Despite the chronicle of bird mortality written below, I’m feeling much better (at least in moments where I don’t feel like I’m just way freaking in over my head with the toddler and the newborn…).
Just when I thought that I wasgoing to be totally overcome by the muddly feelings, we got really smart and got ourselves out of the house. We went to a little town nearby and tried out a new restaurant.
Trying out restaurants in this part of the country is rather disappointing, when you grew up on good old Midwestern greasy-spoon family style restaurants with delectable delicacies like perfectly browned grilled-cheeses on Texas toast and crinkly fries. Husband and I have long been convinced that ‘northwestern cuisine’ just means “Mediocre and overpriced.” And for crying out loud–who puts Grilled-Cheese sandwiches on fancy schmancy bread with crunchy oats and grains in it and who wants weird cheese on such a sandwich??? (for the record I generally like crunchy oats and grains, but there is no place for them on such a staple sandwich, ok?)? It’s GRILLED CHEESE!!!!
So anyway, we saw this little drive in place that looked worth trying.
And… it was.
It had normal grilled cheese, with sourdough bread, and just the right melty kind of cheese. And crinkly fries. And root beer. And reasonable prices.
It had… little red baskets and greasy waxed paper.
It had regular plain old burgers that weren’t so tall that you couldn’t hold them your hands or even get a decent bite out of one.
And on top of all that…. It had MALTS.
We ate there, and it was good… We have found a new restaurant. We experienced much giddiness over this.
The next day, some folks from the Bible Study that I attended these last nine months or so came by and surprised me with the most amazing gift: Apparently all of my fellow-class members chipped in and bought me a one hour massage.
Can you believe that??? A one hour massage!!!! I’ve never had a massage before. I’m in heaven just thinking about it. A whole hour of… relaxation and pampering just for me!!! I can’t wait!!!! AND, I was so incredibly taken aback by the generosity and thoughtfulness of these wonderful people who I had the privilege to study with.
Sometimes even little things can dig you out of the muddle, and get you off of the pity pot.