Nice weekend. Nicer thanks to the generosity of friends. Shabbas dinner was largely provided by a friend from the CSA, including our first home-baked challah in months. Saturday I worked on Grumbles from the Grave at the Lad’s soccer practice. In the evening a friend from work and his wife came up and joined us for a long round of badminton, and then cooked a delicious meal for us using our sadly neglected CSA produce. Apples to Apples was mentioned, but by the time dinner and a bottle of mead (made by another friend of ours) was finished, they were tuckered out and had to go home. Instead we put in The Princess Bride. I only made it through about half the film before I dozed off.
Today my mom came up again, which enabled me to take the Lad to his soccer game and a pool party afterwards without worrying about leaving Stacey alone to deal with the baby. It was a good game, and thankfully this time I managed to park myself away from the more… exuberant parents. I suspect the pool party was more fun for Joshua than it was for me – I find that the areas of overlap between my interests and those of the average suburban soccer parents are strictly bounded. But I can think of far worse ways to spend a balmy late summer afternoon.
Tonight, had pizza and watched Quantum Leap with the family.
I’m wishing I didn’t have to drive in to work tomorrow. Working from home immediately after Kashti’s birth kind of spoiled me. Some day I wish to have a job that lets me work primarily from home.
I’m holding up pretty well. With Stacey feeling better, and the kind help of friends, I’m not feeling quite as beset as I was. I still wish I had time to get caught up on my mail and bills and other organizational matters – these things can only be ignored so long, and the backlog has become daunting at this point. But my state of mind is much improved.