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The Start of Something

Gavin had a photo shoot on Thursday with my coworker, Trevor. They went for drinks afterward so I met up with them after work, as did Trevor’s girlfriend. It was really fun. It also made me miss Brooklyn.

On Friday night, Janice came over to watch Sex and the City. Gavin was out at a shoot but he eventually showed up in time to say hi before Janice left.


I think there should be a drumroll for what comes next. Ready? I went running! Finally. (The last time I ran was in January.) It was two miles and I took it easy (in terms of speed). I also met up with Elisa and we went for a walk around the park. On the way, we stopped for some super delicious coffee on the east side.


For dinner, Gavin made pizza. After that I worked in the magazine- for pretty much the entire night. I got a lot some and I’m feeling good about it.


Then on Sunday, I went to Barnes & Noble to check out some magazines for inspiration. I also looked at a bunch of decorating books while I was there. Of course.


Gavin had picked up some new prints of his and frames we chose so I hung them on the wall above the TV furniture which I rearranged that morning.


I’m really happy with it and Gavin’s photos look amazing. Back to the magazine. I worked on it again on Sunday night for several hours. Definitely making progress. Definitely a lot more to go.

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