Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Big Cheer for the Long, Long Weekend!

A friend of mine wrote on our Weight Watcher thread that today feels like Sunday. It does, but better than the relaxed feeling of a Sunday is that it's Saturday and I still have a whole day to relax, rest and do errands.

The weekend has been lovely. Thanksgiving Day was beautiful, both in celebration and the weather. Sunny, clear and not too cold and the celebration was sunny and yummy. I kept Chatty Crone's thoughts in mind and happily we didn't have pecan pie, so there was no temptation to resist. The turkey was moist and delicious and there were lots of great veggie sides and my favorite butternut squash soup to start. With the food there was lots of laughter to go around.

Spent yesterday with a friend from high school, her husband and some of her husband's family. This has become a tradition, as my friend comes north each Thanksgiving to celebrate in New Jersey. We had a lovely dinner in the East Village at a Greek restaurant and then had fun walking around and looking at the store windows. On my way to meet my friends I stopped at Build-A-Bear and got a little holiday treat for Pepe Le Monkee. Photos to follow.

The Build-A-Bear store on Fifth Avenue

Today was especially nice. Services in the morning and then lunch with friends. Had a wonderful leisurely afternoon with no set time to be anywhere, except at the post office before 4:00. Stopped at Barnes and Noble for presents for Baby Max in Washington and Baby Ethan in North Carolina, hopped the bus to the new Michaels in Manhattan -- I know I'll be here often -- and the TJ Maxx next to it and then did my grocery shopping at the Whole Foods on the next block.

Wreath sales on the Upper West Side. The reflected picture is from ABC-TV headquarters, which is across the street.

I'm feeling so relaxed that I am even planning to brave a trip to Macy's tomorrow. I have a great coupon and lots of energy, which is the only way I can go to Macy's. Not sure how long I will stay, but you can be assured it will be long enough to get some photos to share.


Debra said...

Had a few extra days off myself so I know what you mean. Nice to have a little break!

Love your new blog look!

Sybil said...

I am so glad that you are enjoying your Thanksgiving break and hope that today in Macy's you will find a few nice bargains without to much hassle !!
Love Sybil x

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Long weekends are wonderful and it sounds like yours was great for sure. I love all the pictures. Our TJ Max used to be next to our Micheals also but it closed up a couple of years ago. I miss it but there is one about half hour away.

Chatty Crone said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week. I ate pumpkin pie myself. My grandson who is 8 - LOVES Build A Bear! I love Greek food. Hope you get to Macy's and use that coupon! I love your new blog look too - getting ready to celebrate the holidays!.

Country Whispers said...

This long weekend has been great. It has been the weekend that keeps giving. It has felt like a Sunday since Thursday. The fun will end though, it IS Sunday and it's back to the grind tomorrow. However, we are all rested up so it shouldn't be too bad.

k and c's mom said...

"Great coupons and lots of energy: the only way I can go to Macy's". That is a great quote! Loving the "city sidewalks, busy sidewalks" pictures you are posting.

Chatty Crone said...

Shadowlands = kleenix!

Anonymous said...

Wowza. You've been a busy little bee. :):) I LOVE LOVE LOVE Michaels! I could probably spend my whole paycheck there within minutes. And Macy's! I have a few hot-diggity coupons myself. Hmmmm.....I COULD call off work tomorrow.

Mimi said...

Of course I love Build a bear!!!!!
Those fresh real wreaths look divine!!!! I would love one but in our warm weather, it's in the 60's all week, but I think that might be to warm!!! This is cold for us!!! Lows in the upper 30's!!! No heat though!!! Our house for some strange reason stays toasty warm, it gets to be about 74 a the coldest, with NO HEAT!!!!!
I won't complain, those 400.00 cooler air conditioner bills are out of my mind for 6 months!!!!