Spring Break is over - let's get back to normal!
Apr. 6, 2010 2:02 pm
Updated: Apr. 7, 2010 7:42 am
I'm not really sure what normal is for me - but I'm ready to go back there. Last week was my Spring break. I'm not going to complain - I mean, I love getting time off work! And, I might add, I had a wonderful week off in spite of everything.
Our weather was phenomenal! Usually I have Spring break and pace the house, watching it rain, or worse - snow. Not this year! We've been thinking about turning on the air conditioner in fact. The only thing stopping me is I love having the windows open and hearing the birds and the creek babbling.
I had time to make some really tasty dinners, and we went out to eat several times. I got to see my family at Easter and I had some "bonding" time with my married daughter as her school's spring break was also this past week.
So - what's there to complain about, right? Well - it all started out the first weekend when my son's baseball game was cancelled because the field was not playable. Then -he calls to tell me his leg is in an air cast! What??!! He's finally back on track and at 100% with his pitching from his surgery and now his leg is bothering him and the trainer thinks it might be fractured. He went for x-rays today and meets with the doctor in about an hour - I'm on pins and needles to hear the diagnosis. If it is indeed fractured he'll be out for the season, which means he'll probably give up on playing college ball. He just can't see how he could sit out 2 seasons in a row and be competitive. There's still summer ball and there is a fairly competitive league he plays in, so all is not lost.
On to the next gripe. If you have read any of my previous blogs about my dog, Suzy - then you know about her leg injury. Anyways - she had surgery this morning. We're getting ready to go pick her up very shortly. I'm dreading the next 6-8 weeks of rehab with her. How do you keep an 18-month old lab "quiet"? This should be interesting.
Really, that's all I have to gripe about. And, I need to end on a positive - because that's just the way I am. So - yesterday my husband and I were both off work so we got up early and headed to the West Side Market. I bought all sorts of wonderful produce, parsley and mint. I had decided I wanted to make Tabbouleh. So, that is what I did and it came out wonderful! I used the recipe off of this site - Tabbouleh I. I can't wait to sit down and snack on that tonight!
Besides going to the West Side Market - we had lunch at a great little bar in Cleveland, called Muldoon's. We had super huge grouper sandwiches that were also very tasty. Then,we headed out to two different wineries to "stock" up. The weather was so beautiful that we bought a bottle to drink at each winery and enjoy the views and sunshine. We didn't drink the entire bottle at either place, so they corked it back up and we brought them home. The first winery "Chalet Debonne' Vineyard" is one of our favorites. They have such beautiful grounds and good wine, too. The second place, "South River Winery" is housed in an old church that used to be near my husband's home when he was a kid. It was abandoned at that time and the winery owners bought it and moved it about 60 miles away to open their winery. It was neat to go there and their wine is not bad either.
So, today was back to work. It's still beautiful weather so I am looking forward to going out and enjoying the sunshine while it lasts.