A small shop opened up just down the way from us, and as you do, we decided to go and check it out. It turned out to be a delight for Beloved as the owners are from his home town.
This delightful meeting resulted in an even more wonderful invitation to their house for a proper meal from home. How could I refuse Beloved such a treat? So we picked up some flowers, a couple of bottles of wine, and arrived at the appointed location on time.
My cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing by the end of the evening. My abs had a work out from the laughing, which counteracted the amount of food I consumed I’m sure. I know, but it is that time of year!
Beloved has made a few more trips to the new store, and we have had the couple over for coffee. It’s truly a shame this didn’t happen when we first came here, instead, it happened just as we are wrapping up our time in this location.
Naturally, there are promises to keep in touch and visit back and forth. I hope that these promises are kept because as I get older, I’ve come to enjoy the relationships I have with people so much more than I did in the past.