Best lattes in town. Cafe Fixe.
Earlier in the week, I was a little disappointed that my call for jury duty had been canceled. Of course I wasn't upset that I was no longer going to be sitting in an uncomfortable chair all day in the Suffolk County Courthouse, it was more that I was looking forward to a mid-week day off without Alice. I was looking forward to an entire day away from my daily grind as a mom. Does that sound terrible?!
I realized as the date for my jury duty approached that I'd never spent more than just an hour or two away from Alice. In the nine months and twenty days since she was born, I haven't been out for a day by myself without lugging a baby, a diaper bag and stroller along with me. So when that magical day off was suddenly taken away from me I felt sort of let down.
So today I'll be clocking out from my role as Mom just after lunch. My husband is coming home early to spend the afternoon with Alice and I am getting out on my own. I'll carry a purse (not a diaper bag) for the first time in almost ten months! I'll bring my camera and different lenses and leisurely take pictures as I walk! I'll savor a coffee while reading a book! Who know where the day will take me.
But I can't wait to find out.