It’s not quite Sunday yet really.. it’s almost 1AM. Well, I guess that’s almost officially Sunday. I had shut down power, finished the last of the dishes to be washed in the kitchen and told Alan to pick up Angel and transfer to the room. He simply moaned a reply and he’s back snoring on the couch. So I rebooted and decided I still have enough juice in me to keep posting.
Rainy Saturday. We went to the North Fork region of Long Island with some friends to go wine tasting. Not that I did. Since I was breastfeeding, I opted not to. But the real reason was one of us had to watch Angel — and since these were Alan’s friends, I let them have fun, I took care of my baby. I didn’t really mind. I missed taking care of him — more so since I have been leaving the office late all week, and by the time I got home, finished cooking and sat down to dinner, Angel would be asleep within an hour of my arrival. We had that hour before he slept, and an hour after he woke up before I left for work.
We visited three wineries, two of which Alan and I have been visiting since 2000, Pelligrini and Pindar Vineyards. The third, Osprey’s Dominion, was a discovery. We took Angel around at Pelligrini but he started to nap by the time we got to Pindar and Osprey’s so we stayed in the car. Then off to our favorite outlet mall, Tanger.
First stop, as always, was the Ralph Lauren store. I didn’t see anything to my liking but Alan got me a sweater blouse. I picked up our favorite Onion and Pepper relish along with the Artichokes laced with Merlot sauce from Harry and David. (Perfect sauces to add to food to help you cut corners in cooking. They may be a little pricey but well worth every penny.) I resisted the urge to stop by Ann Taylor and walked straight to GAP, and was I glad I did because their jackets were down to 30% of the original value, and I picked up a few items.
We transferred to the other side but didn’t really get anything much there, except for a couple of chocolate bars from Lindt I wanted to share with my friend, Sin Yee.
It’s been a productive Saturday. Some offices are celebrating Monday’s Columbus Day holiday (something optional in the US), but I have work. We didn’t get confirmed for back up childcare so Alan is staying home, but we’re all set to travel to and from the city with Angel from Tuesday to Friday. We’re still waitlisted for Thursday, but we have already agreed that I will take an emergency day off if we don’t get in. (The boss will just have to live with it!)
I already made up my mind about doing pancakes for tomorrow’s breakfast. (I’m trying to remember without going to check the pantry if I still have any of the gourmet banana walnut pancake mix left. If not, I have Aunt Jemima’s original.) I haven’t quite gone as far as lunch just yet. I don’t know how the weather will be so I don’t know if we’re going to get the chance to go out beyond doing the grocery.
It’s Alan’s birthday on Thursday. My honey will be 39 years old — and while I haven’t planned a party this week, we’re going to celebrate it with Angel of course. (Oops, speaking of the little tyke, he’s stirring..) Another typical weekend at home — just enjoying resting with my boys.