I’m sorry that most of my posts have been on such dark topics lately! I thought I’d lighten things up with a Friday slice of life post 🙂 It’s been a nice day.
This morning, I had a babysitter come over to watch Gabriel from 9-1pm while I worked at Starbucks. I treated myself to a peppermint chocolate chip Frappucino (yum!), found one of my old college study playlists on my iPod, and sat down to write some press releases for work.
I felt like a college student in a coffee shop again, and I realized I miss it–but just a little bit. I actually get paid to work now! On another note, I also happen to really look like a college student when I’m working away from home, since my laptop case is a super-duper-fifteen-pockets-and-secret-compartments-Swiss-gear backpack-style bag. Michael picked it out for me.
One funny thing that happened today is that I thought for about 30 seconds that Gabriel had had an explosion and that it was all over my new white shorts and new shirt. I had taken Gabriel out of his high chair to give him a bottle in the living room, and when I handed him to Michael to burp, I noticed yellow and brown pieces of something and a couple of smudges on my arm and leg. I was pretty grossed out before I realized that it was all just mushed and dried-up bananas and peas from the seat of his high chair. False alarm, but a good wakeup call that I need to keep his high chair cleaner.
Tonight, we hosted a dinner for the LifeTeen core team at St. Clare. Michael and I cooked a big dinner for everyone, including tortellini carbonara (cheese-filled tortellini with bacon, garlic, parmesan cheese and a cream sauce), caesar salad and garlic bread. For dessert, I served strawberry angel food cake topped with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
I broke out my favorite plates tonight, and served everything from my beautiful Wilton Armetale bowls. I even had fresh pink stargazer lilies to decorate (they were on sale though). I know we went overboard for this little dinner, but when I say it was our pleasure, we’re being honest. Michael and I don’t believe that our “nice” things should only be used a couple of times a year! We love having people over. That’s probably one of our favorite things about finally having a house–we have the space for company now :).
Aside from the great dinner, the false alarm on a poop explosion, and the rare treat of a Frappucino, my favorite moment today was the following:
I’ve sure got some keepers, don’t I? 🙂