Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Back to the grind

I return to work today after a nice two-weeks' vacation. Naturally, part of me wishes I could stay off longer, but there is work to do and a salary to be earned.

Sunday night I made lasagna, steamed green beans and garlic bread; we had dinner with my in-laws. On the 31st, we invited them over again, and grilled some Omaha Steaks that Gabe got for us. We ate that with mushrooms cooked in butter and wine, a baby spinach salad and herbed potatoes. My in-laws brought a very nice Asti and we toasted the new year early. I also talked to both my mom and Paula prior to going to bed, since in Puerto Rico they rang the new year two hours before Houston. By midnight we were all tucked in bed, Gabe fell asleep early, but Isabel and I stayed up until midnight, reading.

Yesterday was nice. I got up late, around 9:00 AM, had coffee and eased into the new year. We spent most of the day at the house, but we went out shopping in the afternoon so Gabe could use a gift card he got for a gift returned. We also put together a little desk I had bought on Monday from Crate & Barrel, which I am going to use as a vanity table in our bedroom. I will try to take a picture and post it later, as it is dark in the bedroom right now and I do not want to wake Gabe and Isa. Last night we hd dinner at my in-laws. They cooked black-eyed peas and cabbage, which are supposed to bring you luck and wealth. We ate that with a meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

And that is it. I have not been blogging much lately, and with the new year and getting back into the daily routine, I have some thinking to do about how much time I want to spend in front of the computer the next few weeks. So if you do not see me posting or commenting on blogs every single day like before, know that it is just normal, and I will not disappear.


  1. Yes, back to the grind and routines it is.

    Man I wish I had two weeks vacation.

  2. Me too. Though I only got a week and a half.

    And the food sounds lovely. Yum.

  3. Glad you got to have a vacation. The food sounds delicious. It doesn't take long for the daily grind to start up again, does it?