Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A stop along the way

Five days at one school and this is my stop. It takes a bit to get used to where you are and which exit to take that will have you closest to where you want to go.

Saturday, November 26, 2016


Capturing the Street Art around the city on a "see and take" basis as opposed to a purposeful seeking out of the art. This time it's in Harlem.

Friday, November 25, 2016


We got to participate in The Great Comet. The shaker we each got and also a little snack at the start of the show. Enough participation without feeling overwhelmed.

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Outside the Police Athletic League on the opposite corner from us, the police and staff having a bit of a break in the delivery of Thanksgiving meals.

Waiting for the bus on the way to who knows where

Dinner at BluJean.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Great Comet

The card Cheryl made for me for my birthday.
 Sharing in Bernadette's birthday present- loved it!
Stopped on the way home to see the Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons being inflated.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Now I'm 64

Dinner at the Russian Tearoom after a day of work ...a lovely celebration.

Sunday, November 20, 2016


gift :noun
 a thing given willingly to someone without payment; a present. "a birthday gift"
synonyms:present, handout, donation, offering, bestowal, bonus, award, endowment;
Nothing in this definition completely covers the surprise and wonder and joy that comes with unexpected gifts. But they were plentiful and wondrous.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

when I'm 64...

The doll sings When i'm 64

Yoko and Lucy in the sky

Wanna hold your hand and Beatle wigged Jon

Unrecognisable Bob 

The kitchen workers :) 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Clean out your Refrigerator Day!

Not that I did this...and the photo is not my fridge.

Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day is today. What's that in the back of the refrigerator!? I don't want to find out. Don't open it...... the odor may overwhelm you!!! Hold your breath, scrunch your nose if you must, and get to the task.

Everything in your refrigerator was once a fresh, healthy food, ready for your consumption. It may have been a tasty leftover, intended for later enjoyment. Unfortunately, over the course of weeks or more, things get pushed to the back of the refrigerator and slowly transform into something impossible to identify.

We've all run across items in the refrigerator that once were tasty food, But, now, they are some dried out, mold covered nasty, that you remove and dispose of at arms length.

Who wins the prize for the worst refrigerator surprises? Most often, it's workplace refrigerators.

Use this day to clean out your refrigerator, top to bottom. When it comes to food safety, we fall back to the old saying " When in doubt, throw it out!"

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

Apparently it is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day is today. It's a celebration about you.

According to the creators of the book series of the same name, Chicken Soup for the Soul Day was created as ".... a celebration of who you are, where you've been, where you're going, and who you will be thankful to when you get there!"

We suggest you take this day as a celebration of the value and healing of chicken soup, especially mom's chicken soul. Chicken soup has long been seen as remedial for colds, flus, and just about anything that ails you. You can't find that healing in a can. You can only find it in mom's homemade chicken soup.

The writers of this missed the point! So it was for me a day of contemplation and regrouping.

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Went to get my hair cut but the protesters on 5th Avenue were doing a great job and the police had blocked off the street where the salon is so I walked back to Columbus Circle.

On the way I got to see aspects of Central Park in autumnal tints.

And I helped this Bernie supporter find her way to the right spot she was looking for ....so not entirely wasted.

Friday, November 11, 2016

In prison by day

Veterans's Day in US honors all members of the Armed Forces who who served this country valiantly, and in a very big way. They served and fought to protect us, to keep our country safe, and to preserve our way of life. Veterans gave their time, and risked their lives for you and me. In some cases, they made the ultimate sacrifice.

This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day, in honor of those who served and died from all wars.

On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England (and Australia) each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Forget-Me-Not Day

Forget-Me-Not Day is a day to remember family, friends, and loved ones.

People use this day to get in touch with family, friends and loved ones, especially those who we haven't seen in a while. You don't want them to forget you, do you!? This day is intended to remember the living. But, some people have used it to memorialize a loved one who is no longer with us.

However I think this day has become Forget Her Not Day as I am still with Her!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Chaos Never Dies Day!

Appropriately enough this day after the election is ....Chaos Never Dies Day.... it  recognizes the turmoil in modern, everyday life. Are things a little crazy at home? Is school a little on the wild side? Is your work place hectic and disorderly? We thought so.

Just when things seem to calm down at work and home, along comes something to disrupt your life. Yes, disorder is everywhere. Hectic schedules, changes to plans, unexpected tasks and chores, the list goes on and on and on.......

Today is designed for you. It's a day to recognize the chaos in your life. You can best celebrate this day, by recognizing that chaos never dies. Rather, its a way of life. You can partake in this special day, by putting just a little order back into your life. You can start, by picking one thing that is really disrupting your life, and change it...for the good.

But this day marks more than just chaos....

Monday, November 7, 2016

A birthday

A card I made

The first day of our NYC birthday season- as opposed to the family birthday season that started in September!

It's a work day so the chance to walk along and find some more autumnal stoops, and the light playing on them.

Sunday, November 6, 2016


 The daily-get-in-30-mintues-walking took me to Central Park and the leaves in full goldenness.
Coming home along 119th Street the light was lovely as were the leaves. The glow continued all the way to Morningside Park.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Guy Fawks Day

 It's Saturday- the need to make sure I exercise includes the walk up the hill and through some great autumnal tints.

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire Night and Firework Night, is an annual commemoration observed on 5 November, primarily in Great Britain. Its history begins with the events of 5 November 1605, when Guy Fawkes, a member of the Gunpowder Plot, was arrested while guarding explosives the plotters had placed beneath the House of Lords. Celebrating the fact that King James I had survived the attempt on his life, people lit bonfires around London, and months later the introduction of the Observance of 5th November Act enforced an annual public day of thanksgiving for the plot's failure.

No time at present to write about how we used to celebrate when we were kids. Maybe another year.