This morning, of course, we had our Friday morning charity crafters session. As usual, it was very nice.
However, it is not strictly "entertainment." I formed the group, and there are always little details, no matter how small, that I document or check into.
When I got home, around Noon, I felt a little lazy, to be honest. I grabbed some yarn and began a scarf for the homeless and watched the TV. Around 2 or so, I got a call from a neighbor I've known for years. I had called her about two weeks ago, asking her opinion on the several places to play Bingo near us. This call was to ask if I wanted to go tonight. We had talked about my cash outlay in the earlier call and I knew I could go with less than $10 and have a decent hour.
I said No, mostly because I had been at the crafters group already today and just felt like not going out tonight. We would have had to leave around 5:45 p.m. to give me time to join this casino/hotel's player's club. I just didn't think I felt like it.
After I hung up, I thought about it. An hour later, I called her back and said I'd be happy to join her. However, I don't like to drive far at night right now. My cataracts need to be dealt with next year, for sure. Currently, when I drive at night, the oncoming headlights bother me. She said she'd be happy to pick me up.
I have always liked the idea of Bingo. It is slower than other forms of gaming or entertainment, it involves paying attention to detail and I am a detail-oriented person, and a small amount of cash buys an hour or so of distraction.
I am so happy I went out and played. I spent a great big $9. That's the first $9 I've spent on myself that was not practical or productive in over 10 years. No, I didn't win anything. My companion did win, however. She won $10 and another $334. She thinks I brought her good luck. I hope she still thinks so if we do this again.
I will probably do just that. She's easy going, about 80, and easy to talk with.
There are many folks I could do this with but an awful lot of them are a bit higher strung than I am. That's saying a lot. So it's great for me to be with people who are less stressed than I am. I treasure that type of companion.
Yep, I enjoyed myself tonight. It was cheap, and for a while I did not think of any problems or troubles. I needed that.