It’s officially begun. This weekend was a string of last meals at beloved restaurants and meetings over cocktails to bid farewell to our favorite people and places in NYC.
Also, we finally started packing. Packing pretty much sucks. Fortunately, we have a great helper.
Emmy has moved with us several times now and I have to say, she appears to love the process. Boxes and bags and bubble wrap to explore? She’s in heaven.
(Actually, I think she just likes looking down on us for once!)
This week ahead is jam-packed with work, running, packing and goodbyes. If only I could scratch that last one out. 😦
Today’s EAT: After a long day of wrestling with packing tape and bubble wrap, the hubs and I indulged in a lovely dinner at a neighborhood restaurant that we’d been itching to try all year!
And thanks to my dad for picking up the tab, via a gift certificate he phoned in for our birthdays a few weeks ago. 🙂 I love consumable gifts – and excellent choice, dad! We had a great dinner of arugula and peach salad, steak, and lobster risotto. Yummage!
Today’s DRINK: Naturally we had a bottle of wine with dinner, but I don’t remember what it was. However, when we got home, I decided to break into one of the few bottles that remained on our wine rack when I packed it up this afternoon.
That wine rack was peppered with a few nice bottles when I dismantled it. This is one of them – 2002 Greg Norman Estate Shiraz-Cab, a gift from my mom and step-dad that we were sort of saving.
But I’m not planning on moving wine bottles, so the good stuff will be consumed this week!
And yes, this bottle is excellent. I’m sure it deserves a more than being sipped on the couch in yoga pants. But you do what you’ve gotta do, right? 🙂
Today’s RUN: My legs were a bit sore today, but considering the week’s mileage (57!) and yesterday’s long run, I felt pretty good! I headed out for 7 easy ones today – kept the pace around 9:30. I got poured on, which was initially kind of annoying but then kind of fun.
Today’s QUESTION: Is there a restaurant you’ve been dying to try? What’s stopping you? There are sooooo many places I wish we had eaten here in NYC. I wish we had an unlimited bank account! (Or unlimited birthday gift certificates! :))