Thursday, March 1, 2018
Retirement Style Lunches - #SOLSC 3/1/18
**I'm so grateful to the #SOL community for welcoming me each and every time I post a slice. Thank you so very much to the team at Two Writing Teachers for coordinating and hosting this slicing community for the entire month of March for the Slice of Life Challenge. You all rock!!**
During this year's challenge, my plan is to reflect on a slice of my life from that day, or the day before, and write about it. No theme to tie my writing together this year, no plans ahead of time. Just glimpses into slices of my days. Not having a plan is a very uncomfortable place for me, both as a person and a writer, so fingers crossed as today begins our journey together for the next 31 days!!
The Guild House.
Today, two college friends and I had lunch at this wonderful restaurant. As our conversation meandered over a wide variety of topics, and delicious food was partaken, I found myself smiling inside. The smile was definitely about the joy of being with these lovely ladies, but it was more than that.
After 36+ years of quick lunches, I now have the luxury of having lunches that last more than an hour. Today's lunch ran a solid two hours.
I was at a lunch yesterday with fellow retired teachers that was over two hours long.
Two weeks ago, my cousins and I had a FOUR hour lunch.
Reflecting on the duration of these lunches produced my smile. I miss many things about being in a community of adult and student learners, but I am most definitely not missing the structured lunch time!
I am blessed to be at a place in my life to savor so much: the food at these lunches, the company and conversation, and the time available to me.
Thanks for stopping by, and happy slicing to you! My goal is to stop by at least 5 blogs a day to read your slices, and leave comments for you.
Posted by Karen at 5:02 PM