Was it possible? Well, I suppose. Remotely possible. Was it likely? Not a chance. Not with my genes, or Joe’s genes. Now, for as long as I’ve known Joe’s parents, I’ve never seen any evidence to suggest a punctuality issue. Joe is a different story. He was born late and continues to demonstrate a 50% likelihood of running overdue. Since my proclivity toward tardiness runs deep on my side, I may have passed on stronger gene for being late.February 23, while looming large in my mind for months, was in the end not that different other Saturdays, although we made a point to take it easy and have fun together. We finished errands and grocery shopping by , a first, and then came back and puttered around the house for a bit. A few kick ass rounds of Rummy were played at the kitchen table, along with three games of Mancala. Look how happy Joe looks here.
Don’t be deceived. He lost. *I* am the premiere card and Mancala player in our house.
After our afternoon workout, a long walk, in hopes of forcing that baby downward, we whipped up a terrific recipe that we found in Everyday Food—thanks to my stepmom Judy and Dad, who gave us the subscription for Christmas. The recipe was for Shrimp and Cabbage Lo Mein. Sounds very Chinese flavored, but it really wasn’t. The cabbage was subtle and not overabundant, and the light soy-ginger sauce was just the right touch.
We wrapped up the night with three episodes of LOST, Kodiak Cakes brownies and birthday cake (not the baby’s, but a friend’s). It doesn’t get much better. Only three more episodes to go until we finish the third season, and the plan is to wrap those up today. At least we’ll finish the season before Baby arrives.
Keep your fingers crossed for some action in the next few days.