A beautiful Saturday

Nothing like a wood fire in the fireplace.

Some Saturdays have no stress and do nothing more than provide a good time and happy moments.

We got up at our usual time; I was up and out of bed by 7:00 AM and enjoying my coffee and toast after walking the dog.

Toward lunchtime, we were visited by a dear colleague from Oakton and by mid afternoon, she was speaking in French to our grandson. I always enjoy it when we are able to have moments like that because some time I think that our grandkids think that I am a person speaking French in a void. They don’t encounter French people all that often and it looks, as my mom might say, that ‘Papi is off his kook.’ We even got our little prince to say a few words back to her.

We went to lunch at That Little French Guy and had a great food moment as well as friend moment. It is always nice to put aside the busy times that we inhabit and actually be able to have a normal conversation with others that we know. It is so enriching to our lives that we can do this.

While there, the bakery-café went from being slightly busy to very busy. The place was decorated for Christmas and for Hannukah, and we ogled the wonderful breads and treats in the area of the counter. We managed to buy the last pain de mie that they had, MK being smart enough to ask them to put it aside. She somehow knew it was the last one they had. Benjamin’s pain de mie never goes bad in our house and it never gets mold.

Our dinner is going to be with some relatively new found friends who used to live in Deerfield but now live in Evanston.

What a wonderful day!

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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