(Not that non-singles can’t and don’t enjoy these, too, of course.) But really, there’s nothing like spending a spare Saturday afternoon hour tucked away at a corner table (or, if you’re lucky, in a comfortable armchair) alone with a latte and a good book. In fact, when I find myself faced with some unexpected free time on a weekend, my first thought is, “What coffee shop should I go to?” Sadly, those unexpected free hours are rare, even for me. I imagine they become almost nonexistent once there’s someone else (or multiple someone elses) who have a prior claim on your time and attention.
I’m long overdue to take myself on a little coffee date; I hear St. Elmo’s in Del Ray (a great spot I discovered a couple weeks ago–give it a try if you’ve never been) calling my name. The week days and weekends just roll on by, getting busier and busier. Hopefully I can snatch a free hour or half-hour this coming weekend and take myself off for some quality me time.
Meanwhile it’s back to work. I hope your Monday has been just splendid so far.