Simple Pleasures, Perfect Day
Sleeping in is almost always a sign that it’s going to be a good day. Unless you’re a morning person who loves getting up before the butt-crack of dawn. Which I’m not…and I don’t.
Next was a 20-minute HIIT workout followed by a walk across the street from our hotel to the Fashion Mall. Chip grabbed early lunch at the foodcourt while I tried a new milk tea place — Kung Fu Tea. I LOVE trying new things! It was pretty yummy. Not as good as Harmony Tea or Tapioca Express, but pretty darn good.
We came back to the room, and I decided to try the jacuzzi tub — amazingly relaxing! When I figured it was time to get out and get ready to leave for soccer, I pushed the jet button, but instead of stopping the jets, it cranked them into turbo mode! I had to prolong my soaking session until my fingertips resembled little raisins. I can’t imagine anything that could feel better on tired feet than those hot turbo jets.
Soccer was the same as always — a welcome opportunity to watch our daughter play the game she’s loved since she was four years old. It does our hearts good to see her on the field.
When the game was over, I made a beeline for the car. We had decided to try Rollin’ Smoke BBQ, and it was calling my name. Chipotle slaw, green beans, corn nuggets, collard greens, BBQ brisket and pulled pork. This Texas girl was pretty happy. It wasn’t Rudy’s, Corkscrew, or LA Brisket, but it was good enough that it didn’t need sauce. That’s the mark of good BBQ.
Tonight we walked almost the entire Vegas strip. Just wow. So many folks enjoying their cannabis freedom, though you never actually see them doing it. I hope Charli’s school doesn’t do drug testing Monday. Do second-hand whiffs stay in your system?! Also, such a wide variety of characters — from Spider Man (apparently without a gym membership) to Mickey Mouse to classic Vegas showgirls (lucky for them it wasn’t too cold tonight). So many nice people trying to hand Chip invitations of some sort. Some folks who aren’t going to feel very well tomorrow and may wake up with a new last name.
Before coming back to the hotel, we stopped to get Charli a Kung Fu Tea (she’d never had it, and our mission is to try as many new milk tea/boba places as possible), and I tried Honeymee Uzu tea (another NEW thing!). Chip grabbed a pizza, and we headed back to the room.
I have no idea why some days are harder than others. Yesterday was tough. Today, Chandler was on my mind, but somehow I was able to enter more deeply into the moments, and it was easier to smile and laugh. We did a lot of that.
It really is a day at a time. Sometimes a moment or an hour at a time.
My first instinct is to say, “Today was almost perfect. But Chandler…”
Instead, I’m going to say, “Today was a perfect day.” Period.