Wednesday, October 21, 2015
I was so tired today from traveling and completing last minute work chores that I napped for 3 hours after dinner. Passed right out on the sofa. I woke up at 11, listened to the kid as she recited some of her homework notes in preparation for a test tomorrow, baked some chicken for the rest of this week's work lunches, did the dishes - and now it's nearly 1 am and I am wired. One day I am going to grow up and sleep normal hours like regular people!
One of my ex-bosses is in town and I took him out for a long lingering lunch. He's about 15 years older than I am, and I like how we have evolved from boss-employee to almost older brother-younger sister. We had a 3 hour lunch and talked about things professional and personal. Really nice.
Since my ex-boss told me he likes Italian, I took him to a nice place about 2 blocks from work. I behaved myself by ordering a cioppino (spicy tomato-based shellfish stew) and a bowl of fresh fruit for dessert. He had pasta with peas and mushrooms in a creamy pesto. It looked and smelled fantastic, and looked like a thousand calories. And he loves dessert, so he had a cannoli plate - 3 small cannolis, 3 small cookies, 3 small biscotti, all for one person. I am really glad that he enjoyed his lunch since it's not often I get to treat someone I owe so much to, but I was also really glad that I had healthier options to choose for myself.