And that’s exactly what it is over here this morning…..slooooow and quiet! The kiddies had a sleepover at Mimi & Grandpa’s house last night so that Chris and I could have a much-needed date night! I honestly can’t tell you the last time he and I were out to dinner! It’s definitely been a while & was way overdue! I’m so thankful for grandparent (baby)sitters for our kids! Chris and I hit one of our fave spots here in Indy – Ruth’s Chris. While Chris and the kiddies had been over the summer (while I was in Florida), I can’t tell you the last time I had eaten there! I guess I should have said it was a PRE-kids fave spot for us considering how infrequently we’ve been since having kids! Haha! Funny how that happens! Anyway, we’re “bar seats only” patrons because the people watching at a place like that is just TOO good! We didn’t plan on an elaborate meal (trust me, it’s easy to do there), but settled with a few glasses of wine, the “crab stack” appetizer (amazing), a salad for me & filet with mashed potatoes for Chris. It was so yummy & fun!!!! An older couple ended up sitting next to us at the bar & I instantly fell in love with how cute they were (and of course the woman and my hubby became quick friends)! A huge thank you to my ‘rents for letting us get out & enjoy ourselves! It was such a treat! So…the kids enjoyed a sleepover & I got this cute pic from my mom this morning…..nothing better than Sunday morning donuts, right? Anyway….here I sit (the hubs is golfing) in a quiet house mentally preparing for the week ahead! So far I’m only at school 2 full days & have tomorrow “off”, which I LOVE! Who likes to work on Mondays anyway, right? Last week, despite only having 3 days of school + work, just felt exhausting, so I’m hoping this week is more low key for the whole fam! I mean, this weather here in Indy better figure itself out, too! Did you know that it was over 70 degrees here on Friday & then was SNOWING yesterday morning as I drove to the gym? I mean, how is that possible? Look at what I came back to after class – ICE covering my windshield! Not cool! This makes me dream (more than usual) about our summer vacation in June! I mean, that is only 3 months away! Naples (you beautiful place you) here we come! I mean….talk about favorite places. Naples is definitely one of mine for so many reasons! Such amazing memories made here! Let the countdown begin! No Spring Break trip for us – summer is where it’s at!
Anyway….I’m rambling (and enjoying the quiet). My goal was to get a big pot of soup started for 1 dinner this week & then multiple lunches, so I better decide just what kind I should make! I’m debating between my go-to chicken tortilla OR more of an Italian-style with turkey sausage, spinach, tomatoes & white beans……I’ll share which one I picked over on Instagram, so make sure you follow me there!
Hope everyone has a cozy Sunday & a great week!
xoxo – Jamie