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.
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Glass half empty=Saturday/glass more than half full=Sunday brunch!!!!!!
“The worst decisions make the best stories” This is a sign I saw in a tea shop. I always beat myself up when I make a bad decision so I have to remind myself of this saying.. Now here you had a great story for your blog!!
Love that quote. It wasn’t a horrible decision, obviously, but it made me sad that I missed the game in person. And yes–of course it ended up here on the blog. Always.
I love your photos of Diego. He is such a cute, fluffy guy. The juice looks really delicious.
Diego is the fluffiest kitty ever. So soft. And a bit bitey right now so we have to work on that. He is coming to Thanksgiving to meet Buddy and Holly. 🙂
You made your decision on the football game based on the best information you had. Thus, your decision was the correct one at the time. Yes, we can always second guess ourselves, but…
You had all of this time with your guys and sweet Diego. Sounds like a great weekend to me. I’d take it, to have my entire family together for a day.
The hard part was we spent that time NOT with Micah and I was looking forward to that. But we had the rest of the evening and the next morning together so that helped. We did have a great weekend and I am happy that that was the worst decision I made. 🙂
Yep. It ended up being a great weekend. Any time with the boys is wonderful.
What a great weekend you had! And, I struggle with not beating myself up over the “bad decisions” too! Sometimes it’s hard and thankfully we get to start anew every day!! Hugs!
Exactly. I know it wasn’t the biggest bad decision in the world but as we watched the game I kept thinking it was! Thanks for stopping by!
That is a wonderful way to look at things—each new day brings new opportunities! Yay!
That made me smile. Thanks, Priscilla!
Oh gosh, I love Diego! And if you went to the game, I wonder if it would have rained 🙂
Diego is amazing. He really is. He is very bitey right now so that is not a good thing but his cuteness makes up for it!
Bummer you missed the game, but really, the whole point of the weekend was to be with your boys, so I think you can chalk that up for a success! thanks for writing about “real life.” I miss you in “real life.”
I miss you in real life as well. I need to FaceTime with you –maybe later this week!