Saturday, February 16, 2008

It's 1 in the morning. Do you know where your children are?

I do! They are at Maw Maw and Pa's, spending a NIGHT AWAY FROM HOME! This is only the second time since Sophie was born that Roy and I have had a child free night. The first time we got home late and walked around the house talking loudly. Tonight was much less dramatic.

We emailed back and forth throughout the day about what our plans would be tonight, and we had a few options. Most discussion revolved around where we would have dinner. We were torn between Dudley's, an upscale, expensive, buy a bottle of wine kind of place, and Charlie Browns, which has $6 sandwiches, book lined walls, and smoke stained EVERYTHING. We ended up at Buddy's, one of our all-time favorite restaurants. While we were there I was reminded why. I saw older people, first dates, families with young kids, all kinds of people there, and the food is great! I had quick seared tuna on a bed of penne in light lemon cream sauce with whole cloves of garlic and artichoke hearts. Mmmmm. Roy had his usual fried chicken with Tomato Bacon Gravy. I think that, if they would let him, he would just order a bowl of the gravy.

We went to Joseph Beth and quickly realized we would spend entirely too much money, and left. We came home, I took a bath and finished my book (Him Her Him Again The End of Him by Patricia Marx) and we watched Pan's Labrynth and went to bed. Yup, we're awesome!!

But here I am, 1:30 in the morning, writing a blog. This is AFTER I wrote an incredibly long letter to dear Timothy and caught up on some of my blogs.

Maybe that espresso martini wasn't such a good idea after all. Oh well! I can sleep in for the first time in 17 months! HOORAY!!


The Pinwheel Princess said...

It's 9:17AM on Saturday and I want to call you so bad I can't stand it.
But alas, I value my life.
I am SOOOOO happy you had a great night!!! I love you!

Rae said...

Aren't grandparents wonderful? Brad and I cherish our evenings alone, and are so much more ready to come back and be the parents we want to be, after a night alone to reclaim our own relationship.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your time. (And YUM! I want that restaurant in my town!)

Jen said...

I can't believe that Aaron and I have NEVER done this! It is time....after 10 years!

Leigh said...

I am glad you two had fun!!!

Anonymous said...

we haven't done this either.

wow. i always know where they are at 1 least two of them are touching me.

AnnaMarie said...

Jen and Kristin,
It's so funny. I miss Sophie terribly when we leave her overnight, but Saturday morning was sooooo nice. Coffee, Time Magazine, and the couch? For a whole HOUR? Like a dream!

It's good for me and Roy, too, to have that time.

Anonymous said...

you two remind me of us two; when us two are at our best, that is.

similarities and sychronicities ensue! i wonder if all these other Barack Obama supporters share many of the same synchronicities?
I wonder if all people really are not too far divided from one central theme, plane, or line of being, and we are all more the same than we want to admit, for fear of losing ourselves in the overall oneness of us?