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The Mondayest Monday

posted on: Monday, September 19, 2016

I was expecting a relaxing, productive Monday. I romanticized the thought of a rainy Monday in, coffee in hand, waiting for my Costco delivery (because how relaxing does NOT going to Costco sound?) and applying for jobs from the comfort of my sofa. Instead, I got my derriere handed to me. Anxious thoughts, a sick puppy, not getting my delivery until 9:30PM, and Adam being out of town made for an overwhelming and stressful day. In reality, it wasn’t that horrible of a day, but when anxiety is high, it certainly feels like it. Being anxious all day is exhausting and my butt has been straight kicked, you guys! I’m off to bed now and so thankful for this day to be over and for a brand new one tomorrow. I’m just relishing in the fact that this mean Tuesday HAS to be better. Right? RIGHT?


Side note: We’re doing fine here in Manhattan. It has been inspiring to see the people of this amazing city come together in the face of such terrifying events. We were home when it happened, uptown, but crazy to think we had walked that exact block to take the 1 train home from the 23rd street station just a few hours prior. It’s a scary time and I know my stupid, crappy day is really not crappy in light of so many horrible things happening in our world today. I just needed to silly rant on my blog for a minute. I’m so thankful no one was seriously hurt on Saturday and thankful for the NYPD and FDNY for working so hard to keep our city safe!

Cue Exhaustion

posted on: Friday, September 16, 2016

Adam has been traveling all week and is home for all of two days before he heads off again for another week of travel, so he’s exhausted. I’ve been going (what feels like) non-stop for the last week and I’m super wiped out as well, so we’re just a real fun crowd right about now. On tap for this weekend is another four-mile run, a trip to Little Italy for their Feast of San Gennaro festival (Patron Saint of Naples) where we will eat authentic Italian cuisine like…fried oreos? Sure.

Actually, I’m passing on the Oreos since I’ve had way too much sugar this week thanks to a delicious and oversized Levain cookie and that pack of Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups I impulsively threw into my cart at the last minute (happens every single time).

I’m currently sipping on green tea and hoping that little bit of caffeine will be the kick in the butt I need to get out of the apartment tonight for a drink with my guy. The weather is in the low 70’s with a cool breeze and is basically heaven right now, so we’re off to take advantage of it which means we need a walk and a rooftop…STAT.

Thoughts from the coffee shop

posted on: Monday, September 12, 2016

I had an hour to kill today while my iPhone was in surgery (new battery). I was on the Upper East Side, a neighborhood I’m not too familiar with, so I just roamed. I set out to find a magazine and quaint coffee shop, but the coffee shop found me first. It’s a bookstore/coffee shop combo and I loved it. I think I might have to wander over there more often.

Anyway, I broke out my red Moleskine and jotted whatever came to my head and these thoughts read basically as follows:

  • From this point forward, I will always have a book with me.
  • Not having my phone right now is amazing and I may need to put mine on airplane mode more often.*
  • Husband is out of town, which stinks, but it’s also a bit liberating to be solo in the city for the first time.*
  • No, really, hating how much time I spend on my phone right now. I feel like I’m missing too much.


*My GPS and camera make it impossible for me to be without it, but a girl can dream.

*This is literally the first time I’ve been here, out of all the times I’ve spent here over the years, that I’ve been without a family member in town as well. Still, I’m counting down the (thankfully few) days until he’s home.

Four Miles And A Heat Wave

posted on: Friday, September 9, 2016


Just popping in for a quick “hello”! It’s late and I’m heading to bed soon as we have a 4-mile run planned first thing tomorrow morning. We’re training for a 15k in December and then a half in March. It’ll be Adam’s first and my second! Yes, I plan on punishing myself with two hours of running again. I actually loved that distance, I must say. It was really hard, but completely rewarding. I was actually sad when it was over, believe it or not, and would listen to my playlist from the race and get misty-eyed. On to the next!

Last weekend’s weather was a kiss of Fall and felt SO lovely. This weekend: heat wave. Earlier this week, a few news reporters were praising the “return of summer” and to them I say: MOVE TO FLORIDA. Also, they probably never have to take the subway, because it’s always 20 degrees hotter in a subway station. I’m so tired of being sweaty, you guys. It’s getting old!

We’re still planning on having a great weekend, sweat and all. We’re dubbing tomorrow, “Adam and Katy’s day of fun!” (P.S. – Please say that to your self in Janice from Friends’ voice, it makes it so much better.) Adam is traveling a ton this month for work, so we’re going to celebrate the weekend and enjoy some fun stuff around town that I will tell you all about on Monday.

On that note, I’m off to brush my teeth and head to bed. Goodnight!