Monday, August 26, 2013

After a big week at the office and a Campari and soda in the afternoon, I was looking forward to a fun Friday night with my guy; instead I found him curled up in bed in his pjs at 6:30, looking ill. He'd already ordered Indian food, the cure for nearly all things, and we settled in with two dance documentaries before an early bedtime that I hoped would ward off his malaise. 

We slept in and took it easy on Saturday morning, and even though John couldn't work up an appetite, I poached a perfect egg and sipped a cup of tea while we worked on program notes for his upcoming recital. Eventually John headed off to work and I settled in at the kitchen table with biographies and my Oxford Music Dictionary subscription. Hours later I packed up my notes and pulled on some sneakers to take a walk to the beach; the bonfires and the cool, crisp air reminded me of fall on the East Coast. John called to tell me he was heading home as I was opening the front door, and I set to making a spicy garlic pasta that I thought would be the perfect thing to jog his appetite–and it was. We had a late supper as the fog grew thick, and fell asleep long before the final credits of Zodiac rolled.

We were up early on Sunday morning, and it seemed like the combination of rest, pasta and an entire box of Emergen-C had worked its magic! After a simple breakfast of roasted potatoes and poached eggs over avocado toast, we threw ourselves into a deep house clean–the kind where you take everything out of the fridge to wipe down the shelves. It must have exhausted John though, because by the end of it he looked as sick as ever; luckily, a quick run shook most of the malaise loose and gave me a little free time to finish posts and clean out my inbox. He headed off to play one of his last few degree requirements while I practiced some much needed yoga, and we decided that rather than root through our nearly empty fridge, we'd treat ourselves to a little sushi. Ebisu was surprisingly full for Sunday night (that, or we're not usually out at 9), but we managed to snag a little table, a delicious dinner and still be in bed by 10.

Tell me, what were you up to this weekend? Soaking up the last rays of summer, or making Labor Day plans perhaps?

Image by Brumley & Wells.


  1. So glad John is feeling better. Gosh I wish I liked Indian food that much but something about curry just doesn't do it for me. Maybe you have some non-curry dishes you can recommend.

    PS. Boxwood = instant celebratory mood in my book. :)

  2. I heart summer & the weather was just perfect so we had a pool day & a beach day. Have a good week~

    always, koru kate

  3. I think you two need to publish a cookbook. Just sayin.

  4. I agree with Tiffany. Also your remark about the East Coast crispness makes me feel a little sad that fall is on it's way, but not really in San Diego). It's my favorite season, but can't really enjoy it down here!

  5. We deep cleaned our fridge this weekend too!

  6. Can I just say that i LOVE this photo!?!?! Happy week ;)

  7. A beautiful weekend, as always! My house needs that same kind of clean... maybe next weekend. ;)

  8. What a great weekend! After our fun BBQ with friends on Saturday Man and I spent a couple of hours on Sunday deep cleaning my car. Now it looks "car lot" fresh and I'm so happy!

  9. Awww I hope my buddy is feeling better. Tell him I said, "Hello" and I hope he's feeling much better!xx



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