It seems as if the weekends are going just as quickly as they’re coming these days. While I had grandiose plans to decorate for the holidays and finish all our Christmas shopping, that didn’t happen. Instead, we got a few decorations up, checked out the newly refurbished Beekman Hotel and had brunch with out of town friends.
One of the things I’m working on with my meditation practice is learning to be more in the present moment, so when I catch myself trying to speed up and do too much, I can slow myself way down and appreciate exactly where I am instead of beating myself up for where I think I should be. It’s crazy how often I catch myself going into mental overdrive.
We kicked off the weekend on Friday with a Knicks game. Our team won by the skin of their teeth, which made for an exciting game!
Saturday morning was a quick breakfast at Springbone – broth and avocado toast with an egg followed by a stroll through SoHo before I hit up a class at Barry’s Bootcamp. It had been awhile since I’d last been and I remembered why I have such a love hate relationship with that grueling workout.
David and I went to the charming, newly renovated Beekman Hotel on Saturday night and were really impressed with the new look. For years, we lived down the street and there was nothing special about this hotel, but the refurb has made it the place to be.
On Sunday, we met out of town friends for a long, leisurely Mexican brunch at Cosme, our first time there for brunch. Among all of us we probably had one of each item from the menu. I had an oyster, some of the seafood-stuffed avocado and the chilaquiles with two eggs. We left pleasantly full.
We got home with just enough time to hang our wreath on the door, string a few Christmas lights and put out my decorative, table-top tree that I’ve taken with me to every apartment I’ve had since I graduated college. It’s sentimental to me because I bought it with my mom and my late grandmother – one of my last memories of her before she developed Alzheimer’s, so I’d like to think it was one of her last memories with me too. I didn’t have enough space in my apartment for an actual tree so I picked this one to add some holiday cheer to my tiny studio. It’s something I’ll take with me wherever I go to remind me how far I’ve come.
How was your weekend? Any special or sentimental Holiday memories you’d like to share? Tell me in the comments!