The morning radio show I listen to most days has "The Scoop" each day, which is all the celebrity gossip. Generally, I don't care, but this morning something caught my ear:
Erica said that Eva Longoria sure gets around... she's hooking up with Darth Vader. That's right. She's hooked up with Hayden Christensen, apparently.
But wait, Whitney said, does Hayden Christensen play Anakin Skywalker or Darth Vader?
Erica said she didn't know because she's never seen the SW films.
The general consensus was that the scoop story that Erica was reading had a misprint and that Hayden Christensen does not play Darth Vader.
I'm thinking about what to do for Shabbos and I'm just not sure. We don't have any guests coming as of yet (any of you want to join us?), and if we don't get any guests, it's not the end of the world. Though that would be TWICE this month we didn't have guests, which is a little sad. Sigh. I don't know how I feel about it at all. It's weird.
Anyway, the point is that even if we DO end up with guests, it's unlikely to end up being more than a person or two, which means I don't have a lot of cooking to do. I have some rhubarb in the fridge, so the plan is to make a strawberry rhubarb pie tomorrow. I detest rhubarb, even in pie, but Seth loves it in pie form. So pie it is. Anyone got any good strawberry-rhubarb pie recipes?
Other than that, I'm feeling wholly uninspired, though I'll probably do my fish. And probably fruit salad and green salad. Otherwise, I'm lost. But maybe that's because fish, salad, and fruit salad sound like a nice filling meal to moi.
When I left this morning, Julian was having a meltdown. Gina was going to give him Ibuprofen...I left before that horror started. He was MAD, MAD, MAD about something. He wouldn't even give me a hug. He ALWAYS gives me a hug. Fortunately for Gina, he's calmed down.
They went to Gymboree for Julian's Gym Runners class today. Apparently they had a good time. While there, Gina peeked in on one of the music classes they had. I had given Gina a check to upgrade his Gym Runners class to unlimited classes instead of once a week. But she really liked the music class and thought it would be great for Julian to go to that. So for $20 more than the upgrade would have been, we signed him up for the music class instead. Now he'll have Gym Runners Wednesdays at 9:30 and "Half Notes" Thursdays at 9:30. Yay!
I am so excited that Julian is getting some organized play time, though I'm a little sad that I'm not experiencing it with him. :( I know that he's in good hands, and I know that this is the life that I chose. More importantly, being a full-time stay-at-home-mom is appealing, but I also think I'd have a nervous breakdown after a month of it. And I may be giving myself a little too much credit thinking I'd get through a month of it. Furthermore, it is simply unrealistic. We can no longer afford for me to not work. It's the joy of finally being paid what I'm worth. When I was underpaid, it wouldn't have been such a hit if I'd stopped working. So it's slightly bittersweet.
Please don't get me wrong. I love working. I love my work. I love my company. I love my client. I don't want to give up being a professional. I enjoy being a professional and I enjoy my field. So this momentary feeling of loss at not being with Julian at Gymboree is normal, but not a sign that I'm ready to quit my job. I'm not. If I were a SAHM, I'd feel the same sense of loss about not working. It's one of those "grass is greener" things. Ideally, I'll eventually position myself with a little more flexibility so that I COULD be home once in a while to spend day time with Julian for these activities. And that will happen eventually.