phew, turkey crisis averted!

i told you
i ordered
 our thanksgiving dinner 
from zabars
 as i did last year

 as i did last year
 i likely ordered
 too much food 
it will get eaten
 there'll be leftovers for days
 after all
 its just me toonman and my sister aka sil

what did i order 
turkey breast
 pot roast aka brisket
 rosemary roasted potatoes
 sweet mashed yams
 string beans almondine
 creamed spinach
traditional cornbread stuffing
turkey gravy

 of course 
that
 wasn't

 what was delivered
 what was delivered
 was 
a
 15 pound smoked whole turkey
 smoked
 whole turkey
 15 pounds
 whoa

 i called zabars 
they were so busy
 the nice woman
 on the phone
 told me
 she couldn't get a manager to pick up the phone 

you're just down the street
 could you bring it in
 see the manager 
have him swap it out for you

 could i
 i could
 i did

 they are the nicest people
 no one told me
 it was my mistake

 it sort of was 
apparently
the smoked whole turkey
 is
 the line
 above 
the turkey breast
 on the order form
 and
 my '1' filled the both slots 
they went with the whole turkey
 smoked

 yikes

 i swapped it for a 6-7 lbs of turkey breast 
got the difference refunded in cash 

is cash okay
 he asked 

sure
 i said
crisis averted

 we'll still have leftovers for days
 but
 who cares 

there will be wine

oh yeah 
 cranberry compote and kale salad from bird bath bakery
 sil's bringing the pies 


happy thanksgiving!!!!!!!


what a difference a week makes ...

last weekend
 wasn't
 the most exciting
 but
 it was 
busy

 this weekend
 was
 total slothville 

aside from
 beautification
 some errands
 a lot of reading

 there
 wasn't
 isn't
 very much to write about 

lets see
 what i can expand upon

 i am at the stage of needing a hair cut
 my hair hasn't been this long
 in well
 i can't remember
  when

 its longer
 now
 than
it was
 before 
the short cut
that looked good 
til
 it grew out

 so
i am hesitant to go back to that stylist
 yet
 i know he's really good

 i love the woman who blow dries my hair
 i like the cut she gave a friend
 but
 my hair and the friend's hair 
are 
not 
at all alike

 so
 i am not sure
 i want to take that chance

 such a dilemma

 erranding
 was
 uneventful
 i didnt need to buy much
 for the coming week 
as its a short week
 work-wise
 plus
 i ordered a ton of food from zabars
 (i really dislike auto correct it insists i mean zebras)
 for
 thanksgiving

 yes

 i dont cook
 even 
for
 thanksgiving 

i order pre-cooked food
 turkey and the fixings
 which
 get
 hotted or heated
 depending
 on

 how you think of it
 its like
 dressing vs stuffing 
hotted vs heated 
whatever or whichever

 i am reading an excellent book 
book one of a trilogy 
by
 lev grossman
 the magicians

 i would tell you more about it 
except
 i am only 103 pages into the first book

  i did look
 online 
for a blurb the share
 what i found was a sort of recap
 of
 the trilogy

 me 
the one 
who loves spoilers 
who always said
 knowing what happens isn't a spoiler cause you still have to see how it happens
 is 
very
 sorry
she went looking
 of course 
i didnt stop reading quickly enough 

i could blame you
 but
 i won't 

anyway 

here's a photo of my street
taken
 last weekend


i tried
 to
 stand
 in the same spot
 to
 capture
 the same tree 


didnt work out so well

  but
 you get the idea

  winter is coming!

yorkie

i am not sure
 why
i had a lot of trouble trying to
 edit
balance the color
fix the exposure
of
 this photo
in one editing program
 all i could see 
after importing it 
was
 a black rectangle
in another 
nothing
 i tried 
worked
cue the twilight zone theme

in the end
 i gave up
 didnt even sign it 
this little darling
 was the house pup
 at a small restaurant/pub
the name of which i cannot recall
 we visited 
in 
amsterdam




EDITED because my friend/travel partner extraordinaire Mary sent me this link to Da Spiegel  .. click here to see more of this wonderful little restaurant in Amsterdam

say ahhhhhhhh


bottom line
my tonsils 
 have absorbed
 as they are supposed to
 debris from food
 from bacteria
 but
 they seem
 to
 have been overloaded
 they're so small
 so small
 i never had them removed 
still dont need to 
but
 i do need to gargle
 with
salt water/peroxide mix
 to 
get the little white blisters
 to 
go away
 keep from recurring

 they
have been
are
 the source 
of
 my sore throat
 of
 my often squeaky sounding voice

now i have my very own ent doc 
who
 i like a lot
 as
 he not only reviewed my history 
before meeting me
 he listened
 even laughed
 at a funny i made

 he'd told me 
an antibiotic
 he was going to give me
 a 'script for 
should i need it 
was 
a pain
 in
the butt 
to take
because
 you have to take it 4 times a day

 i said
 no problem
 if it helps
 honestly 
unless its a proctologist
you're seeing
 its not
 a pain in the butt

 ha ha ha

numbers

5:15 wake up

6:45 leave for the office

8 blocks to 72nd street


57 steps from the platform to the street at park place


3.5 blocks from park place to the office

 


43 floors up


7,517 steps a day on average

water towers everywhere


took the big camera to work
 but
 i only schlepped the kit lens

 i was 
concentrating
 waiting
 for
 the staten island ferry
 to 
get 
right
 there
 before
 snapping the shot

 i didnt notice
 all
 the water towers
 til
 i was straightening the photo in pic monkey

 i tend to lean to the right
 all my photos need to be scooched to the left 

i am not sure this one is straight 
but
 i did try

weekend recappage

its monday
 again 

i am writing this on 
sunday

you're reading it
 on 
monday
 or 
maybe
 tuesday
 or 
even 
wednesday

as is the way
 of 
the internets
 i post
 its there
 you show up
 whenever

 works for me

 lets see

 it was
 all in all
 a good weekend 

weather was much colder
 than its been 
up til now

 i think
 we were spoiled
 by the way the warmth lingered

 well
 its gone now

 tho 
monday comes with rain
 temps in the 50s
 to lull us
 into 
a false sense
 of
 things
 because
 its gonna get cold
 then colder still 

i hope this winter 
is not like last 

that was just horrible

 anyway 

it was a cold
 but 
nice weekend 

 saturday
there was some major lifting
 happening
 on broadway
 when
 i was waiting
 for 
the crosstown bus



overcast on sunday
even these bright ginkgo leaves couldn't alleviate the gray skies




 i got a lot done
 i even left work at 3ish on friday
 always a treat to get home early on friday

 the cats decided 
i needed to wake at 4 on saturday morning

 i dont know how toonman
 doesn't
 hear them or feel them
 as
 they race in out of the bedroom 
leaping on off the bed
 or
 as jack is wont to do 
running behind our heads across the back of the bed

 they are truly animals
 our apartment is like a zoo
 gah 

i had a wonderful much needed massage on saturday
 my 
i will not name him masseuse
 told me he was definitely earning his money 
kneading my aching back

 i almost nodded off during my facial
 if you've ever had a facial
 you know 
thats sort of insane 
considering
 how it can hurt 
to have your pores cleaned

 shannon who does my facials
 is not gentle 
she's thorough

 i love how my skin looks
 we did a deep peel this month
 i was told my face might be pink 
it wasnt 
i guess i have tough skin
 i am a tough woman
 yeah right

 on my way home
 i spotted this skirt
 i love it
 i love the way it flows
 its light
 its a midi length
 its so pretty
 i am planning on wearing it with boots and a black sweater 

we watched 
a lot of catch up tv on saturday evening
 i love love love aaron sorkin
 i am so sad
 this season
 is the last of newsroom
 the 'boston' episode
 was
 so
 well written acted 
so
 spot on 

sunday
a much needed manicure
 this move 
the subsequent
 unpacking moving things around
 has done damage to my nails and my fingers

 i was a mess
thankfully
 susan at polished
 made it all better

 i met my sister for brunch
 at
 maison kayser 
of course 
we were talking
 of course
 i forgot to take photos
 of 
the amazing eggs we had
 by the time
 i realized
 i hadn't snapped a photo 
they were devoured
 all gone
 delish

 its a tiny dining area
 and
 noisy
 but 
the food is so good 
i brought home leftover baguette for toonman
after i stopped at zabars
ordered our thanksgiving fixings
 which come all cooked
 ready 
to hot up and serve
 which
 as you may recall
freaks me out 
because 
math is required 
 get it all hot at the same time 
toonman will be my anchor
he will remind me it will all be okay

thats about it

how was your weekend?