It’s a rainy morning here in Lexington, with some sudden freakishly strong thunderstorms passing through. Perfect weather for blogging, as long as my computer doesn’t die (which is a strong possibility, as I seem to have forgotten my charger at home, and my battery only lasts about 45 minutes on a good day). I’m currently nannying, and the baby is finally asleep after a full hour of crying this morning, due to some very frustrating teething. I don’t know how parents handle these things. I just wanted to cry with him, mostly because I thought my eardrums were going to burst.
Anywho, let’s move on to something far more exciting. Food. Specifically, pie. We’re having a bit of unseasonably warm weather here in Lexington (it has been close to 80 degrees for 3 days in a row!), so I’ve been trying to be outside as much as possible. I’ve really been wanting to eat dinner in the park, but the meals we had on the menu this week weren’t really picnic-friendly foods (soup, sweet potatoes, asparagus, etc.). So I settled for dessert.
Well, let me jump back a minute and tell you about yesterday’s grand adventures. Eric is working extra long days this week so that we can head out of town early this weekend (hello, Baton Rouge!), so he hasn’t been getting to enjoy this marvelous weather. So I had the grand idea that we should meet for a coffee date during work (there is a Starbucks pretty much attached to Eric’s office). So after I finished class for the day, I walked (in shorts and a t-shirt! Hallelujah!) downtown to meet Eric for coffee. It was great. We sat outside and took in a bit of the city life. I really like downtown Lexington on warm spring days because everyone is out and about, looking significantly happier to be alive than they do in the winter. We even saw some tourists! What on earth are tourists doing in downtown Lexington? I have no idea. Maybe they were lost on their way to Louisville.
Unfortunately, Eric only had about 10 minutes for coffee (since he is a professional working man and all), so we soon parted ways, he going back to the office for a few hours, and me walking the 25 minutes home. I always thought that Eric could walk to work if he wanted to, but after making that journey myself, I’m going to give that idea a big ‘no’. But it’s definitely bikeable. If only he had a bike…
Okay, so back to the pie. After dinner, we were really craving some dessert. Eric wanted ice cream, but somehow I talked him into pie. Missy’s Pie. Yum. If you’ve never been to Missy’s Pie Shop, you are seriously missing out. Not that the pie shop itself is actually impressive at all. It kind of looks like a storage room that they converted into a very tiny bakery. But that makes the pie even better for eating elsewhere, like Woodland Park!
So we got our slices of pie (Eric with cookies and cream, me with combination-peanut butter and brownie) and headed to the park. Of course, since we’re currently experiencing this awesome heatwave, the park was bustling with activity. Skateboarders, tennis players, joggers, baseball players, nasty smoking teenagers, etc. We had fun doing a little people watching (and eating our pie, of course), and just generally enjoying the outdoors. Goodness, I can’t wait to eat outside all summer. Mostly I can’t wait to have a big ol’ porch and some rocking chairs for sitting outside in the evenings. Maybe someday! For now, I’m content with my pie in the park.