Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lazy Saturday

Today was pretty relaxing, although Benjamin's having a rough time with teething these days.  Friday night he woke up a couple times in the middle of the night, so we slept in a bit today.  We were a little off schedule as a result, but since we didn't have anything until the afternoon, it was fine.  I had been craving a McGriddle, so decided to make something more substantial than cereal or toast for breakfast.  I did an "egg in the nest", and it turned out pretty tasty.  Although it was delicious while I ate it, afterwards it felt very heavy.  But good to know I can make it when the mood strikes.  We just hung out at the house and played until lunch.  Ben took a nap after lunch, then we drove over to the embassy for a first birthday party.

It was nice to hang out and see friends, relax and snack by the pool.  Benjamin was pretty sweet, and shared some of his toys with another Ben, who is younger.  We stayed until about 6pm, I got my usual chicken fingers for dinner.  We hung out with some people who we'd seen in passing at the embassy, so it was good to expand our circle.  They go to the Amman International Church, which we'd like to try.  Evidently it meets at 6pm on Saturday night, which is pushing it a bit for us.  But we could attempt it.  The selling point is that there's a nursery, so I could actually focus on worship and the sermon.  So we'll see, not ready to commit to a particular church just yet.

That's about it, we came home and Benjamin played some more, but got really fussy so we put him in the bed at 7:30pm.  I hope he'll feel better soon, it's no fun waking up at odd hours and shuffling to his room.  Last night he got up at 2am the first time, and I couldn't go back to sleep for a while because I'd gone to bed early.  Today I've felt both tired and gross, fingers crossed tomorrow will be better.

Evidently there's a meteor shower event happening tonight, but since we don't have a babysitter lined up we aren't going to drive into the hinterlands and try to watch it.  Not that the city lights here are so overwhelming, but there is some light pollution.  Maybe next year.  And any night out in the wadis (deserts) are supposed to be amazing for stargazing.  Hopefully we can do that in the fall when the heat isn't so bad.  So many things to do, I really hope we can see everything in two years.


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