Sunday, April 19, 2009


M. and I slept in until 10 o'clock this morning.

Ten o'clock, in the morning! I can't tell you the last time I slept until eight, let alone ten!

Last night, we dropped Miss O. off to the outlaws* for the night. I couldn't believe that they agreed to keep her overnight, but somehow M. convinced them. We then spent the evening with some close friends and headed into the big city for dinner. After a three hour meal**, YUM, we rolled out the door to a karaoke bar. The karaoke was bad, but we had fun laughing.

It was really nice to let a little loose, have some wine, and good conversation.

Bedtime was a little late...around 2, I think!?! But not late enough to sleep in as long as we did. Normally, I'd blame it on too much libations, but I really only had 3 glasses of wine the entire night.

I don't care.

I woke up feeling refreshed and energized, and I'm not sure the last time I felt that way. It's been a long five weeks of getting up at the crack of dawn to get blood drawn before I had to be at work. I'm not sure I realized how drained my body was, as I was just trying to function, you know? M. and I joked this morning that a lazy night/morning in bed was long overdue. We have a lazy day ahead of us, just hoping to get some work done around the house.


* The Outlaws - That's my new name for the in-laws, just because it fits ;)
** Have you ever ate at the Mel.ting Po.t? It is a incredible experience...although, a little pricey when you consider you cook your whole meal yourself! But SO worth it.


  1. I loooooove the melting pot. Anything with melted cheese is good to me. :)

    I am so glad you were able to reconnect with your hubby and some friends, and get a much-deserved night out, and night off. I am sure you feel great after all that sleep, and ready to tackle whatever comes next. Your attitude is so sunny- I am soaking it in.

    Big hugs, and thanks for the support today. I am so lucky.


  2. I love the cheese and bread and bread the best. Umm.

    So glad you guys got some down time. You so desearve it!

  3. Outlaws is a Fantastic nickname.

    I have done the melting pot once for a meal and once for dessert.

    OH SLEEEPING IN .... Congrats

  4. You sound great! Sounds like an awesome evening/morning and well deserved! :)

    I LOVE fondue/fondue restaurants! Especially cheddar and beer fondue for an appetizer or main course and chocolate for dessert. YUMMY!!! :)

    When I married into my husband's family I found out that all of the in-laws who married in referred to themselves as the outlaws! ;)

  5. Sleeping in..what is that? And I've heard the Melting Pot is phenomenal!! And Im so sorry for your loss..that hurts...but yay for reconnecting with the hub:)

    PS: Here from ICLW

  6. The Melting Pot is fabulous but I honestly love doing my own fondue at home just as much.

    I am so glad you got this time together and are feeling so recharged. I hope you have success in your future family building ventures.