My friends want me to have a birthday party for myself, but then I end up having to make the plans. I don’t want to do any work to enjoy my birthday. Instead, I’ll make E do it.
Tag Archives | summer
July 4th is a special day at our house. Not only is it America’s birthday, it’s mine, too.
Rating: I found a recipe for lamb meatballs that was so easy to make, I had dinner ready in 20 minutes, which put me on the couch in time to watch “House Hunters” on HGTV. We had leftovers, so I made E another sandwich for lunch.
“There’s wind tomorrow,” E declared. “We’re going to the beach.”
There’s nothing better than a nap in the middle of the day on the weekend. On a crisp, warm Saturday in New York, E and were holed up inside, dozing off on the couch. And not even together, cuddled up at the same time. We took naps in shifts.
The Sexy Project is working! Yesterday, E and I went to an event in Central Park, for which I wore a form fitting black dress with very low cut cleavage and sky high suede Miu Miu pumps. I was working a sexy 1920’s flapper look with my hair in an updo, and the dress’ below […]
Maybe I’ve been spending too much time in the kitchen. Maybe I’ve spent too much time taking care of others and not myself. But despite dating a tall attractive man who loves me, I didn’t feel…sexy.
You can get more done with your day when you get up early. Because I was up and at ’em at 8am Saturday morning, I had coffee on the balcony with E, drove to Fairway AND nabbed the closest parking spot possible to the front door, bought enough groceries for the week, unloaded them at […]
E is raising the children in our herb garden to be bright, healthy young sprouts. The basil has grown into full, leafy stalks. Our dill is tall enough to come up to our knees. The mint is as big as a rose bush and our cilantro has flowered. I’m so proud of my little father. […]
Only in the summertime can you have a ice cream waffle sandwich for breakfast. Only in the summer, only in your own kitchen (because you know your mom and dad didn’t suggest you eat Eggos this way).
I was determined to make three sandwiches this weekend–particularly on Saturday. E wanted to go kite surfing on Sunday, tearing me away from the kitchen and computer all day. Though the weather was perfect for the beach, I had to get my laundry done, clean the house, do a mask for my face, work out […]
I was sick as a dog over the weekend. Sore throat, stuffy nose, body aches, the works. I spent more time in bed than on the beach last weekend. Not the strongest start to my summer.
What we did this weekend: Kite surfed. Slept. Yoga. Dined with friends. Added avocado to E’s forbidden foods list.
We’re about to get out of town for the holiday weekend. A vacation couldn’t come any sooner.
This is where I will be serving all sandwiches from now until the end of summer.
We were majorly hung over. Two nights ago, we went out with well-intentioned but highly demanding friends who grilled E about the whole wedding thing. “When are you going to get married? What are you waiting for? This sandwich thing is for the birds! I’ll make you three hundred sandwiches in my kitchen this weekend! […]
On one of the last Saturday afternoons of summer, E and I decided to stay in the apartment. You’d understand why if you saw the state of our apartment–clothes needed washing, floors needed mopping, and hair needed deep conditioning (that speaks more to the haphazard state of myself, but add hair to the list of […]
This Friday had two completely different itineraries for E and I. He left work in time to relax on the couch before Brian Williams introed “NBC Nightly News.” I remained in the office until after sundown, waiting anxiously for my boss to blow the whistle at the rock quarry, so to speak, so I could […]
Friday morning means a slow rise from bed, coffee on the balcony until right before 9 am, and plans made for the weekend. E and I planned to spend all weekend at the beach, and that got me inspired to make a breakfast sandwich that tasted like pure summer. Ricotta cheese and fruit is the […]
E and I went our separate ways this weekend. Though both of our parents live in Michigan, they live 3 hours away from each other on opposite sides of the state. Since we only had the two day weekend off from work, E and I visited our respective families separately this time. Funny thing is […]
I was in the mood for lamb burgers (and as you read in the previous post, you know a burger does qualify as a sandwich). We’ve been growing a ton of parsley and mint in our herb garden, and I wanted an excuse to use some of it. The lamb burgers recipe I use calls […]
I had to go to the Hamptons this weekend for work without E. But I made sure that I was back Sunday afternoon in time to make him a thoughtful sandwich. I asked E what sort of sandwich he wanted today, another 95 degrees, humid as a steam room day. “Lobster roll,” he mused. “Ambitious,” […]
E and I were headed to the country this weekend for my extended birthday celebration. I had a summer Friday this week, but E had to work a full day. I knew he would be a Hungry Hungry Hipster (the Brooklyn version of Hungry Hungry Hippo) when he walked into the apartment. But when he […]
Saturday night. 8 PM. It was an ass-frying 95 degrees today. Asphalt melting, dog sweating, kids swarming the ice cream truck kinda hot. And of course, E was in the mood for a sandwich for dinner. I needed something that would be refreshing and not require a lot of time around the stove. Tonight was […]