Today we went to visit Dom at work for the very first time. What an adventure.
His office is moving soon and they are getting all new furniture, so the old stuff is going to be sold off. Dom’s boss said that he could take his chair home, which is great because our desk chair has a broken arm and Bella keeps hitting herself on it. So we brought the minivan down to cart the chair home. And an extra bookcase as well. Not that we own any books or anything.
So it’s about an hour long drive. I had the fortunate presence of mind to grab the first set of The Lord of the Rings cds that my sister gave me as an engagement present lo so many summers ago that I still have yet to listen to. I guessed correctly that Bella wouldn’t mind listening to a story as she’s so far exhibited an amazing attention span for storybooks. I was so engrossed in Bilbo’s birthday party and the start and stop traffic that I totally missed the exit. By something like 8 exits. Oops. But Gandalf’s fireworks were spectacular.
But we finally turned around and found our way to the building. We got a quick tour and all the women oohed and awed over Bella and Sophie. (Dom’s male coworkers made polite noises, but did not go gaga. Not surprising, men are like that. ) Dom’s office is a funny little room, the building used to be a part of the seminary and his office was once a dorm room and still has a little sink and a clothes closet.
We hung out and Bella drew for a bit while I nursed Sophie and then we went to lunch at fabulous Boca Burrito. Yum, yum, yum. Best burritos I’ve had in a long time. I got a chili verde with black beans and guacamole. And we got a chicken tamale to feed to Bella and nibble on ourselves. Also very yum. Then back to the office, another snack for Sophie while Dom loaded the furniture and back on the road.
The girls snoozed while I listened to Gandalf and Frodo discuss the ring. Bella woke up as we pulled into the driveway and so that was the end of any hopes for a good nap. I tried to put her down but it wouldn’t take. Oh well. It was a fun excursion, Bella was thrilled to finally see daddy’s work, and definitely worth a little poor sleep. (Though I may not think it quite so worth it in the morning.)