This past weekend my best friend Megan came to visit! It was so great to spend time with her – since moving to NYC I’ve only seen her for a few hours over Christmas break. She came in mid-morning Friday and stayed until Sunday night.
We did lots of fun things! We explored several wonderful bookstores – Strands and Books of Wonder. We picked up several signed copies of children’s books at Books of Wonder. For years I’ve been buying signed children’s books for Megan, my sister and Aubrey and now I can start buying them for babydixon!
On Saturday the three of us headed to Little Italy for a delicious lunch of fried zucchini, salad, spaghetti and chicken parmigiana. Yummy! Then browsed Canal Street while eating gelato. Saturday night we saw Mary Poppins on Broadway. It was really good – at first I was disappointed because I kept comparing it to the movie but then I quit comparing and it was much more enjoyable! There are several songs and scenes in the play that are not in the movie.
We ended the weekend with a relaxing Sunday. After church we went to Max Brenner’s Chocolate Shop where our friend Ramona joined us for lunch and Chocolate Pizza. The food and especially the dessert was delicious! Bill and I will have to go back again before we leave NYC.
Now it’s the start of another week and it’s going to be a very busy week! Tonight (Tuesday) a moving company is coming out to “assess” our apartment and give us a quote to move us to Nashville. The U-haul quote to rent a truck was over $3000!! Yikes! So, we’re pretty sure we can hire a company to do all the work for us for way less than that. Thursday morning (bright and early) we have a doctor’s appointment and then we live that afternoon for Chattanooga and dinner at Ichiban! Friday will be spent house hunting and hopefully finding somewhere to live. Saturday is Aubrey’s birthday party and Sunday we head back to NYC! I don’t know when we’ll have time to sleep.