I just wanted to send a quick birthday shout out to Brooke, the daughter of my longtime friend (and dedicated blog reader! thanks Liz!) Liz. Little Brooke turns one today!!! Holy cow, it seems like just yesterday Liz was pregnant and about to pop at Lyndsay's baby shower. How time flies. Liz, I hope you and your family are having a great day today!
I've been drinking wine and am going to make whole wheat snickerdoodles tonight! I've never made them before, so hopefully they turn out ok. I decided to skip the gym tonight (since I had a wonderful run last night!) and am instead being productive at home. I already cleaned some stuff and ate a somewhat healthy dinner. With of course a glass of wine. :)
Liz, to answer your question, we have three shows opening next week! I will post more about them soon, but in the meantime, here is the link to the Wexner Center website for more info: www.wexarts.org. I'm working mostly on the Coop Himmelb(l)au show (architecture). Although of course I have to get at least a little involved in all of them. :)
I am so exhausted. Work has been so tiring, and even when it's not physically exhausting, it's mentally draining. UGH. I need to run more but I've been working so much that I'm too tired to get up early and my feet are killing me by the time I get home at night. Tomorrow I will run. I will.
Yesterday Todd and I drove to Indy for his sister's baby shower. It was a really nice day. The only downside was that it took up most of the day and I had to work on Saturday, so my apartment is a wreck. It was a nice day though.
I have to be at work early tomorrow, so I should really get to bed. Or at least pretend to. :)
This has been a big week of eating! I feel like a glutton now. :) It was Restaurant Week in Columbus this week and I definitely took advantage of it. I really need to eat light this coming week to make up for it though. I don't feel like running through all of the delicious food we ate this week, but I will give you a quick rundown of the restaurants:
Tuesday - Barcelona (wine tasting and tapas tasting menu) Wednesday - The Refectory (3 course prix fixe with wine pairings) Thursday - Lavash (not part of the Week) Friday - G Michaels (3 course prix fixe) Saturday - pizza from Hounddog's
No wonder I feel like I gained 5 pounds!!! I am officially on eating out lockdown for the rest of the month. :) I ran 12 miles yesterday but I don't feel like it even put a dent in my massive food intake. I'd run again today (especially since it's gorgeous!!) but my legs are pretty sore. Maybe this afternoon.
My awesome mom and stepdad are bringing me a car today. My awesome Pilot has been leased, and the lease is up this week. In an attempt to be incredibly fiscally responsible, I asked my family if I could drive my sister's car (my mom's old car) until Laura gets back from Korea. This will mean no car payment for a few months, so I can just save, save, save. I'm a girl who loves a cute new shiny car, so I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking to it. But it will pay off when I get a new car later this summer and have more money to put down on it. And my credit card will be completely paid off too. :)
Enough rambling! I had to work yesterday morning so I didn't get my normal routine of running and cleaning on Saturday morning, so I need to get this joint cleaned today. The one benefit to eating out and not being home all week is that it's pretty clean. :)
I feel like I've been slacking on my blogging. I guess I really am boring. :)
Yesterday I had a great run, despite getting what seemed like a cold (but maybe was just allergies?) on Friday. I did 13.1 miles, including our hill loop. Not too bad! Especially considering I only ran ONE day last week. My quad was bugging me so I took it easy. I think that helped with yesterday.
Last night Todd and I went out to dinner at Rosendale's for our anniversary. It was delicious. I got beets and goat cheese for an appetizer, a delicious salad and then salmon for the entree. The salmon had a tomato glaze and came on top of white asparagus and cauliflower puree and also had some little croutons of polenta. It was very good. Todd got a seared duck breast appetizer, a different salad, and scallops in cioppino sauce for the entree. His salad was really delicious. It had a bacon truffle vinaigrette that really made the frisee interesting. It was such a different taste. We had a great alvarinho to go with it, recommended by Rosendales' great sommelier Chris Dillman. His wonderful wife Lisa (with whom I used to work at Willies) waited on us. It was a great dinner! Oh, and we finished it off with a cheese plate instead of a sweet dessert.
At home, I made a little nightcap drink of Godiva liqueur with some raspberry liqueur from Clear Creek Distillery in Portland, which Todd and I picked up last summer. I'm not sure if that is already a drink, but if not, it should be! It was sooooo good. The Clear Creek liqueur is so good. It just takes like raspberries, not like sickly sweet fake raspberry alcohol.
And then this morning, Todd and I went out to brunch. So decadent! We went to Sage American Bistro, which we've heard has a good brunch. It was great and actually shockingly inexpensive. We both got the smoked salmon BLT which came with a delicious spinach salad. It had a great sweet peppery vinaigrette and had some green beans, red onion slices, grape tomatoes and croutons on it. Only $10 each! My only complaint was the home fries/hash browns/whatever they called them. They were deep fried and didn't have a lot of flavor. Not worth the $3 or the calories. We didn't order it, but you can also get a full carafe of mimosas (or bellinis or whatever) for only $15!! That's a whole bottle of champagne! What a steal.
Hmm, I think that about does it. The weather has been fabulously warm (quite a change from last year - this weekend in 2008 was the blizzard!!) so I think I'll take out my dogs for the thousandth time. :)
My dear friend Sarah's little boy Samuel turns one today! I can't believe he's that old already!!! Happy birthday!!!
And also, it's been exactly one year since Todd and I's first date. :) It was pretty exciting to have a great first date and then get a message from Sarah's mom about the new arrival. And a good omen. :)