Today was spent largely outdoors and involved way too much eating. Evan's mother and stepfather came in from Long Island to take us to dinner. We went to La Flor in Woodside where I had this amazing salmon, various vegetables, guacamole dish. It was basically like a Mexican bibim bop, laid over mashed potatoes rather than rice and served hot. I'm still full--I also had a huge slice of flan even though I didn't need more food. I wore Leda and the prefall cardigan with Africana flats and felt like this was my first real summers outfit, even if the weather was inconsistent (hot, rain, warm, breezy).
Before that, I met my friend and colleague Christine who was visiting at NYU this spring and is headed back to England next Sunday. I will miss her going away party as I'll be in Boston for Rebecca's Bat Mitzvah Friday night services/dinner/reception (the big day is on Saturday). We sat outside in the sun in Washington Square Village gardens, admired the squirrels, talked about work and life and ate pastries from Bruno bakery. Then we walked around the revamped Washington Square Park, before the rain started and I headed out to Queens.
Now I have to continue prepping classes and book a ticket to England for July. I'm hoping my food coma will abate so I can start thinking again. I really did eat too much today--especially if you include the French toast and smoothies we had for breakfast. No wonder the size 8 Clothilde is a little tight!
I'm thinking I may really have to try to lose 5 lbs this summer...
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