Weekends are so much better now that I’m back at work. I appreciate them about a million times more than I did when every day was pretty much the same. Obviously it was great having Mike home all day on the weekends, but now there’s even more of a focus for both of us on spending quality time with Ellie.
There’s more time for enjoying tea, which has become my new Friday night beverage of choice.
I did end up having a beer after this, but I couldn’t even finish it because I fell asleep on the couch at 8:30. Oh parenthood, you do crazy things to people.
There’s more time to savor the view out of Ellie’s window as the sun is coming up. I was never really big on sleeping in, so this getting up before the sun comes up thing actually isn’t too much of a life change.
And more time for BAKING! When I was driving home from work yesterday I had pretty much made up my mind that I was going to bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. But then I realized I’ve done that too many times, and I had plenty of time to bake something new. Oatmeal snack cake seemed like a good idea, but adding chocolate chips was essential. For some people, this is probably too indulgent for breakfast or snack, but it makes a great casual dessert!
(adapted from The Bitten Word)