Saturday, May 26, 2012

traditions new and old

i am impressed at times how much my style is NOT cramped by having a tiny 7-week-old shadow.  josh is off this weekend, and it sort of feels just like the old days.  i realize this is because my previous lifestyle just wasn't all that glamorous or adventurous!

we can still walk to the farmer's market, where i can still eat delicious daisy cakes scones.

we can still go out to brunch.

we can still watch modern family on the couch, although admittedly it's a little different to do so while breastfeeding.  [SO excited for next season with the recent plot twist!]

i can't really sleep in -- but let's face it, i didn't really do that before, either.

and short runs are starting to be almost as satisfying as long ones.

some things are harder -- going out to dinner, grocery shopping, and the like.  but i will learn to make things work -- and if not, we'll cultivate some new traditions.  [take out.  movies on demand.  good old fashioned snuggle time].

i do have to admit i miss wine* and nice dinners out a little.  which is why it's very exciting that tonight is DATE NIGHT!  perhaps i should feel guilty about leaving annabel with my sister for a couple of hours, but the truth is that i don't.  couples time is so important and i really want to have [ <-- no, that's not strong enough] enforce -- a monthly date night.

i know you will love hanging out with your aunt rebecca!

happy saturday!

* it's so funny -- i had thought i'd be able to drink once the pregnancy was over, but after reading the cautionary words on baby center and the like, i've pretty much been too paranoid to drink any alcohol -- other than a few swigs from josh's beer -- while breastfeeding.  am i alone in this?  tonight though, annabel will get a pumped bottle with my sister, so i will feel confident in enjoying my first glass of red in nearly a year!  YAY!



workout -- nada.  it was the laziest day ever, and i kind of loved it.

dinner -- shrimp florentine pasta, from june's cooking light.  i didn't really need a recipe for such a simple meal [basically pasta + shrimp + spinach, with lemon and garlic], but appreciated the inspiration.  i added some sautéed grape tomatoes and used olive oil instead of butter mostly out of habit.