Was that weekend just a dream? I must have said it at least 10 times throughout that it just didn’t feel real. We spent most of it on Boston Harbor, enjoying the unseasonable temperatures and sunshine.
Really, I think this weekend was actually more gorgeous than any day over the summer. On Saturday, we took the boat out by ourselves, and we didn’t crash into anything coming back in! It was a pretty amazing day and something I hope to do a lot more of next summer.
We made our way down to Hull and bobbed around taking in the sun. It was so strong and perfect and blissful.
We debated on going out for dinner in the North End Saturday night, but the sun and salt got the best of us. Once darkness set in, I made some turkey subs, and we ate while tiredly watching Black Swan again.
And on Sunday, we went out on the boat with Michelle and her fiancé. Somehow we coaxed him into swimming so that I could go in too. I didn’t want to swim in freezing cold water alone! Really, I was afraid that something would grab my leg and drag me under, so I held onto the ladder. It still counts for a swim though!
After boating and swimming, we made our way once again to Savin Bar & Kitchen, our second time in one week, and 15th time since they opened in March, give or take a few visits when I forgot to check in or Tweet. Everything is always SO good. Seriously, it is an awesome neighborhood spot, and I have tried just about everything on the menu. I pretty much want to eat there all the time, and since it’s so close, it is even more tempting. Great cocktails too.
In addition to outdoor fun, I did lots of cooking for the week, including making butternut squash lasagna, a delicious warm Brussels sprout salad, and a few other things. Blog posts coming soon! We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect, relaxing weekend. It made it really difficult to come back into the work week, especially since a few of the projects I have been working on have slowed down or come to an end. Eeep! In all of my busy-ness I forgot just how scary it can be to work as a consultant. Hopefully I will find some more work to fill those gaps soon.
And in the meantime, I’ve got a Wines of Argentina wine tasting this week, dinner with Ted Allen at Nespresso, and some prep to do for a TV show I may or may not be on next week. I’m also working with Kitchen Play and Calphalon, so there will be some good recipe posts very soon. And I promise this will be my last summer post!
Did you have a long weekend? How do you deal with end-of-weekend blues?