Big Foods, Big News

It was another great day of touristing with my aunt and cousin!  We did lots more walking, sightseeing, and eating – all my favorite activities!  I did not get any school work done but it’s ok because I actually decided to play hooky tomorrow 🙂

We started our day by doing a walking tour of Park Slope.  We did more than 3miles in our neighborhood alone!  We saw lots of neat things but my favorite is always the Super Hero Supply Store.

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This store provides the funding for 826NYCa program that provides writing programs for children in New York.

We went to a Mexican spot so A and my cousin could use the bathroom and a bought a rice milk drink.

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Everyone else did some noshing but I decided not to eat anything because I knew we were headed up into the city for a 2o’clock reservation at –

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Serendipity3is one of my favorite nyc restaurants, so good!  It is known for it’s desserts but the food is equally amazing.  I ordered the Summer Bries.

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An open faced turkey sandwich on raisin pumpernickel with apple, brie, alfalfa sprouts, and russian dressing.  I demolished it, but left the greens because I wanted to save room for –

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I talked a big game about finishing my dessert but I only managed to eat about 2/3 of it.  Delicious, but it left me pretty stuffed for the rest of the day.

A and I took my family back to the train and then headed back home to do zero work.  I am so glad I decided to stay home tomorrow!  I was feeling really, really conflicted but this will be my 5th day off (out of ten) for the year so I really shouldn’t feel bad.  We usually eat dinner late, but by the time 10rolled around and we were still feeling full we decided to skip it entirely.  A ate something small and I had a medium bowl of popcorn with SmartBalance while we watched the most recent House episode online.

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During House I did the einsiest bit of exercise ever with the gift my aunt brought me – Yoga Toes.

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Does anyone use these?

I hope everyone had a great weekend and I will see you for a leisurely breakfast tomorrow!

The Big News

My big news is only exciting to me, but to me it’s pretty damn exciting!  I have officially decided that I am not going to teach next year.  I’m taking the year off to begin the prereqs for an rd program.  I am not positive that I won’t go back to teaching, but if that’s the case it will only be a year off and I will feel good that I explored all of the possibilities.  I still don’t know what state I’ll be living in (it depends on where A does his grad program), but at least know I know something!  Wish me luck!

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11 Responses to Big Foods, Big News

  1. jenngirl says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to serendipity! What a fun day 🙂

    Congrats on your big news, that is exciting!

  2. verbalriot says:

    oh wow, what an awesome decision! Congrats!

    I love serendipity3. They just opened one in Vegas!

  3. Sharon says:

    Oh wow, the name is awesome too. Serendipity!
    And congratulations!!!!!!

  4. Sarah says:

    emily, congrats congrats congrats!!!!!! SO exciting on making a decision that makes you happy!

    and i looooooooooooove the serendip. we used to go all the time in college and get the forbidden broadway sundae. SWOOOOOOOOOON. but even i usually need two partners to help me finish that one!

    can’t wait for our hanco’s date on wednesday 🙂

  5. Melissa says:

    I have many great memories at Serendipity, but I got kicked out on my 22nd birthday, so I stopped going back!

    Good luck with the change!

    • Emily says:

      Melissa – you got kicked out!?!! That sounds like a scandalous story! The group across from us (15ish year old girls at a birthday party) needed to be kicked out!

      All – thank you so much for the support; I’m so happy 🙂

  6. fitforfree says:

    Congrats on the big decision, and your much-deserved year off from the hardest job out there!

    Looking forward to Wednesday!

  7. Allison says:

    Good luck – nice job on deciding to make a change (I know how scary that can be! I taught for a year in NC – and decided to – change careers – AND move states!) Scary – but great decision!

    Best of luck!

  8. Danielle says:

    What a great meal! That dessert looks so great!
    congrats on making that decision, I’m sure it was tough, good luck!

  9. carolinebee says:

    NO frozen hot chocolate!? haha that is my dream! COngrats on your decision, good luck and it sounds like a good plan 😀

  10. Amelia says:

    Congrats on your decision! That’s so exciting!

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