Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Is It Over Already?

How can spring break be over already? At least I had a lovely visit with Mere and Ryan. I got into New York on Tuesday evening, after a slight delay out of Norfolk, and navigated the bus and train to their house, where Mere had vegetable lasagna waiting for me. She and I spent Wednesday just hanging around the house, taking a walk to the Stamford Public Library so I could buy some used books, and eating a great pizza at Remos.

Thursday we headed into Manhattan; it was a gorgeous, sunny day. I can't get over how many beautiful flowers there are throughout the city.

Our first stop was Lion Brand Yarn Studio, where these "flowers" were blooming.

I wanted a picture of Mere in front of the window, but she's not into it, so it's just me. Isn't their display wonderful? It's all knitted, even the astronaut! Am I holding a shopping bag? Why, yes I am, but I got a 25% discount because I'm a member of their Ravelry group! Cool, huh?

I know I took a picture of these door handles last year, but I do love them.

The next stop was M&J Trimming. I had never been there before, and it was overwhelming. This is just one little section of the store. Amazing. And overwhelming.

I needed reviving afterwards, so Mere took me to pinkberry where I ate pomegranate frozen yogurt with fresh blueberries. She noted that it's customary to take food photos before you eat but I couldn't wait. Yummy.

Honestly, we walked for quite awhile before we stopped for lunch, and this time I took the picture before devouring the food. Why don't I ever think to make simple and delicious meals like this one? It was delicious, filling, and light.

And because apparently I can never have enough photos of the Chrysler building, here is another one. But isn't it wonderful looking against the backdrop of the blue sky?

I'll post about the Brooklyn portion of my trip next, but for now, it's off to bath and bed. School is back in session tomorrow!


  1. Great pictures, Rose! You look wonderful and happy in that picture!

    Hope you ease into your week. The big countdown is on'l be on summer break before you know what hit you.

  2. Rose, so glad you had a wonderful time with your daughter. My sister has recently worked in New York and went to that trim store. She loved it. So fun to see you post about it. Looks like you had a great time you look great in the photo,

  3. Those door handles are fun...can you take them off and wash them? I think that would be a useful feature.
    What a wonderful trip you had to NY. I would love to spend some time in that trim store. You do look rested and happy - especially with a shopping bag full of yarn :)

  4. Looks like so much fun! You look beautiful in front of the yarn store window. I remember that trim store from an episode of project runway. Your veggie/bean sandwich looks super yummy - what was in the dressing? i just had dinner but i'm feeling a bit hungry all of a sudden - may have burned too many calories washing dishes! Have a great week.