Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Monday, all–can you believe it's nearly July! I for one can't wait for tomorrow, but more on that soon. In the meantime, please let me apologize for today's technical difficulties!

After a company happy hour, I headed home to meet John and one of my dearest friends for Indian food; she and I had eaten there together once before, and everyone in the whole place remembered her, which endeared them to me more than ever before! We ordered a dosa and plenty of curries, and after a veritable feast, headed across the street for gelato and espresso. After a little late night drive, John and I tumbled into bed and quickly fell fast asleep. 

We obviously needed the rest because we slept in on Saturday and woke up to a deliciously foggy morning. I picked up a chai at Hollow before heading to Andronico's for supplies; just as I returned home with freshly baked bread and ripe peaches, John was pulling roasted fingerlings out of the oven.We dug into avocado toast with poached eggs before digging into our respective projects–John with Sibelius and sheet music, me with to-do lists and editorial calendars. After a few hours hard at work, we took a long stroll through Golden Gate Park, then curled up at home with a few episodes of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. I had been craving gnocchi, so I devoted a good part of the early evening to carefully ricing, mixing and forming perfectly billowing pillows of potato. We had them with a fresh tomato sauce and plenty of basil, then put in a few more hours of work before curling up with Dirty Dancing, a summer classic. 

John was up early for a pre-dawn run, and woke me up not long after. I hung out in bed with a book while he cooked up all the fixing for breakfast tacos. Scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, guacamole and salsa kicked off our morning in the best way possible, and before we'd even finished clearing the table, John was working on an arranging project that's captured his attention recently. I wrote and rewrote tomorrow's post (I can't wait to share some big news with you all!) while John practiced in the living room, and after a bit of exercise, we jumped in the car to run a few errands. I tagged along on John's meeting with a soon-to-be wed couple and picked up a few supplies for our upcoming family vacation. Back at home, we threw together an enormous green salad with radishes, Kirby cucumbers and green peppers, and enjoy a late afternoon supper while watching an episode or two of Frasier. With so many hours left in the weekend, we decided to spend a bit more time reading, working and blogging before I talked John into watching an episode of Pretty Little Liars with me–I can't remember the last time we laughed so hard!

Tell me, what were you up to this weekend? Attending a wedding, trying out a new recipe of planning your 4th of July festivities, perhaps? I want to hear all about it!

Image by Chudleigh Weddings, bouquet by Brown Paper Design.


  1. John runs? I have wanted to run the Half in the San Francisco Marathon for several years now. Coming from the mountains, the hilly course appeals to me. Have John ever run in the SF Marathon?

  2. I really need to watch Dirty Dancing! I wanted to watch it the other day, but Emma was awake, and well, kids ugh! haha :)

    My weekend revolved around disappointing news - B's parents announced they're getting divorced and I'm still in shock - but I did manage to relax with the help of tacos and margaritas.

  3. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to read your Monday update again. I've been away for far too long. I'm glad to see you're still having Indian on Fridays, cooking up gourmet feasts on the weekend, and soaking up all that SF beauty (including the inevitable summer fog). And it sounds like I came back just in time... I can't wait to hear your big news tomorrow!! xoxo



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