While we are closed on Mondays, Jeanne and I usually spend it working on (or at) PJP, mainly on all the non-glamourous tasks that makes a business run. For example, did you know that one food vendor offers blackberries for $94.32 for a 30 pound box while another offers the exact same blackberries for $52.80 for a 30 pound box? But the cheaper blackberry vendor sells white chocolate chips at a significantly higher price than the more expensive blackberry vendor. So what I'm really saying is that I spend my Monday mornings in a bizarre version of The Price Is Right, wherein I'm the only contestant and my showcase showdown is just two open web browsers while I compare prices.
But today we decided to take a day off and we took ourselves (along with my almost 13 year old daughter) to St. Louis for a day of shopping, only under the promise of NOTHING FOR PJP. I think this is what catchy cultural references deem to be "work/life balance".
So, if you are interested, and I would be if I was reading this, we went to the Galleria and spent an obnoxious amount of time in Sephora, Anthropologie, and Lush. And then because we are disgusting human beings, we ate cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. (Just the cheesecake, thank you very much. Behind-The-Scenes Jason would like to point out that cheesecake isn't lunch and he doesn't condone our decision.) And then we went to the most magical place on earth besides home and PJP...Nordstrom Rack. Finally, we stopped by the Chesterfield Outlet Mall.
Once we headed west toward home, we couldn't help but discuss tomorrow at PJP, this week at PJP, August at PJP, and the fall baking season at PJP...because we can never help ourselves. But I think we were a little more inspired after wasting 10 hours on meaningless pursuits (though, finding the perfect long-lasting lipstick at Sephora that doesn't rub off quickly BUT also isn't so matte that it is overly dry is never meaningless and I'll stand by that statement for the rest of my life).
More than likely, we won't have a Monday to waste again until 2019. And then? I'm just repeating today's itinerary, cheesecake included.