Saturday, November 16, 2013

Five C Random 5 Friday

Yes, that's an odd title, even for Buttercupland. But I made a list of my random thoughts for Random 5 Friday and I realized they all began with a "C." So they're less than completely random, but not completely linear either.

1) I had a wonderful Friday visiting the Carnegie Hill neighborhood, one of my favorite places to walk in Manhattan. There are beautiful townhouses, stores and museums.



2) My goal was the Jewish Museum, and a tour of the exhibition, "Chagall: Love, War and Exile." My senior group had a tour of the exhibition and it was wonderful, both the exhibition, which was gathered from museums and private collections all over the world, and the commentary by our guide. I've always liked Chagall's artwork -- the large mural at the Metropolitan Opera is a particular favorite -- but this exhibit gave me much more insight into Chagall's life and work over his lifetime.


3) Happily I was just half a block from Central Park and I spent a glorious hour sitting in the park and taking pictures. The day was sunny and not too cool and there were lots of people in the park, photographing, running and biking. I was especially taken with this group on a class trip.


4) Christmas decorations are starting to go up around New York City. My walk up Madison Avenue yesterday got me thinking about cards. It seems early today, but in a blink it will be time to address and mail them and if this year is like last year, I will be scrambling during the last week of December to get cards in the mail. I resolve that this year isn't going to be like last year and I will be getting my cards in order and taking pictures next week. If anyone would like a Buttercup photograph card, please leave a comment. I am happy to mail anywhere!

5) Closet, my closet. I've held off on buying any new clothes, pending knowing my not-working lifestyle. I'm going to several events in the next few weeks where I want to dress up and I'm going through my closet to see what fits, looks good and is in good condition. One pair of "nice" gray pants was literally worn through and a "nice" sweater had a very conspicuous hole. These were mainstays of my wardrobe and I'd like to replace them. A trip to Coldwater Creek is on my schedule for next week.     .

We had more glorious weather today. I stuck close to home for services, lunch with a friend and then back to synagogue for a movie this evening, all within four blocks of home.

I hope you had a fun and relaxed day, too. As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care of yourselves.  

9 comments:

Lynn said...

these are a fun 5 and to be able to go to Central Park whenever you want is fabulous. I enjoy Chagall, after a few visits we finally took a guided tour at the Chagall Gallery in Nice, I appreciated knowing what all of his symbolism might have been meant to express, a bit of his history etc. Happy Sunday.

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

I do love the view there in central park. You do have a lot to see and do close by to where you live. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Nancy Claeys said...

...and here's another "C" -- we watched Carlito's Way last night (Al Pacino movie) and I thought of you as it was set in NYC. :)

Susie said...

Buttercup, I would love to walk the streets of NYC with you. LOL I love museums too. I would love to explore all the central park. I have been near the Alice/Mad Hatter statue. Blessings to you this great Sunday. xoxo,Susie
p.s. look how many times I used love in this comment..haha. Your post must have made me happy.

Simply Linda said...

What a lovely day you had.My son loves Chagall..me..well..neither way do I feel. Anyways, would love a card from NYC. I was going to post my invite to exchange cards very soon. Have a blessed day.

Catherine said...

Dear Carol, It sounds like you enjoyed your day to the fullest. I am happy for you. It is great to see that yoou are taking the time to do the things that make you happy.

It is a wonderful time of year and thinking of Christmas cards is one of the many joys of the season.
Blessings dear and have fun at the events that are coming up.
xoxo Catherine

Catherine said...

Dear Carol, It sounds like you enjoyed your day to the fullest. I am happy for you. It is great to see that yoou are taking the time to do the things that make you happy.

It is a wonderful time of year and thinking of Christmas cards is one of the many joys of the season.
Blessings dear and have fun at the events that are coming up.
xoxo Catherine

Ms Sparrow said...

Having lived in small towns until I was in my 40's, I always pictured living in New York as noisy and hectic. When you write about your life in the big city, it sounds just wonderful. Thank you for sharing your world!

TARYTERRE said...

I LOVE Chagall's art work.