Today is finally, FINALLY Friday, which – in my one track mind – is wonderful because it means very, very , very soon James will be coming home (!!) from Afghanistan, and I’ll be another week closer to my trip down to Florida to visit him. I am literally counting down the days.
My dad works out of NYC half the year, so I try to get down there whenever I can. I was there a number of times during the summer for short trips (like this time, this time, and this time), but haven’t been back since August – extremely unacceptable.
For those of you new to the blog, my family is actually originally from NYC (even though I grew up in Vegas), and I went to grad school in Manhattan. It is hands down one of my favorite places on earth.
It was actually my dad’s idea for me to come up this weekend…. I think he could tell January has been a little rough on me with all the waiting and anticipating for this deployment to be over. Long distance is not always a cake walk. I’m glad I’m going for a lot of reasons (like seeing my dad!), but also namely because it’s given me something else to look forward to, instead of compulsively staring at the calendar while waiting for the day of my Florida trip to arrive.
I have to admit though, I’m a little bummed that I’m going to NYC while my Whole30 is still in progress.
What a buzz kill.
I mean, one of the top reasons I’m so obsessed with New York is the food. Okay… that may actually be the number one reason.
Tell me how I’m supposed to be in town and not eat a bagel or hot slice of pizza?
And kind of rude.
But I’m going to stay tough and avoid it all. I’m sure I can get a dirty water dog (aka hot dog from a street vendor) without the bun, right? (Totally kidding. That sounds disgusting.)
Any bets on whether or not it’s impossible to stick to Paleo when you’re a foodie visiting one of the greatest food cities in America? Cross your fingers I don’t break under the delicious smells of melted cheese and inhale a whole pizza pie.
In the meantime, it’s time to get to the office – I have an early morning training sesh I’m helping to lead (had my first last night – kind of scary!), as well as some other work to take care of before catching my flight later. Happy weekend.
What do you all think – tough to be Paleo in a really foodie-centric city, like NYC or San Fran? Anyone else taking a trip this weekend?