Paul and I woke up early Saturday morning to drive to a middle school in Maryland. We had to be there by 830am for a volunteer event we’d signed up for, distributing food to needy families.
It turns out our intentions were good, but they had too many volunteers at the school and not enough work to keep everyone busy. When I sign up for volunteer events, I want to do some actual work so I feel like I contributed in a productive way. Paul and I spent most of our three hours there standing around (we were scheduled for five hours; they sent a group of us home early). We’ll have to choose our volunteer efforts better in the future.
Later that afternoon, not having had enough sleep the night before, I took a 1.5 hour nap. After Paul got back from Mass, we had a glass of wine and then headed out to dinner at a place we’d never been — Zest Bistro on Barracks Row. (Verdict: Good food, nice ambiance, attentive server. I’d recommend it.)
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with sausage, 1 sweet potato
Lunch: CrockPot Chuck Roast with kale, 1 apple
Dinner: Mixed grill plate with steak, shrimp, and sauteed kale (I substituted kale for the potato croquettes the plate was supposed to come with)