I had today off and was ready to experience some peace and quiet when I heard the air compressor in the garage go full boar (I had forgotten that D mentioned he would be working on projects from home today), then our lawn lady showed up ( I know, I know - I said we were cutting back on spending) which led to the non-stop barking of Sydney and Foster. I envisioned me in a bathtub saying - Calgon, take me away.
I was able to get caught up on "stuff" - homework stuff, organizing stuff and random stuff. The highlight of my day was meeting my IRL BFF and her two sweet peas for lunch at the Nordstrom Cafe. Her oldest is just simply adorable and SO patient with her youngest who is at that toddler stage where you just want to nibble his ear because he is that cute. I can see J's beautiful eyes look back at me when I watch her youngest, I watch J's husband's extrovert spirit exude from her oldest son during his interactions. After lunch we ran down to the makeup area to *look around* . I needed some shampoo ( OK, I am just busting myself - left and right here, yep - I am back to expensive shampoo, it's a few bucks cheaper than the super expensive one) and there was no one but the cute, young salesgirl in the accessories department, I took J's oldest with me. I glanced around looking for J and spot her sitting on one of those high chairs, at the mercy of Smashbox saleslady who was in a flurry working those big fluffy brushes against J's face. I lifted her oldest up and said - Look, there's your mom. He looked back at me and said - Yeah, she's getting her face painted. That was just the cutest and funniest thing I think I've ever heard. Thanks J for making today a great day.
I came home to do more homework and while I was assembling chicken enchiladas I decided to make some homemade croutons with the extra sourdough bread we had leftover from last week. OMG, it was so super yummy. I called D to let him know I had a special snack waiting at home and sadly there was nothing when he arrived. The crouton fairy must have magically picked them up. I am sure the crouton elves will be placing the calories on my ass.