I woke up this morning to some unusual Phoenix weather: rain! It has been gloomy, gray and chilly all day, and when lunchtime rolled around, I was craving some soup (to go with the weather), so I decided to stop at Paradise Bakery. The line was out the door, but I was a pregnant woman on a mission for some soup! So I persevered. After 15 minutes of standing in line, I finally reached the soup counter and asked the woman for a bowl of chicken noodle. She sharply said, "We're out of that. They are making some more in the back. Move to the side and I'll get you a bowl when it's ready." Maybe it's just my hormones, but I'm pretty sure there was some serious attitude in her delivery. Oh well, I was determined to get my soup, so I stepped aside and waited. And waited. About 15 minutes later, the manager asked me if I was being helped and I told him that I was waiting for the chicken noodle soup to be ready. He seemed satisfied with that and continued helping customers. That was when I noticed other customers walking by with...(you know what's coming) CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP! What? Oh, I don't think so! I politely waited for him to finish with his customer and stepped in and asked him if I might get that bowl of soup now. He apologized profusely, gave me the soup, and then threw in four big slices of yummy bread and 6 cookies! Yep! Patience definitely pays.
So in all, it was a 45 minute bowl of soup, but boy was it good! And the cookie definitely made the experience worthwhile.
And on another note, I had a doctor's appointment this morning, and got to hear the heartbeat! She said that the baby is a squirmer. She kept moving away from the microphone. The doctor was predicting it to be a girl based on her feistiness! We won't get to find out for sure until January, but it is fun making predictions until then. The heartbeat was 160 beats per minute and sounded like rhythmic swooshing. It was very cool! :)