In the morning we took our son to a “Touch a Truck” event in Tuckahoe. There were not as many trucks as I expected, but parking was easy and he did have a nice nice time. He got to go inside ambulance, several large truck cabs and a fire truck. 2 hours of entertainment for the little one.
When it was time for his nap, we let him fall asleep in the car while driving to Upper East side to buy fish in Citarella.
That is the closest place I know to buy good quality fresh fish, and we go there once or twice a week. I got beautiful arctic char. I like to pick a fish that I can see whole first, than have them fillet it for me. Yes, it is more expensive, but that way it is fresher and not glazed in phosphates. I can really see the difference. Really fresh fish is amazing! Besides this beautiful fish, I picked up some scallops, smoked salmon and fresh anchovies.
While in the area, I have a chance to pick up some bread in a shop/bakery one block away. I always fight the temptation to try something new — like pistachio eclair or a creme brulee. Since I was going to a weekly pilgrimage to Lady M later, I definitely did not have calories for that. So I just settled for a coffee.
After shopping — Lady M. My addiction. Lady M green tea crepe cake is my favorite cake in the whole NYC (and this city has a lot of pastry). I had one and a half slices. I justify it because it would not be good for a toddler to eat the entire slice. So, at least 1,000 calories of cake today. Yikes! But I do it every week.
When we got home, I went for a run. Yes, it is kind of like hitting a iceberg head on and than trying to get the water out with a tea cup. Still, eating like this, I have to exercise religiously.
Weather was beautiful, and the run was lovely. I love trail running this time of the year. No more bugs, not too hot, no people. It is very calming, almost meditative. It was too dark to run back through the forest, so I run back a different way. I wish I had a chance to run outside more often. Not really possible on weekdays though. It is dark already by the time I get home from work.
When I got home, DH had to leave for a friend’s wedding. I stayed home because I did not want to take him for a late wedding and we did not have babysitting arrangements.