Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

Halloween is complicated this year, Chris is going as a hippie and only has partof his costume we will ad lib the rest, no doubt while his friends are knocking at the door. Luckily he has a bunch of buddies to go with. We have never had to think too hard about costumesin other years because inevitably he was whatever Bryan had been 6 years before and he was none the wiser, being too young to remember. It has worked out fine!

Besides getting the costume together, Bryan has a Varsity football Homecoming game tonight that I need to take pictures at, for the magazine. I guess Jim and Schatzie will answer the door.

I will post a picture of the costume tomorrow. Here is last years bounty:

Thursday, October 30, 2008

42 Years!

Well here I am at 42. A friend asked me if I was happy-- really and I couldn't think of any complaints besides wanting more hours in the day and more money in the bank. A day late and a dollar short pertains to me all too aften!

My birthday was nice I am still feeling happy 2 days later, it could be the beautiful fall weather or the fact that I have eaten more cake in the last 2 days than I have had in a full year I need to get back on my fitness track after a month long break. The boys sports are almost over, so i can get back to focusing on me a little more, so hard to do.

Well I am going to keep it up 2 blogs in a row!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

NYC Adventure Part 2

Whenever I am in NYC I am reinvigorated when I see the preservation of our American heritage and the cherishing of culture, we languished in the Met for hours at one point we were staring so long at a painting the guard told us to backup! The Met just elevates the soul, the architecture of the building itself lifts you up and then you wander through centuries of artwork, carefully preserved and shared with the masses, I was surprised on the day we went, the thousands of people lining up to see in animate objects. Everybody assumes nowadays we have to be plugged in to enjoy things, this is truly the opposite. The NY Public Library was also amazing, with a great exhibit on Yaddo an artist's colony that has been in existence for a century and I had never heard of it.
Luckily my travel partner was equally as interested in these things.

Here we are at the Met and NY Public Library:

My Fabulous NYC Adventure!

This is my first posting, I was inspired and prompted by my dear friend Wendy to start a blog she finds it a good way to keep her writing skills fresh. i like the idea of a running diary that you can look back on and reflect. Life sure is busy and if you don't stop and record it sometimes it can fade away!

Well here are some photo highlights from my trip:

First stop was the rink at Rockafeller Plaza, not being a gifted skater we passed on taking a spin around the rink thanks to a nice Aussie tourist who took our picture.