One bottle of Merlot, three huge portions of food, and one free dessert later, it’s back to normal life. We went to Vinnie Testa’s to celebrate my friend’s birthday, while her husband watched her two kids and Junior. It is the highlight of his week when he gets to go play with them, so this was a good deal for everyone involved. We were going to eat and then maybe wander around Tatnuck or the Christmas Tree Shop in Shrewsbury, but we effectively killed our whole 3 hours just at the restaurant, talking and laughing. The bummer is that now the next birthday isn’t until October, so we’ll have to find some other excuse to do this again!