Monday, October 18, 2010

Weekend Festivities

My weekend was quite nice, thank you very much.

A Saturday trip to the mall and Costco made me thankful that I had chosen flats, since we had to walk 17 miles (or so it seemed) to return a shirt at J. Crew (which they wouldn't take back! Obnoxious...) and to look at the sales in Lucky across the entire building, then another 75 million miles through the next parking lot just to battle the mobs of sample-crazed cows (including myself) who dared to flock to the warehouse store on a weekend afternoon.

Needless to say, I needed some downtime when we got home. Kyle decided, however, that this was the perfect opportunity to do some much-needed cleaning, so rather then sit on the couch and watch him maneuver the vacuum around my feet, I got up and pretended to do something for a while.

We had some friends over for dinner at night, which was fun. I made balsamic-glazed pork with lentils, another recipe from Real Simple magazine. I cannot say enough, by the way, about this recipe collection- everything I've made so far has been a hit!

Sunday turned out to be a quintessential gorgeous fall day in New York, so we headed out to Nassau County to enjoy the Oysterfest that we had heard some good things about. Forty-five minutes later, we arrived at the train station that was being used as a lot for the festival.

“Where do you think the shuttle comes?”

“Oh- that looks like the line over... oh, crap.”

Kyle and I gazed at the line of 400 people waiting for the shuttle bus to transport them to the site.

“Umm, maybe we should consider an alternative plan for the day.”

“Yeah, that would probably be to our benefit.”

It actually turned out to be a lovely day, though. We walked around and ate lunch at a nearby town, and Kyle was able to listen to the Giants game on the radio while we drove home. Overall, I would give this weekend a B+.

So, how were your “days of rest”? What did you do? Did everything go as planned?


  1. Mmmm... chocolate pancakes.

    And you skyped. That's right: I know what you were doing.

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