Date Night


Last Friday night Thing1 had a hot date, and the Big Guy had a gig playing guitar with his Québécois band at the local country store, so Thing2 and I decided to have Mommy-Thing2 evening.We got to our favorite pub in Manchester, VT and, after ordering our drinks and appetizers, I pulled out my sketchbook and started sketch the candleholder.Right on cue -- as he does at every art museum or any time I'm sketching on the road -- T2 asked if I had an extra journal. For once, i had thought to pack an extra, and the two of us sketched together in silence until our food arrived.We came up with with wildly different pictures and spent the rest of the meal talking about art, architecture on Mars and art supplies.It made for a different but quietly wonderful kind of date night.