Dinner was on the counter ready to be made. It was a beautiful Monday afternoon. The temperature here in New York was 90 degrees. Scarlett was reading her books in the living room. The cooing and gaga baa's coming from her, warmed my heart. I had made a meal plan at the beginning of the week and Day # 1's dinner was Penne with Asparagus and Parmesan. I looked at the ingredients laying idle on the kitchen counter and contemplated.
Ty walked in the door and set down his briefcase to greet Scarlett. As always, Scarlett threw her books to the side and crawled towards Daddy. "What are we making for dinner?" Ty asked after kisses and hugs from Scarlett.
I began putting all the ingredients back in the fridge. Ty gave me a quizzical look.
"Get the baby's sandals on," I said, "We're going out. I feel like eating outside."
We packed Scarlett up and went downtown to eat at a cute little restaurant. I am spontaneous. Ty likes that about me. It was a gorgeous day and I wanted to take advantage of it. Sometimes, a good spur of the moment decision is perfect.
It was a peaceful dinner. Scarlett slept while we ate and woke up just in time to go see the ducks at Congress Park before going home to relax together.