A grilled cheese for lunch kind of day

Lunch today: Grilled cheese from 'wichcraftI love grilled cheese and make a mean one back home.  I butter up the outside and do it on the stove top for lack of a sandwich press which you really don’t need if you’re trying to be self-sufficient.  Sometimes I do it more for the butter (more so when I have the President unsalted butter I always watch out for in the gourmet grocery refrigerated shelf, or Anchor butter which the Filipino store sometimes surprises me with!), but who doesn’t like the feel of crispy bread and melty cheese?  I don’t know if it was the muggy weather or just a plain old craving for some comfort food, but I made a deliberate attempt to go to the “‘wichcraft” kiosk over at Bryant Park before heading back up to the office.  (Check out their menu here.)

I had stepped out to get more glass crystals for a bracelet I’m making for my BFF Donna.  It’s nice to be creating again after a long break from it.  I am trying to do more of this but life has been busy.  (I know, it’s getting to be such a tired excuse.)  It’s just that I end up so exhausted at the end of the day that I usually find myself vegetating on the sofa or just lying down and browsing on the iPad.   I still end up sleeping on or just after midnight, but I don’t get to do as much anymore.  Deadlines and Donna’s departure next week, though, have forced me to go and sit at my craft corner and get crafting.  If I don’t make it, there’s Global Priority Mail courtesy of the USPS.

Donna is leaving.. again.  The last time we saw each other was 5 years ago.  We wistfully said to each other it shouldn’t be 5 years until we see each other again.  We agreed to celebrate our 50th birthday together in the Philippines, sometime between my April birthday and her June birthday.   That would be such a treat…  While it would be nice to think of visiting her down under, if I’m going to go that far, I might as well meet her in Manila.

The sun never fully came out.  It’s supposed to set soon but it hasn’t even shone as brightly as it had the past few days.  Storms threaten in the horizon but hey, we can all use the water and the cooler temps.