For as long as I can remember, my Bubbye (grandmother) and I have had a day where we spent time together, go to lunch, and “piddle” around together. Not a winter, summer, or spring break has gone by where we haven’t made time to hang out for a day. Even though I see my grandparents my grandparents often when I visit home, it’s nice to have a little one-on-one time with them.
My grandmother picked me up late this morning and we headed for one of our favorite past times – the nail salon. We love to get manicures and pedicures together and it’s nice to sit and chat. My Zayde (grandfather) joined us as well so I got some quality time with both of them.
By the time we were done it was 1:45pm and we were ready for lunch! We went to Blue Mesa, one of our favorite Mexican food restaurants, which sounded fantastic to all 3 of us on this cool and gloomy day. I got a Vegetable Sampler plate that had asparagus, a grilled onion topped with mushrooms, carrot, squash, and jalapenos, and a black bean Adobe Pie which was kind of like a tamale. Instead of the rest of the veggies the dish came with I opted for a cup of black bean soup instead, which I loved!
I took home a good 2/3 of the soup and half of the rest. I was comfortably full when we’d finished. It was so nice to have a pleasurable day and lunch where we weren’t rushing back to the office or somewhere else
I said my goodbyes for the afternoon and then went on a 50 minute walk around my neighborhood. I covered about 3.25 miles and then took Cody around the block. My feet must have been tired because they were not having any running today. They also appreciated being slipped into my new Merrells that are lined for the winter – a very exciting sale purchase. What a deal!
It’s 6:30pm now and I just had a snack of a pear and some pistachios. My family is headed to a nice steakhouse for dinner later tonight but I knew I wouldn’t last until 8pm without a snack!
Did you get to spend quality time with your grandparents growing up?