When I was 20 and the Husband and I were just beginning to date (long distance), he asked me about my dreams. This was the middle of one of those four-hour-long, getting-to-know-you calls. I said, â€œI dream about the day I walk into a bookstore and can find a book with my name on the spine.â€
Today was that day.
We grabbed sandwiches from Laurel Market and sat outside the deli, calling bookstores to see who had it available (technically, the book isnâ€™t out for another week or so). I got the Lulu (hummus and tabbouleh whole wheat wrap) and we split a bag of chips.
I had the Husband do all the calling because I was embarrassed to ask for my own book. :) Like the operator would know!
After two tries, we found a Borders with the book on the shelf! We drove right over. It was a magical moment. Very, very cool to see it actually HAPPEN after all this work (and it looks so great â€“ the publisher did an awesome job laying out the notes, stories, and chapters).
Obviously, I HAD to buy a copy. Wellâ€¦ I made the Husband actually purchase it. Yeah, yeah. The cashier wouldnâ€™t know I wrote it, but it still felt funny! 🙂
And then we went to IKEAâ€¦ on a Sundayâ€¦ after I ran 8.0 miles. It was quite a haul! We needed to buy a shelf, chairs, and other odds and ends for the Husbandâ€™s clinic.
A trip to IKEA requires $1 frozen yogurt.
And I snacked on an apple from my the depths of my purse.
Then, we spent half an hour debating the merits of purchasing three barstools as opposed to four. Three = more space at the bar and way cheaper. Four = better for the future if we move and decide to purchase a table. We went with four.
Amidst furniture assembly, I made dinner.
On the menu:
- Red onions, tomatoes, fresh basil, Athenos feta, and balsamic salad.
- Parsnip and carrot fries with ketchup.
- Challah bread with honey.
I ate probably another serving or two of Challah bread as I cooked. So absolutely fabulous!
All together now:
Perfection on a plate!
Alright â€“ two barstools down, two more to go! And then, bed really early because Kath convinced me to join for her yoga! Class begins at 6:30 AMâ€¦.
What career achievements do you dream of reaching?