Wednesday, 1 June 2011
a guilty lunch...
Want to know what it was?
Steady on...it's nothing terrible...!!
I went out for lunch by myself. Yes, that's it, so why was it such a big deal?
It was a big deal because I felt guilty for sitting down and ordering something more than a quick sushi roll on the go.
I hadn't planned my lunch out. I had a day off and a few errands to do and a bit of shopping. I finished these chores a bit earlier than expected so decided to go and have a coffee at Hamptons Home Living .
I sat down at the lovely long rustic dining table to order my coffee and glanced through the food menu, realised that I was actually quite hungry and had one of those 'what the heck' moments and ordered a roast beetroot salad with hazelnuts and Persian feta. (It was as good as it sounds.)
I've been out and about and stopped for a coffee (and an occasional cake) umpteen times and never a pang of guilt, but when my lovely well presented lunch arrived I felt that I was doing something wrong!
It wasn't that I was dining alone - no problem with that, so what was it?
I guess that a Tuesday is 'mother' day...or to give it it's in vogue title - 'homemaker' day - that's the hat that I wear on a Tuesday!
I usually spend some time in the morning at school, then my day would include some chores at home....and there I was lunching out - and sitting down to eat at that! I was feeling that I should have been doing other things.
So I was lunching out in the wrong hat!
(Must remember to pick up my "allowed to lunch" hat on my way out next time!)
Does this sound familiar to anyone else?
PS Thank you for all the comments and messages regarding the snake in my last post. They made me laugh, especially the ones from my facebook friends who told me to "come back home quick!"
Quick update - The snake has not been seen since...I don't know whether that's a good thing or not!