I'm currently in the middle section of my two week vacation - the "staycation" part - where I am in New York but not going into work. Let me tell you, it is really fun to not have to go into the office!
Thursday morning we arrived at 5am after taking the redeye, so I ended up getting back in bed and sleeping (much to Bowen and Mom's dismay - they had to stay awake to attend sports practice and meetings, respectively). Anyway, I woke up around 11am, glad to get a night in a bed instead of an airplane chair, and met Wright for lunch at 'wichcraft, Tom Colicchio's gourmet sandwich chain. I'd never been before, but boy is Wright lucky to have one right in his building. The sandwiches were delicious, and not as expensive as they were rumored to be! The "$11 grilled cheese" is actually $6, and it consists of grilled gruyere, pears, and caramelized onions on a whole grain/cranberry oat bread. Delectable!
I have to admit, it was pretty neat to be surrounded by corporate types and in my casual daywear. Again, staycations rule. I spent the rest of the afternoon reading in the park by my apartment, until it was time to go pick up my CSA. Again, pretty awesome to be able to get there right when it opens at 3:30 and get the good veggies! Watermelon, tomatoes, (more) eggplant, squash, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and lettuce this week.
Friday was raining outside so I did "home errands," as Hallie called them. You know, laundry, tidying up, paying bills, etc. Didn't leave the apartment until it was time to head to the Yankees game that night. They won, don't worry!
It was wonderful to go to the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning. Believe it or not, I haven't been in about a month because of various weekend trips and the overload of so many CSA vegetables. But, since I had to throw out my entire herb garden last week due to the neverending bug issue, a trip was in order. Despite rainy forecasts, it was a great day at the market with a ton of beautiful fruits and vegetables.
I got a brand new collection of herbs, and this time was very careful to check each one for any sort of infestation. All looked clear and I got basil, thyme, mint, rosemary, chives, and (new!) tarragon. Again, I've kept them in separate containers and if I do say so myself, the garden looks fantastic. Sort of the same as before, but without the bugs. Oh and I also couldn't resist the sunflowers at the market. Cheeseball.
Anyway, it's been a great weekend topped off with family golf today and BLT Steak for Mom's birthday. I've got two more days of staycation-ing and then will be off to Maine.