Oh my goodness - I did it!
Last weekend I was headed to my aunt and uncle's for lunch with the "old" folks in my life. While my kids are home sanitizing the counter-tops for the umpteenth time, my parents are walking the beach and going to the market almost daily, just to get out of the house.
Perspective I suppose.
But back to the story......last Saturday I was headed to my aunt and uncle's for lunch and had a few extra minutes, so I did some recon. I went over to the shopping center near their home in Newport Beach. Fashion Island is an outdoor mall with beautiful stores and great restaurants. I had heard Orange County was opening up and I had heard a rumor that my favorite exercise clothing store would be open Memorial Day weekend, so I wanted to see for myself.
As I walked up, I noticed something odd - there were people sitting at a table on the patio of the Yard House. So I headed over cautiously - you must be careful when you find diners in the wild. At first I assumed they were waiting for a "to-go" order, but then I saw her - someone was bringing them food to the table - it was a waitress!!!
It was surreal! It looked amazing. I remember thinking:
"That wonderful person is going to bring them food while they are sitting there and then take away the dirty dishes when they are done"
WHAT? That's crazy!!
Further investigation found R&D Kitchen open as well and Monday, mom and I enjoyed a leisurely lunch on their patio as well. It was amazing!! I love going to restaurants!!
My local mall is open now too - I can go to Nordstrom's and shop! I hardly know what to do with myself, so many options.
I knew that shower was going to pay off!!! Ok, it was 3 days ago, but still?
Isn't it bizarre how long ago that feels?