… so, essentially, it’s back to reality with a bump. Not that I mind, really – rain means it’s not cold enough for snow, which means I don’t have to wear the duvet coat for a while. And three people so far have complimented my lovely asymetrical Calvin Klein spring coat (purchased back in October 2012 as a ‘winter’ coat – the hysterical laughter which followed me showing this to people led me to realise it probably wasn’t going to match up to the challenge of a New England winter…), so that is rather nice.
It’s been a weird week. It was LOVELY to go home for the funeral (is that odd?) – to be able to be with my family and catch up with them even while it was such a sad occasion was really brilliant. And we had a giggle as well – somehow all the Champagne disappeared (no idea how that happened) and there was a lot of wine consumed at the evening dinner. Much needed all around, I think. But then it was back to the US (no upgrades either way – I think I am picking the wrong flights…) and straight back into work (while not really being sure of what time it was – love jet lag).
It has been restaurant week (well, restaurant fortnight) out here – I went with a friend to Meritage on Wednesday, which was lovely. As I had been hoping to go with the ex (obviously before he was an ex), it was lovely to go and have fun with a girlfriend instead – waiting around for someone to take me places isn’t really my style, and this restaurant is fantastic! The menu is based around the type of wine you choose, so it’s very much my sort of place (no comment, Miss Struth).
Anyway, I am rambling – I drive down to Newport tonight for a bit of a rest, which will be rather lovely. I’m staying in the same place I stayed in last year (although it looks like there will be a lot of rain this time, which I mysteriously avoided last time), so it’s all very familiar and comfy. Then I get some spa time tomorrow afternoon, followed by take out mexican food, some wine and some very silly TV. Perfection.
Oh, and I just managed to sneak up on one of my staff who had headphones in and make him jump by banging on the top of the wall of his cube… He laughed, it’s ok. I am a cool manager. Or a bit too much in the ‘Friday Spirit’. One of those…