Sunday, November 23, 2008

Day 25 of the Break

This morning we met a group of 10 TTC NYC-area bloggers and had a great time talking to those we'd met before and getting to know new couples.  I can't believe how many people I've been able to meet from this blog.  These are couples I don't think we would've met otherwise in our busy lives and it's one more reason I'm so grateful for this blog community.  Thanks Gia, for helping to bring us all together face-to-face.

Braving the cold weather and the madness of SoHo on a Sunday afternoon, we spent the rest of the afternoon shopping--not an activity K is fond of and not one that either of us do very often if we can help it.  As a result, K has not bought jeans in about 3 years and it was TIME.

The economic downturn has had only a few upsides and shopping has been one of them.  NYC is not known for great customer service, but I've been noticing in both restaurants and retail shops...the staff seem to be 'nicer' and willing to go a bit further for a sale.
Not to mention the sales!  My god, the stores really want you to buy, buy, buy!  I've never seen anything like it before Thanksgiving.

My strategy was to shop around, try on, decide...but NOT buy it.  Then, we'd come back this weekend when surely it would be on sale (or even further on sale...) and then grab and dash!
This is huge for me, because I hate shopping the weekend after's like a contact sport.
However, today K found a great pair of jeans that were already on sale...then they got us by offering free alternations.  When you are 5 ft. 2, that is a deal catcher, so we bought them.

We ended our weekend with Sushi Sunday which we try to do every week with a group of 8-10 girlfriends (and the occasional gay guy...). I'm fitting in all the raw fish I can eat this month!

The movie last night:  honestly the only reason we rented it is because a good friend of ours in the LA les film biz was involved in producing this film.  I would never tell her--and she doesn't read this blog--but I didn't really care for it.  It probably went over much better with a target audience of 20-somethings that are still angry.  
I'm not angry anymore...and I'm so happy about that.

This post is so boring.  Congratulations if you read this far.  I will try to be more exciting tomorrow.
Day 25 and I'm still spotting.  So weird.


mulberry said...

enjoy those raw fishies while you can ;) soon it will be all sensible eating for you!

Jen said...

I am so jealous that ttc'ers had a get together. Not much of that happening in the midwest! Shopping, food and friends, sounds like a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps it makes ME boring, but all of those things sound great, especially Sushi Sunday. I love love LOVE sushi, yet rarely have it as my partner dislikes Japanese food.

(Wait a second... why haven't I just gone out without her? Good lord, I've become THAT person. Okay, breathing through it...)

Glad you had a good weekend, and thanks for the sushi epiphany.

Heather said...

I'm glad that the TTC group went well this weekend.. We just were not up to being with everyone right after our BFN. *sigh* Maybe next time! I want to meet all the new bloggers and see all of you ladies again! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow - that get together sounds fabulous! I'm definitely jealous of all you new yorkers.

Lizzie said...

Just popping in to say hi & thinking of you & miss you. I'm kind of hiding out from blog land these days. Are you back to TTC with the next cycle? Will be thinking of you! xo

timaree said...

That gathering sounds fabulous! In fact, your whole day sounds just lovely.

I have to agree with you about the movie. J and I couldn't stand it. It is probably helpful for very young college lesbians, but frankly, it perpetuated so many of the traditional male-female power struggles these girls were trying to fight against. No offense to your friend, but it was a little embarassing. Ultimately, I think the writing was just lazy.

Anonymous said...

no way. 20 somethings think its dumb too. really terrible movie.
(dont worry I dont lurk, I just stumbled onto your blog by accident, and I thought Id leave a comment in defense of us 20 somethings. but yeah still angry, that much is true.)