Sunday: A rest-at-home day. I was still battling my cough/cold that’s been hanging around.
Monday: I took the four-year-old to Kingston’s Forsyth Park, which has a fantastic wooden playground and a petting zoo. Last time we played there, we still had about six inches of snow covering everything, so this was a nice spring-y change.
Also, I started going to bed earlier than usual. Over the winter, I got into the habit of staying up on the computer until the wee hours: anywhere from 12:30-2:30 am. Apart from clearly getting more sleep, a major benefit of going to bed with Andy around 11 is that we get snuggle time before falling asleep. I missed that.
Tuesday: I decided to participate in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. It was an impulsive decision, but I figured it’s better to give myself a kick in the pants, an ‘assignment’, so to speak, to finally start blogging consistently like I always intended. It’s the fourth day and I have already mapped out what my themes will be for the rest of April, which is nice…and also incredibly unlike me.
In the evening, we participated in Trivia Night at our local brew pub, Keegan Ales, which we recently started doing regularly again. It was the most crowded trivia I’ve ever seen! The scores were close the whole time, but the downside of so many people playing is that it takes soooo much longer to get through each question. We came in second, though, so it was pretty exciting 🙂
Wednesday: Hung out in Woodstock with the four-year-old. He was so excited to take me into the hardware store, where he instantly grabbed a mini shopping cart and started zooming up and down the aisles. We stopped in The Golden Notebook as well and read some Mo Willems and Berenstain Bears.
We also had a spontaneous dance party with his mom when we got back to the house. He’s obsessed with Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” and insisted we play it four times in a row. Lots of jumping and twirling and clapping ensued, as well as the discovery that I have less energy than him and his mother.
Thursday: Thursday morning seemed like total chaos. We drove down to Manhattan so a.)I could catch my train here to Harrisburg, and b.)Andy could pick up the photos he’d ordered for his show tomorrow night. Oh, driving in the city. How hilarious you are. Your parking rules and no-turns allowed streets, your taxis and busses and hordes of pedestrians. I hoped I would be able to stop at Doughnut Plant before heading to Penn Station, but time was not on our side. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow when I return! Follow my hungry train ride in Thursday’s En Route to Harrisburg post.
Friday: Today! Ellen and I have one full day together before I head back to NY tomorrow morning. There’s such great architecture around this city- and I’m sure I’ll find some street art too 😉 Mostly, we will just enjoy spending time with each other.
How was your week?