i know most people may long for weekends, but i adore the weekdays. the somewhat predictable routine and how all of our activities fit so nicely into the time allotted. my work day must come to an end at a reasonable hour, instead of the long days and nights i am used to otherwise.
i like how homework is always after school with a snack, then it's time to practice violin. i like how there is creative play or art before dinner and one of them inevitably puts on either Thelonius Monk or Charles Mingus while i start cooking. she sets the table and helps light the candles and then we sit to eat, all together.
during cleanup, she usually dances and begs for more play time. but it's bath and bed. a couple of stories, snuggles, and then we fall asleep to wake up and do it all over again tomorrow.
what do you prefer? weekdays or weekends?
this week you:
i used to do this as a child. wondering around ancient graveyards and trying to decipher what was written on the well worn stones. grave rubbings were a fun activity my mother used to do with us, and the little seemed to enjoy it as well! (block crayons work great, but charcoal and graphite are also a good choice!)
how's your week going?
this week you:
we make it a priority to budget in an evening out a week. lots of time we are getting a glass of wine and splitting some appetizers to save money, but getting out is so important to us that we just make it happen. being around other people and experiencing life and energy and new places and new food is something that inspires and motivates us.
but for those times we decide a night in would be preferable, we make it special in our own way.
our favorite nght in includes:
i started making up a dipping sauce for artichokes and french fries that i feel i have perfected over the years. it's so delicious and will really impress your friends!
Garlic Aioli Dipping Sauce
Mix all ingredient together and viola! You have a fabulous dipping sauce for all kinds of things. We have even been known to dip potato chips in this. And it makes great salad dressing as well if you thin it a little more with olive oil. We ate this with our handcut fries and artichokes!
Happy Date Night! What are some of your date night ideas?
we had a lovely brunch yesterday at one of our favorite places to eat. salt water farm is as amazing as it sounds and we have never been let down by a meal. this was our first experience with brunch and we were thrilled. there were at least 6 sides of bacon ordered for the table, delicious pastries, espresso (mark highly recommends "the hitch"), and savory greens with eggs.
we enjoyed the company, the laughter, the food, the sun, and even though it was completely freezing outside, we were all warm and cozy and well fed.
later we ventured into a nearby town for some antique hunting and we left with everything we had intended to find. love it when that happens!
now we're settling in to our work week. how was your weekend?