Sunday, December 12, 2010

A nice place to visit

New York City that is.......you couldn't tell by crowds shopping yesterday and the people going to the theater that we are in any kind of economic recession.   They were out in droves......

Fountain at Rockefeller Center
I enjoyed a bus trip to NYC and the Rockettes Show at Radio City Music Hall.   What a fun way to spend the day with my BFF Debbie.  We arrived and headed straight to Saks 5th Avenue for lunch.   Let me tell you, delicious, but truthfully it cost more than I spend on a dinner out at Applebee's.   Well, I can now say I 'lunched at Saks'.....

I guess you have to be the right type of person to deal with the crowds, I mean CROWDS.   Unbelievable amount of people.  NYC's finest kept things moving along.   The show at Radio City was really amazing.   What a beautiful theater.   No photos from inside since they were forbiden.   I only hope those who didn't follow the rules have crummy photos since their repeated flashes were very distracting. 

After the show, we walked a bit. We went inside St. Patrick's Cathedral. That is worth a visit.

I drive my sister crazy with my architectural and scenery pictures.    She will say........weren't there any people there?   I choose to take the beauty of the building.  The feat of the construction is something I marvel at.

This is the reflection of the church spire in the building across the street.
So, that said, here's an update on my life.   The back issue is not a (totally) a back issue, it is part hip, part back, part out of shape, part overweight.   My back did go out a few weeks back but it was not related to the ongoing dull ache in the lower back and hip pain.   One is cyatic (Sp??) and the other is due to arthritis in my hips.  Short term, endure the pain, exercise and loose weight; long term - hip replacement.  So not to dwelve, we will cross that bridge in 3 to 5, 5 to 7 years when we get there.   For now - at the WORST time of the year - I plan to watch my diet, employ portion control (LOL) and try my best not to dive head first into the Christmas cookies before work.   I know my pattern and I will take just one while I check email, just one while I drink my coffee, just two for the road and before I know it, I single handedly have eaten a whole batch.   Take the 7 layer cookies....I mean it, please take them off the face of the earth.   I used to make a triple batch in an 11 x 17 pan and only two years ago found out I am the only one who likes them!  OMG!     But again, enough.....

This is the true status of my holiday decorating...not like the tree from 2009 in my header.

Turning 180 degrees from the table shot, I have managed to get a few festive things in place. Boy Oh No!  Wheres my snowflake garland that I weave in and out of my Hoosier glassware?
For now, the Christmas music is playing and I am decorating.  I did decide I needed to take a little rest from all the lugging and reaching and bending....what a wus I am. 

I am excited about the 15 in 2011.   I want to start already!     I have not gotten in much stitching lately.  This whole back/hip thing really took the starch out of me.   Such a busy time of the year for all of us.   Busy brings me to .....My Trash/Your Treasure - Linda of Succulent Sisters never replied to any of my emails about being my random so I will draw another.   Drum roll please.....and the winner is  ...#33 Golden Angel Works.    I'll get an email out shortly.  Jody also emailed me her address and I hope to post her envelope this week.  Looks like I have two more trips to add to my lunch time running around.......that and decide what to get my husband for Christmas! 

Back to the ladder and hanging stuff and decorating stuff.    Have a great week everyone!  Keep dry and warm.

10 comments:

Catherine said...

You've certainly been a busy girl! When it comes to cookies and sweets, I think you and I have the same pattern!

Melanie said...

Sounds like a nice trip. I love looking at all the buildings too in NYC and the way they interact with another. :)

Hope your back feels better soon!!

Jodie said...

Is that picture of the 7 layer cookies? OMG they look delicious!! Dare I say they should be illegal?? Haha...enjoy your day :-)

Sherry :o) said...

Boy do I hear your - in October my sciatica went on the rampage and I am just now finishing up therapy - and yes, loosing weight here would help here too! But I, like you, can eat several cookies - one at a time - and think nothing of it.

Looks like your trip and show were fabulous! The church is awesome. Glad you had a good time. I just got my tree up yessterday - the one in my header is from last year...have to replace (or maybe I'll use this year's pic next Christmas).

Enjoy your week!

Siobhan said...

It looks like you had a fantastic trip! I'd love to do a Christmas NYC trip someday. Before Ireland's economy tanked, people used to fly out in droves for shopping trips there.

I hope you're feeling better soon!

Kimmie said...

I love your NYC photos!!!!

April Mechelle said...

Robin, NY does sound like a great place to visit. Your decorations are looking great. I am doing my decorating in daily steps. LOL It may take me till next week !!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Thanks so much Robin. I hope you received my email with my addy. If you did not please let me know!

Christine said...

I love your 'architectural' pictures! I also love the music on your blog!

Jodie said...

Hey Robin, just stopping by to wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I'm looking forward to receiving your kit, I can't wait to see what you've chosen :-)

Jodie