Monday, September 30, 2013

Weekend Wanderings: It's Fall!

I really, really love autumn.  It's easily my favorite season, and I could not be happier that temperatures have been dipping here lately.  While I've been jealously gazing at photos from friends who are in New England, hiking through vibrant orange foliage or drinking perfectly steamy coffee in front of chilly lakes (no doubt they are wrapped in wool blankets and sitting on Adirondack chairs), this weekend turned out to be lovely, even if the leaves here are still green.  On Friday night, after an incredible reading put on by Kundiman at NYU, Roger and I met up with our friends Sarah and Matt for an Oktoberfest feast at Blaue Gans, an Austrian restaurant in Tribeca.  While I one day hope to be in Germany for Oktoberfest, this was a fun alternative, and it was great to see the now happily married couple (a recap of their wedding, and our west coast trip, to come soon, I promise).

Fall feast!

On Saturday, after another total body conditioning class, I spent most of the day running errands (and doing an enormous amount of laundry!) and cooking for a little fall-themed dinner party we had for Rob's birthday.  Our main dish was this incredible cous cous butternut squash salad from The Kitchn, which Zan recommended, and which was easy and delicious.  I also made two wonderful pumpkin dishes, which I'll share later this week.  It was so nice to spend this weekend among friends.  We really all need to get together more often.

Short long-run.

Sunday was a workaday.  I had a lovely run in the morning, and after Roger made a big brunch, it was time to settle in for a day's worth of work on some projects I have coming up.  Hopefully I can share some of the news with you guys soon, once everything is in place.

Hope you all have a great week!

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