Sunday, February 22, 2009

a ma'am about town

Spring is starting to...spring! Temperatures have been pretty consistently in the 40s and the air is starting to smell more earthy and alive. Love it. While on our errands yesterday, we walked past a garden with pops of green foliage here and there -- nothing new, but plants that had lived through the winter, including this magnificent rose bush that was at least as tall as I am. I looked for daffodil and tulip spikes, but didn't see any, though I'm not sure any bulbs were planted there to begin with.

Our errands took us all over Morningside Heights, and we enjoyed some delicious burgers for lunch at Bistro 1018. Thank goodness we don't have to wait nearly an hour at Shake Shack for a good burger anymore (nobody here beats their frozen custard, though). I picked up my new glasses too -- haven't had a new pair in 10 years! Behold, the new look:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

three weeks later...

When I haven't heard from someone in a while, I jump to one of two conclusions. First, that they're so busy they don't have time to catch up. Or that they are dead (thankfully, that has never actually been the case).

Well, we're doing very well and, yes, are extremely busy. I've been working long hours at The Knot, finishing Hippie Bob's book (coming soon!), and spending time with Ian on one or two weeknights a week. Ian is teaching a world religions class at Manhattan College (he really likes it!), plus working full-time at The Libertine (now running, serving, and bartending!). Luckily, we never have to work on weekends, and it's become especially sacred time for us.

We just spent a wonderful and renewing weekend at my folks' house (but it wasn't long enough!). I'll post some photos as soon as I have them. Just like our last trip, Ian and I were having so much fun that we forgot to take any ourselves! If you have some, please let me know!

Perfect timing...the clothes should be dry. Then it's off to bed for me. I have a dentist appointment before work (wish me luck!).