A Step Back in Time

Yesterday was just one of those days that I cannot let go by without writing about. We went with some friends to eat mexican food after church. They invited us back to their home after lunch so we went, promsing them that we would only stay for a minute. We ended up staying for a couple of hours. They had just bought a 3D TV and we ended up putting our feet up, sitting with a bowl of M&M’s and nuts and watching a 3-D movie. Joe, the Lou’s husband has taught himself to play the fiddle and they had a keyboard, so we ended up laying some songs together and just had a great afternoon. On our way home, Randy and I talked about how long it had been since we had just gone to someone’s home and sit and visit and watch a movie or sing along while playing a piano much less the added fiddle. It was like our growing up years when we use to go to peoples homes after church and just sit, visit and talk….brought back so many memories. Thank you Jo and Lou for a precious afternoon.
Today, I went to the grocery store to buy some rib eye steaks to make Philly steak sandwiches for dinner. When I asked the butcher to slice one very thin, he replied, “we don’t have any machines that will do that, I would have to do it by hand.” I couldn’t believe my ears…..every grocery store in Dallas would be able to slice steaks, but then again, this is Pasadena and some of our experiences here have truly been like stepping back in time….in most ways, it is so refreshing and such a precious time of people taking the time to get together, but when I want a steak sliced, I want the convenience of being able to have that. If I had to pick between the two, I think I will take the slower, more relaxed visiting time and just slice the steaks myself. It will give my arms some exercise. Pasadena, we love your slower pace of living, but am going to add a meat slicer to my wish list for Christmas.

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