Belle woke me before sunrise Tuesday morning. Krishna had jumped onto my bed, waking Belle up and forcing me bolt upright. I cursed everyone in my house, grabbed a robe and begrudgingly started the day. I fried eggs and turkey burger patties and warmed a bowl of leftover mashed gold and sweet potatoes. Belle made the “yucky” face and shook her head at the food. She stood colorful plastic popsicle sticks into half a cantaloupe rather than eat it. She turned up her nose at a yogurt. She ate a little whipped cream off a soup spoon and called it a morning.
We were up and out early enough to meet our church friends at McDonald’s. Belle enjoyed lemonade and a yogurt tube. I drank a large complimentary coffee. (McDonald’s is offering free coffee for breakfast as a special two week promotion.). Belle wouldn’t leave my arms long enough for me to drink my coffee or maintain my online life. I eventually gave up and joined her in the winding play structure, where I found dirty (obviously used, but not soiled) bandages. I alerted an employee immediately. Let’s hope they took care of it.