Sunday, December 20, 2009

Seriously . . .

Why does my luck have to lean to the dark side? I mean, why can't I win the lottery? Why instead do I have to be one of the 5% of people who need to have ANOTHER surgery on their spine? Sigh . . . I am jumping ahead of myself. They haven't actually said I need a second surgery. YET. But the same discs they removed parts of in September are bulging again and causing some weakness in my left foot. Oy. What luck, huh? So put all your good jou-jou together and send it my way because I seriously have no patience for this.

Meanwhile, I'm in Baltimore visiting my parents and we had a blizzard yesterday. Close to 2 feet of snow!

It really is beautiful but there is a lot to clean up today and I am hobbling around and not much help.

Before I made the drive down here I spent a few days having my niece and nephew visit from Oregon. The kids have never been to NYC before and we had a great time seeing the Statue of Liberty and visiting the REAL Santa at Macy's. Their favorite part?

Riding the subway. :)

I've also been making a few things but many are gifts and swaps so I can't share them yet. Except for these needle books:

Aren't they cute? The fabric is vintage scraps I found at the flea market in Connecticut in the fall. Once the holidays are over and I'm past whatever medical crap is coming my way I'll list them, plus my extensive vintage apron collection, in the shop.

I hope to be back one more time before Christmas with some photos but just in case let me wish you the merriest, happiest day of the year.

Peace on Earth.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

It's Alive!

Hellooooo??? Is any body out there??? Yes, I'm here and YES I know, it's been far too long since I've written. Thanksgiving weekend was packed with fun and excitement, so much so that I threw my back out and have spent the last three days in bed. Ugh. I'm feeling somewhat better today (despite the nagging thoughts of how much crap needs to get done around here) but I still plan to take it easy.

So how about a recap?

Thanksgiving dinner was fab! (ha ha don't you love the can shaped cranberry sauce? My DH doesn't like when I slice it!) I'm totally patting myself on the back for this one. lol I did most of the cooking and left the heavy lifting to Nine and Louie. Everything came out hot and on time. Later this week I'll share the recipe for slow cooker corn bread casserole. It's divine!

Nine and I waiting for the train to head into Manhattan for some holiday cheer.

We spent hours in Macy's looking at the jewelry and oogling the ornaments. Here are just a few examples of the gorgeous trees set up in the Macy's in Herald Square:

And talk about a small world! While waiting in a long line to make a purchase I started chatting with the girls behind me. Turns out they were from Towson State University and had marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade! I'm from Baltimore (which is where Towson State is located) and to run into them among the millions of people visiting the big apple is just too funny.

Let's see if I get this right: from the left - Sloane, Courtney, Christie and Christina. I think! I gave the girl's my blog address and hope they stop by to see their photo. :)

And that's me in Bryant Park trying to soak up all the fun I could. It was a fabulous weekend! Now if only my back would heal completely so I can get a move on all the things that are piling up over here. Wish me luck!



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