This past weekend I am owning up to making one very bad decision and one good decision. I think it is only fair to share honestly on my blog with my readers so today I own it.
Chris and I spent the weekend at Aaron’s in Raleigh. Micah flew in from New York on Friday night and the plan was for the 4 of us to go to the UNC Duke football game together on Saturday. It was a great plan. I had definitely been looking forward to it for quite awhile. Family time is fabulous and going to a football game was going to be so much fun especially since it was Homecoming.
Then it rained. And rained. And rained some more. The radar showed rain all afternoon including some pretty wild looking thunder storms and the game started at noon. To get to the parking lot and get to the stadium we needed to leave Aaron’s by 10 -10:30. It was pouring. Aaron has a wonderful big screen tv and home theatre system that rivals the best of them. He has comfy couches. He has Diego the kitten.
The rain continued. No one wanted to make the call. So I did. I opted to stay home and watch the game from home. Micah took the tickets and went to find some buddies. As we turned the game on there was no rain. NO RAIN! Micah texted from the amazing seats we had (and weren’t in) and said it did not rain a drop during the game.
So there you have it. A bad decision on my part. I whined. I pouted. I blamed myself for taking the easy way out but all I could think of was sitting in a downpour for 3 hours being miserable. UNC beat Duke, by the way, which made m even sadder that I did not see the game in person.
Sunday came and we wanted to have brunch before Micah headed back to NYC and Chris and I headed to Florida. Aaron gave me the task of finding a place to eat and this time my decision was a good one.
We stopped at First Watch at 6109 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh and who doesn’t love a place who has a free coffee bar set up for customers to access while they wait to get seated? We had a little bit of a wait but there was comfy seating outside (note: the one time the entire weekend it was not raining was when we were at breakfast) so we caught up and sipped steaming hot coffee while we waited for our table to open up.
Once we were seated and got to order we were all very pleased with our selections. I ordered a lovely veggie omelet and it was chock full of yumminess. I splurged on a juice which I usually do not get and chose the Surprise and Shine which included watermelon, english cucumber, beet, lime and carrot. It sounded refreshing and the picture pulled me in. I was a little disappointed as it was not as full bodied or watermelony as I had hoped but Aaron told me it was because it was a juice and not a smoothie type drink. He was right. As always.
The conversation and the time together was wonderful, the food healthy and tasty and service was prompt. So my decision was a good one this time.
I try to not dwell on bad decisions and they happen now and then to all of us. While this bad decision was not life altering it bugged me for awhile and I had to just shake it off. There will be other games. The bonus was more time with Diego. Glass half full, folks. Glass half full.