My day started early when I couldn’t sleep past 5:15 am. I tossed and turned in bed until I finally got up at 6.
I spent some time with my Goffin’s cockatoo, Nala, before pretending to head to work. I was really going to get my nails done and going to visit my traveling companion, M, in Washington, DC.
The teenager is caring for the menagerie in my absence.
Beth trimmed my nails and filed off the old nail polish and gave me a fill on my acrylic manicure.
I went with a dark plum with a cat eye for my farewell to winter nails.
Beth was running a little behind so M mentioned not to worry he was occupied doing his federal taxes. So after my appointment I stopped home to get my tax forms. I grabbed my divorce paperwork too.
I was on the road by exactly 10 am and I arrived here in DC at 1:30, with one potty break. I had forgotten how much I enjoy driving, blasting my music, singing and thinking. Traffic is not so fun.
M and I then sat on the couch drinking coffee for FOUR HOURS. I laughed hard and often.
Then at 5:30 we hopped onto the bus and headed to Taqueria Habanero. (Taqueria Habanero) I had a lovely sangria with tequila.
And I ordered the pork and pineapple taco and a salmon taco, which was a really nice piece of fish, and ate M’s mole chicken for him. (For food photos, see instagram.)
The two men beside us at the restaurant were very old and very loud and I think they were meeting for the first time on a Tinder date.
Then we went across the street to the 7-Eleven because M wanted to buy me these chips…
… which I ate on the bus ride home. They start out smooth and ranchy.
I also asked M to buy me cookies, which he did. So now we are relaxing in his living room with cookies.