Nov 2005

Surprise Party

Last night we attended a surprise party for our good friend Jenny, as thrown by her husband Jeff. The party was very fun and it was neat to meet Jenny & Jeff’s friends.

However, it came so close to not coming together for many reasons, the last of which was their babysitter for Lily fell through. Luckily our babysitter was a teacher from Declan & Lily’s school – so it was a no-brainer to just have Lily come over here (since, wink wink, Bryan and I magically already had plans to go out).

The great news is, the kids did awesome… and when we got home, Lily was peacefully slumbering in our bed. Jenny and I practically rubbed our hands together in devilish glee, thinking of the nights that they could now hang out past 8pm, since the kiddoes could just zonk out here. Hooray!

Nov 2005

In the Home Stretch

I have a bad habit of overscheduling myself and this week was a killer.

Mon: babysitting
Tues: massage
Wed: evening playdate
Thurs: quick pit stop at the pottery studio and then a work dinner
Fri: party (more on that later)
Sat: workout, set up Declan’s new bed, dinner with best friends
Sun: take down Halloween decorations & put up Xmas lights, see Pride & Prejudice in the afternoon
Mon: appt with new diabetes doctor, which means fasting for blood tests in the AM. Yick.

What the fuck was I thinking?

Nov 2005

Meat & Potatoes Kind of Girl

I am pretty Plain Jane when it comes to food. Good German girl in that respect. Meat and potatoes, etc. My business partner always teases me that I think ketchup is spicy (she’s right). But sometimes I will be at a restaurant, see something adventurous and go for it. Last night I had “Canadian salmon with spiced red onion marmalade, quince brown butter, smashed sweet potatoes.” Holy shit, it was so good. I want to go back to the restaurant, call the chef in and make them fix it for me for breakfast. I almost went with my standard steak… but I decided to take a walk on the wild side. Yes, I realize salmon isn’t exactly c-r-a-z-y, but I am trying, OK???

Nov 2005

Old Soul

This morning, as I was dropping Declan at school, I ran into a good friend in the parking lot. I was holding Dex in my arms and she was telling me about something bad going on in her personal life. Normally, Declan would have interupted us about every other minute… but he just sat in my arms, head on my shoulder and toyed with my necklace for the 15 minutes that we talked. He wasn’t sick or tired… it was like he just knew she needed the emotional right-of-way at that moment.

I told you.

3-going on-40.