder if I ever will; this was something I was always so sure I would eventually find. I envy them so much. Oops, I guess I'm whining again! I need to make lemonade out of life's lemons, so a mega millions ticket might be in my future. :)
Tomorrow is our last Dominoes Sunday for the winter, which is always bittersweet. It will be almost another year before the three of us get together to play again. Since St. Patrick's Day is Monday, we're having corned beef and cabbage, of course. I made Dominoes cookies to commemorate the occasion, and walnut brownies on the side. Clearly I won't lose any weight this weekend!