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Gavin’s Mom Comes to Town

Gavin’s mom came in in the train on Thursday afternoon. She and Gavin went to a Mets game that day. Coincidentally, so did my friend Victoria and her mom! I found out because they were both instagraming from similar seats.

I worked from home on Friday since I still had that awful cough. Gavin and his mom headed down to the Museum of Natural History. I was bummed not to go but it was good I stayed home (albeit in bed with my laptop.) On Saturday, I joined them for a trip to Nike Town and the Highline.


On the way to Nike Town, we stumbled upon the Scotland parade. Some people were leaving so they gave us their flags.


The Highline was nice to walk on. It was crowded but better than the sidewalks below. It’ll be amazing in the Spring when all of the flowers come up.


We stopped for juice on the way there.


Janice joined us for the walk. We went from 14th Street all the way up to 34th Street. When we got home, Gavin, his mom and I watched the Syracuse game.


On Sunday morning, we had a nice breakfast. I made bacon, eggs and toast.


Early that afternoon, Gavin took his mom back to Penn Station. Gavin highlighted all of the places they went while she was here so that his mom could take it with her when she went home.

Sunday. Fun.

On Sunday morning, I made french toast for us. Gavin had regular french toast with syrup.


I had whole wheat french toast with blackberry orange compote. Amazing.


Then Gavin and I did something we had been talking about for probably years- organized and sorted his dresser drawers. It was quite the undertaking but the finished product looks great and is very functional.


Gavin picked out the clothes he wears most often and I put those in the drawers. The rest of the clothing went into the closet in less accessible areas. Gavin was so inspired by organizing (this was shocking) that he decided to sort through the hanging clothes in the closet, as well.


The Grammy awards were on that night so we invited Janice over to watch them with us. I tried to recreate the drink I had last night at the bar. The bartender had told me the ingredients: apple juice, ginger syrup, lemon and club soda.


So I first made the ginger syrup with a recipe I found online. Then, once that was done, I put together the rest of the ingredients. It was really delicious.


Luckily, I have a bunch of ginger leftover so that I can recreate this many times over again.

Here’s the recipe I figured out:
– 1 cup apple juice
– 2 tbsp ginger syrup
– 1 slice lemon
– 1/4 cup club soda