As I’d hoped, it was a nice day yesterday with the boys away. LOVE them to pieces, but sometimes you just need a little break from your own kids!! ha.
I worked and worked all day, as we are approaching a deadline with my team and I wanted a very productive day after taking the afternoon off on Friday. Fortunately, we are on track to beat our deadline, which is great news.
The boys aren’t much trouble anymore, at their ages, to have around while I work from home….but they still cause some interruptions I have to plan around, like drop offs/ pick ups, or making sure they actually eat a decent lunch, etc. From a mental standpoint, it felt so good to have zero distractions again yesterday. Just trying to remind myself that September is right around the corner, and soon they’ll be back in school every day!!
I think I wrapped up work around 5:30-6:00.
Our evening plans consisted of:
- dinner at home
- long walk
- movie night
I started making dinner before Ivan got home, and then we chatted while I finished up and he heated up some tortillas on the stove.
I made milanesas, which are a very thin cut steak that I hand breaded and fried. On the side we had pinto beans cooked with some onion, and because I was trying to hurry and it was easy, some frozen veggies.
This is a delicious meal, and easy. One of our favorites. Normally we buy the thin steak at a Mexican grocery store, but our big local supermarket has started carrying thin cut steak now, too! They even label it “steak for milanesas”.
It was a truly beautiful evening, one of those perfect summer nights. As I’ve mentioned, we’ve just been so darn busy that I feel like we haven’t been out and about in the evenings as much as we normally are in the summer. (Like last week, I sat outside swim practice every night…). So this was a treat.
We added an extra loop on our walk, so we probably walked about 40 minutes or so.
I took this beautiful picture right in the park by our house:
I love it! I feel so lucky to have this little city park so close- it’s such a pleasant place to loop through on our walks.
Bonus pic- some flowers blooming in my front yard landscaping right now:
Before bed we watched the movie Marry Me, with Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson. I think it came out around Valentine’s Day, but we never made it to the theater. It’s on Amazon Prime video now.
I actually really liked it!! I mean, as much as one likes romantic comedies. Which in my case, is quite a bit, I’m not ashamed to admit. It was better than I expected though. (Again, for a romantic comedy.) Light hearted, fun, sweet….and I’ve just always liked J.Lo. (Okay, and super unrealistic, but that’s beside the point.)
It was SO NICE to re-claim our big living room TV just for us!
This whole evening was much needed and felt relaxing and wonderful.
As we ate dinner, alone at our breakfast bar, watching American Ninja Warrior on the little kitchen TV, we said, “Is this what life will be like once the kids move out???” Hahaha. Funny to think about.
I am grateful for the park by our house.