***This post was began in July of 2014***
Every now and again, I get an afternoon to myself.
Usually, I am only free to run errands but, when it feels right, I’ll break free. I will run my errands and treat myself to lunch. Truly, what a treat it is.
I’m sure it may seem odd. Me, alone, absorbed in my phone or as I’m doing today writing notes and letters. I’ll sit, write and enjoy a glass of wine. And I will lollygag. Hmm, lollygag. I am not sure that’s the right word because my time is useful to me.
Today, my being is craving something spicy, and I’ve escaped to one of my favorite pizza places. I know just what will curb that craving.
In anticipation my mouth is watering. I place my regular order. Andouille sausage, caramelized onions, and pepperoncinis on gluten free crust. I love the bite of the andouille and pepperoncinis, not hot not too mild. It is the perfect blend of heat with a tang of vinegar. The caramelized onions add the right touch of contrary sweetness. Still, I add chili peppers. Pizza, it’s one of my indulgences in life.
My pizza comes quickly. Immediately I see why. It isn’t exactly what I ordered. But today the staff is lucky. I’m in an excellent mood and I won’t complain. The manager approaches me and asks if everything is OK? I smile and nod, yes. Truly it is; and today it was good enough. For, today I’m relishing my rare day out. I will extend my reprieve to others. Even if they will never know.