“Let me know what you want to eat and we’ll go when you get off,” he said as he began to walk away.
“Okay, I’m too busy now to think,” I snapped without looking up at him.
It was only three o’clock but I was burned out. I’d done four packages and had written more than a half dozen other stories before lunch. Trying to get through my assignments for three more shows was daunting. Dinner was the last thing on my mind.
I buckled down and got my work done. The time flew by. Before m I knew it the clock said 6:25.
“I guess the easiest place for us to go would Chinese,” I said to my dinner companion.
“Okay, get dressed and we’ll go.”
I picked up my cane, put on my coat, threw out my story notes, and signed off my computer. I was ready to leave the day behind.
Conversation flowed as we each ate our meals. By the time I’d finished my rice and shrimp tempura, I had no room for my egg roll. My stomach was full and all the tension that filled me was gone.
For the next half hour, I laughed and kicked back. I was enjoying the moment so much I forgot that I hadn’t written a post for Day 30 for my blog. And, I didn’t care.
It occurred to me that being present was far better than writing about what was happening. So, I soaked up the rare time with my companion instead of cuddling up to my keyboard.
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