By the time the weekend rolls around these days, I am READY. So ready. Tired, cranky, spent, READY. Ready for some time to breathe, some time with my two favorite boys, some time to just be. And to do chores, clean the house, clear the clutter, blah blah blah. Whatever the activity may be, I hold my Saturdays very dear to my heart.
So this Saturday, James woke up early as is the norm, and we took advantage of some sunshine and warmer than usual temps to walk to Dunkin for a coffee (no milk in the casa) and to CVS for milk (to remedy the aforementioned problem). It’s a quick walk, just over a mile roundtrip, but so very refreshing after being cooped up for the winter. James hung out, shared some smiles with me when I invaded his stroller space, and cooed. Oh, baby coos first thing in the morning: you make those early hours so much less painful.
Back home for way too many cups of coffee and a quick breakfast later, we headed out for this month’s Babies and Beers event (event might be giving it more credit than it is due – Babies and beers is a group of us who have babies and like beer, so we get together to share…babies and beers). It’s fun!
This month called for lunch at Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square before we hit the trail eastbound to Everett. I sipped on a new-to-me beer with lunch – Troeg’s Nugget Nectar – which was both delicious and fitting given that I’ve called the little man Nugget since the day he was born. Following lunch, the train headed to our next stop: Night Shift Brewing. Stuck in the back of an old warehouse (with horrible parking!), this spot is really neat. You pretty much walk in through their loading dock and are greeted by a sweet little bar area, folding tables, and old wooden casks. And the beer? So tasty!
We had our fill and headed next door (really) to Idle Hands, a tiny little brewery. Our palates were a little…tired…at that point, so I can’t say that we had the most discerning of opinions, but we all agreed that Idle Hands was small but mighty. Tasty beers, kind folks, a fun spot.
So Babies and Beers: Everett edition? An overwhelming success. Combined with warmer temps and a morning spent outdoors, this Saturday felt as glorious and rejuvenating as all the best Saturdays do.