Taking a break, Benedicta and I stole away to share a sandwich at Capriotti's (similar to Jimmy Deans, maybe, but I like it better). I don't know what I'm going to do without her! We've become so close over the past ten weeks. Sure, we'll be in the same state... but opposite sides! Thankfully, she lives in the same city as some of my extended family, so perhaps a visit at Christmastime is in order.
Obligatory food shots:
The rest of the workday was mild and I ended up staying later off the clock to keep Benedicta company while she finished a project.
This evening, what was meant to be a half-hour run-through of my commencement speech turned into a two-hour editing session for myself and another speaker. Then I ran to the store at 11:00PM after making a pan of rice, and wearily began to chop and saute vegetables for lunch tomorrow... then remembered that it was an Intern Lunch day tomorrow. I'm not sure if I felt more relieved that I could go to bed sooner, or irritated because I could have gone to bed an hour before. The routine of loading the dishwasher and collapsing in bed continues.