Wow! My challenge started off with a bang. On day 2 I was all set to go for a walk in the morning before my long day of sitting, melting candles, for my Mom’s booth at the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival. But just as I got my sneakers on my Mom called in a panic. She only had one melting box, she needed two, and that she couldn’t get through to Tap Plastics on the phone, could I please go and order the plastics she needs to put a box together and bring them up to her a.s.a.p. There went my walk, right out the window. So, Larry and I went there, ordered the plastics and while we waited shared a bagel and cream cheese from the local bagel shop next door. The bagel also wasn’t on the agenda. We finally got to Lafayette and then found out the the employee at Tap Plastics cut 4 out of 5 sheets the wrong size! We made due with two of the pieces and went on with the day. Sarah who was also working with us went to get lunch and ended up bringing back food from Panda Express. Yum! So an hour later I found myself at Panda Express ordering lunch for Mom and I. I got the black pepper chicken and some lo mien noodles. All was good except that I ate the whole order! The only good thing about that was that the temptation to go to Cold Stone Creamery, which we were sitting right in front of all day, was removed. UNTIL… a Cold Stone Creamery employee came out with samples of ice cream cake! I couldn’t resist! It was the middle of the day, it was hot and I was starting to get hungry. The good thing was that it was a small portion, but I did eat the whole thing!
We came home and Larry had made us a fantastic cold flank steak salad with a side dish of a cold potato salad made in a French style with no mayonnaise, but balsamic vinegar, olive oil, herbs, green beans, and a few tomatoes. Everything was delicious, light and cool. It was the perfect ending to not such a perfect day.
I feel that I survived the day ok. I give myself a “B-”.