7.17.2007

a dozen donuts

I have to remind myself that we are not independently wealthy and that this “time off” is just a phase. While I feel incredibly blessed that we have almost a month off together, wouldn’t it be great to be independently wealthy? Hmmm…back to reality…

This morning was really a dream. Not because we did our little run/walk at the beach and then ate delicious banana pancakes, but because Rob and I made a bet that I think I can win. I grew up on donuts, nearly 1 every morning, and to this day I have to absolutely refrain from eating them, especially if they are in front of me. As we were driving to the beach, I was dreaming of warm, gooey banana pancakes and Rob jokingly said, “We can go to Domino’s Pizza instead.” My reply, “You can go to Domino’s and I’ll eat donuts.” I continued to tell Rob that I could totally eat a dozen donuts in one sitting (I’ve been saying this for years). Rob, I think tired of me drooling over donuts, said, “How much do you want to bet?” Music to my ears! My husband thinks I’ll get sick if I eat that many, I however know that I can eat a dozen. Anyhow, not sure when this bet will occur, but in hindsight, I wish I would have bet more than $20…

As I suspected, the banana pancakes at Eggs, Etc. were heavenly (I can't find a website, but they are located on Redondo Ave. just after 7th St. in Long Beach). After some errands and a nap, I made some dessert for tonight – a simple lemon cheesecake pie (a recipe from a Jell-O box). We ended the day having dinner with a former co-worker at Sushi Studio, also delicious. It’s really fun connecting with friends that we don’t have an opportunity to see as frequently as we’d like.

Looking forward to tomorrow too…I’m helping a friend serve lunch to a local physical therapy office. She’s a great cook, but more importantly, she’s great company. I always feel wiser after we’ve spent time together. Also just borrowed season 6 of the West Wing – can’t wait to start that! Season 5 ended with a cliffhanger!

6 comments:

Nanette said...

Feel free to send over any leftover donuts my way, especially donut holes. Mmm...

Laura Tucker said...

I'm so glad you two are getting some time to spend together! Good luck with that bet. :)

emily said...

hey! yea for time off together! it's the best, isn't it?! amber and i are having a good time...but i miss you! and your posts made me want to go to pete's at the beach for whole grain pancakes with bananas AND sliced almonds! they are awesome! hope VBS is going well too...maybe we can get together on sunday or monday...b/c we leave on tuesday for a week!

Jolene said...

Did someone say "Banana Pancakes?!???" Oh my gosh! Those sounds delicious! I've never had them I don't think. And me loves me some Banana pancakes! I love anything with Banana...cupcakes, muffins, bread, you name it! You'll have to take me there sometime...soon! I'm incredibly jealous of your month off...no really, I'm very jealous. But enjoy it! Miss you!

Kay said...

okay---i'm craving donuts now, the chocolate glazed ones with the colored sprinkles on it.

Kay

da said...

ooh! i've been wanting to try eggs, etc. it's close to our new place.

you know what's better than banana pancakes? banana chocolate chip pancakes.

[don't worry, i'm not a scary random. i've been routed here via nannersp and weezermonkey's blogs].