Something amazing just happened.
I had a working lunch planned, and headed to the restaurant to meet my colleague. At the last minute he had to cancel. I was already at the restaurant, and mildly annoyed...but then I realized something...it is about 85 degrees and sunny today...the restaurant has outdoor seating...and I do not have my kids with me nor anyone else who needs anything from me...and I have this time slotted off on my calendar.
So I asked for a table outside. And I looked at the menu, ordered, and ate. Solo. I even made a conscious effort to not spend the whole time staring at my phone (fully admitting I did sneak a peak or two to be sure the world hadn't announced any upcoming explosions. It hadn't.).
I am pretty good company.