I’ve been awake since sometime after 4 this morning…the bambino woke up and didn’t go back to sleep until sometime after 4:30. After tossing & turning until about 5:15, I figured I might as well get up. So I did, and bizarrely, got to work on my laundry for the day. 4 loads. And I was finished with 3 of them before noon. The last one got done after we returned from Sunday dinner with Jay’s mom & dad.
And after the laundry went into the dryer, the bambino asked to go on a walk. We’d told him last week that we’d take him back to the park, but it’s still rather murky and damp outside.
Once we got home, I puttered around for awhile, then got to work on dinner. Baked Tortellini with Bacon.
Mealtime usually starts with me herding the bambino to the table, then cutting his meat or whatever into small enough bite for him, or buttering his bread/rolls, etc. Then I eat. Tonight, I started with a salad, and by the time I finished with that, Jay was pretty much done, and the bambino was playing with the butter knife I let him practice with. And after he decided he was finished, he got down, and I was left alone. I’ve always been a slow eater, although once the bambino was born, I got into the habit of eating faster than I would like, because I often had a small window of time to eat while he slept as an infant. I used to also be able to shower, get dressed, and do makeup & hair in 30 minutes, although I’m back to about a 45-minute process there. I’ve been trying to slow my eating down a bit more lately, which is one reason I ended up at the table solo. Whenever that happens, it makes me miss my granddad (my dad’s father). He was usually the last one done eating as well, although I was informed later that it was probably due more to him being a good host than being a slowpoke like myself.
Since the sauce is so rich with this, I opted for the salad plate & a smaller portion. And when I was done, I ate the last 3 of my truffles my mom sent. I’ve been sharing with the bambino, so I didn’t get as many as I’d’ve liked!
And with that, I think I’ll be off to bed. I’m tired from having been up for gods know how long! And tomorrow will come far too early.