Another busy, delightful weekend is just behind us. Why Monday always has to follow such happiness is beyond me.
Ben, Doolin and I continued our yearly Easter tradition and treated ourselves to a leisurely brunch. This year, we enjoyed a four course extravaganze outside at Bar Boulud, near Lincoln Center. Toward the end, the breeze picked up and we got a bit chilled, but otherwise it was a wonderful experience. We began with pastries and coffee, then I had a decadent yogurt parfait, while Ben warmed up with oatmeal. For my main course, I ordered the mushroom frittata and Ben had the Croque Madam. Then there was dessert! I could barely mover afterwards! Doolin, of course, had a bit of everything and was the happiest puppy in the world.
In addition to brunching, we spent much of the weekend out with friends. We kicked things off with cocktails at Flute, then dinner at Petrossian and more frivolity at Don't Tell Mama. I saw Clybourne Park on Broadway and dined after at Toloache(my absolute favorite Mexican restaurant in NYC). We also snuck in a meal at Eaterysomehow and vowed to stop eating out so much! So I walked the aisles of Whole Foods and bought bunches of groceries, forgetting that we have show tickets for tonight for Nice Work if You Can Get It (in previews on Broadway) and will thus most likely need to grab food out after the show, since I won't have time to cook.
Yes - if you haven't figured it out, I have a life once again! It's amazing how much easier everything is when you actually work in somewhat proximity to where you live!
Those NYC gardeners know what they are doing. The tulips exploded into bloom exactly on cue, just in time for Easter/Passover crowds to invade Central Park.
I confess, I had little time for knitting this weekend. Besides the eating and playing and park-enjoying, much of my time was taken with test driving Fiats and Minis. Specifically, the Fiat Cabriolet and the Mini Cooper Clubman. If you have expert knowledge on either of these car, please shout out! We are in a quandary. We both prefer the Clubman, but the Fiat comes with an unbeatable parking deal....and it's a convertible. Seriously? But the Clubman has a sunroof and feels more safe and sturdy to me. If it comes down to price, we will be getting the Fiat, I suppose. Long term, the Mini Cooper would be a better "investment" but we are essentially looking for a short term solution.
IF we do get a car at all, that is. We are still considering our options. What is NOT an option is me taking the bus to work much longer! I am over it, let me tell you.
But the sock knitting, it stands here.
I am poised to turn a heel. This sock does have quite the interesting heel construction, too - I've not seen anything like it, so i'll give it a whirl.
I confess, I've done nothing. The book is still sitting there, waiting to be read. Nothing is packed and I haven't had time to even dream about the fun adventures ahead. I need to get on that.