Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I will be keeping all of my blog sisters and their families in my prayers --both for petition and for thankfulness for all of your presence in my life.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
This was the display of photos of Halloween crafts and goodies in the waiting area.
Despite the fact that we won't be television stars and it's back to my desk and the waiting phone and email messages tomorrow, we had a great time! I'm inspired to spruce up my apartment and even remake a section of my bedroom for a craft area. Definitely will be decorating for the fall. If anyone is thinking of visiting New York a visit to Martha Stewart might be a great way to spend a morning. So glad you could join Bev and me for our wonderful day!
Monday, September 21, 2009
This photo is for Amrita. The cafe is near my friend Elana's house. I was there last week and had to take a picture to share. It's a great place and they have the best iced coffee.
These signs were about a mile from my office. I stopped on the way home to do an errand and saw that they were filming the new television series, "The Good Wife" here on Wednesday. I will be at the taping of "Martha," so I can't run over at lunch time. As my mother would have said, "You can't dance at two weddings."
Off to look at my closet! Sweet dreams and happy wishes to all. Thanks for stopping by.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
My perfect little turnip
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
One of my responsibilities at work is community outreach for our division. This includes an advisory group that meets every two months. I am always exhausted at the finish of meeting night. It's usually not over until 7:30 and it seems there are lots of little issues that pop up during the day before the meeting. Tonight was the meeting and it was no exception. It went well, but I was so tired at 8:00 when I left for home. It was a nice night and I decided to skip the subway and take the bus -- actually it's three buses -- to get home.
The first bus arrived pretty quickly and in seven minutes I was in Manhattan and at the stop for the next bus. No one else is waiting, but it's a beautiful night, I have a seat and a good book -- Anita Brookner's Visitors -- and I am content waiting for the bus. I am oblivious to the world when I hear a voice pointing out that the street is blocked. There are no buses. There is no traffic at all and the usually bustling East 57th Street looks like this...totally deserted. I realize without the kindness of this stranger I might have sat here for hours reading and not noticed that there was no traffic at all.
Even though I am always on the lookout for movie and television shoots I had missed this sign. So thankful for my angel who noticed me sitting and reading and took the time to think of me.
Thanks, all, for your sweet comments on blog sisters and Buttercupland. I've saved Amrita's description of my little country and it's now a part of my heading. Please come and visit often.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I'm invited!!! It's my lucky day...
I'm smiling beause...
THE MARTHA STEWART SHOW
GENERAL TICKET CONFIRMATION
arrived in my inbox this afternoon.
I was idly going through my inbox this afternoon and caught the subject "last minute tickets." I'd almost forgotten about Martha Stewart tickets and had stopped obsessively looking for an email.
And here it is! I'm going with my friend and colleague, Bev, and we are both so excited. Cameras are permitted before and after the show and I will be taking lots of pictures to share with all of you. Can't thank you all enough for your encouragement. I wish I could take all of my bloggy friends with me.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
These two pictures are the side street on the side of the church. It shows all the equipment needed to film the television show. I especially liked the signs giving directions inside the church. I didn't see anyone famous, though I was tempted to wait to see if any of my "Law and Order" favorites were part of the filming. Alas, work called.
Weekend Update...Still no word from Martha or Rachael. I'm a little disappointed, but can't blame Rachael, I've been spelling her name incorrectly. I haven't given up, but have stopped obsessively checking my email for tickets, which is healthy.
I have gained a pound. However, I am totally back on track and am optimistic that this errant pound will be history by the weekend. I had my first apples of the season -- outstanding! -- and am substituting an apple in the evening for any less nutritious snack. It's worked for two days. Just need to keep it up for the entire fall.
Hope you are enjoying all the treats that this wonderful season offers.
Monday, September 7, 2009
This is the email I sent to family and friends a week later. It shares my feelings better than anything I could write now to describe that awful time.
|9/17/01 3:07 PM|
Dear Family and Friends,
I am so appreciative of all the messages that I've received over the last
week. I know that many people have tried to call and were unable to get
through or unable to leave messages. Telephone and e-mail have been erratic.
I was unable to get outgoing phone service outside of Manhattan until Friday
and this is the first time that the computer has been at all cooperative for
more than fifteen minutes.This is the message I hoped to send on Wednesday
Tuesday began as the most beautiful late summer day and ended in the most
devastating tragedy. My daily subway ride takes me under the Trade Center. At
what I now know was 8:48 the train conductor announced that the train was
being delayed at 14th Street (five minute from the Trade Center) because of
"a delay." There are always delays. I had a seat, a good book, and for one
morning I wasn't even late. After a few minutes (impatient New Yorker that I
am) I switched to the express train, which goes along a somewhat different
route and emerging at Wall Street (by the Stock Exchange) I found that the
most beautiful late summer day had turned into hell. Papers and ashes flew
everywhere. The Stock Exchange is three blocks from my office and the Trade
Center is eight blocks. I ran to the office and after watching the sky turn
black twice, my colleagues and I were evacuated into a thick swirl of choking
smoke and ash. I was so fortunate to be surrounded by wonderful co-workers
during the long morning and the trek away from downtown. Somehow I made the
walk uptown and home, with not even a blister. I pray that everyone's story
would have ended as well as mine. Heartbreakingly, we know that is not the
Thank you. Thank you for your calls, your e-mail, your prayers, your thoughts
and well wishes. Please know that we are persevering. Please, know, too, how
profoundly grateful I am for your encouragement and affection.
With love and prayers for peace
From the perspective of 2009 I continue to thank all of you around the country who prayed for us,
and sent assistance to New York. You will always have my gratitude for all it meant to us in the days
and weeks following September 11.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
A close-up of three of my favorites, Park City, Utah -- where I took a hot air balloon ride -- Memphis and Sitka, Alaska.
I keep a few at home, too. Here is one from the Edison home in Fort Myers, one brought as a gift from Barbados and my favorite, a snow globe based on a cartoon in "The New Yorker." The poor soul in the globe is standing with a snow shovel contemplating the endless amount of snow he has to shovel. He stands right by my computer and I never tire of watching him.
Anyone else a snow globe collector? What are your favorite things?
Take good care and hope everyone is having a relaxing and happy weekend.