Sunday, January 1, 2012

01/01/12

Welcome, 2012...

You began on the most beautiful first day of the year I can remember. The sky was blue and the sun was bright and there was not a drop of ice or snow on the sidewalk. I began the day with a yoga class followed by a stretching class with a friend. I actually got myself over to the class at 10:15 a.m. and it felt so good to be out on this lovely morning. Last year we were knee deep in snow and this year, close to winter paradise. I'll take it as an omen of good things to come. 

I'm starting a series of random photos of New York City. I like to share the sights I see and I know you all like to see glimpses of New York, but often there's not enough for a post. From time to time I will post a photo as...A Moment in the Life of New York. Today's moment is at the diner around the corner from my apartment. I saw several restaurants where people were waiting in line for brunch. This is my local go-to place for a quick breakfast out or a salad with friends. 

A Moment in the Life of the Upper West Side

 New Year's Eve was a fun night. The food at the restaurant was delicious and the portions generous. My dinner tonight was stuffed lamb and barley. We had delicious mini-stuffed cupcakes -- definitely a post in the future -- and champagne, conversation and laughter. I can't ask for a better start for the year.  I hope all citizens of Blogland had an equally good evening.

Hugs, prayers and wishes for a sweet week and a sweet year!

17 comments:

Lynda said...

Great way to start the new year - - - with exercise!!! NY Diners - - - yummy food and atmosphere! They have been around quite a few years. I remember eating in them when I was a kid.

Marydon said...

Carol, you got a leg up on the New Year already!! Glad you had a lovely ending & great beginning ... to both years.

May your New Year be filled with many blessings & Joys.
TTFN ~
Marydon

Country Dreaming said...

You are right in the thick of things! How fun. Sounds like you had some good times over the last 24 hrs.
Hope this is a super great year for you!

Melinda

Barbara F. said...

Yoga, I am impressed! At 10:15 AM, doubly impressed. Really great start. xo

Chatty Crone said...

Glad you had a great first day. sandie

Terra said...

I enjoy peeking in to your favorite NY eateries and will check back to see what word you pick for 2012.

TARYTERRE said...

It was a lovely day, wasn't it? LOVE the photo NY moment of the City Diner. It looks nice. Love how things are nearby, instead of miles away for you. I have a lamb roast in the fridge. After hearing about your stuffed lamb with barley, I have to make it. Still have some champange left so it'll be a great meal later in the week. I am glad your NEW YEAR got off to a good start. Take care.

Marie said...

Happy New Year Buttercup. Stuffed cupcakes sound delicious! I am sitting here wondering what I could stuff into a cupcake! xxoo

Maple Lane said...

Love seeing sights from your neighborhood. Very cute diner! We are having mild weather, too.

Carol said...

Exercise in the morning - great start to the day and new year. We LOVED New York when we came a few years ago. It's our hope to spend Christmas in New York as soon as possibly can. It's a great place. Happy 2012!

Theresa said...

Sounds like a great way to start the New Year! I LOVE seeing the sights from your beautiful city! Makes me want to visit again:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Because I live out in the sticks, I love seeing photos of city life. Thank you so much for starting my day out right! :)

Sharon said...

Happy New Year, Buttercup! I will always LOVE any pic from NYC. We are so hoping to get up there for a visit in 2012! And that will most definitely include tea with my favorite New Yorker (you!!) at YOUR favorite tearoom! Deal???

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

Here at my house it wasn't quite so lovely outside, but we started the day with temps in the low 50's so that was good, we had high winds, some rain and by night we had snow on the ground and much colder temps. Quite a variety all in one day . However, there was no sunshine and that is something I miss so much in winter. Hope your Monday there is a wonderful one!

Joanne said...

Hi Buttercup, I clicked over from Becky's blog where I saw you mention G.Fox. I just had to pay you a visit because I used to shop there too! What a great store that was, downtown Hartford just isn't the same without it.

I'm enjoying your NYC posts, love the city but haven't been in a couple of years.

Happy New Year to you, wishing you all the best!

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Perfect new years! Please share the cupcake recipe :)

Sybil said...

Looks like you really are well into 2012 already !! weatherhere was very mild as well no need so far for winter wrapping up...What a change from last year....long may it continue...every day without snow is one less winters day...
HAve a truly great adventure filled 2012..
Thanks as always for the NY photo's.
Love Sybil xx