Friday, November 15, 2013

Not Feeling Guilty Abut a Nice Day

It was a nice day today, and a nice evening tonight. For the first time in a long while, I had a little fun and I am not going to feel guilty about it. It has been years since I went anywhere that was not connected with a charity, an obligation, or something of that sort.

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. 


K Schwartz said...

good for you,,,,Times like that are needed for you.Dont feel guilty...we all do to much feeling guilty....Glad you enjoyed yourself....If you was her good luck charm,,,,she should of gave you a little of her

Evelyn Mayfield said...

Thanks for the moral support, Kathy, my friend. In a way, she did me a favor picking me up and driving us both over and back - if she hadn't, I would have found another excuse not to go. She was so funny - she's 80 and she had packed snacks for us and she completely forgot we had them. When we were leaving, she remembered and said she was enjoying the company so much, she completely forgot. That made me feel good because she's an extremely shy old was definitely relaxing for me.