blather

left the office
 very early on friday
 hung out at home relaxing

 saturday
 i got up
 got dressed 
went out
intending
 to do
 the erranding
 after
 i did some 
beautifying

 well
 as i walked up the street
arms filled with dirty clothes heading to the dry cleaner
 there
 were 
snow flurries
 flurrying
 about

 damn

 after my hair appointment
 i headed home
 errands would wait til sunday
 especially zabars
 where
 bus loads
 of
 out of town shoppers
 were
 about to make it
 even more of a challenge
 for neighborhood shoppers

 my plan to stay in
 was 
thwarted
 when
 i went to get something for lunch
 only to find
nothing
 interesting

 i looked out the window
no snow

 put on a coat
 headed out

 as always
 i went to the furthest point
 i prefer to 
work 
shop 
my way back uptown 

 dropped off a broken necklace at gold mine jewelers on 72nd
popped into lululemon on 74th
westside market at 77th 
for their practically mayo free egg salad onion rye for toonman some guacamole some chips
 coffee at fika on 78th 
where i ran into an old friend and her husband
 a former co-worker of mine
 we had a good catch up
 before
 i went on to the eyeman on 81st
to find out 
why
 frames ordered in mid january still hadn't arrived

  all errands accomplished
 home again

sunday
 was
 a much nicer day
 it was palm sunday
 a fact
 that escaped me
 til
 i was almost up to broadway
 all angels church 
was
 holding an outdoor service
 i couldn't resist snapping a few photos


after my mani/pedi at polished
i met my sister for brunch
at
 eric kayser 
this time 
it was as good as the first
 good enough
 to erase the last not so great meal there

we walked back uptown
 stopping in papyrus
 did you know
 they carry some nice 
and
 not so cheap
 jewelry 
we both bought earrings

took this shot
 because
 who could resist bunnies!

not for sale


behind 
the 'friends' apartment building
 at 
bedford and grove 
there is also an odd little stand alone house
 which
 originally was on the upper eastside 
at some point
 it was literally moved downtown
 to this triangular spot
 its now up for sale 

the owners are likely
 not 
selling
 their dog
 seen here
 with 
the house 

hello its spring

this past saturday
 while
 out and about in the west village
 there
 was 
this


behind 
this lovely wall 
is
 the jefferson market garden



that 
spire
that
tower 
is
 atop
 the jefferson market library 
originally 
known as
 the jefferson market courthouse
 its located at 
sixth avenue and west 10th street 

you can read about it here 

this and that

live and learn
 i say

 toonman 
did
 just that 
having waited as (well practically) usual
 for me
 to
 remind him
 to
 'do a toon' 

he sat down 
last night around 8:45
and
 got that error message
 i posted yesterday
 in place of his toon 

i am sure the toonlet site 
will be fine 
for the toon
 he's planning
 for 
next week

 right, honey

yesterday
tuesday
i had a long overdue lunch
 with
 a blogging friend
 i had not seen for 5 years

 we know its that long
 because the birth of her now 5 year old grandson
 was the reason for the last broken date
 by the by 
little henry
 now
 has two younger sisters 

elizabeth aka biffwix 


posted
 all about lunch
  here 
on her blog 

she's also is an instagrammer 
you can go there
 to see her photos 
under the 
@biffwix tag

and of course wednesday
wordy or wordless
wouldn't be wednesday
without
a water tower
and
a bonus
a ghost sign


the food post

social butterfly 
am i

 friday
 my friend judy met me for lunch
 we had a nice leisurely time
 in the food court in brookfield place 
after
 i went home in the snow

 saturday
 i met my friend melissa
 and
 some other people 
we know 
 for
 the annual instagram worldwide meet 

we wandered the west village
 it was nice in the sun
 in the shade not so much

 after an hour or so
 we
 melissa and i 
needed coffee 
we popped into a small place
on hudson 


when we came out
 everyone was gone
 they'd walked on ahead
 without us

 we looked up hudson

 we looked down hudson 

we shrugged 

we took 
our not very hurt feelings 
 to
on 
west 4th 
for
brunch


 i had 
the most delicious
 avocado on thick toast 
 a side of scrambled 
excellent coffee
 and
 lots of good conversation

sunday
 was
 much nicer 
much sunnier 
i beautified 
stopped at zabars 
got my own avocado to mash

 considered 
dragging
 toonman out for a walk 
but
 it really wasn't warm enough
 maybe next weekend

self promotion


you know
 i make our holiday cards 
from my photos

 i also make cards
 for
 friends birthdays
 actually
i make cards
 for
 lots
 of
 occasions

if you're interested
 i could make cards for you
yup
ask me 
i sell them

 this shot 
was taken 
at 
the cat museum in amsterdam 
this past fall 
i used it 
on a birthday card 
for 
someone
 who loves cats 
especially
 black cats