I've been particularly touched by those around me in the past week. Maybe it was because I spent a few days at home, or perhaps because it was my birthday. Either way, gratitude swells inside me.
I'm grateful for caring family and friends.
I spent a few days in Connecticut with my parents and just relaxed. I slept in, ate my Mother's cooking and basically rolled around the house in sweatpants. I watched a lot of TV and started reading Fifty Shades of Grey (wow!). My parents were awesome during my stay. They were constantly hugging me and telling me how much they love me. I love you too guys. It was a great escape from the concrete jungle I live in every day. I appreciated warm cups of tea and long conversations. It felt almost like when I used to live at home.
About a week later, I turned 25. Quarter Century. Most of my friends kept joking about how "old I was" and how they were so sad they were "getting so old". Honestly, I don't really see it. I'm really excited for 25. 24 has been an amazing year and I can't wait to see what this next year will bring.
My birthday started beautifully. My colleagues (shoutout to my EA girls!) decorated my cube and left lots of delicious dark chocolate on my desk.
Then we went out for a fun lunch at Avra (my new fav Greek restaurant) and indulged in some delicious Greek specialties. After work, Jonathan and I went out to dinner at Flex Mussles in the UES. I had the fungi mussels and Jonathan got the Copenhagen mussels. They were delicious. I think Jonathan's was a bit richer but I still really enjoyed mine. We washed these down with some delicious white wine.
Saturday was filled with yet- more food at Andre's Cafe with the family. It was my first time dining at Andre's Cafe. If you like Hungarian food, then go! It was delicious and I will go back again. I started with a cucumber salad and Korozott, then had goulash and Hungarian nokedly, and finished with some poppy seed strudel. AMAZING! I loved every bite. Plus It was enough food where I could bring a doggy bag home with me.
|I swear we didn't coordinate to all wear blue|
|they are so excited to be there|
This week I'm also extremely grateful for umbrellas & rain boots. Rain is not fun. Especially when you have to commute to work in a crowded subway or bus. People are cranky and you get soaked. Rain boots and umbrellas make things a little bit more manageable. I got my rain boots at Target and they are awesome. For only $30? Heck yes! My mom got the same pair. We're twinsies.
Someone apparently stole it while we were roaming the store. Seriously, who does that? I get that it's raining outside but if you can go into Pookie & Sebastian to shop, then you definitely can afford to buy your own umbrella.
I'm grateful for contact lenses. Yes, they are amazing. I recently got my contact prescription renewed and will be trying out daily contacts. I used to have 2 week disposable contacts that would always make my eyes red and itchy (especially after staring at a computer screen all day). I can't wait for my dailies to arrive. Hello clear vision!
NOW IT'S TIME TO HEAR FROM YOU! What are you grateful for? How was your week?