Monday, November 9, 2015

feels like fall

After coming home from my (very nice) trip to D.C. last night, I spent today being pretty much of a homebody. We slept in and then I made us bagels with eggs, which were pretty awesome. I suppose it makes sense to use a vehicle that comes with a pre-made hole in the middle when you're planning to cook an egg in it. The result was a part crispy, part fluffy bagel with a poached egg in the middle. What's not to like about such a concoction?

Anyway, D.C. was great; I sat through a bunch of training meetings but also had the chance to socialize with a bunch of my new colleages, go out for a lovely Thai lunch at Soi 38 with my friend Ellie, see the Vermeers at the National Gallery, and enjoy a very nice meal of langoustines and fresh pasta at Fiola Mare with my father and brother.  So all in all, a very worthwhile trip.

So now I'm home, doing laundry and preparing make-ahead meals for the week, which is actually quite nice. I have a pot of beef and barley soup on the stove and a chicken roasting in the oven. It's supposed to rain tomorrow. It finally feels like fall.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

sunday post

Happy Sunday!

I hope everyone enjoyed Halloween. It's been a few years since I did the whole dress-up-and-go-to-a-party thing, but we had a lovely time yesterday walking around our neighborhood and watching the cute little trick-or-treaters collecting their candy and then heading to Spruce for cocktails and hamburgers. Pretty much my idea of a perfect Halloween.

I had a nice, slow start at work this past week - thankfully my firm did us a solid by giving us a lot of time to ease into the rhythms of the office. I'll be spending most of this coming week in Washington, D.C. at a firm-wide orientation for new hires and I'm looking forward to a few days on the East Coast. I've managed to squeeze in a few non-work related items, one of which is definitely going to be a visit to the National Gallery to see Vermeer's Woman in Blue Reading a Letter, which is at the museum until next month. I can't wait.

Anyway, it's 8:30 and I'm basically ready for bed (oh, Daylight Savings). So I'll sign off for now and hopefully be back soon with some stories from D.C. 
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