Dinner Alfresco (Ruth’s SOLS 19/31)

Tonight we ate dinner outside. Although it was a little chilly, we gathered around a patio table with some of our closest friends. The kids ate on a blanket in the grass. The breeze carried their giggles to us.

Perhaps it was because of the sunshine . . .

Perhaps it was because I spent a day-off carefree with a best friend . . .

Perhaps it was because of juicy strawberries . . .

Or maybe it was because of freshness of Spring . . .

But I felt renewed. The stress floated away today.

I felt like we were celebrating the joy of  sunshine, the hope of Spring, and friendship simply by eating dinner outside.

(Now if only I can keep these feelings in spite of the snow being called for this weekend . . .)