“Keep pouring until I say stop.”
That’s going to be my tag line tonight as I head out to the Philadelphia Wine and Cheese Showcase with my pal Colleen from Souffle Bombay. I just love this chic so the idea of sipping on wine, noshing on cheese and hanging with one of my faves makes today a pretty awesome Friday.
It’s been one heck of a week.
On Monday I was off for the last day of my Spring Break and spent the day whipping up meals using various Easter leftovers. I was thrilled that I was able to make 4 meals using our Easter leftovers. I made a Turkey, Potato and Bacon Ranch taco for dinner on Monday that was surprisingly delicious. This meal was followed by an Egg and Pea Salad, Split Pea Soup with Ham and Buffalo Turkey salads. I was rather impressed with myself because each meal was better than the rest and they all involved leftovers which meant less waste and maximization of our grocery budget.
Tuesday brought some pretty scary news from a friend. Not the kind of news I can share here (the topic is far too dark for me to talk about) but it put me and my family on pretty high alert. I had all sorts of emotions and fears and couldn’t hold my kids tight enough. In fact, I had them both sleep in my room that night because they are kids and I needed them to feel safe. Frankly, I’m still on edge about it all. We live in a scary, scary world and I worry about the safety of my boys everyday. This mothering stuff is so hard.
Yesterday I truly believed I earned my angel wings (just kidding). I spent the day chaperoning FIVE 2nd grade boys on a field trip to the aquarium. It was actually not that bad as I thought it was going to be although I believe my son’s teacher secretly hates me after seeing the fabulous five she paired me with. Ha-ha!
So needless to say I need tonight.
Colleen’s energy is contagious and she makes me laugh. She’s good people so the idea of spending a night with her drinking wine and chatting it up makes me happy.
We all need a girls night once in a while. I need to make sure I tell myself that and not feel guilty about leaving my family for the night and remember that time away is good for the soul and good for me.
Wine me, baby!