It's not often I have back-to-back nice days. So, I relish them when I do have them. This past two days have been quite great. No big plans. Actually, the original plans were thrown out because of some cancellations we did not see coming. But it turned out for the far best. Which makes me realize that it really comes down to us choosing to be happy.
I worked Saturday, so my "weekend" didn't start until Sunday. The original plan was to walk AIDS walk then brunch with an old friend. Well the old friend canceled on us Saturday. We woke up late Sunday. And it all went out the window.
But we soldiered on with brunch at a great restaurant, Back Forty
. I suggest it to everyone. I have been here several times. It's nowhere near my apartment. But the food is wonderful. I had friend chicken and waffles for brunch. I washed it down with chamomile tea. Weird but worked.
After brunch, we walked for quite a bit. Didn't really have a goal but to just walk and enjoy the weather. We stopped in one or two shops but just made our way to the subway to get back home. On the way, we made plans with my family for them to come over for dinner. Sometimes, it's better to cook and spend time with loved ones at home rather than go to a restaurant. This was one of those times.
We also stopped by work to get some food for dinner. I made baked arctic char on a bed of onions, a green salad, a tomato salad, some blanched green beans, and saffron rice. Also made some shrimp cocktail. I am happy to say that dinner was quite great. There's something so wonderful about spending time with my family and husband. They can be crazy but they all get along and laughter is the predominant sound. I truly cherish that.
Today, I took my parents to Uniqlo. So, here's the deal: they come all the way from the Philippines and one of their "must-stops" is Uniqlo in New York City. My parents are clothes-horses. They love shopping for clothes. They always like dressing up. And today, it was obvious. I spent 90 minutes in a store that I normally would spend no more than 30. We walked out with bags of clothes. I was exhausted. Happy but exhausted.
Then, to top it all off, I received my order from Zappos today. EARLY. I am thinking that I either need to invest in New Balance or start working for them. I love their products. My last pair of non-New Balance sneakers were... I cannot even remember. Scary.
Which leads me to now. After a wonderful dinner of vegan mashed potatoes, fried great northern beans, and steamed broccoli, I am happy. I just wonder if it's because of what happened or because I have chosen to be? Later.