I’ve managed to create my own personal Twelve Days of Christmas:
12 hours night shift-ing
6 miles bike riding
10 minutes showering
0 seconds sleeping
350 miles I-5-ing
2 stops for peeing
HOME SWEET HOME!
We arrived to an empty house (family was out seeing the new Sherlock Holmes movie), but it still felt warm and home-y thanks to the decorations.
I immediately raided my parents’ kitchen (as I do whenever I get home).
It’s a hippie dream come true!
The winner of all snacks?
Trader Joe’s Iced Triple Ginger Biscotti
Hell to the yeah. Three kinds of ginger in one treat? Don’t mind if I do.
Despite being crazy exhausted, I still stayed up through the rest of the day…making the sleep : awake ratio of the last 3 days 6 : 72 hours. Not great.
For dinner we went to Tomatina, a cute pizza place in Walnut Creek that I’ve blogged about before.
It’s insanely popular, which is why the wait was an hour long (even at 5:45!). With time to kill we decided to swing by my sister’s apartment to show it to my Aunt.
Her tree is decorated a bit differently from my parents’ with the Bud Light cans and the Stella bottle in place of a star.
Eventually we headed back to Tomatina. The wait was starting to take a toll on me as my eyes were drooping and I neared melt down status.
Finally our buzzer went off and we were seated. Naturally, we all already knew what we were ordering.
Kyle started with a polenta dish, which was the night’s special.
I ordered a make-your-own pizza which first arrived covered in cheese. Ummm, no. After some ‘splainin’ I got a new order placed, but it was still quite a wait. There’s nothing more painful than watching your entire family dig in to warm pizza while you sit, hungry & tired – just trying to keep your head up.
At last my personal pizza arrived, with spinach and tomatoes on a wheat crust. I didn’t wanna make a huge fuss (again), so I ignored the absense of roasted red peppers and just ate.
It was so so, but from now on I’ll stick to the dish I usually order, the Hummus Piadine.
Now I’m soaking up my last few hours in Lafayette before Kyle and I drive up to Clearlake to ring in 2012!
I’m a few batches of quinoa granola deep…so stay tuned for some yummy new breakfast recipes in the new year.
Who are you spending the 31st with? Anywhere special?