a willing (and cute) amateur florist to arrange them!
josh's parents were in town, so we made a little v-day brunch:
i can't remember the last time i've had a sweet + decadent breakfast, as i usually gravitate towards eggs and other savory things when we go out for brunch. it felt completely indulgent and delicious.
other things in the color of the day
a weird day
brunch aside, today has been a bit of a weird/bittersweet day. it was lovely seeing B + S (josh's mom + dad), but the visit was very short and unfortunately B was SICKSICKSICK for the last half of it.
it was also wonderful having josh back for 2 days (partially - he still had to round each morning), but it felt like he was on lease, as he is back on nights for one more week. he was also completely (and understandably) exhausted.
after our brunch party, we spent a very quiet afternoon in our little apartment. i did some cleanup and S and i watched an interesting french movie, summer hours. i chose it because it was on a list of paste's top 25 movies of 2009 that i have taped to the fridge. it ended up being a leisurely and thoughtful flick, full of objets d'art, which suited the mood well.
now, the house is empty and also CLEAN, which pleases me. i feel like i can prepare properly for the coming week -- mind, body, and space. more tomorrow!
workout: none. i worked out only 3 times this week. and i think i needed the break.
a much more favorable review
i have to write about a better restaurant experience to make up for this place, right? (martinidad, your comment cracked me up!)
luckily, B + S took us out to dinner last night (6 other family members/friends were in attendance as well!) at renowned durham standby, nana's. josh and i had been there once before, but not in the last several years. now years older and more worldly (ha), i was curious to see how this classic would measure up to the "new guard" durham restaurants that i have come to know and love: watts grocery, rue cler, and revolution, to name three of my favorites.
i was encouraged by the diverse italian-inspired menu right at the start.
overall, it was a great meal -- food, wine, atmosphere, service and especially company! i would definitely go back to nana's again, especially if i were in the mood for a good mix of comfort and class.