Hi friends! It’s finally Friday, woo hoo! This week felt like it flew by for me, anyone else feel that way? Regardless, have a great day 🙂
After sleeping about an hour longer than normal, I woke up feeling a little better but congested this time. A hot shower helped that a bit (tmi?), and I got dressed for work. I took a little extra time with my makeup since I would be going out after work so Alex made breakfast for me. I’m back to scrambled eggs and toast which was delicious.
I finally finished “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe” and loved it. It took me a little bit in the beginning to really get into the book, but once the pace picked up I was hooked. This is the story that is told in the present as well as back in time. There’s a few characters to keep track of and the years skip around so at first it was hard to keep everything straight but I got over it fairly easily. Now I want to watch the movie to see how that is. Are you a book or movie first person? To be honest, I didn’t even realize this was a movie until someone told me in the comments.
One thing I love about my company is we get 4 leave early hours every quarter that do not count against our vacation time. I decided to take 2 hours yesterday and headed into New York to meet Alex. While on the train, I snacked on half of a Power Crunch protein bar. The french vanilla creme flavor isn’t my personal favorite but it was tasty to fill me up instead of my typical afternoon yogurt I have.
I walked to Alex’s office then we headed off to our first stop of the night: the Rockefeller Christmas tree! It was less crowded than I thought it would be which was nice. I was expecting it to be worse so not having to really fight for a picture spot was a pleasant surprise.
After that, we walked back to his office to drop the sweater I brought for him off. I met a few of his coworkers then we headed off to dinner. We planned to go to a bar with a really good happy hour deal, New York City prices are no joke, but it was beyond crowded. We ended up going to Stout which was packed as well. The hostess said it would be about 45 minutes for a table but we put our names in anyway. Before we could even get our drink order filled at the bar, they called and said our table was ready. It was perfect timing because I started getting hungry. We started with fried pickles. Ya know, because on our first date, the fried pickles worked out so well…
The food was delicious! While the bar and restaurant was crowded, the food was quite speedy. I opted for the grilled chicken sandwich that had bacon, white cheddar and an avocado ranch on ciabatta. Alex had Shepard’s pie that had peas, carrots, onion, ground beef, mashed potatoes and he opted to get it topped with some cheddar cheese. They did not skimp on anything for either dish. It was so tasty and we had leftovers which is always nice.
After we paid, we headed to Bryant Park’s Winter Village. It’s a small market with a variety of vendors. We walked around and looked at a few vendors to see what they had to offer. One vendor was selling ornaments that you could personalize. Naturally I bought one for us to commemorate our first Christmas in our first place together! While this isn’t our first Christmas while dating, this is the first time we’ll spend it together. There was a tree there as well so obviously we had to take a picture.
Once we finished, we made a quick pit stop at his office to pick up Alex’s briefcase before heading to Penn Station for our train. When we got home, the congestion was real so I had some sleepy time tea before crawling into bed after our fun date out.
Question of the day: What’s one Christmas tradition you have?