Saturday, September 29, 2007

Suburban Saturday morning...

Good morning! And it is a good morning for me! Seth has had a cold for about a week now, and this means that he's been waking up more often at night to nurse. Sometimes he'll wake me up around 5:00, and I'll have trouble going back to sleep. So after he woke up this morning, I was really, really tired, and my darling, sweet, adorable husband got up with him, and I went back to bed. Until 10:00!!! I feel soo refreshed. I can't remember the last time I slept until 10:00. It's been years...

It's a beautiful Saturday morning here. Our house is clean and neat because we had company last night, and I cleaned it for them. =) Ahh, relaxing. The baby is down for his nap, and David is attacking the suburban jungle with a weed whacker. It really needs it. At this point, he says that yard work is relaxing for him. I hope he still feels that way in 20 years...

Our company last night was one of David's co-workers and his wife. We had a great time with them. They actually came and visited David at the Court when we were up there, coming up on vacation with their little boys. It's nice to have some people around who've been there and seen where we just came from. It makes me feel less cut off from that life that I still miss sometimes. I got steaks on sale from Harris Teeter, buy one, get one free, so we grilled. I never know what to do in this situation, but last night, they brought over a bottle of wine. David and I don't drink, not because we think it's a sin, but because the alcoholism rate is so high among lawyers that we decided it was just better not to go there for us. And we're cheap. But, anyway, they didn't know, and I was hoping the wine wouldn't be mentioned, but David said something about where are our wineglasses. So I said I didn't know, hoping that would be the end of it. Then Jay said, "I can drink it out of a paper cup." At that point, I had to admit we didn't have a corkscrew. We don't. I think this is one of those situations where everyone feels a little bad- us for not having a corkscrew and for making it apparent in that way that we don't drink, and them for bringing the wine only to discover that we don't drink. If anybody has a better way of handling this sort of thing than we used, please tell me...

But tonight, David and I are going on a real date!!! I'm pretty stoked about it. We haven't done much of that since Seth's been born, I'm ashamed to admit. Those Christian marriage counselors who tell you that your marriage will fail if you don't have a date night once a week need to find and pay for a babysitter for said once a week date! I don't know about you, but that's hard to pull off for us. My goal, now that he's larger and we have a handle more on his schedule, is to have a date once a month. Wendy of Long-Wended and her darling hubby are coming to babysit for us. We're going to the $1.50 movie, and I'm taking David to one of the restaurants we went to when we were dating as a surprise. I'm really looking forward to it. Maybe I'll even put on some perfume and earrings. Don't fall over from shock, Mom.

Oh, and I also wanted to let everyone in blog world know about Justice Thomas' appearance on 60 Minutes tomorrow night. He'll be on there talking about his autobiography that's coming out. I recommend that you watch. This man is one of the most maligned, most lied about, and most controversial figures in our culture. I have the highest respect for him, and I want others to learn the truth and feel the same. So if you're not going to be home, tape or TiVo it. I think there will be other news shows doing some buzz before the book comes out on Oct. 1. Watch!

Signing off so I can get some breakfast and take a shower. Have a great weekend!!!

3 comments:

amy said...

My advice as a non-drinker who likes to entertain: First buy a corkscrew (any cheapy one will do) Then, if you don't have wineglasses, you can find decent looking ones at the dollar store. People often bring over a bottle of wine as a nice gesture before realizing we don't partake, but this allows them to have a drink and no one feels awkward.

Momma B. said...

How was the date? Not that I am jealous or anything! ;)

Marianna said...

I just clicked over from Sallie's blog...we keep an alcohol-free home for religious reasons. Anytime we invite people we don't know well I make sure that I include that information in the invitation. I have found that most people are o.k. with it and easily comply. It also makes it easier if someone is bringing a hostess gift they can then bring something everyone can enjoy.