|I Must Go Again!|
Anyway, so my neighbor came to me one afternoon before Christmas, asking if I would like to join him for lunch or a dinner sometime, since he's newly widowed and hates to eat alone. He knows I work nights and that I too, live alone, so he thought he'd throw that offer out there just so we both can have dinner and conversation. He was quick to say, that it's not a real date or a romantic thing and that he'd be happy to pay, but he just wanted to eat with someone.
Now, I have always had older gentlemen friends, for whatever reason. And it's never been romantic. Just a good friendship and sharing time together. I kind of like that. I believe you should have friends of all ages. It makes you richer in life and feeds the soul.
So..now that he had returned from his holiday travels, my neighbor knocks on my door Sunday evening wanting to know if I wanted to go to dinner this week. And so we did tonight. We went to a French restaurant that he likes and one I've always wanted to try. And it was lovely. The restaurant is located in a great old building downtown with a great ambiance. I must remember to go again sometime. Maybe for lunch, and sit at the bar as I like to do. The French Onion soup is a must have again...one of my faves but it's not too smart to make just for one person. I splurged and got the Cordon Bleu which came with a lovely medley of vegetables and a good firm bread for snacking. Hell...if you're going to have a fancy dinner might as well go for it, right? And even though I was stuffed, my companion ordered the Creme Brulee for dessert. Two spoons. What a treat. I think I missed my calling. I should have been a food critic. haha...
Regardless, I look forward to joining my neighbor again for a dinner and conversation. Hopefully he will be open to coming to my place for a home cooked dinner and wine. And more conversation. And the bonus is, he won't have to drive and pay for parking. haha...(insert winking face here. ) Until next time...elizinashe