papa called me on my way home from work and asked what my plans were. oh you know, paint my toenails, eat some ice cream, bedtime around 9:00. he asked if I would go to happy hour with him. (my mom went to the shore for the night with her sister, so I think he was ready for a little company.)
adorable. neither of us knew where to go, so we decided on riverwinds restaurant nearby. it’s pretty fancy, but he knew they had a nice bar.
the view is very nice, too. huge windows behind the bartenders, and they overlook the philly airport so you can watch the planes coming in.
he had been there once before, and said it was nice, and not too busy. when we walked in today, we could barely see the bar, it was so crowded. the hostess offered to take us to the downstairs bar to see if it was any better.
and sure enough, it was juuuuuust right. as we walked down the steps, papa found someone he knew, turned, and found a big group of friends he hadn’t seen in a few years. it was too sweet. we sat down, and he caught up, and they all told me stories.
I ordered the pyrat’s punch (and that’s no typo). it was sweet, but it reminded me of EP, and our vacations. so it was delicious.
after a glass of punch, and a gin and tonic for my dad, he decided we should try out the happy hour menu. (everything was $6. so while I already didn’t feel guilty because he was happy i was his date, I felt even less so.) I really confused the bartender when I asked if I could get the chicken sandwich with no chicken and no bacon. ;-) but she gave me extra avocado. and it all worked out. ciabatta with avocado, sprouts, spring mix, and sundried tomato spread. also, delicious french fries.
all in all, a nice surprise of a friday night.
I think I’ve started doing better with finding my balance. it’s been a bad struggle recently, and I know I’m not all evened out just yet. but I feel like I’ve started to remember how to take care of myself. I hope I can keep doing more of that, and not fall back into feeling down. I think I will.
so a nice friday night with my dad fell right in place. (and, I think I could still be in bed by 10:00. like the rockstar I am.) i hope everyone is off to a nice start to the weekend. tomorrow all I’ve planned is a walk, and a movie marathon with a friend.