Years ago I had a boyfriend complain that I had to make “an event out of everything” and he didn’t like it. What did he mean by my making an “event” out of everything, you might be wondering; it’s kind of an odd complaint to make -- right?
Well this particular comment was made in reference to my driving five miles to the local farm market to buy apples instead of going to the chain grocery store located less than a mile from my home and buying my apples at the same time as I did my normal grocery shopping. I had invited him to come with my daughter and me, but he refused, because he felt that it was silly to drive that far for apples.
When somebody questions something like that, there is really no need to try and explain. When you feel that you have to defend your choice of something as small as where and how you buy apples, “there’s your sign!”
Now that September is here I’m really looking forward to my weekly visit to this particular farm market and its apple harvest. Not only do they sell an array of apples and other fruits and vegetables they also sell freshly baked donuts and pies, made to order subs, ice cream cones, apple cider for a dime a cup, and so many other items too numerous to list.
In addition to the wonderful locally grown produce, there’s a gorgeous lake with ducks and geese and a beautiful patio on the property. In October there are corn stalks, pumpkins, wagon rides, mazes, caramel and candied apples.
Oh, and by the way, he was right. It is an event, and one I won’t miss out on. I’m glad that I’m not so jaded that I can’t take pleasure in and make events out of some of the simpler things in this life. This October when my daughter is home from medical school for fall break, we’ll be there with our apple cider and blueberry donuts, sitting outside on the patio watching the children as they run and play through the maze and fallen red, gold, and orange hued leaves. It’s my favorite season, and whenever I’m there with my daughter, all’s right in my world.
Do you have a particular activity that you participate in, place or event that makes you feel that “all is right” in your world?
Also, have you ever received an odd complaint from a boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife? If it's not too personal, would you mind sharing it with us?