Deliciousness and Disappointments

Yesterday was an awesome day, but I am not going to lie– there were a few disappointments too!

Let’s start with some fun stuff– my leg held up enough for me to go on a thirty minute walk with my husband and it was so fun! We walked through the Brown University campus, which was packed– I think it was parents’ weekend or something like that. It made for some great people watching, but the best part was when a former student of mine drove by me and pulled over to say hi! I love running into former students to see what they are up to!

Now as far as my first disappointment, my leg took a turn for the worse right after the walk. I pretty much had to hang inside for the rest of the afternoon resting up. My joint pain is getting to a point where something must be done– I can’t wait for my October 9th pain management specialist appointment to find some sort of solution!

Later that evening, my husband and I stopped at a friend’s cookout, where we announced our pregnancy to a few more friends! We got some great advice on all things baby, but the best was being reminded that acupuncture may help my pain. My friend had pregnancy-related SI joint issues, and acupuncture helped a lot, so I definitely am making an appointment this week!

My husband and I then went to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner– Trattoria Romana.  The restaurant was packed, but luckily we had a reservation.

The restaurant is very warm and comforting, but we were seated in an area that, though technically indoors, was basically a tent.  It was freezing!  We were definitely disappointed by the terrible table we had, but the only alternative was to wait at least an hour for a table indoors.  We decided to suck it up and just asked them to turn up the heat!

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Our meal, however, was delicious.  Warm, crusty Italian bread and oil with vinegar took the edge off of our hunger.

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We ordered a bunch of dishes to share, and every dish satisfied!  We split asparagus. . .

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margherita pizza and sautéed garlicky broccoli rabe. . .

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and a stunning panzanella salad!

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I actually had room for dessert!  As you know, I am on a serious “pumpkin in my dessert” kick, so when our waiter told us about the pumpkin cheesecake dessert special, I stopped him in his tracks and told us that’s what we wanted.

Unfortunately, he came back moments later to inform us it was sold out.  Whomp, whomp.

I “settled” on a light, melt-in-your-mouth molten chocolate cake with vanilla gelato instead.

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OK, so maybe my dinner experience wasn’t that disappointing after all!

My last little disappointment is the fact that today is the Providence Rock N’ Roll half marathon, which I have run the last two years.  Pregnancy aside, the fact that I haven’t been able to run in months, and now even walking is painful, really hit me and quite frankly, upset me.  I know I am putting up with this leg pain for an incredibly amazing reason, but I can’t help but miss what I used to be able to do!

Well, at least I can go spectate the race, since it nearly goes past my house!

What was your most delicious moment of yesterday?  How about you biggest disappointment as of late?

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