Here comes a busy week. Today Lorenzo and I will head down to Colorado Springs around 3pm, about an hour and 15 minutes away, for a wine dinner at 6pm. We’ll then drive home after it’s all over rather than spend the night as Lori is staying home since Jagger has a 7:30 to 9:30pm baseball game. Before that we all have either work or school.
Yesterday though was Easter! It started out with the boys hunting for their baskets and a box each from Grandma in the house. Then it was outside to look for all the colored eggs. We quickly hurried to shower (Lori and I that is as the boys already did) to go get Lorenzo whose plane was 30 minutes early. We picked him up and headed to brunch at Le Central. Our brunch was fantastic, mussels in wine and garlic, escargot, eggs, lamb, french onion soup, croissants, champagne and more and all for about $20 per person! It was really good food, very little money and much fun.
We then headed home, ran to Lowes to buy a new door handle set for the front door which broke the night before, and then were off to Grandma’s to let the boys hunt for another dozen eggs and to see her and Tom and Ali. We stayed for 45 minutes or so soaking up the sun and then all drove down the block to see June who was at her house as her estate sale just wrapped up. My Mom came alongÂ which made June very very happy as they’ve known each other for probably 40 plus years. I took the boys and Lorenzo and we walked home and left my Mom and Lori down there who soon followed.
Then we hung out and relaxed for the rest of the day. We all skipped dinner (except for the boys) as we were too full and tired from brunch. Today Lori and I will get back on our pre Belize way of eating as we’ve kind of been cheating on and off since we returned home. It’ll be good to get back to clean eating. This of course means no alcohol for me tonight at the wine dinner which is fine as I’m driving anyhow.
Jagger is up with me now at 5:45 while everyone else is still sleeping. I think we’ll go to the gym but we’ll see how he feels in a few minutes.
Hope everyone is well. One thing I need you all to do for me, just humor me. Buy a little extra food this week, just think of it as if you won’t be able to go to the store for oneÂ week. See if you can do it. I’ll bet none of you can even go one week without going to the grocery store. Don’t believe me, give it a try. Shop today and see if you can make it until next Monday. We bet you can’t, you’ll see how dependent you are on everything being available to you whenever you want. I dare you!
“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.”
– Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, 1929