Hello from my first full week back at work! I’m nervous but mostly because I’m addicted to staring at my son and I should probably be staring at my computer instead. We’ll see how it goes! In other news, we had a nice weekend and someone has been a much better napper (hint: it’s not Joey or I, though we would appreciate naps too) and has only decided to trade better naps for waking up at 4 AM?! Who knows!
The weekend officially started with Dempsey-Dad selfies and then we ate a beef stew which we’d prepped back when I was still pregnant and are just getting around to eating?? Why do I have such a hard time eating stuff from our freezer? In any case, IT WAS SO GOOD! Shared a crowler from Long Table Brewhouse and watched Promising Young Woman. They were showing previews for this movie back when we were still going to the movie theater (which was LAST February!), so I’ve been waiting a while to see it! I liked, but didn’t love, it. Seemed a little all over the place tonally. That said, the “Stars are Blind” scene made me laugh out loud and I do love Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham so much!
Saturday, Dempsey and I got up early and tried to let Joey sleep in, but he must’ve been lured from bed by the smell of coffee and pancakes because he came down shortly after. We had buttermilk to use up but were absolutely out of butter, so I had to find a recipe that worked and luckily found one. Added chocolate chips to the batter too! After breakfast and an episode of The Kitchen, Joey took down our outdoor Christmas lights and I ordered groceries then quick decided to clean our fridge before they came. It was nice enough outside, so we made the spontaneous decision to load up the baby and walk to grab lunch sandwiches at Il Porcellino Salumi. It was definitely past Dempsey’s nap time, so we worried he’d stay up if we took him out, but he managed to fall asleep in time for the walk home.
Joey had to run to the office later on, so I read in the nursery while Dempsey took another nap and then we pulled out stew leftovers and watched One Night in Miami which I thought was very very good. Regardless of his politics, Malcolm X is such a fascinating character and I don’t think this movie would’ve worked without him and without Kingsley Ben-Adir’s performance. Leslie Odom Jr. killed it too!
Why do I always feel like I have too much to do on Sundays? Joey seriously got up with Dempsey at 4:30 AM, oy! He brought him back upstairs around 7, so I could feed him and then we ordered bagel and coffee breakfast from bed. Joey went to The Radiator to pick up our order and I started laundry, while Dempsey fell asleep. I don’t know that I need the egg on my bagel sandwich to be hardboiled but everything else was good. After breakfast, we watched Silver Linings Playbook for the first time since it came out (which we looked up and was in 2012???) and though I remember not loving it originally because it felt so chaotic, I appreciated it much more a second time around. We worked bathroom cleaning, laundry, lunch and separate outdoor runs around baby naps. Dempsey supervised me making some vanilla-maple pistachio milk and then we made fish foil packs for dinner, watched a few episodes of Better Call Saul and called it a night.
This week is a big one! In addition to working full time, Andi turns 10, Dempsey turns 3 months, Inauguration Day and on Friday, we’re driving to Dillon to visit the ice castles! Let’s do it!