Monday, November 5, 2012

a lovely question (Money Shot Monday)

True confession: I spent the entire day in the same yoga pants and t-shirt I wore to bed last night. I added a sweatshirt, and I did not wash my hair.

My day was filled with a morning of Bubby at preschool, which allowed me time to work one-on-one with Bugaboo - that is when he wasn't too busy asking for "Bubba?" and "Dadda?" We had terrible Campells'/Lipton soups for lunch, and my oldest spent way too much time with PBS while I put dinner in the crockpot, went through half a box of tissue, and tried to keep my coughing to a minimum.

When The Hubs got home early today (the one perk of exam days), one of the first things out of his mouth was, "How would you like a couple of hours to yourself?"

My yoga-pants-unwashed-hair-wearing-self got in the car before wasting any time on looks.  I had two books, a journal, and hot cup of coffee waiting for me on this rainy afternoon. The girl almost half my age at Panera looked at me with a puzzled but happy smile.  I wasn't sure if she was curious about my sweatshirt (which is for our local young adult community) or if there was some hidden food/snot/slobber remnant on my sleeve. For once I didn't care one bit what I looked like.

I made my way to a booth and enjoyed the almost-silence.  (There is always that one person talking loudly on her cell phone about personal things to disturb the silence. But even that didn't bother me this afternoon.)

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  1. Ah ... leisure time to yourself. It's one of the best things in life. Panera Bread is one of my favorite places to hang out.

  2. What a good mister!!!!!!!!! I love that you got to escape!

  3. I remember those desperate days that I needed to get out.
    So happy you got that treat :)
    We have a new Panera, not quite open yet...we are so anxious.

    I read this awhile back and when I read your posts about your son and his delays I remembered this and thought you might find it interesting/worthwhile.

    1. Thank you for the information - the link shows up just blank on her website, but I will try it again soon.

  5. Girl, you KNOW I love those stay-in-yoga-pants days. Hope your feeling better. I loved every bit of this. :)

    ps - Please tell me you've tried the Med. Veggie sandwich at Panera. FAVE!


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