My kitch hasn't seen any action for awhile. It looks like that's going to remain the case for a bit.
First, the good reasons...
JR and I just returned from a week-long trip to NYC. The main purpose was so JR could run the marathon (which he did at an incredible pace - 2:45:09, a personal best). We also spent time exploring. Here are some highlights, in no particular order:
salmon ravioli and house-brined olives at a random Italian restaurant
leaves in brilliant shades of red and yellow on a sunny day in Central park
the Kandinsky exhibit at the Guggenheim
exploring the biggest Bloomingdales I've ever seen (perhaps the biggest there is?)
birdseye views of the city from Top of the Rock
a fantastic dinner speaking German with a 4-year-old at the Stengel-Eskins'
window shopping in SoHo
a sausage with the works from a street vendor at 11pm
beautiful Jude Law as Hamlet (very, very good)
Carrie Fisher as herself at Studio 54
Irish bartender in a kilt at a Scottish pub
walking across the Brooklyn bridge
a gluten free carrot cake cupcake from Babycakes Bakery
Now, the not so good stuff...
On our last night in NYC, I received a phone call from my mother with bad news: she has cancer. I'm flying to Seattle this week to be there for her surgery and take care of her afterwards. It's possible that this will keep me out of the kitch for awhile. If all goes well, perhaps there will be some remote posts from Seattle. In any case, I hope to have good news when I return.