weekend end

three days
 is a good thing 
one of the three
with torrential downpour(s) 

my friend melissa
 made reservations for us to have lunch
 at the standard
 on the roof 

we did this a year ago on a sunday
 it was lovely

 turns out
 the only day 
the rooftop restaurant
open before 2:30 

her reservation
 was actually for the restaurant on street level 

we discussed alternatives

 i suggested 
the whitney's 8th floor terrace restaurant 

we decided if we couldn't get in 
we could always back track 
to the standard

we got in
we had a long leisurely lunch 

lots of catch up 
we'd not spent time together in months
after lunch we walked down through the museum
even the interior staircase is arty

its such a glorious building the art is curated in a fascinating way

as we stood atop the museum

 we could hear music
so we set off to see what it was

 they were terrific
i shot a short video

started off 
with a horrific down pour
the air was sticky humid horrible
did some errands
came home 
put on the air conditioner 
in the living room
what a relief
spent the rest of saturday reading

another super hot day
seemed less humid
i got my weekly mani/pedi
a walk
nixed it
 in favor 
of heading home to veg out

i no longer feel 
the pull of the sun 
the need to tan 
to be out in the heat 
these are no longer things i enjoy

how was your weekend?


  1. I like the sound of your weekend! Can't remember Friday, but Saturday was a quick trip to the larger town (20 miles) for their "Crazy Days," 3 days of all kinds of sidewalk sales, a "show and shine" car show taking up 3 main street city blocks, a singer who does Elvis (beautifully, too), and all sorts of vendors. We did the car show because I like to photograph the cars...had to get back for the graveside service of my husband's cousin, killed in a car accident a week ago. He was only 61. I held a 6-month old baby so her young parents didn't have to try to quiet her during their father's service. It was almost 90 degrees, but I found some shade under a big evergreen tree, where there was a little breeze, too. The rest of the afternoon was spent with family and friends sharing food. Sunday is church for half the day and then some viewing of The Open at St. Andrews. I think I would rather have had a nice lunch and a visit to a beautiful museum!

  2. Well, looks like you made the best of the sticky weekend. I remember a summer in Montreal where is was practically impossible to walk outside before 10pm. Practically impossible for this West Coaster to breathe in the hot humidity. Also, LOVE the staircase! There you go, that's what I was talking about. All that prime real estate for art and design! I had a little bit of a crash and burn this weekend after the intensive Art in Action two days and so didn't achieve much of anything. Yesterday, R and I went to the steam rally in a close by village and saw old steam engines, farm vehicles, a bit of antique car-age and motorcycles, and had chips and roast pork on a bun. Highlight of the weekend...lol. Actually, my highlight is that I slept for 10 hours last night! Today we're off to visit his sister in Somerset near Bath for a few days. So that should be fun. I love English countryside road trips with R. :D

  3. We had that Saturday morning rain too and then the hot and sticky. I picked that day to do some major cookbook culling. We went to a concert on Friday night and had drinks with friends on Sunday night. A nice weekend.

  4. Quite a place to have a meal in!

    We had the major humidity on Sunday- this morning it was gone.

  5. It sounds like you had a great weekend!
    The weekend here was hot, hot, hot, with the same torrential downpours.
    Especially yesterday afternoon. Really bad wind too, and as quickly as it started, it was gone.
    Typical summer weather, but I'll take it over winter any day! :-)

  6. Sounds and looks like an enjoyable weekend.


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