To be honest, our weekend was productive and relaxing at the same time. I mean, other than my weekend blog posts it was relaxing!
It started out with a nice rainbow on Friday evening!
On Saturday morning, I organized the little closet in the guest room. The room doubles as my makeup studio and houses my wigs.
It really was productive. In less time than it ever takes me to wash, condition and blow dry my bio hair, I was able to organize my fake hair and even get rid of some nasty wigs that were in bad shape!
Because the sun was shining and the natural light was stellar, I got to pluck a bunch of lady whiskers from my chin. That’s always a good thing.
One of my favorite ways to while away time while waiting for moisturizer to set in is to pluck the lady whiskers from my chin. Especially when the lighting is great!
Bonaparte and I drove into Philly where we visited the Warby Parker shop on Walnut Street. He used the gift card that my kids gave him for Christmas and ended up with a great pair of sunglasses.
The place was mobbed but there’s plenty of help–and the Warby Parker staff is ridiculously friendly and helpful!
These are the shades that Anthony Bourdain ..Oops–I mean, Bonaparte picked out!
The Frenchman. He’s so serious! He tried these on but wasn’t crazy about them. I thought they were great! Oh well. We had fun!
Then we walked over to Rittenhouse Square to see what goods we could pick up at the Farmers Market.
We had a nice time walking around Philly. I ended buying tarragon for the anchovy sauce I made.
And when we arrived home, I baked bread and made a great anchovy sauce for our steak.
Here’s the recipe:
Anchovy Sauce for Filet Mignon or Steak
Peel and mince 4 shallots. Peel and grate 1 clove garlic. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan. Add the shallots and garlic. Cook till the shallots are transparent.
Take about four or five sprigs of fresh Tarragon. Remove the leaves from the stems and chop. Add to the cooked shallot/garlic mixture.
Add one and one-half tablespoons of anchovy paste and stir into the saucepan.
Add ¾ of a cup of heavy cream and cook until the cream reaches the boiling point and keep stirring. Don’t let the sauce boil over but cook for about ten minutes.
Add ¼ cup of champagne cognac to the sauce and cook until the alcohol dissipates.
As the sauce cooks down it’ll thicken.
Spoon over steak. This is good stuff!
My diet went out the window over the weekend. I ate way too much of the bread I made and the sauce–it was “eat-it-like-soup” great! Thank God for that broccoli!
Yesterday was Oona’s birthday. She’s 28 years old now and I just can’t figure out where the time went! I miss having her around but I admire her independence. I’m proud to be the mom of a successful and empowering young woman!
I’m not kidding when I say time flies. I remember every one of these photos as though they were taken yesterday. Oh wait. The collage WAS taken yesterday! Seriously. My baby is 28!
And that was basically the weekend.
This last week was a busy one at work—so busy, in fact, that I forgot about snapping pics of my outfits. I did manage a couple of shots though.
Friday’s ensemble. I’m really starting to tire of the clothes now. I need a spray tan. I’m tired. And I need to win Powerball so that I can stay home and write.
Thursday’s dress. I should have worn this more often because I really like it. I went with bobbed hair last week for a couple of days.
I think I wore this last Monday or Tuesday. Very classy with the bra straps sticking out. I finally took the bra off when I got into the car after leaving the office. Yes. I’m THAT woman. I begin to disrobe in my car.
Last week also brought some new hair.
This is Konis by It’s A Wig. The hair is very soft and resembles my bio hair when blown out. Less than $30. This will be great for the fall and winter.
And this is Claudia by Bobbi Boss. Hmmm. Perhaps I should have put some makeup on or gotten dressed in something other than a PJ tee. Nuh unh. I’m too lazy!
I lost about a half pound, but I’m sure I gained it back with the sauce and with all the carbs I ate over the weekend! And as I write this, I’m eating macaroni salad–there goes the thighs! And the belly.
See? The scale is in between 143 and 144. Today it is most likely at 146.
Oh…and I received a lecture from Bonaparte about my recent spending. I’ll leave it at that!
I met MY Waterloo last night when Bonaparte went over the bills. No more spending for a while! Bonaparte’s daughter snapped this photo last week–she’s in Canada and look what she found!
Welcome to the dawg days of summer. These are the summer days that make me a bit sad because it awakens my awareness that the days will be getting shorter and cooler. And although I welcome the cool weather clothing, I love the long and lazy days of summer. And so, I’ll enjoy them while I can!
And that was about it. How was your weekend?
It was hot in the City of Philadelphia–but not extremely hot–but I couldn’t help but think of one of my favorite summer songs by the Lovin’ Spoonful. Summer in the City!