Friday, May 26, 2017

My Very First Work At Home Lunch Date In 10 Years

Something happened today that's never happened in the decade or so that I've been working from home. Ever. Despite my endless amount of invitations, over the years, for people to stop over for lunch, a glass of wine, conversation, or all of the above, during the afternoon, no one has ever accepted the invite. Until today. This afternoon, I had a work-at-home lunch date.

It started last night. I needed some kitchen therapy. I broke free from my desk and headed into the kitchen to make cake. Yes, cake. My goal was to make a cake that tasted like a peanut butter cup without having to add a ton of chopped peanut butter cups on top to achieve this flavor combination.

When the cake was done, I sent a text to one of our friends who have become family. I explained my mission. Yes, there would be wine involved.

The invitation was accepted almost immediately. 

Last night, our friend showed up with her daughter. Wine and cake.

The cake was delicious. After taking a few bites, I realized I needed to add more chocolate to the cake. The frosting, on the other hand, was spot on.

We enjoyed wine and cake. Great conversation. Lots of laughs.

Our friend mentioned she was working from home today. Out of the blue, I said, "Come on over. We can work from home together." I threw in a few jokes about "juicing" and such.

She was all for it. Juicing and chips and guacamole and salsa.

And, because no one has ever taken me seriously, or accepted my invite in 10 years, I didn't expect Miss K to show up.

But, she did...

I was caught a little off guard, but that passed quickly.

Within a few minutes, we had our laptops set up on the table, a spread of various chips, salsas, guacamole, and....Sangria (aka...juice).

And, that's where we ate, sipped, worked, chatted, and laughed for the next 3 hours.

During that time, we made plans to have dinner at her place later that evening.

And, by "her place" I mean upstairs.

For those who don't already know, we live in a wonderful 2 family home. Miss K bought this house over 2 years ago. We've become friends. She also has 3 adopted fur-kid from the same local pound we adopted Lobo from.

Dinner was delicious and we had an incredible always.

The Universe works in mysterious ways. I don't question those ways.

Today, I took a moment to step back.

I reflected back to the Summer of 2012 when we hired a realtor to find us the home we live in now.

The stream of events from then and now.

We count our lucky stars each and every night.

Life. Is. Good.

And, I thoroughly enjoyed my first work-at-home lunch date.

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