I don’t know why I ever thought that the store would be less crowded if I went early Saturday morning. I must have temporarily forgotten that’s when all the old people go, especially women in their Jazzy wheelchairs who block aisles and take no one into consideration when racing around your cart, knocking you back against the oven-ready lasagna noodles. Which I did purchase, by the way, because that’s what I am making for dinner. We are entertaining tonight and I feel like lasagna is a good dish for that. Most people like it and it serves a ton. Plus, mine is a lot better than the recipe on the back of the box because I make my own sauce instead of slathering it with Ragu. *Hork*.
Before I got up and headed to said store, I realized that time as I knew it will never be the same. I was up with Elliot around 5:30, he fed well, then fell back to sleep until something like 7:30 when he wasn’t really hungry, but wanted to be held. So Ash did that for a while and I got a few more minutes of sleep. Before pregnancy, before the kid, I’d get up around 7 and start puttering around the house. I’d clean, check email, watch a few minutes of Sports Center or the Weather Channel, eat cereal, clean something else, write some, watch some more TV, then take a shower. Usually by that time, Ash would be up and we’d go out to lunch somewhere. Alas, this is so not our routine anymore.
However, we did go to Outback last night. I think we got there around 8:20 and Elliot slept peacefully in his car seat the whole time and Ash and I got to actually enjoy our food and each other. In fact, we spoke of baby names, you know, for that next kid who is still just a sparkle in our eyes. I really want to name him (if it’s a him) Emmet. Or Emmett. Or Emmit. Either way, I think it’s a great name but Ash has a problem with it being juxtaposed with Smith. Because he absolutely hates that football player. Ugh! So if it weren’t for our last name, I could do it. Sigh. I would also like to name a potential him after my grandfather but then you have Robert Smith. Not only is it the lead singer of The Cure but it’s also pretty boring. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what the future brings.