Saturday, March 10, 2018

It turned out well.....but

Our guests arrived a few minutes late - the perils of trying to find a place you have never been.  I saw them 2-3 weeks ago, but Jim had not seen them in over 20 years. We used to be good friends, but a work relationship went awry (as many do) and we lost touch with each other. It is nice to "re-make their acquaintance".

The Publix  lamb chops were excellent; tender and juicy and mild-flavored. I topped them with lemon zest, minced garlic and chopped rosemary (just cut in my garden.) I also had a Caesar salad and sauteed asparagus, along with yeast rolls (not home-made.)

Dessert was lemon cake with either pistachio or chocolate caramel ice cream. It was a satisfying meal and an enjoyable visit.

However,   (you knew there was one, didn't you?), I could not for the life of me sleep last night. My eyes were open until sometime after 4:30 am, which was the last time I looked at the clock. I got up at 8 am and began to work in the kitchen and dining area. By the time we sat down for luncheon, my eyes were drooping, although I managed not to fall asleep at the table. 

After they left, I got into my recliner, hoping to have a long nap. I woke after 90 minutes, refreshed but hungry again. We nibbled, and I watched the UNC-VA basketball game (now I'm sad.) As I write, it is 11:15 and I'm not sure I could fall asleep easily tonight either. What the heck is going on?  I usually sleep like a  rock.

Wish me luck. The fact that we are losing an hour tonight will not help my sleep patterns.  


Star said...

Don’t you hate when your norm is disrupted ? Here’s hoping you are back in sync.

kenju said...

Thanks. I did pretty well last night and took a short nap late morning.

Pat said...

Did the visit with friends you see less often stir up old memories so your brain wants to think about them rather than sleep? Happens to me sometimes.

kenju said...

It could; however, the night of little sleep was the night before they arrived.