the shortest work week ever

November 22, 2010

today was sort of a mistake
i wasn’t really supposed to be working today. i have the rest of the week off, and we’re headed on a whirlwind trip to both philadelphia (tuesday & wednesday) and miami (thursday & friday). but josh said that he was going to have to work, so i figured i might as well save a vacation day.

except now he’s changed his mind. ahh well. perhaps the next 9 hours on the pager will help me appreciate the rest of the week off of it! and staying up late to do some vacation prep will help me get converted to a normal-person (ie, not up at 5 am) schedule for the week. finally, if josh is home today, he can help tackle some of the chores on this list (right, babe?!) . . .

pre-vacation checklist
☑ empty out fridge
☑ buy gifts!
☑ generally clean up (it makes homecoming so much more fun)
☑ organize tickets, make sure transportation is set up

scenes from a sunday
i went from holding a newborn so precious i could feel my ovaries swelling:

beautiful new mom a. and her little one
to enjoying a carefree meal (with adult beverages) that made me feel okay about my TTC issues.

our contribution: brie stuffed with cranberries & marcona almonds, vermont sausage, grapes, and hazelnut crackers
ie, everything whole foods had out to taste? i bought.

josh and dr. s. had a rum-tasting: nicaragua vs. the dominican republic. i didn’t really like either!
they declared it a draw in the end
smiling “for real” for the camera
k. (dr. s’s girlfriend) works part-time as a sommelier at one of the more famous local steakhouses. i was so impressed with this presentation!

braised and roasted lamb, swiss chard, and truffled mashed potatoes
um, i can’t believe i ate truffles twice in one weekend. who am i!?

the sweet ending:

cook’s illustrated sunken chocolate cakes = a worthy classic

if i were off today, i would:
✰ complete the above checklist
✰ go shopping for a new running jacket
✰ find 100 things to get rid of (i really do want to do this!)
✰ watch the glee i missed last week
✰ enjoy a leisurely yoga session
✰ be in bed right now.

it’s wishful thinking, but since i have a string of days off up ahead, i just have to be patient and i can still make all of this happen!

what are your thanksgiving plans? do you prefer hosting or being hosted? we did make our own turkey in 2008, and it was a lot of fun! but if given the option, i prefer going to visit family.



workout: 6 miles @ 8:58 to round out a solid 25 for the week. i just could not get enough of the beautiful running weather!


  • Reply lee March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I&#39m going to visit my parents in MD for Thanksgiving. Jason and I did our own last year with one other friend and I really missed my family. I think it could be fun if I hosted it and they were all here though.

  • Reply Aimee March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I will be working the night before and the night of Thanksgiving, then making Thanksgiving dinner at my parents house on Saturday– that&#39s right, I&#39M making dinner at THEIR house. Long story.

  • Reply Chelsea March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Guest for sure. We don&#39t have a kitchen table! I&#39m looking forward to being with family for Christmas, but I&#39m not unhappy being on our own for Thanksgiving. Plus we&#39re having pre-Thanksgiving with friends tonight which is always fun.

  • Reply Jess March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I always clean before I leave too. It sucks coming back to a dirty home!

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    We&#39re going to the in-laws (local) for Thanksgiving day and then driving to my parents&#39 house on Saturday for a visit.

    I&#39d rather be the hostess, but my mother-in-law loves to entertain and I don&#39t see her relinquishing the duties any time soon. For now I&#39ll be content to take my dish and let her do the real work. 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I&#39m going to my aunt & uncle&#39s house for Thanksgiving. I like going to other people&#39s houses. I feel like it&#39s more relaxing. Hope you had a good day at work!

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