Kent and Erika decided they needed a day off, and rightly so. They also said that I didn’t need to come in to the office either, and although I didn’t feel like I needed the break as much as they did, I decided to make the most of it! 🙂 I think it’s important to do random things once in a while, and to take time for ourselves.
My first stop of the day (Tuesday) was at Starbucks. It was very relaxing just to sit and read my new Max Lucado book, do some journaling, and sip my vanilla latte.
Just a couple blocks from the church where we have our offices, there’s a park where I like to go eat my lunch sometimes. In the park is a little museum about the Interurban Railway that ran through this area, with one of the original cars and displays about the history of Plano. I had walked by the museum often, but was excited to get the opportunity to go in. There was a volunteer lady who had time to take me around and tell me about the different displays which was really nice.
I had been wanting to try some Asian food since coming back to the US. Even though I must admit I got a little tired of rice by the end of my trip, Asian cuisine still represented adventure and a part of my life for a month. I got online and looked up Chinese restaurants thinking that might be as close as I was going to get, and found out there are several Thai restaurants in the area. I found one that was pretty close, and it was small but really nice. I dined on vegetable spring rolls and pineapple fried rice- very delicious! I find joy in little things, and for some reason when they brought out the fried rice and it had a lime and cucumbers, which was how they served it in Asia, I was very happy. 😉
My last stop of the day was at our cheap movie theater for a Tuesday special $.75 movie. They have movies there that have already been in the main theater for awhile. I had seen most of the movies there already, so I decided to go to one called “Last Chance Harvey”. It was a romance story of a middle-aged couple, set in London. I shared the theater with lots of older ladies and older couples, which was interesting. I like finding things that are cheap!
All in all, it was a lovely day, and I’m glad I got the chance to find some new things in Plano.