Steven and I just had a delightful lunch with our friends, Phyllis and Jim. Was wine involved? Could be!
We met at Applebee’s in Herkimer, NY. In general, Mohawk Valley Girl prefers to stick to locally owned businesses. On the other hand, local people work at Applebee’s. Why should I not support them? Oh well, right or wrong thing to do, we met at Applebee’s.
Naturally we wore masks on our way to the table. I was intrigued by Phyllis and Jim’s masks. They told me they were their granddaughters’ artwork and had come from a website called artsonia.com. I do not put it in as a link, because I have not yet checked it out myself. That may have something to do with the second or third glass of Cabernet Sauvopignon, but let us not worry about such things now.
Applebee’ s was concerned with social distancing, with some booths blocked off. This is always good to see.
We talked about the problems of businesses reopening. Were our facemasks enough to stop the spread of COVID-19? We can only so the best we can do. Phyllis observed that if we cannot have time with the people we love, we do not have anything. I had to agree.
When we got back home it was still pretty warm. I put on a shirt Jim had given me. I felt the snowman motif was appropriate for our current situation.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable lunch. I agree with Phyllis: we need time with those we love most! Let us strive to maintain a balance from our own mental health and the physical health of all!