How is it that short weeks always seem so long? Or maybe it's just how busy I've been at the office lately, but I was almost certain Friday would never come! I grabbed a few goodies on my way home and John and I indulged in a French-inspired spread–three kinds of cheeses, pâté de campagne, olives, pickles, almonds, apples and quince paste, with a bottle of Bordeaux to wash it down!
We were both up early on Saturday morning and after an avocado breakfast pizza, we walked through Golden Gate Park to the de Young Museum to see the newly opened Dutch exhibit from Mauritshuis and catch a peek at the Rudolf Nureyev retrospective. We even caught a bit of an early music concert at the museum, then strolled back home where John logged hours with his guitar and I laid in bed logging hours with a splitting headache. Luckily a lazy afternoon of vacation planning and spicy Indian food were the cure, and after dinner we curled up with Hope Springs, which ended up spurning all sorts of wonderful conversations over the course of the weekend.
John surprised me on Sunday morning with breakfast in bed–what on Earth did we do before we learned to poach eggs? Before either of us could get too comfortable we devoted a few hours to projects and practice, then headed out to run some errands. The weather's been so gorgeous that we couldn't resist walking everywhere, and after a late lunch, we settled back in with our computers and vocabulary lists (I love to quiz John on his French!). Then we tried our hand at a new recipe–curried chickpeas in tomato sauce, inspired by this Martha Stewart supper, and while it simmered we scrubbed, scoured and swept every inch of our apartment. Then we tucked into dinner and two glasses of wine–a simply heavenly end to a restorative weekend.
Tell me, what were you up to this weekend? Any delicious meals, terrific new reads, or plans to escape the winter chill?