A couple of weeks ago, M, Tucker and I took the afternoon off and went on an impromptu picnic. The weather that day was gorgeous- in the low 70’s with a breeze. It had been a stressful day, and we really needed to unwind and spend some time enjoying each other and our surroundings.
We happened to have some tabbouleh in the refrigerator that I had made the day before, so into the cooler it went with some pita bread, sliced apples, carrot sticks, and hummus. For a special treat, I also added a couple of bottles of Honest Tea that M picked up on his way home.
When we got to the park, we spread everything out on a picnic table inside one of the empty pavilions, set Mr. Tucker up with his bone and water bowl, and enjoyed the Summery feast. We toasted to good health, hope, and love.
After lunch, we set up the camp chairs under a shade tree and settled into our respective reading materials. We talked about how in New Mexico, they call these little twisters “gustandos.”
There was some hand-holding, dog-petting, and finally cat-napping. All three of us fell asleep under the tree and awoke feeling renewed, refreshed and ready to take life on again.
If you haven’t napped under a shade tree lately, I highly recommend it.