i hope you are all enjoying your saturday. i've been dreading being on my own this weekend for a couple weeks now, but you know what? it's not so bad. meredith and i have done some shopping and playing and sleeping. now while she naps nina's banana bread is baking in the oven while i listen to some of my favorite mellow instrumental songs. i wish chris were home with us, but life is good and vacation #2 is less than 48 hours away.