Vacation Day 2

Yesterday began with a busy morning, moved into a lazy afternoon, and ended in a delightful evening.

Kelly and I went Christmas shopping while the Little Man stayed home with the grandparents (and ended up sleeping most of that time!). We headed first to some local outlets, and then to a local mall and spent a total of about 2 hours doing some last-minute shopping. By the time we got home, I was famished. Fortunately, there was plenty of pulled pork left over and no one else seemed to be eating it, so I had not one but two pulled pork sandwiches for lunch and they had to rank among the best sandwiches I’ve ever eaten in my life. (Prior to this, the last memorable sandwich I had was a roast beef sandwich in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.)

Everyone decided to go swimming in the afternoon. Everyone but me. I took advantage of that time to catch up on some sleep. (We’d had a bit of a rough night because the Little Man ended up in bed with us for most of the night.) So while everyone else headed for the pool, I took a nap. It was one of those rare naps where I simply dissolved into sleep, no dreams, no rustling about. And I slept for nearly an hour and a half.

In the evening, we headed to Doc’s Beach House for pizza and beer. It’s right on the beach. The weather was pleasant and we sat there drinking pitchers of beer and polishing off 2 large Chicago-style pizzas until I felt completely stuffed.

We got home and got the Little Man off to bed and then watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas and before I headed off to bed for the evening.

Another fun, relaxing day.  And today hasn’t started off too bad either, with particularly good weather.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.