Slice of Life: Day 13
Today was a fries and a Coke kind of day. It’s one of those days that are so busy there is just never any time to catch up, but only get further behind. On my way home, if I need the immediate pick me, I stop before getting on the highway. If I feel I can wait or if I try to convince myself I don’t need to stop I also have the option to stop when I get off the highway.
My busy day got busier when I had a meeting after school, but it got out earlier than expected and I didn’t have my usual sense of urgency to get home because my husband was getting the kids. I thought about indulging myself on the way home and enjoying the bubbly fizz and sweet taste that only comes from the Coke at McD’s, but I kept going.
I got off the highway and knew my second chance was coming… I shouldn’t stop. I should just go home. Dinner won’t take long to make. But, then at the last second, I jump at the chance and turn in! Hehe! I earned this! It was such a long day and my second half is just about to begin… I need a pick me up!
I pull up to the last window and we make the exchange. I get giddy just thinking about the guilty indulgence. The cold drink cools my hand as I take a sip. The bubbles pop and fizz and the sugary goodness tastes, oh so good. Ahh! It’s just what I needed. Then I reach in to the bag and pull out the warm golden fries. The smell engulfs the car and the warm salty, crispy goodness tastes, oh so good. Ahh! It’s just what I needed.
I continue home feeling better and ready to tackle the evening!
I open the garage to find it empty! I have the house to myself if only for a few minutes… and my night keeps getting better! Some things are just simple enough to be fixed with fries and a Coke.