Shabbos was very nice. We went to dinner at Jen and Seth's (different Seth) and were joined by Daniel and Stevie (who are engaged and very cute). I skipped shul and went over to play with Jen and her 2 month old baby, Etian before the rest of the group got there. I had a good time talking with Jen, which is something I don't do nearly often enough. I like Jen a lot. Unfortunately, she and Seth are leaving for Uzbekistan (sp?) in November for at least two years. Seth has an uber-classified spy job. I don't know if he's really a spy. He probably isn't. But it's fun to think of him that way. So they're moving. So I ought to try and enjoy their company as much as possible before they go away. We had a lovely dinner with sushi appetizers (I hate sushi, but it was cool that they did it and my Seth liked it, so that's all that mattered), a wonderful oriental mandarin orange salad, kung pao chicken, and sweet and sour meatballs. Yum.
I was very tired and I knew I wouldn't make it to shul today, as I've been running low on steam all week, for no good reason. So I slept in today. And it was joyous. I got up before Seth came home from shul so that I could get his lunch ready. He came home earlier than I'd anticipated, so I wasn't quite ready for him, but it turned out that he didn't want me to feed him; he just wanted to go straight to sleep. No problemo. So he went to sleep (after I stopped chattering at him). I slept a good deal of the day as well. Friday after work I had managed to make some salmon cakes for what would have been a fish course for lunch if we'd had lunch, so we ended up munching on the salmon cakes when we were hungry. It worked. And they were mighty tasty. I started a new book, The Secret Life of Bees which is excellent. It was recommended by my best friend, Diana, but I hadn't gotten around to reading it. I am concurrently reading Farhenheidt 451 which I have shamefully never read. Sometimes I wonder why it takes me so long to read books, but I think it's really because I'm never reading just one at a time, and also because I tend to read right before bed, which means I read a page or two and then fall asleep. I wish I could find more time to read, but every time I curl up with a book, I feel like I ought to be doing something else with my time. Who gave me the luxury to sit around and read a book when there's still unpacking to be done?
Anyway, Seth did wake up at some point for a brief period, but then returned to sleep (I eventually fell back asleep on the couch with my book). Around 7:45, I woke him up, because I figured he would want to be awake. Good timing on my part as that got him up just in time for shul.
After Shabbos, I spent some time dealing with some long overdue kitchen junk. There were piles of meat dishes to be done, and now they are all done. Whoo hoo. I cleaned the cinnamon off the counter top so that I'd be able to use it tomorrow. Here's hoping that it doesn't get infested with ants before tomorrow. I take a little too much pleasure in their deaths, so I think I need to simply be ant-free, so I can cease finding new ways to torture them. It doesn't bring out the best side of me. Sigh. Also after Shabbos, once Seth returned from shul and such, we made a grocery list and a list of all the sundry little things that need to be picked up in sundry places, and a short list of things that need to be done in general (like call an exterminator, find an electrician, research and find a kitchen contractor dude, etc.)
We talked a little bit more (calmly this time) about things we might like to see happen in the kitchen. I don't want to talk too specifically about how I want it until we can talk to someone about some of the possibilities (including things that maybe I wouldn't have thought of). Most importantly, before I get my heart set on anything, I want to find out once and for all whether a piece of that brick wall can come down. We'll see.
Anyway, I've got a long day ahead tomorrow. All good things, but plenty to accomplish, so I should go and focus on those things for a while.
Oh, and by the way, I didn't point it out in a previous post, but I love my new icon. Go me!