While the Real family was in Newport, I was dismayed to find out that the Grilled Cheese Truck was going to be stationed at Naimie’s, this beauty/wig shop within walking distance of our apartment. Grilled cheese…so close, but yet so far… How excited was I to discover that it was returning there today for lunch?  To be able to walk there and delude myself into thinking I would exercise off some of the cheesy goodness before I ate it – fabulous!  Maya and I took a walk over there and ordered some sammies, tots and drinks. Evan was going to come by himself, but as the line got exponentially longer the closer I got to ordering, I convinced him to let me order for him. As luck would have it, Evan arrived just as the food was coming up.  We decided we would go back to the car and eat as there was nowhere to really sit. We walked back down the street to the spot where Evan had parked and since there was a nice little grassy area on the sidewalk, I suggested we have a little picnic.  There happened to be a nice picnic blanket in the car so we laid it down, put the car seat on one corner and ate under a tree.  Despite Maya’s ill-timed blowout that came halfway thru my bag o’ tots, it was lovely. Midday picnic with the hubby and kid on a random grassy patch on Riverside… What a nice little treat!

In other news, I finally discovered a routine that makes my daughter laugh…apparently exaggerating the music on her playgym whilst making stupid faces and simultaneously moving her legs to the music is worth quite a few chuckles.  My little Maya is growing up so fast…she now is regularly turning on her side when on her back, she gave me this look today in the bath that made me think, “Oh, she’s not a newborn anymore, she’s really a baby now…a big girl with a personality…” totally bittersweet.

If you’re reading this, you’ll have noticed I changed the theme to my blog. I was getting tired of the old look, and thought I would try this one out…any thoughts? It’s called Bueno and I can change the color themes to match my mood. Or, my shoes.

P.S. Anyone watch Oprah’s show on Geneen Roth’s book, Women, Food and God? I was so disappointed.  I’m overweight because I like food.  A lot.  I rarely eat for “emotional” reasons ….and the 7 guidelines that are supposed to make me never have to diet again? Nothing new, and if it were that easy, I’m pretty sure there would be a lot less heavy people in this world. Blah.