How’s that for some alliteration for ya?
Despite my busy schedule the past couple of days (well, not today – I try to keep Fridays as open as possible – there’s a reason I quit my full-time job after all!) I carved out time each day to share a meal with a good friend. Well, the third meal didn’t quite happen, but we’ll get to that.
On Wednesday, I reveled in a long lunch and much overdue conversation with a dear friend and mentor – she was once my boss and is now retired. I’ve always loved her straightforward and positive approach to life. She’s taught me a lot over the years. We enjoyed lunch at our traditional meeting place, Cafe Degas. French and delicious. I don’t know how they made the fish I ordered so crispy and divine. We shared crepes Suzette and lemon icebox pie for dessert. All divine, with the added perk of dining al fresco, so we could watch the lizards and birds on the hedges and in the trees.
On Thursday, I had a spontaneous lunch with another dear friend – just what I needed before going into eight straight hours of tutoring! Just what she needed too. I love easy friendships where there’s no pretense and everything is honest and clear. And you get to be yourself. Really, that’s the only kind of friendship I seem to cultivate anymore. No time for the superficial. We ate at the Rum House, which has this fantastic taco trifecta deal – three little tacos on corn tortillas (you can choose from about a dozen choices) and one side. I chose the flaked fish, the scallops and the jerk chicken, with fried plantains. It’s all delicious. See photo above.
This morning, I had breakfast plans with another dear friend, and went over to the house early to be “Aunt Carla” with her two sweet boys for a while. The babysitter didn’t show up at the designated time, so we didn’t go out to breakfast, but no worries. We both read and played with the boys and we’ll have a chance for grown up conversation another time.