Y’all will be pleased to hear that not only did Grace get a bit of a nap today, but so did I!! As soon as I walked in the door from dropping Kurt off at work, I decided that was it and I needed a nap. Grace required a bit more convincing, not surprisingly. I had already snuggled down on my loveseat when I heard her banging around in her room. After a few more stern arguments from me, Grace finally passed out.
I think it was around 2:30pm that I fell asleep, maybe closer to 3. I meant to sleep only till 3:30, which is when I planned to start working on Elle’s mother’s pot roast recipe since it needs a while to braise in the oven. I was still asleep when Kurt called at 3:45pm, wanting a ride home.
Boy, was I groggy. And I had to get Gracie up too! I kept asking her, “Don’t you want to go get Daddy?” and she kept rolling away from me and saying, “No, Mommy, I’m tired.” Surprising — especially since Daddy is her absolute, numero uno favorite person in the world. Finally she cooperated, but getting her Crocs on and her jacket was quite the frustrating experience.
I was this close to making the poor man walk home.
I’m still exhausted. And I haven’t even done anything today!! I know some of you are worried I am doing too much, but I am seriously a lazy slug most days. Today I got up, took a shower, got dressed, fed Grace, and took her to school. As soon as I got home, I sat at the laptop, caught up on my morning blogs, and Twittered away. Around 11:15am Kurt came home, and we got lunch at our local diner again. We picked up Grace from school at 12:30, ran to The Christmas Tree Shop and Wal-Mart, dropped Kurt off at work, and came home again, which is when I passed out. I haven’t done a lick of housework today, unless you count starting the washer for one load (which is still in the washer) and making dinner. Oh, and I emptied the dishwasher.
I could seriously lay down on the couch right now and go back to sleep. Fortunately tomorrow is a day to sleep in, so I won’t be hauling my patootie out of bed before 8:30am, I assure you.
Did I mention we went to our local diner for lunch today? Each day they change their daily specials. One day I got a tuna club (tuna fish with bacon), another day I got a chicken salad club (chicken salad with bacon). I’ve gotten their baconburger, and Kurt’s tried their Freedom burger, which is a double bacon cheeseburger. No matter what you get, it’s all divine.
Today the specials included a roast beef club and a turkey sub. I had been getting the club sandwiches the last few times we had gone, but they’re so good I couldn’t resist. I had set on getting the roast beef club today until Kurt asked the waitress what’s in a turkey sub. You simply cannot imagine the deliciousness hidden in such an innocuous name for a sandwich as “turkey sub.”
Folks, I did not have a turkey sub. I had what is affectionately known at William and Mary, my alma mater, as a “dinner sandwich,” only the diner’s rendition was far better. We’re talking sliced turkey meat (not luncheon meat turkey) on a sub roll with homemade stuffing and cranberry sauce. At W&M, you could get a dinner sandwich on marble rye, my favorite kind of bread. But they used commercially prepared stuffing. The diner uses homemade.
I was in heaven. Kurt so wanted to take a photo of me eating because I kept chair-dancing after each bite. I even started giggling demonically a few times.
I so wish I could have another sandwich. My mouth waters just thinking about it. It was huge, though! And then there were fries as well, which I ate with malt vinegar. Of course. Kurt tried my vinegar fries and felt ketchup tasted better. To each his own. I just wish I could get Old Bay Seasoning when I went out for lunch. I have very fond memories of my dad taking me to piano lessons in the mall, and afterwards we’d head to Boardwalk Fries in the food court. If I didn’t like them the way Dad made the fries, I wasn’t getting any. So I learned to love fries in malt vinegar with Old Bay Seasoning sprinkled all over. Yummy!
And now it’s just about time for bed. *snore*