i do not take weekends for granted.
in the world of medicine*, weekends aren’t always reserved for fun. as it stands now, on average josh and i are both off together just 33% of the time. we were incredibly lucky this month to have TWO back-to-back weekends to enjoy — last weekend at the beach, and this one at home.
i can’t decide which one has been more perfect.
taken by josh in durham on friday
[he used an app that lets you merge photos to create panoramic images]
* and in many other fields — i know it’s not just us!
over the past 2 days, i have enjoyed:
♥ lots of time with a happy smiley baby who has even been sleeping quite well [7p – 3:30a stretch last night and a rare, random 2 hour nap yesterday afternoon]
♥ a mid-day movie in bed
: the ultimate post-baby luxury. we watched jeff, who lives at home
, and both liked it a lot.
♥ two lovely runs. saturday morning’s run was a 7-miler that took place outside, and it was just wonderful. cool crisp air [in durham! in august!] and legs that seemed to carry me along effortlessly at a 9:00/mi clip. i got home from this workout and paid for my official half marathon signup.
today i did an easy 3 on the treadmill that was much less remarkable, but still nice in that a. slept through it perfectly.
♥ date night #4
— which involved our first non-related ‘for-hire’ babysitter! the only interaction she had with a. was to replace her pacifier x 2. well worth the $60 we spent to get out of the house for a night on the town.
[another post on date night soon. but i just want to say that i LOVE date night. like really, REALLY love date night. in fact, i never want to stop having date nights, even when josh and i are super-old and gray and there are no longer any kids at home to kiss good night. and i always want to have one on the calendar to look forward to.]
♥ a farmer’s market trip. a. loved looking at all of the people, and we bought some cute mini peppers, eggplant [for tonight’s dinner] and fancy cheese.
♥ brunch with friends
this morning @ vin rouge
. smoked salmon scramble, plenty of [decaf] coffee, a baby who played until she feel asleep at the table, and lots of conversation.
if it all sounds too good to be true . . . well, it felt that way. i guess the rainbow must have been a good omen. my heart is happy.