Thursday, May 22, 2008

Small Joys in Life




Everyone of us have small joys and happiness that we get out of life from time to time. There are also small wishes and things that happen to make your day seem more brighter and worth living for. Today was one such day for me. With the upcoming long Memorial day weekend, dear husband has taken a couple of additional vacation days off to stay home and relax. While, I am waking up to take the 7:30 am train and get to work, he gets to sleep in.

On an impulse, I invited him to drive up to my work place for lunch this afternoon. We've done lunch "dates" (to give it a special name) before on occasion when K has driven up to meet me for lunch. I took the shuttle to meet him at California Pizza Kitchen ASAP in the Shopping Center. It was a nice feeling to meet up for lunch, definitely a change from the routine eating at the desk habit for me and also felt different for us to meet up in the middle of a working day for a meal. Given, that the day is nice and sunny, only added to the happiness I felt.

Incidentally, at work (I work in an academic setting), our Diversity & Access Office and HR Services along with the different cultural groups was throwing a Multicultural Springfest 2008. This is an annual event celebrating the University's staff and its diversity. Some of the actively participating diverse groups are the African-American staff group, American Indian staff forum, Asian staff forum, Filipino-American community, Disability staff forum, La Raza staff association and the Queer University employees group etc. The springfest includes free music, entertainment, art displays, FREE FOOD, t-shirts and raffle prizes for all staff.

After lunch, we drove to the Multicultural springfest, had some dessert (pineapple upside down cake-yum), got some free t-shirts and mugs after which he dropped me back in the office.

What a nice way to break the routine office mode......now, back to work.

Have a great long weekend.

13 comments:

Cham said...

That is the routine break! Hope u enjoyed the lunch too :) Happy long weekend!

Spillay said...

I know what you mean about small joys. They are lovely things aren't they :) . Often, we get so tied up with our daily "tasks" that we forget to 'stop and smell the roses'..... Thank you for this very timely reminder!! :)

Me said...

..we do the gumbal-oda-govinda lunch..its been a long time since we did this...time to do it...

A-kay said...

Routine-breakers are always good. My husband and I used to work in the same company, but hardly met for lunch. Now that he has moved to a different place, once in a while, I feel like meeting up for lunch, but it is so much hard to co-ordinate. That was such a nice post before the long weekend. You have a good one!

priya said...

Thatz so sweet and wat a break too. Its different when you meet somewhere and that moment is always wonderful.

Have a nice long weekend:)

Just someone said...

Lovely beginning to the long weekend:)... thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment; it is greatly appreciated, have been to this blog from lakshmusings once earlier:)

Happy Friday!

UL said...

hey there....i love it when there is change in routine and you express it well, haapy long weekend.

Rupa said...

Thats a lovely break....these impromtu ones are more exciting than planned vacations sometimes.....my first time here.....have a nice weekend..and thanks for vising my space :)

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na_an said...

thats great..we often spend more time with our office colleagues than our spouses..so this is really fun!!!

Uma said...

Yes, small joys can have so much impact on our routine life. glad to know that you had a great time. Have a great weekend.

Shankari said...

Oh I miss these dates that I used to have with R. He would sometimes surprise me at work and we go for lunch together. It is nice to appreciate these simple pleasures. Oh and yeah, he cant do that anymore since I dont work :)

A-kay said...

I have something waiting for you in my blog.

Sachita(india) said...

Ha! So, this is how the universe was compensating compared to what happened at the same time to me:)