Perfect Sunday.

Title inspired by Caronae (I love her blog – a beautiful writer and wonderful woman).

This morning I woke up at 10:10am. Meeting starts at 11. Bobby had said he would go with me this week, so I got him out of bed at 10:30 (late) and we showered and went on our way. We were only 20 minutes late and I enjoyed the silence and the few spoken words for the next 40 minutes.


We left meeting and began to walk. Our promenade followed 15th street over to Union Square, and then into the Trader Joe’s wine store where we got three bottles of three buck chuck. We sauntered down to Souen but it was closed; something wrong with the boiler room. Then I remembered hearing about a fantastic vegetarian lunch place nearby: Quantum Leap.

To celebrate pancake Sunday I ordered the multigrain pancakes with fresh bananas and apples ($8 something). My condiments were butter (healthy animal fat) and minimal syrup. It was a satisfying and satiating meal and some of the best pancakes I have ever had (the best are from my dad’s recipe).


Bobby ordered “The Mexican” ($10 something), which consisted of a vegetarian chicken enchilada thing with guacamole, sour cream, salsa, fake sausage, and eggs. It was fine. I’m not a savory breakfaster.


We walked over to Peanut Butter & Co where I realized I should never work in a place like that unless I want to be obese. (We didn’t get anything.)


We followed 5th avenue all the way home. I got votive candles at Pier 1 and a tea at Starbucks with half and half and all the spices.


Came home. Went back out to Gap and Banana. Got some things on sale. Came home. Made dinner (teriyaki turkey and tofu for bobby; lamb and veggies and various animal fats for me). Drank wine. I drink wine now. It was cabernet.

charles shaw 3 buck chuck

And now I will either go get frozen yogurt or relax in front of the olympics. I don’t know how much I like the olympics. It seems like everyone in them has serious food or body issues. Did you notice that? I guess it takes a considerable obsession to be as good as those athletes are.

Signing off now. Big week ahead. What did you do this weekend?

21 Replies to “Perfect Sunday.”

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day 🙂 Gotta love 2-buck chuck 🙂

    I had a wonderful weekend with my mom and sister. I’ll post when my sister sends me the pictures 😉

  2. Those pancakes look great 🙂 Yum Yum. Glad that you had a great weekend. My weekend was productive – got a lot of work done which is always a good thing though did manage to squeeze in a movie 😉

  3. Thanks for the blog love Maggie! I think YOU are also a wonderful writer and woman. Those breakfasts sound good. I haven’t had pancakes in a while, actually. Yum! And PB & Co: so addictive. I have a jar of DCD that I’m going through waaayyy too fast.

    I’m happy you had a perfect Sunday too! 🙂 And I hope Monday is pretty darn good too.

  4. ahhh sounds wonderful! I need to make more of an effort to make my days great like that – start to finish – and fill them w/ things I want to do that relax and make me happy. I feel like too often I put other’s needs before my own and that compromises my happiness or pushes things on my to do list back.

    Yeah the olympics haven’t been this magical for me lately. I think I don’t really like the winter ones as much as the summer. Also, it started off w/ such a negative w/ that poor guys death and then (IMO) Canada’s and their teams HORRIFIC and insulting responses of saying the track is correct (Oh really? Why is it 10 mph faster than any track in the world – even having 2 football fields of lengths taken off of it? Plus you had a knee high wall w/ steel beams on the other side!!??) and that it was the driver’s inexperience and error! (When the best names in the sport had been wiping out left and right, too!!!) Plus, NBCs coverage just seems crappier than what should be expected for such a well-watched event. It just feels very negative to me this year b/c of that.

  5. Banana is my favourite store – I bought my first pair of dress pants that I didn’t need to have hemmed there last month. I couldn’t work in PB&Co, it would be WAY too tempting. I’ll settle with my small jar collection for now.

  6. Wow Maggie, definitely a perfect Sunday if you ask me! Now, I have to try your dad’s pancakes as you already know that his oatmeal recipe holds a very special place in my heart. 🙂

    I’m filling my coffee with all the spices too. Ha ha, I don’t really miss the sweetener with all the cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cocoa I add to it.

    CD is not liking the winter Olympics. He refers to it as the Colorado vs. Canadian games as everyone is from either Canada or a state in the U.S. filled with ski resorts. And I have to admit, I’m intrigued by the downhill skiers’ weights. I like seeing what all the girls weigh…those are my own body issues popping up.

  7. Mmm sounds restful. I didn’t know you guys are Quaker! How cool. 🙂 I don’t know too much about the Quakers — are they considered Christian? What do they believe about Jesus? So neat.

    I’m from northern NJ, and I can just picture you sauntering along 5th Ave. I can’t say I’d like to live there . . . but it will be a fun visit next I return. Maybe you could show us the best healthy eats in the city! 🙂

    I hope your Monday goes as smoothly as Sunday.

  8. I’d be all over Bobby’s breakfast – I love savory breakfasts – and lots of cheese! 😀

    Met my Mom for lunch on Saturday – we were a bit rushed because we ordered brown rice with our dishes, and we waited and waited – the guy says “we are just waiting for the brown rice to cook!”

    Lucky you live by Peanut Butter & Co. – I hear they have a spicy peanut butter!

  9. I don’t have TV…so I have not watched the Olympics…but what do you mean, that everyone has serious food or body issues? You mean like they’re too skinny or something?

    I would LOVE bobby’s breakfast! I’m more of a savory person myself!

  10. ahhh the pancakes are always gorgeous from you maggie. Or should I say your dad! 🙂 I am totally going to PB&CO when I go to new york witht he goal of NOT thinking about obesity while i’m there. hahahah

    I totally think that the women I’m watching on the olympics when it comes to things like gymnastics and figure skating that most of them have body image issues. *sigh*

  11. Your breakfast reminds me of me and my husband. He is all about savory and I always go for sweet. The pancakes looked delicious.

    The winter Olympics have been strange to say the least. And I have noticed that many of the event’s commentators have been talking about body image issues–I think they were talking about checking the mens’ BMIs who perform the ski jumping events. I would expect that from maybe figure skating but no these other events.

    And PB&Co is not allowed in my house anymore! Yum!

  12. Both breakfasts look great. I love a serious breakfast, but in shedding post baby weight, I opt for light lately. Multigrain pancakes are divine with fruit!

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