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Routine, Refreshed



It was wonderful having Adam home, but he's back at work now and my week is utterly messed up. All morning I've thought it was Monday - and I'll probably keep being off until next weekend, which will hopefully get me back on track. Except we're going to Fayetteville for the weekend... no, it'll probably still help... I hope.



We did have a grand time with him here, though. We picnicked at the park one day with treats from Dempsey Bakery and drinks from Mugs (which we just discovered, thanks to Adam having a meeting there) and Brooklyn discovered the delight of climbing up slides, and then sliding back down them. Also, swinging is fabulously fun when someone gets your nose or your knee or your toes every time you swing toward them. ;)



Besides doing some other cooking, Adam also grilled one night - which is always a treat. It's nice when he's home in time to do something like that, that's a little more involved and takes more time, and still getting to have an evening together afterwards. We've been able to sit down and play a few games... our Yahtzee high score lives on the bulletin board, and our record from April was broken - and then the new record was immediately broken again. :)



Brooklyn enjoys watching the grilling process, too - since all of our appliances are electric, cooking on something that has a flame is kind of amazing. It also tastes amazing... it will be great once she has enough teeth to share meals with us! She's been enjoying a little more variety, though. Oatmeal, sausage, banana bread, fruit sauce, hummus, fried rice, eggs... and she's gotten to where she can mostly feed herself dinner, which means that we can all eat together as a family and actually all eat together, instead of one person having to finish theirs up cold afterwards because they were helping Brooklyn.



It was a little overcast yesterday, so we were able to go to the zoo without baking. They did a show called "meet the locals" where they had various animals that live in our area - Brooklyn wasn't colossally interested, but she was ecstatic to hold a black vulture feather and pet a corn snake. The tiger cubs were out, as well, so we spent awhile watching them play.



But a more normal version of life started back up today, so Brooklyn and I are attempting to get a week's worth of abandoned tasks finished in one day - laundry, dishes, replying to a letter, plotting remaking a successful cooking experiment so that I can post the recipe next week, knitting (I really want to finish the Giant Triangle this month), reading, writing this post... Now it's time for a nap for Brooklyn and lunch for me. I enjoyed the time off - it makes the routine that follows feel a little fresher, even when there are more things to do in order to catch back up!

I hope that your weekend, whether it was a holiday for you or not, was enjoyably spent!

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