1. It’s officially been spring for two days and yet it is still so frickin-frackin cold I just don’t know what. Ughhhhhh. I am dying to shed the layers, peel off my socks, slip into some flip-flops, and feel the warm sun on my bare arms like a hug.
2. Have y’all been watching “Top of the Lake,” a miniseries that premiered last Sunday on the Sundance channel? It’s really good, but watch it on iTunes if you can as the quality is way, way better than on Sundance. Basically, it’s the story of detective searching for a missing (and pregnant) 12-year-old girl (and also searching for who got the girl pregnant), but I suspect that that’s just the text and the subtext is where the real story-telling and character-development will happen. It’s shot in New Zealand and is visually stunning. Oh, and Elizabeth Moss (Peggy on “Mad Men”) plays the detective and she has a New Zealand accent, so there’s that.
3. I want to go to New Zealand.
4. I started a sort of diet this week which is really less a diet and more me just not stuffing my face all day. I also don’t eat bread during the week. Or ice cream. God, I love ice cream. And bread. But 5 PM Friday marks the start of the weekend, and I have a pint of ice cream in the freezer with my name on it. Actually, it does not have my name on it. It has the name of the flavor, which is Chocolate Flake, and I cannot wait to bury my face in it. Also, bagels on Sunday before Passover starts and I show my support for Drew by not eating eating bread for eight whole days.
5. I need a vacation. Ideally, to New Zealand, but since that won’t happen any time soon, I will settle on just a weekend getaway upstate. Drew and I have been talking about going away just the two of us. We haven’t had a real family vacation since last June and while we could go somewhere with Jackson for a week like we did last year, we decided that two days away without him would be far more relaxing and “vacation-like,” (if you consider sleeping past 6:30 am and not wiping someone else’s butt five times a day “vacation-like,” which, yes, please), so that’s what we’re gonna do. We haven’t settled on a place yet, so if you have a recommendation, let me know. We’re looking for a place we can get to via a train from NYC (less than three hours), unwind, eat good food, and maybe get a massage or something. And sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep. Oh my God, I cannot wait to sleep.
6. I thought I had more to say, but I just typed the word “sleep” five times and now I want to go take a nap for the 45 minutes or so left until Jackson wakes up from his.