I took the day off.
It’s not a given in the Hospitality world that you get the holidays off. In fact, in a normal world the Holidays are often the busiest time for restaurants. However this is not the normal world.
And by golly I need the mind break.
My day is rather an exciting one. I am going uptown shortly here to pick up items for a “Quarantwined” thing that is happening in Minnesota. It is a Facebook page where if you join you put your address and list a few things you like to drink and snack on. Then someone is supposed to create a basket of goodies for you based on your preferences and sort of ding dong ditch you, leaving a basket on your doorstep. I love this idea. I love how we are finding ways to reach out to our friends, neighbors, and even strangers – creating what I believe will be a tighter more caring world. Once you receive a basket you are supposed to remove your post with your info on it so 1) you don’t double up on baskets and 2) make sure others get one as well. This morning I went through the list (you choose from the top – the ones that have been on the list the longest) and I plan to make 4 baskets. *Dorky excited*
Then I am going to have COFFEE with my cousin, followed by my first curbside order pick up at Walmart. Then home, assemble and deliver my baskets and hopefully still have the afternoon to finish morning the lawn and read a bit outside in the sun.
I may go to the cemetery for my mom and dad and sister. Honestly, I should have gone yesterday and avoided the people. Justin’s memorial is here in the back yard. Or maybe I do it tomorrow after work.
Anyhoo – that’s the plan. Probably grill tonight, but for the most part low key and that is really the way I am coming to like it. Another good thing that comes out of this Quarantine (and yes, I use “good” lightly) – people, myself included are learning to slow down… and honestly I like that.
Happy Memorial Day all. Are you reading? What are you reading?