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Friday, June 4, 2010

Eat and Run. And read.

(Yawn)  I'm ready for bed, folks.  Really, I'm ready to read for awhile and I need to lay out my clothes...to go running at 5:30AM.  Don't ask. Or don't tell. Whichever.

When I first moved to Dallas, friends introduced me to The Dream Cafe. I didn't like it at first - I had never been to a "natural" restaurant before. Over time, it became a regular destination for it's delicious (healthy) food and for its wonderful atmosphere. The Dream had an open, grassy field where kids ran wild and climbed on play equipment and got all Lord of the Flies in play houses.  Sadly, a huge condo development has recently gone up on the field and the running around space is limited. We don't venture there as much as we used to.  Tonight, we dined on their patio and I found myself vegan-izing the already healthy fare - a far cry from my first adventure there in 1990.  (Their website says they've been around 17 years, but according to my steel trap memory, it's been at least 20.)

Oh yeah, good news.  C. Louise got her summer reading list in the mail today.  Good news for me because reading lists get me high.  She'll read To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and Night.  I might do some re-reading along with her just to be super annoying.

3 comments:

Olivejenny said...

I have a Dream (Cafe). A Dream that one day your children's children will play on a field near a natural restaurant, and that the "owners" of that field will see more value in love and laughter than in condo dues. I have a Dream. That one day all restaurants will be natural restaurants. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.

One thing I never dream of is waking up at 5:30 (you know, a.m.) to go running. But good for you. You're not the only one. :D

TeacherSharon said...

Night?! You didn't mention Night when you mentioned the others! Yay for C. Louise!

susan said...

I just bought To Kill a Mockingbird to read again. (and I can't make it italic, underlined or anything in this comment box ??????) guh! They have all those classics on display at Target. Happy summer reading.

AND 5:30a.m. RUN????? You must still be high from the reading list. hee hee