Monday: Well, my day started off just the way that I didn’t want it to; I got The Call. I was supposed to be off work today, but, alas, I had to put on my super hero court reporter cape and run down the street. C’est la vie.
Here’s the highlight of my day:
Not bad for a Monday, huh? That’s right. It’s a cucumber from my own little garden patch. Just S&P and mayo on good old-school white bread. Divine.
Tuesday: I’ve spent the last few weeks reading Under the Dome. I am a Stephen King fan from way back. I’ve been recording the episodes of the show and I can’t wait to start watching them.
A few months ago I booked a villa at Walt Disney World for November. My friend Avery and her husband are going to join us and bring their two-year-old daughter for her first trip! For years our family has visited the week after Thanksgiving. Today I realized that by mistake I booked for the week of Thanksgiving. What ensued was hours of phone calls. Stay tuned. We may be eating turkey with Mickey.
Breakfast for dinner: Apple-Cinnamon Waffles. I needed a vehicle for my compote, you know.
When we had our yard spruced up it included an apple tree, so of course I had to pick up Karen Berman’s An Apple a Day. We’ll be lucky if our little tree produces NEXT year, and I already want to make everything in this book.
Wednesday: I made hummus and chips. I used the base recipe from Skinny Dips. A while back I froze some fresh lemon juice in an ice cube tray. I think the juice cubes took on a life of their own because this hummus has the strongest lemon flavor ever.
I also started reading a new book.
Isn’t It pretty? I was tempted to say purty like The Pioneer Woman would.
You like how I threw my manicure in there? I had it done at Sugarcoat today. The color is Cheeky Chops by Butter.
I love the flowers on every page. You don’t get this kind of beauty from a Nook. Well, maybe you do. I’m just assuming you don’t.
Thursday: I drove four hours to Nashville today. The National Court Reporters Association convention was held at the Gaylord Opryland. I stopped at Chick-Fil-A on the way. I only get fast food when I travel so those chicken tenders and waffle fries were a real treat.
NCRA held an opening reception. I used my drink ticket and sampled three kinds of mac and cheese, and then I was under the covers by 8:00. I really think age is creeping up on me, and I’m not even complaining.
Friday: I spent 4.5 hours in a punctuation workshop, for the third year in a row. Again, not complaining. I also had a chance to go to dinner with my bosses and a couple of coworkers, I opted for room service. I ordered the club, and after paying more for fees than the sandwich was worth, it arrived without cheese or bacon. Hello? That’s the whole point of a club.
Saturday: I waited in line for an hour to get a new caricature done. You may recognize this one:
I had it done two years ago at the convention in Vegas. When the artist finished the other ladies standing in line commented on how it resembled a Disney princess. I am not making that up.
Fast forward two years:
This is what I got this time. When I showed the artist the one from two years ago he said something along the lines of “yeah, that one is more flattering.” Isn’t aging great. Notice how that’s a statement and not a question.
Sunday: Time to go home, but I took a few snaps of the resort first.
This is just a couple of the waterfalls.
This place is huge. In fact, it’s the largest resort in North America that doesn’t include gaming.
My best advice: wear comfortable shoes.
Not that I did.
I arrived home this evening to my Immortal Beloved, by Faithful Pooch, and a pizza. What more could you ask for?
Eat Well and Savor.