Several nights a week I am down in the city at UIC for classes. Back in the summer, my father-in-law would come to stay with the kids and I would head down early to beat traffic. Upon arrival, I would have my car valeted at a local restaurant and sit on their patio with some classmates.
We would order a salad, do some homework, and gab until we had to make our way to class. I always loved those days out on the patio. I never got much done but just having that adult time meant a lot.
It’s now early March. It’s absolutely freezing in Chicago. The wind will just cut through you and leave you chilled to the bone. I valeted the car and made my way into the restaurant before the rest of the girls got there. I hunkered down with a cup of tea to do some homework and write this very blog. I stared at the menu as if I had never seen it before while deciding if I would get something to bring to class.
The ladies started to arrive and I started fade. No more work is going to get done today. I’ll enjoy the delicious warm bread and conversation.
I am writing for the 2019 March Slice of Life Challenge