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It is another beautiful day here in NYC. We have had a spectacular Fall filled with lots of sunshine and mild temperatures. I am trying to enjoy every moment as I know that winter is indeed coming. Today I had a doctor’s appointment on the east side. Rather than hopping a cab or grabbing the crosstown bus I decided to walk. I always seem to forget how quick it is to cross Central Park and be on the other side. Today on my walk I was rewarded with gorgeous tree colors, marathoners from other countries running the loop, tourists and locals strolling and for me, basically a sense of peace as I marveled once again, at the beauty of this city. Here are few pics that I snapped along the way. Hope you enjoy them. Have a wonderful Wednesday and a fabulous week!

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On Sunday Ron, Dopey-dog and myself will be heading to New Hampshire for a week long vacation at a little cabin we have rented. Dopey (our city dog) won’t know what hit him. I have a feeling he will take the State’s motto “Live Free or Die” to heart. A lake to jump into, grass to roll around on, sand to dig, little critters to chase… I am not sure we will ever see him again.  But, as per the cabin rules, he will have to contain his freedom somewhat and is required to be tied up in the presence of other people, animals etc. Not knowing how close the other cabins are and if he chases a squirrel if he will ever come back, I made it my mission this week to try and find a dog tie-out in NYC. This is not an easy task, for one, most people do not tie their dogs out anywhere, apartment living and all that and secondly, if they did have such a thing it was for a mere 20 pound tiny dog named Fifi. So I needed to find something that would be worthy of my 100 pound boy. Off to Amazon I went where again I was bombarded with lots of options for dogs that weighed under 50 pounds, these tie-outs were not going to do. Finally I found the perfect thing and it arrived on my door step this morning:

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It might possibly be just a wee bit overboard but really, there seemed to be no middle ground and honestly those squirrels need a bit of a head start, right Super Beast????!!!:

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Happy Wednesday everyone!!! Hope your day and week are filled with sunshine and ice-cream! xox

 

 

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Sleepaway camp. Two wonderful words, almost as good as the words back to school… just kidding… sort of. This is the third summer that the girls have gone away to a camp in New Hampshire and the second summer they have been gone for a full four weeks. Yep, four weeks with no children. We have just passed the two week mark and I do have to admit that I am really missing them, a lot. The girls are sending hilarious letters about how much fun they are having or if you are our youngest- “I love you and miss you- please send bubbles!” Also, the camp pictures show smiling, happy children enjoying all that camp has to offer. Even though I miss them and can’t wait to see them and hear all about their adventures, I am also enjoying our time apart. I know that being out of the city is incredibly good for them, they are experiencing so many new things, making friends and maturing BUT, it is also good for us as a family. The girls learn to appreciate each other (and us) a bit more and we (I) tend to have more patience with them when they return. A little absence does make the heart grow fonder 😉

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The best part is the time that Ron and I get to spend together and re-group. It is just the two of us (and the dog) and it is wonderful to have some much needed couple time. Even though Ron is still insanely busy at work it is nice to just be able to carve out some time for just the two of us without any of the normal day to day parenting distractions. We also get to do this couple staycation in one of the greatest cities in the world. We haven’t exactly gone hog wild but we have enjoyed going to brunch, strolling through the city at our leisure, browsing through bookstores, going to the movies, seeing a couple of Broadway shows, a concert on the Pier, dinners out and simply hanging out and watching what WE want to on the television. A much needed time to re-connect. On Sunday, we have rented a cottage near where the girls camp is located and we are truly going to log off, unwind, enjoy nature, swim, read, bbq and chill out. Can’t wait. We will still have plenty of summer to hang as a family, I love that too, but right now, Mom and Dad are having fun enjoying a little playtime of their own 😉

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So, I went to a Soul Cycle class today in the West Village to participate in the amazing Anandah Carter’s last community ride before she takes the podium as an instructor. It was incredible. And then when I walked out of class and the sun was shining I decided to walk home instead of heading underground on the subway. I know I am slightly crazy but you all do know how much I LOVE walking in this city and I was already sweaty 😉 On my way back uptown I decided to  walk along the Highline, because well, why not? So for today’s blog I am going to share some pics that I took while strolling (I had no choice the tourists were out in droves!) the Highline. Hope you enjoy them. And Congrats Anandah!!! Happy Wednesday everyone!!

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Whoa… March certainly did come in like a lion, unfortunately it left like a lion too… so what the hell does that mean? Longest winter ever.

So, it was wonderful to wake up to the most beautiful April 1st yesterday. It really was like a breath of fresh air. March was also an incredibly intense and hectic month so I am very much looking forward to an April with a less crazy pace (hopefully) and enjoying some (hopefully) really wonderful spring like weather. Today it is cool and gloomy outside but I have decided to ignore it and post some fun spring-like pics. Hope you enjoy them… especially the one of the alligator in the Hudson River… just kidding although the piece of wood did give me pause to look twice. You never really know what you are going to see floating in the river, sometimes you don’t want to look toooo closely 😉

Happy Wednesday my friends, keep smiling! xox

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I know that there are many of us who are not so patiently waiting for Game of Thrones to return with season 4. President Obama received an early release copy and is currently watching it. It is good to be the president. The rest of us will have to wait until April 6th.

There are ads for the new season all over the city. I don’t want to sound like too much of a fangirl but I can’t help but get a little giddy when I see a new one:

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Winter IS coming and for once I can honestly say, I can’t wait!

Happy Wednesday and remember “Nothing burns like the cold”- George R. R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

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We arrived in sunny Florida on Monday morning and it has been incredibly rejuvenating for both the mind, body and soul. After five days of sunshine, palm trees and pool time, I can handle whatever this winter has left for us. Happy Wednesday!! Hope you are all finding a bit of sunshine no matter where you are. Xoxo

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