Posts Tagged ‘Photos’

Hi there everyone, it is me, your long lost friend, or it certainly feels like it anyway. The last time I wrote something on this blog, there was snow on the ground- yikes! I guess I have been a little remiss in the writing department or maybe I can just apologize and say that I have been distracted by life. Let’s go with that.

It is September, I love this time of year. I always think of it as the official New Year’s. Maybe because I have always been involved in education in one way or another, but I always think of the new school year as a time to being again. To start fresh. An opportunity to put forth new goals, plan, get organized, get energized and move forward.  It is also the month in New York City where the weather turns into days of beautiful blue skies with crisp mornings and warm afternoons. Perfection.

I also love September because there is a schedule again. Even though I hate toooo much structure and you know that I can’t stand planning lunches and dinners, I do love getting up and moving and having purpose and a calendar filled with things to do. I promise not to complain too much when this starts to become overwhelming-ha! My girls can’t wait to go back to school, their days of lounging are making them a bit crazy at this point. I know I definitely need them to go back to school so our apartment can stop looking like a frat house!! Teenage girls are a hot mess, literally.

We have had a good few months, the girls, Memphis and I. Keeping busy with the everyday. We have had the opportunity to travel a bit, connect with family, explore and appreciate the little things.

The world in general is tough right now. Politics in the US, not okay at all. That is a much BIGGER issue and a fight that continues daily. It weighs heavily on us all.

We are lucky though, I am grateful that life, in general, is good. Am I where I thought I would be at this stage in my life? No, I am not. Some days this is exciting and awesome and other days it paralyzingly terrifying. Life is definitely messy and amazing at the same time. That is the beauty of it all. One of my goals for September is to let go of the fear of the unknown, embrace the chaos and concentrate on the things I can change. We will see how it goes. I also promise to keep writing. It really is good for the soul. Happy “New Year” my friends. Good luck to all the students, teachers, administrators, support staff and parents as your new year begins! xoxo

(Here are a few of my favorite pics from the last couple of months, hope you enjoy them)

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Well, the cold weather has finally arrived in New York City.  Yesterday morning actually felt like an Ottawa morning and that is saying something!! The big puffy jackets have come out of the closet, Uggs in all shapes, colours and sizes are pounding the pavement, dogs are wearing coats and the complaining has started. Welcome to winter in NYC!! Here are a few pics of the cold, cold city.  Good thing you can get a cup of joe or a hot chocolate on every corner 😉 Hope you enjoy!

A Seasonal Vendor

A Light Dusting of Snow in the Park

A little overkill on the salt, yes, that is salt, NOT snow!

The BIG boys don't seem to mind... don't ask them to wear a coat!!

Lucy happily wears her fashionable coat

The horses also wear coats!

These guys aren't messing around...

Neither is he...

Or this traffic cop!

Apparently no tourists are brave enough to sit up top!

Don't worry if you forget your hat, mittens or scarf, these vendors are on every corner to help you out.

Cold day to be shooting a scene from"30 Rock", right Mr. Baldwin?

Ms. Fey?

Just keep smiling!!

And find ways to stay warm 😉

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to be a tourist in my new home of New York City. One of my former students Matti P is visiting and we had a lot of fun checking out Downtown, Chelsea and Midtown.  Here are some of the pics from our day. Enjoy!

Starting the day off with a cup of Joe and Lady Liberty-- way off in the distance

Some Tall Majestic Building in the Financial District

Cityscape from Battery Park

The Sphere rescued from Ground Zero

Shadow Fun!

Working on the Freedom Tower (World Trade Centre Site)

St. Paul's Chapel

One of the First Original Oil Paintings of the Great Seal of the United States 1785

Peace Be With You

On Location in Greenwich Village

A Gorgeous Townhouse in the Village

Come on in...

Enter at your own risk...

Halloween at Chelsea Marketplace



Parking Prices in Manhattan

Yep, it's that expensive!!

Start of rush hour getting to the Tunnel (Bridge and Tunnel Traffic)

Finale!! A DRIVE THRU in Manhattan!!!!!

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Yesterday I was meeting a friend for lunch.  I was a bit early so I got off the subway at 28th Street at 7th Avenue and walked across town to Lexington Avenue. Here are my photos as I walked along 28th Street on a crisp October Tuesday at noon.  A little slice of NYC life.  Enjoy.


Come take a walk with me...



Large Plants for Sale on the Sidewalk



Bamboo or other random wood for sale!



The Empire State Building from Broadway & 28th



Local Dudes



Beautiful new building being built at 28th and 5th



Streetscape with the Flatiron building in the background



Cars and Drivers 28th btwn 5th Ave and Madison



The Mighty Vespa- Easy to park!!



The Uptown 6 Train



Just another day on the streets...



Chrysler Building



Bollywood Corner



The walk continues to the...



PERFECT finish!!!!



Seriously, you can't make this stuff up! I LOVE NYC!! =)


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Today on the first day of Fall, my parents and I visited one of NYC’s wonderful tourist sights, The Intrepid Museum.  Enjoy the photo montage.

I believe it actually says "Beware of Jet Blasts"

Awww... Mom and Dad

The Majestic Intrepid 1943-1974

I don't know where Tom Cruise is, but I found my Tomcat! (F-14)


View of Midtown Manhattan from the flight deck

The Concorde and the Cruise Ship Parked "next door" to the the Intrepid

The Bell for De-Commission

"Requesting a Fly By..."

"Where'd who go??" (A little military presence, President Obama is in town today)

A spectacular day, indeed...

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