Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Slice of Life: We shopped. We lunched. We debriefed.

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Melanie, and Lanny
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

What do three retired friends do on the day after Thanksgiving break? We shopped, we lunched, we debriefed.

My new favorite stops at the outlet mall are the kid stores - Carter's, Osh Kosh B'Gosh, and Kid Gap. I took advantage of great sales to pick up some gifts for my grand boys. I also picked up a stocking stuffer and a new purse for myself. After traipsing all over the outdoor outlet mall, we headed to a cafe for lunch. I was surprised when the taste of my navy bean and ham cup of soup transported me right back to being a kid and Campbell's Bean with Bacon Soup. And lastly, we debriefed our latest PBS shows. We're not always able to talk about them because a certain party (who shall remain unnamed) still hasn't watched them.  But yesterday, everyone had finished "Poldark" and "The Collection." We enjoyed discussing the cliffhangers, favorite characters, and the choices we wish they had made.  Now it's time to wait for a new season.  

The three of us are definitely enjoying this new season of our lives. We've learned that we have to plan the next time we'll get together or it doesn't happen (especially since Karen has moved out of our community).  Next week, we're headed to the movies to see "Wonder."


  1. What fun! And to be so organized! I also love OshKosh and Kid Gap and no longer shop for clothes for the "middles" as sizes get so confusing!

    Enjoy "Wonder." I'm hearing fabulous reports even though some important concepts are not included.

  2. Good idea starting with a question. I was curious to read the answer. You had fabulous time with your friends. I hope the next time doesn't have to wait too long.

  3. I love hearing about your "day", Ramona, and all you did. You are lucky to have such friends.I still like that Campbell's bean 'n bacon soup! I saw Wonder last week with Sarah & the girls. It was good, brought a few tears, but isn't the book either.

  4. Your day made me smile, Ramona - I hope to see Wonder soon, too.

  5. Sounds like a perfect day out with friends. Fun!

  6. I love these times with friends! (OK maybe not bean soup!) And you will love Wonder!

  7. I think you are going to like Wonder. I went with my sister, and we both enjoyed it. Auggie and family seemed like a real family. It’s been awhile since I read the book, so I want to reread and compare.

  8. Dear Ramona, I remember the Osh Kosh days! I have so many pics of my boys in those overalls. :) And I am jealous about Poldark! We have seen 2 seasons... will remedy soon! Haven't seen Wonder yet, either. These days we let the young adults in our lives pick, and they haven't picked this one. We'll get to it eventually! xo