Sunday, November 29, 2009
There were about 20 skirts in the store, most were not wool and only about three weren't black. I'm not counting on-sale cotton skirts in various bright colors, which will do me no good when it gets below freezing. When it's raining or snowing the leg of my pants is sopping by the time I get to work. It's not that way with a skirt.
I realize I want a skirt -- or two -- just like I had in high school. Have sensible wool skirts gone the way of the transistor radio or the hula hoop? Wait, the hula hoop has returned. Where are skirts? I know I can find them on line, but I like to try things on before I buy them. Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon? Does everyone else wear pants all the time? Whatever happend to skirts?
Saturday, November 28, 2009
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.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Our favorite dog walker was out at the same time I was walking to the subway this morning. At first it looked like the same group of pooches, but when I got closer I saw a tiny dachshund nestled between two larger dogs. They're all cute, but the little doxy stole my heart. Sorry there are no corgis in the group. I will keep watch for any corgis along my route.
Glad you all enjoyed the Radio City picture. Lots more holiday decorations to follow.
Teacherfish, hope you can make the book sale. It's worth a trip into Manhattan.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I enjoy the decorations of the season a lot and look forward to taking lots of pictures that I can share with all of you. I may start with Lincoln Center, which is just down the street from where I live and will be sure to make a stop at Macy's and Rockefeller Center. Let me know if anyone has any favorite places that you would like featured in the Buttercup Holiday Album. If I can I will try and photograph any requests that I receive and post them here.
I'm not forgetting Thanksgiving, one of my absolutely favorite times! I'm spending the day with my friends in Westchester -- a great tradition -- and will be bringing cranberry relish. Fresh and dried cranberries, fresh pears, candied ginger, cinammon and some orange juice to stew it all in and it is delicious and looks beautiful. My next little errand is to find bags of cranberries.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The Bellagio fountains at night
Now I'm back in New York. The apartment feels too quiet, but I am easing myself back into reality. Went to the office for a half day and caught up on email and odds and ends. Stopped at the bank and the Dollar Store and even began to pick up a few little things for Thanksgiving and Christmas, which are only around the corner. Lots of blogs to catch up on and then another quick trip to Connecticut on Friday. How can almost half of November have flown by?
As ever, thanks so much for stopping by!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Enjoy a beautiful autumn day!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Pumpkin cake and pumpkin muffins were treats on Friday!
Theater tickets for this afternoon. Details to follow. I'll give a little hint...If you like James Bond, you'll be as excited as I am!