Midweek thoughts

Some random thoughts and memories from the last few days…

We had a super quiet weekend and it was wonderful. David and I aren’t really “brunch people.” Somehow in our 20s, when everyone was getting into boozy brunches, Sunday Funday brunches, or even just going to Dunkin Donuts for bagels and coffee we were…making breakfast burritos and hanging out at home? So boring! Maybe because we were students for so long, I always mentally registered brunch as an unnecessary extravagance-both financially and time wise.  Why schlep to a restaurant for eggs and juice when David makes a great breakfast? I always liked the social aspect of brunch with friends, but we never got into brunch just the two of us.

Anyway, all this to say that this weekend we went to brunch not once but TWICE. So fancy! Saturday morning we walked over to House of Shaw for bagels and rich vanilla chai lattes.  Simple and delicious. 

The next day we met up with friends at Market Tavern for a decadent Sunday brunch. We split French toast, short rib poutine, chilaquiles…and more. Naps were necessary Sunday afternoon. 

So, yay brunch! It was a nice weekend treat.

Saturday night the weather cooled down and we went to Banner Island Park for my first Ports Game.

The rest of the weekend was spent curled up on the couch reading the latest Emily Giffin book. Much more intense than her previous books. The theme of loss and grief drives the plot and it felt good to just zone out with it Saturday afternoon. Wish it didn’t take her so long to write her next books! 

I’m starting to think about fall travel and daydreaming about an East Coast trip. I was reading about this place and I’m super interested-a French Eataly? Sounds delicious.

Also, in search of a new book. Tried reading My Name is Lucy Barton, but I can’t seem to get into it. (Surprising as I loved The Burgess Boys). Also recently checked out Blackout after hearing it’s amazing-and I like Sarah Hepola’s writing. Haven’t started it yet. Listened to Terri Gross’ interview with J.D. Vance and I’m curious about Hillbilly Elegy. 

Ok, time to end this drivel and get started on the day…so close to the weekend :)

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