Church let out a couple of minutes later than last week, and I took Jack to the bathroom before we left so we left several minutes later than last week. When we were passing Willie’s Pinchos we saw 3 cars in the lot, so we decided to chance it. I figured we’d have to wait for them to open, but when I remembered that we’d then have to wait for their oil to heat up and all the other stuff I started to chicken out. I asked Max if he wanted to give up and go home and he said no. Then when we got inside and two servers brought in bags of McDonalds I really began to feel foolish for trying so hard to eat here. We ordered a jibarito with steak and pastrami, that’s a sandwich with plantain buns; it was good, but it didn’t blow me away. What did, though, was the loaded fries; I’m always a sucker for those, and these were awesome! We 3 split those 2 meals, and I was full when I walked out. I think the boys were, too, because Max had half the jabrito and Jack had a quarter, we split the fries more evenly. I wonder if Tj will want to come back here.
We went home and I headed to Bill and Lucy’s to deliver some cilantro lime cole slaw I made this week to go with my carnitas. We chatted for a minute and then Jack and I took a great nap. When I got up and was getting the boys ready for outside I realized that my 2 tiny succulents got knocked behind the couch!!! I thought we were past all that stupid knocking my plants behind the couch every other week! Ugh. I yelled and carried on as I moved the couch and dug out the plants; I’ll have to vacuum back there later. Then when I paused to take a breath Max told me he thought it might not have been Jack who did that…the other day he was (innocently) playing Minecraft and heard a sound (out of the blue), and now he realizes that it must have been my plants. I guess they committed suicide and jumped without any provocation. Maybe he’ll be the one vacuuming behind the couch.
After it was all over I sent the boys to the playground. When they came home they played with the new building toy I got them. One of the sales was donation only, most of the stuff had been donated to these people and they were trying to make money to fund their international adoption. I saw the building toy I’d been debating on buying, so I paid the woman and then we got to talking. Her daughter had adopted a child with DS and was adopting another child with DS!! What a calling! I love Jack, and am so thankful he’s in our lives, but I can’t imagine adopting my first child with special needs. I’m amazed, and somewhat ashamed of myself. What selfless giving. We talked for a bit; she and her husband work with adults with special needs, so they thought raising children with DS wouldn’t be that big a deal. Heh, where have I heard something similar?!!
For supper we had carnitas with the lime cilantro slaw…that’s such a great part of tacos, I should always make a slaw to go with several different types of tacos during the week. This week I’ve had carnitas and fish tacos with this slaw and it works great with both, and I don’t think it overpowers either of them.