While I may dream of this blog reaching a wider audience than my sister and best friend(Hiiii!) someday, right now I can’t quit my day job. Or my night job, for that matter.
I work two part time jobs, and the opposite shifts lead to some pretty odd hours and never a routine sleep schedule. Last week between both jobs, I put in 56 hours. This week, my hours are back down to 40 total, however my day shift job has had to start at 3am all week. Waking up at 2am is nothing fun, let me tell you. To put it mildly, I’m feeling a little burned out, along with tired and headachy.
Next week doesn’t look much more promising with a total of 51 scheduled hours of work, but I think after that things will calm down a bit. So, if you were ever wondering where I disappear to when I’m not updating this blog, now you know. My days are super exciting, consisting of work, sleep, eating, maybe a grocery store run, oh and laundry. I know, you would be enthralled if I blogged about that, wouldn’t you??
When I’m barely keeping my house together and my head above water, I tend to rely on my husband to help out with meals. Since he’s a workaholic, that usually means take out or if I’m really feeling ambitious, sitting down at a restaurant.
On Sunday, I was glad to have Dave suggest Cherie Inn for brunch. I had their blackberry French toast special and it was delicious. As expected. Cherie Inn is such a cute little place and I’ve never been disappointed with my food no matter what I order. I think I’m the only one I know that actually calls it Cherie, though. Everyone I know calls it “Cherry,” which I suppose is also appropriate given that it is on Cherry St.
If you go for the French pronunciation like me, you’ll be happy to know that they aren’t the only French inspired eatery on the block. Just a few doors down you will come to Le Bon Macaron, which is a fabulous little shop with coffee, tea, and yes, macarons!
Believe it or not, I had never had one of these little pastries before, so I was eager to remedy that on Sunday. Going for the half dozen, Dave and I sampled flavors such as blood orange, Marie Antoinette(cake batter – my favorite one, and not just because of the name. I think the sprinkles won me over first), cookies and cream, salted dark chocolate, fruity pebbles, and yuzu(which was Dave’s favorite). I will definitely be back, this is just the sort of place that I can see stopping in for a cup of tea, or picking up some treats for another one of my crazy long weeks of work.
Getting out of the house for something other than work and groceries was a huge relief and a reminder that even when I get that busy, a little bit of self care goes a long way! I hope you all are taking care of yourselves and I look forward to chatting with you again soon.
Just not at 3am.