We have a lease.

But, and there’s always a but…it’s not for the apartment I wrote about last week. It’s for the apartment directly above the apartment I wrote about last week. Shortly after our application was approved the landlord casually mentioned that we would have to move out after a year because he’s planning to convert the first two floors of the building to a townhouse.


He did, however, mention that he had a similar apartment one floor up that wouldn’t be affected by the renovation. The apartment is a little bit smaller, but also slightly more modern. It’s also $100 cheaper a month. The Fella and I agreed that we want to be somewhere for a few years, probably until we have a kid. That was a very grown up conversation to have, I’m super-duper proud of myself for not laughing and then taking an extra birth control pill just to be safe. It’s a good thing Roy is an actual adult.

That, my friends, is that. We have a home for the foreseeable future.

The next most pressing issue is to pick a gym in the area. Equinox is the closest gym, but it’s super pricy. There’s a Crunch seven blocks away, and a New York Sports Club nine blocks. So many choices. I think I may make the rounds and ask for trial weeks at each of them to help make my decision.

In the meantime I don’t even remember what a gym looks like. With my book deadline quickly approaching I’m spending less time in the weight room and more time at the library typing away.

At least I’m keeping my food intake on the healthy side…


Egg whites with spinach and hot sauce in a flax roll-up




Salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, olives, eggs, feta and lemon juice


Roasted cauliflower, brown rice and Trader Joe’s Chana Masala