with Carissa at lowercase letters
one.It is a very happy Monday for me because I am off work today! I have lots of errands to run and it is wonderful to have the time to get them done! And the weather is simply perfect. Sunny and seventy degrees.
two.One of my errands today is to open a local bank account. I have used a regional bank my entire life and I love my bank. They're so honest and reliable and easy to work with. They don't have all those stupid fees for everything that other banks have. I have my direct deposit from work deposited there still but I need an account with a national bank too (so I can deposit the checks collecting on top of our dresser and so I can use an ATM when I need cab fare without a penalty charge.) I was worried that I wouldn't be able to do this today since its Columbus day. I asked Corey if he thought the banks in the city would be open. His response: "Of course. Columbus was a crook and a murderer. NYC won't close for that." Now, I don't know that I completely agree with that statement, but I do hope the banks will be open.
three.My weekend was wonderful. Thursday night one of my girlfriends and I did a little boutique shopping(photos to come), then had a great workout, and ended with a sushi dinner. Corey doesn't like sushi so I embrace opportunities to go with friends who do!
Maru, our favorite Hoboken sushi restaurant
four.Corey and I met his family for dinner on Friday and spent some time catching up with him. His sister, Kate, is moving to Thailand for six months tomorrow so this was a low key time to catch up with her. On Saturday, we headed down to South Jersey for her going away party at a famous pizzeria. Then, Sunday we celebrated Corey's grandmother's 80th birthday in a private room at a delicious Italian restaurant. I've met most of his extended family but it was nice to meet the rest of them yesterday. I also had the best cappuccino ever (aside from the ones I had in Italy).
five.Corey has a birthday coming up this month. He's been eyeing a Tag Heuer watch. I have to admit, we both have very expensive taste. He's never been one to wear watches but he thinks he should be wearing one to work. I agree, I think it looks more professional. And I love a man with a nice watch!