The Power Of Baby
After a long, rough week at work, I was feeling pretty beat down yesterday. But, spending time with one of my best gal pals + her 11 week old widdle baby boy was the best cure for a decrepit soul.
When my body feels overused, I walk around like an old stunt man that did too many falls off horses on Bonanza. Translation: I walk all hunched, kind of bow legged + have to swing my legs around to get them to move, as if I have a bad hip. It’s weird. My mom yells at me + says, “Stop walking like old cowboy!!!!”.
My old crony, Adi + I decided to rock it old school + meet at Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon, where she treated me for birthday lunch. Thanks, Adi!!! I don’t know why we used to go there in high school, but we did. Maybe because we thought we were fancy hippies? It’s situated by a creek, the food is organic, they play tinkly, soothing new age music + yadda yadda. They have foo foo names for items on the menu + as a tired costumer + a tired new mommy, we read the menu for about 15 minutes because we both didn’t understand any of it. Adi ordered salmon with Lemon Beurre Noisette – we were like what the hell is that? It’s just lemon butter, y’all. But the main course was…..BABY SOLOMON!!!!
I was going to DEVOUR him!!! Look at that little tongue!!!! To die for!!! My mom can never remember his name – my theory is because it’s kind of a hard name for a Japanese person to pronounce. So, she always makes up crazy Bible names for him + says, “Oh, say hi to Ezekiel!!!” or, “How is Moses?”. It’s hilarious.
That’s her imitation of Solly crying. Look at his face – concerned!!! He’s like, “Huh?! Wuzzat? Who’s crying?!”.
Look at that little tongue!!! I CAN’T STAND IT I TELL YOU!!!!!
How small is my nose? Anyway, the din of my clock ticking was getting too loud for the restaurant, so we decided to walk around. I was so excited to stop by our old high school hangout, vintage shop Hidden Treasures.
We walked across the street to another vintage joint + as I was looking at a rack of clothing, I heard Adi’s tiny voice say from across the room, “Shells, I’m just going to sit for a minute.”. This is what I found:
What a tired mommy! The most perfect chair for a new mommy to collapse into.
I had a great day catching up with Adi. And there’s nothing like a fresh dumpling like Solomon to leave me feeling much renewed!!!! It was a happy weekend + I now have a brighter outlook after having some baby time!!! What a cure!