Some snippets from the away vs. home parts of the weekend:
new building/new baby: pretty much the only part of the city we see every year on the short walk from the subway to the restaurant is the World Trade Center site; it was cool to see the new building complete and lit up this time. But not much beats holding a new baby - we got to deliver this gift on Sunday evening and spend an hour holding sweet one-week-old Henry.
business/pleasure: meeting agendas in a conference room were the reading materials for my Friday and Saturday morning, not quite as nice as cozying up with Peter on the couch to finish my book on Sunday. At least the travel gave me some enforced reading time; if I were at home I would have been working on my to do list, but hours of sitting in the airport and on airplanes bought me enough time to finish Shine Shine Shine and get most of the way through The Round House.
special treat/the usual: our Italian dinner in New York was quite delicious, particularly my chocolate cake and complimentary grappa to finish off the meal, but my usual order at our usual breakfast place for a little Sunday morning date with my hunny? Pretty darn good too.