Thursday, October 30, 2003
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
We went to the Volvo dealership for the 15K tune-up. Took 4 hours instead of 2, but we had a fun time meeting other moms and other kids. They did break the indicator on my gear shifter though. Ugh! Vince konked out on the ride home and then woke up as soon as we got home, so we got into an argument about whether he should continue his nap. But he won and we went to the playground and to CVS. Jeremy made a delicious calzone for dinner and Vince fell asleep at 7:30 on our evening walk.
Monday, October 27, 2003
Our first day back in our humble house. It is wet, wet, wet outside. Vince and I did a massive shopping trip to replenish our refrigerator. He crashed at 10:30 am today. I think with the time change and the excitment of the past week, he just really needed to take a morning nap today.
Sunday, October 26, 2003
Thursday, we spent the afternoon walking around old Montreal and went into the Latin Quarter. Ate dinner at a spaghetti factory-type place where they give you bibs. Friday, we met Sara, Marka's friend, a prof at McGill. Had a fun time hanging out with her kids. Drove to Burlington where we had sandwiches and Ben and Jerry's for dinner. Saturday, we participated in Burlington's halloween parade and went to see a granite quarry and the Ben and Jerry's factory tour. Today we saw Amy from MIT and her kids and went to the Martin's to pick up Ruby and spend the afternoon with them! A great trip. And great to be home!
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Just cold today in Montreal. Vince and I went up Mont-Royal. He took off his shoes and mittens every chance he got. Had lunch from this takeout salad place and spent the rest of the day napping and watching TV. Jeremy disccovered that being a little tipsy helps with the networking at the conference. Ha!
Tuesday, October 21, 2003
Ugh, very rainy and cold today in Montreal. Vince and I spent some time walking the underground. We ordered weird dumpling that they serve in a soup of peanut sauce. For dinner, we went to the Movenpick. Vince had a great time and we had a fun time picking out dinner by strolling around this massive restaurant.
Monday, October 20, 2003
Drove to Montreal today. Spent the first few hours of the day in a whirlwind trying to clean the house up so I don't have to return to a filthy house. Started off at 11 am. Not bad really. Dropped off Ruby leash at the Martins (Vince fell asleep as soon as we pulled into Bard). Ate at Bob's Big Boy at the rest stop. Played for 40 minutes in Plattsburg at a neighborhood playground. Montreal is rainy and cold. We ate at a Lebanese place in an almost empty fast food joint in the underground mall. Vince was going crazy in the mall.
Sunday, October 19, 2003
Went to the bookstore this morning and spent, spent, spent. Gheez! What a few books can cost. Vince was absolutely neurotic about the train set at B and N. Then we went to the Morse house where the lady of the house had a dog cematery. Jeremy had his first cup of coffee in a month and he is feeling great!
Saturday, October 18, 2003
Heard the heartbeat on Thursday evening. The midwife said she heard movement too, so now I'm a little less concerned about not yet feeling the baby move. Today we went to get some maternity clothes in the morning and then in the afternoon, we hung out with Asuka and Carrie and fed them some lunch and went hiking on the rail trail. It was a beautiful brisk afternoonl This evening we tried Paul Newman's new vodka sauce on our ravioli. Yummy!
Thursday, October 16, 2003
Monday, October 13, 2003
The Trollope dinner was a bust. Katherine caught a cold. We went to the Dutchess Land Conservancy tour and it was really a lot of fun. Expecially the first on we went to with the terrier racing, the Devon cows and chickens. Vince woke up at 4 amd and then went to sleep again until 10 am so he was in top form at the first farm saying hello to one and all.
Saturday, October 11, 2003
Did a Walmart run today including Bob the Builder Knight of Fix-a-lot. I'm very excited to see it. Went to Adams. Spent about 1.5 hours at the park and met Bob, Kiki, Trudy and Julia there! Had Julia over for dinner while Bob and Kiki went to a Trollope dinner in CT. Very nice!
Thursday, October 9, 2003
We drove to Bard early Wed. morning and of course, of course, Vince fell asleep. So I dropped Ruby off and we went to Target. I woke him up and did 89 dollars worth of shopping there. Whew. After that we went to Eileen's office and spent the afternoon in the student center or asleep in the car. Jeremy's tutoring is going well, Eileen didn't come over, so it wasn't very exciting. Vince stayed up too late and was so grumpy when he went to bed last night. Just screaming his head off! Today we went for a walk in the morning on campus, to the playground and to the play group which was very sparcely attended.
Tuesday, October 7, 2003
Thursday, October 2, 2003
I'm getting a little bored staying at home. Yesterday was tutoring day for Lauren, so I went over to Bard and hung out. Vince was so cute at Bob's office, as we were leaving, he decided to go back and give Bob and Eileen a hug and a kiss. Very cute. We got a bunch of frozen salmon and halibut in exchange for tutoring.
Ohhhh, I love these Kouign-amann. It's like a croissant covered in a crunchy sugar coating. I'm eating poorly these days, snackin...