Monday, November 24, 2014

We broke with tradition on Friday night, and rather than stuff ourselves with Indian food, we headed to Hayes Valley for a fabulous evening of opera. After all, when one of your dearest friends is performing in San Francisco Opera's production of Cenerentola, you go! We snagged a sidewalk seat at Absinthe before the show and both ordered the burger along with a glass of crémant. We strolled over to the opera house with one of our usual Friday night dates, then watched Efrain with pride. After the fabulous production, John and I headed out with another couple to Boxing Room. We were having such fun we could hardly believe we got home just after 1!

We were up early the next day despite our late evening the night before. After a simple oatmeal breakfast with molasses and cinnamon, I took John into work and bee-lined back home to get to it myself. I spent the day at my desk, revising, editing and reading. At the moment I thought I might go cross-eyed, John called to say he was done, so I hopped in the car to grab him and we made a few stops along the way for groceries and more library materials. We ordered a small Indian feast in the car (old habits), and when our curries arrived, we both squealed with glee. We curled up after dinner with an episode of The West Wing, but I was anxious to squeeze in a bit more reading. John conked out at 8:30 while I was just cracking open the book's spine, and I headed to bed not too long after.

So imagine our surprise then that we didn't rub the sleep out of our eyes until 8:30 the next morning! We've been working pretty hard lately, and I guess it finally caught up. We jumped out of bed to start cooking breakfast, and by 10am we were enjoying poached eggs served over sweet potato hash with rosemary and thyme, chicken-apple breakfast sausage, and freshly squeezed grapefruit juice–not a bad start to the day! I brewed John a second pot of coffee and we got started on our to-do lists: blogging, reading and editing for me, practice and arranging for John. He headed out that afternoon to grab new strings and pick up a few last ingredients for our Thanksgiving contributions (I make the pies, John's responsible for cocktails), while I stayed buried in my work. Eventually I tore myself away for the wonderful torture that is Ballet Beautiful while John made supper–a simple pasta pomodoro that was perfect with a glass of Beaujolais-Village. We curled up with one last episode of The West Wing before heading to bed early–turns out we needed the rest!

Tell me, what were you up to this weekend? Watching the last installment of The Hunger Games, prepping your famous pecan pie for Thursday, or cheering your team on to victory, perhaps?

Image by Nhiya Kaye Photography, fall bouquet by Sax Romney.


  1. how exciting to have a friend in the opera! i had a pretty good weekend -- saw mockingjay and went on a culinary food tour! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  2. What a fun weekend! I was actually up in your neck of the woods this weekend - we got absolutely drenched in the SF monsoon on Thursday but managed to dry out and had an amazing dinner at Bluestem Brasserie before drinks at Bourbon and Branch! Unexpectedly alliterative, but delightful!

  3. Sounds like a fun weekend! I worked the whole time so that's no fun, but I get to go see Mockingjay tomorrow, yay!

  4. I always end up feeling a little hungry every time I read about your weekend!
    A little Christmas shopping took up the bulk of our weekend but it was a chilly one so I was more than happy to take it easy!
    What a spectacular bouquet, so eye-catching!!

  5. I CANNOT stop looking at that bouquet... sorry!!!!

  6. Now THAT'S a bouquet. Holy smokes it's a beauty!



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