me and baby quincey // lincoln center fountain
ben in the canyons of the upperwestside (uws) // lincoln center box office
gardener emily // restaurant week - pretty nyc restaurant
tomatoes and cucumbers from our garden. we grew them.
coming back from vacation is always hard. our trip back sucked - our connecting flight in dallas (on the way back from mexico 1, 2, 3, 4) was a mess. the immigration line (to get our passports stamped) was the longest we've ever seen it. y'all: we've visited 30+ countries together and never seen an immigration line nearly as long. so we missed our connecting flight. we were able to get on the next (and last flight) to nyc - but almost missed that. and so we didn't have time to grab food - so we ended up eating wendy's on our stoop at midnight when we were finally home. ha. wendy's never tasted so good.
i don't know if it was stressful travel or something - i felt yuck the next few days which is always nice when you're catching up at work. blaaah.
we had a busy week - with good and bad.
the good - we got to meet our friends' (suziecole) new baby, quincey... the sweetest little baby girl. she just hangs out, sleeps and doesn't make a peep. holy nuggets - there is something so special about a newborn baby. i just wanted to hold her until my arm fell off.
it's rewarding to have a garden. stuff you grow yourself just tastes better?
nyc restaurant week(s) is upon us. we are. in heaven.
(restaurant week is when fancier/spendier restaurants have a prix fixe [set price] menu for 3 courses. pretty rad.)
today i just felt really happy. it sounds so cliche' but i feel really blessed and sort of a sigh like everything is really okay, really great today.
i feel so grateful:
to be employed and love the people i work with.
to be married to a super smart and hardworking man who is in the midst of such a taxing and intense educational career at the moment.
to be married to my best foodie-planner-traveler-buddybuddy-lover friend.
to live in the city and the neighborhood i do. nyc and harlem - you are rough and tiring but also beautiful and perfect.