Snug

December 11, 2008

We just returned from dinner and gelato with Kelly and Nathan. The South Grand area is an amazing place to eat. You have Thai, Ethiopian, Diner, etc , etc. Just so many fabulous choices. Basil Spice was the highly recommended (by Kelly) choice and I think it’s the best Thai food I’ve ever had. Great choice Kel! Needless to say we had a great time and can’t wait to do it again soon.

Right now I’m listening to the spin cycle while snuggled on the couch with Adam. I really am a very lucky girl although I should know better than to say that aloud.

Awhile

October 20, 2008

It’s fall.  The leaves have started to change and the days are getting shorter.  I love curling up in this weather and enjoying the crispness.  Newton soon will be forced to wear a sweater.  He shivers but refuses to come in from the porch.  As punishment he will be made to wear an orange sweater with a great big pumpkin on it.  Take that Mr. Puppy.

I haven’t written in awhile.  Since August I’ve been to New York City to have fun and visit some friends.  I really love that city.  The Upper West Side is just lovely and September seems to be the perfect time to be there.  I guess October might be better.

I love walking up and down the streets wistfully looking at brownstones with lovely stairs that reach down to the street.  I love seeing parents walking with their children through the city.  I wonder what their childhood experience is like because it is probably much different than my suburban upbringing.  There’s a feeling in that neighborhood, a calm pulse, a more laid back demeanor.  I am not one for Times Square with the tourists craning their heads upward to take in the spectacle, severely crowded streets and people who don’t know where they’re going, wondering into you.  Some people thrive on the energy a place like that produces, me – I’m just annoyed and overwhelmed.

Since August I also attended my first Renaissance Festival.  I was lucky enough to go with Julie and Vinnie and Adam.  Kansas City has a month long fair.  You can actually buy season passes.  This place was huge and had so many things to look at.  We stayed for 5 hours and were completely wiped out afterward.  It was really lovely being able to spend time with friends and experience something completely new.

I’m hoping to keep on top of this blog a little better than I have been.  I have another trip in November that I’m really looking forward to and the Holidays.  I love the Holidays.  But right now I’m going to enjoy the fall weather and breathe in the air while I wrestle with Newton to try and get that pumpkin sweater over his little head.

Skating

March 3, 2008

My wonderful friend Macy is in town visiting from Philly.  It’s so great to see her and to get to spend so much time hanging out.  I feel as though I’m not the best hostess as I have trouble being a tourist in my own town.  Yesterday we went ice skating at Steinburg Rink.  It’s an outdoor ice rink and yesterday was their last day open for skating for the season.  Oh yeah, it was also 70 degrees.  We had so much fun!  We held hands like a couple of childhood girlfriends, helping each other balance and steer.  We circled the rink many, many times.  I felt like I was a kid again.  There was one spill, it was epic.  I started to go down and since we were holding hands I pulled poor Macy with me.  There was a couple of inches of water on the rink since it was so warm and we both ended up partially soaked.  You could hear the spectators collectively suck in their breath as we started to fall and then laugh with us once we were down on the ground.  It was awesome!  My poor butt hurts though.  It’s still recovering from the spill I took down some stairs at work a couple of weeks ago.  Poor tailbone!  If you ever were under the misconception that I am some sort of graceful flower – well that idea should be blown out of the water now.

We’re thinking about playing pool tonight but the 70 degree weather is long gone and has been replaced with 30 degrees and sleet.  We’ll see if we’ll make it out.  If not there’s always manicure and pedicures and bloody Mary’s.  I am reminded everyday how unbelievably fortunate I am to have such wonderful people in my life.