Hello, my lovelies!
I am currently sitting down munching on some veggie tempura at Ka-Prow (Austin) — My local Thai eatery that just so happens to also serve up sushi and Japanese appetizers too.
Why am I here all alone on a Friday night, you may ask. Well, long story short — I am around 4 months pregnant with me and my hubby’s second babe and my two year old is still stuck to me like glue. So for the sake of my sanity (and those around me), I am weening him off of me (he still nurses) AND getting the much appreciated solo dolo time that this mama is so, so grateful for. Seriously. I actually had plans to get dolled up and meet up a few of my other mommy friends at The Domain for light fares and non-alcoholic beverages…sort of like a “Mommy’s night out” type thing. I really, really wanted to actually be alone tonight with my thoughts and it has happened to work out so well, so far. And who else is loving this cooler Austin weather? It’s totally cuddle season and I can’t wait to get back home to my little babe and hubby for sleepy time cuddles. Actually, little man is with my parents right now. I figured it might help for him to ween off with someone other than daddy. That way, daddy and I can have a date night out or two before our next little person makes it into the world!
Back to Ka-Prow: I love the vibe. Totally my style and not pretentious at all. Plates range from $5-$20 which includes the sushi menu. I ordered the Pad-Se-Ew with beef and Chinese broccoli for dinner…It was out of this or Pad Thai and I order Pad Thai all too often at other restaurants! The music that was playing totally reminded me of my pre-children-bearing days…Little bit of EDMish and night lounge tunes. Dim lighting, very nice contemporary artwork on the walls. Everything appears to be organized and clean. No complaints here! Food also came out promptly. Perfect setting for someone like me who just needed some time to work a little, relax and chow down to cure my preggo cravings. Thank you KaProw for some down-to-earth good eats, and chill vibe. Have always loved this place and my feelings have not changed. =)
By being out alone, I realize that I do not need long breaks of time away from my family. I miss them so much already. I haven’t been out for an hour! And I would love to be having dinner with them too. I also realized certain things like after this, I am going to go shop for my little guy’s Halloween costume, potty training toilet and go right back home. There’s nothing else I’d rather do than provide for my family. Before, I’d usually be the first to fix a plate to plop down and eat breakfast, lunch or dinner…Now, I fix up plates for my kids and hubby first, and would actually rather not eat a full meal if the kids still need to be bathed and fixed up for the following day…If the kitchen and rest of the house needs tidying up before we all head to bed. I want our family environment to be as clean and welcoming as possible for when we all wake up the next moment. I just love family…Family! Thank you for allowing me to love you and for you loving me.
Thank you guys for tuning in…Leave me a comment on your favorite thing to do when you have alone time from the kids, hubby/wife, work and so on!