They have a very acceptable, bordering on very good, Croque Madame and they open early. There was no one on the streets at 7 this morning. I found an easy parking space (which is a feat for this restaurant). I was their first customer so pick a seat. And then I learned that until 9 am, their menu is limited and Croque Madame ain't on it. Bummer. I had ham and cheese or, more fancily, oeufs plats jambon fromage. It's an easy dish to prepare correctly but apparently their chef was still asleep. The eggs were overcooked. But it was ok.
I took the long way home because it is fun to drive around in the city when no one is on the roads. And I still got back home way before the Seahawks madness and before they started closing off the streets.
So a fairly successful outing. I may do it again sometime. I just looked at the Seahawks schedule and today is their last 1 pm home game for the season. Weird. Seems like they've had way more than that in the past. Oh well, evening/night games are far handier for me so okdokey.
But, I'm absolutely doing the skip swim/breakfast early and out again. Nice change.
And, yeah, it means I concede my Garmin challenge to Paul H. I was ahead all week until last night. He knocked me down but good. I woke up this morning and he had taken a lead that I could not possibly catch. So good on him.
It's a lovely breezy rainy morning here. The leaves on The Tree That I Hate are giving up the ghost. I think we're 2 maybe 3 storms away from my being able to check on the welfare of my across the street neighbors again.
I never set the clock in my car for the time change last Spring. I am now rewarded for my lack of effort.
Today's big project is sock science. Using the exact same pattern, I managed to make both the perfect pair of socks AND also a pair that is not even close to perfect. I'm guessing it has to do with the direction of the fabric stretch. I need to study and figure out the how and why. Before I make more.
Also, the pumpkin pie at Trader Joe's? 100% underwhelming. I think they forgot the spices. I'm going, probably this week, to try Costco's.