October 30, 2006

Monday Morning: Live From My Kitchen

Remember how I said I was covering for someone else at work for the last three weeks? Well, not anymore. And I decided to take a couple days off to celebrate. In honor of that, well, I got nuthin'.

Beth and I had a fantastic weekend. On Friday night we headed to my parents for dinner with my grandmother and in-laws. Mia was, of course, the center of attention and despite the fact that the evening stretched well past her bedtime, she entertained everyone and was perfectly wonderful. The three of us headed into D.C. for lunch at a great tapas place with Corinne, Forrest and Shepherd. Seeing them was, as always, wonderful. The kids were fantastic and the food was great. It was a gorgeous day - we ended up taking a nice long walk though the city. Pictures coming soon - I'm lazy. Sunday was quiet, unless you count Beth's ongoing site migration which turned out to be somewhat short of effortless.

Last night I took overnight baby duty. Sometime in the wee hours I moved a fussy child into our bed. I think I got kicked in the neck more than the average professional wrestler and at one point I woke up with a tiny little finger up my nose. So, I'm a little beat. Although, despite trying to insulate Beth and give her a break, Mia seemed determined to keep her awake as much as possible. Regardless, Mia's sitting here chowing down on cereal and I'm going to go make another cup of coffee. Maybe then I'll have something more interesting to say. Until then, stay cool. And happy Monday.

Posted by Chris at October 30, 2006 07:23 AM

Good for you. The time change would have played with your head anyways.


Posted by: Wicked H at October 30, 2006 07:57 AM

Fingers up the nose are no fun, not even tiny ones.
Enjoy your days off. And take lots of naps.

Posted by: Nila at October 30, 2006 08:00 AM

Fingers up the nose are no fun, not even tiny ones.
Enjoy your days off. And take lots of naps.

Posted by: Nila at October 30, 2006 08:01 AM

Good morning, late for work, must run! (will also be back later in the day, but probably not with something more interesting)

Posted by: Contrary at October 30, 2006 08:01 AM

Happy Monday to you, too! Enjoy your time off...I'm jealous.

Posted by: Alissa at October 30, 2006 08:08 AM

I took today off, too, and I have no idea what to do with my day. It's wonderful! Hope you have a great couple of days off.

Posted by: Jessie at October 30, 2006 08:23 AM

I hear you were also a computer guru for Beth and so I say "Bravo" for you!
Happt Monday!

Posted by: Maribeth at October 30, 2006 08:28 AM

Changing the scenery. Pulling yourself away from the sameness of work. Getting away with friends. All good things. I wish we did it more.

Posted by: wordgirl at October 30, 2006 08:52 AM

I've been to Jaleo once and it was pretty cool. It's def on the list of places friends are constantly saying, "Oh, we should go there again!" I think there's one in Crystal City now. Random facts for a Monday morning.

The tiny finger in the nose thing is something I'm always tickled by. Kids and their incessant need to explore. There's nothing like holding a child in your arms while trying to have a conversation and suddenly feeling something go up your nose. Fun! ;-)

Have fun!

Posted by: pea at October 30, 2006 09:06 AM

Enjoy your break.

Posted by: William at October 30, 2006 09:07 AM

happy monday off. enjoy!

Posted by: suze at October 30, 2006 09:07 AM

Sounds like a perfect Monday!

Posted by: kristen at October 30, 2006 09:24 AM

Happy Monday. Sounds like you're off to a good start.

Posted by: Fraulein N at October 30, 2006 10:17 AM

there's no sleeping happening around our house either...
enjoy your day off!

Posted by: ali at October 30, 2006 10:26 AM

there's no sleeping happening around our house either...
enjoy your day off!

Posted by: ali at October 30, 2006 10:26 AM

Tapas... yum. I'll have to check it out when I'm back in the area first of December.

Enjoy your days off!

Posted by: Snidget at October 30, 2006 10:56 AM

finger in the nose.


Posted by: Sarcomical at October 30, 2006 11:03 AM

Always good to have a couple days off...I wish I could stay cool but our air is broken again and it is sweltering in here...it seems our air is off more than it is on...urg.

Posted by: Amy at October 30, 2006 11:09 AM

ps, chris, I went ahead and translated your entry into what we call 'the truth', and "The three of us headed into D.C. for lunch at a great tapas place" in fact translates exactly into "I went all by myself to a not-so-clean topless place in that seedy neighbourhood SouthEast of downtown." See? Tapas->Topless? Genious.

Posted by: andy at October 30, 2006 11:14 AM

I love Jaleo! It has been too long since I've been there. Enjoy your Monday off. Maybe you'll get to take a nap.

Posted by: bad penguin at October 30, 2006 11:25 AM

Stick your finger up her nose... This should stop her. I don't recommend the kicking though...

Hulk, Rowdy Piper and the gang.

Posted by: DavidR at October 30, 2006 11:26 AM

Enjoy what's left of your Monday.

Posted by: ann adams at October 30, 2006 11:28 AM

Wait. Is there such a thing as a Happy Monday? I believe that's what they refer to as an oxymoron.

I'm going to have Bur read this post so that he can see that some Dad's actually do that little thing I like to call, HELP OUT!

I kid, I kid. He'd still never believe me.

Posted by: Peggy at October 30, 2006 12:22 PM

Oooooh. I've eaten at that Tapas place. Yum!

Enjoy your time off, fella. And don't miss me too much. I'm off to Chicago for a week and won't have my notebook with me. Be well!

Posted by: bhd at October 30, 2006 12:59 PM

I wish I was home voluntarily but instead I'm home sick. Enjoy your day off!

Posted by: Beth in StL at October 30, 2006 01:42 PM

I love the *unexpected* days off. Really. They usually turn out better than planned vacations. Happy Monday.

Posted by: Bethany at October 30, 2006 02:27 PM

She was just helping you to pick your nose. Helpful isn't it? Glad you get a few days off, sounds like you need it.

Posted by: Melissa at October 30, 2006 02:33 PM

Whoo hoo!! Parrrrr - tey!!!!

What a great weekend - glad you got out and had some fun!

Posted by: Evil Genius at October 30, 2006 02:42 PM

Enjoy the time off!

We've found that if we actually want to get a night off from kid duty, one of us needs to be prepared to go sleep on the futon in Queen B's room. Otherwise, she always ends up between us in our bed, head in one parent's kidneys and feet in the other's.

Posted by: Kate the Shrew at October 30, 2006 03:11 PM

I guess Beth didn't get a chance to hijack your site yet.....

Anyway...enjoy your time away from the daily grind!

Posted by: Nanette at October 30, 2006 03:36 PM

I LOVED that post! It was TRES interesting! It was the perfect rendition of what happens when the monkey curls up (well...) in bed with Josh and I: Josh gets kicked in the neck and a finger up the nose, and I get woken and woken and woken up! ;)

Posted by: haley-o at October 30, 2006 07:43 PM

Hey Chris, now that you updated Beth's blogroll, you should really do yours, cause I feel all sad that I'm not on it. ;)

Plus, I heard it was really easy to do. ;)

Posted by: Melissa at October 30, 2006 08:19 PM

Sounds like a great weekend! Enjoy your time off with your family!!

Posted by: Colleen at October 30, 2006 08:46 PM