Monday, January 22, 2007

Easy Like Sunday Morning...


Who would have thought it would take most of the day to recover from an easy Sunday?

Yesterday, I went to meet someone for lunch. This particular guy has an extraordinary sense of humor and always has one funny story after another. He is a recent refugee from the "dating wars", trying to meet someone through match.com, eHarmony and other such services.

He truly is a good guy. He's a regular working man. In fact, he is a milkman. He delivers milk throughout the area to convenience stores and grocery stores. He lives simply, preferring to keep his life uncomplicated. As you can imagine, most of the women he met didn't like that. They're looking for the lottery.

Anyway, we talked and laughed through lunch with him telling me so many funny stories that I got a headache from laughing so hard and for so long. It was a comfortable way to spend the day.

When we were done with lunch, we weren't quite ready to stop talking so we sat in his truck and talked some more. We talked about everything under the sun and laughed about it all. It was a good way to get away from the world for an afternoon. He snapped this picture of me as we sat there. Half a pack of cigarettes and twenty stories later, we realized the sun had set. The restaurant was closed and the parking lot empty. We'd been there for five hours. It was time to go home.

I can't remember the last time I just sat and laughed for an entire day, losing track of time. We both decided that it is a Good Thing To Do. Maybe next Sunday, we'll try again.


Peace,


~Chani

16 comments:

De Aufiero said...

Definitely a Good Thing to Do. I'm smiling, thinking about it.

Or maybe it's because I can see YOUR happy face. Thanks for sharing.

jen said...

oooooohhhhhhhhh....it's YOU!

A glimpse of you...how terrific was that for all of us. And your day sounded TERRIFIC. I love those days, where hours fly like the wind and there is absolutely no other place we want to be.

glad you enjoyed it.

Pam said...

There is happiness and the peace of a day beautifully spent on your face, Chani. Thank you for sharing.

QT said...

Chani - How exciting for you! And for all of us to get to see your pic!

Did you smoke too? It would take me a whole day to recover from that, that's for sure.

MsLittlePea said...

Sounds nice. Good picture of you. Long talks full of laughter-I can think of a better way to spend a Sunday. You look happy.

Julie Pippert said...

Sounds great!

Love the photo of you..you absolutely look like someone I'd know. The joy is so gorgeous to see.

The Atavist said...

Here's to more happy Sundays...

meno said...

It just goes to show that the best times need not be fancy.

I love how happy you look. Thanks for the picture.

Gobody said...

Laughing heals the heart, repeat it as often as you can.

Lucia said...

What a wonderful gift - good company and laughter.

It was delightful to see such a wonderful photo of you. I still have some sort of weird fear of posting a photo. I feel like I look different than people think I will look, and that makes me hesitate.

Cuppa said...

What a great way to spend the day. So glad you shared it and this picture with us.

Laurie said...

It sounds like a splendid day! I am so happy for you.

I spent the weekend smiling and laughing and my cheeks are still kind of sore.

You have a lovely face, by the way. Thanks for letting us have a glimpse of it.

KC said...

Yes, so great to finally see you. What inspired you to post a picture?

And your outing sounds just magical. The kind of magical that happens only in the beginning of something great.

Susanne said...

I can only agree with everyone before me. The post and the picture are beautiful. And you too. Thank you.

Thailand Gal said...

Thanks so much to everyone for responding positively to my picture being on the blog. I wasn't quite sure about doing it... but the positive response was really great :)

The reason I did it was just to show perhaps that I am not really a skinny, beautiful little Thai girl who yaps about wonderful Thailand so much to promote tourism.

*ahem*

Honestly, I don't know why I did it. :)

Thanks so much! And please excuse the global response.


Peace,

~Chani

Potato Print said...

These are the things that really count in life, aren't they? And so many people look for happiness in an expensive trip to the Bahamas. Happiness is available to us in every minute right where we are.

I love the photo of you.

PS: I thought of you when I saw the movie "Beauty School in Kabul." In it there is an American woman from the mid-West. AFter helping these women set up their new careers, she decided to stay there, to adopt their culture, and to live their.