Home - is where I want to be / But I guess I'm already there /I come home -
she lifted up her wings /
Guess that this must be the place...
- Talking Heads, "Naive Melody"

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Spring Trip 2008 Day 2: Erie

I was up around 5, but dozed for an hour until it was clear that JJ was waking up. Fed and changed him, got him settled on a blanket with a toy, and then my upper back seized up. Spent the rest of the day wincing whenever I turned my head, and blamed the hours of driving. A quiet morning otherwise, puttering around, getting the kids fed and ourselves ready, looking at the garden in progress. The pear tree is in gorgeous bloom, tulips are up, and the lawn is full of violets.

It rained all day, so in the end we didn't really do anything but hang around the house, play with the kids, take the dog for walks. We went to Wegman's, which I adore—Worcester doesn't have any good grocery stores, as far as I can tell—and gave L. a bath after dinner (black bean and goat cheese quesadillas, one of a handful of things my mother will cook). My sister and her daughter came over again,so for a while there we had four adults and three kids (and six cats and a dog and a tank of fish) in a house that's maybe 900 sq. ft. and quite lively. The daughter spent the night, and it was quite a production getting everyone ready for bed and settled.

1 comment:

rhakir said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip from what I have read so far. I hope your upper back is better...