Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
There are so many stories to share about our recent trip to New York City - the food! the shopping! Helen Mirren! The Waldorf-Astoria! The Fricke! - but I felt that my first post ought to be about some of the fine people who pop in here from time to time to share their thoughts on some of the random nattering that I do.
This is no fancy blog - I am not modelling my constant clothing purchases, not travelling to exotic places all the time and rubbing shoulders with the rich and the famous.
I live in a small place in a small corner of the world. I have a budget. I could use to lose some weight. I am mockingly optimistic, even when things go wrong; I believe none of us get out of here without some terrible heartaches along the way, but then I see a sunset or talk to someone who is living an interesting life, or I eat a good plate of french fries and I think "hey, it's all worth it, isn't it?"
And having friends, however we come by them, create the colour of our world!
So I am always thrilled when anyone stops by here. And I know many are shy to comment and that's okay as I can talk to for many (and do!), but I do delight when someone says something and mostly they say nice things because mostly people are nice, especially to people who are just plodding along like me!
Imagine my delight when a bunch of them agreed to come to the city for a cup of coffee and a meet and greet! It was so much fun to put faces to names of people who've stopped in here or whose blogs I have long admired. We met at FIKA cafe, a good (and random) pick by Louise she of Ingredients fame and soon to be my designer of choice (she probably thinks I am joking about this but I am serious!). The company included Barry and myself, Louise, Knityarns, (and her patient son!) Well Fed Fred, AJC Shopping Habit, and Teacups. Sadly, Marie was unable to make it due to a personal matter, and can you believe it - she dropped a gift off to me at my hotel - a gorgeous scarf from Anthropologie? I was touched! And it was funny when we walked in as Fred knew me right away! What a delight! We laughed and people shared stories and we got lots of recommendations for good restaurants.
if you want to see the picture, go here!
I will not tell who is who, as some people prize their privacy and I am not one to break it!
Suffice to say, everyone was delightful and interesting and so kind to us! We had a wonderful time and hope to see you all again soon!
Tomorrow, I think I may discuss The Queen.
In the interim, my good pal Dani was discussing the snow on her blog yesterday. I giggled when I saw the pictures as they reminded me of the scene in Crocodile Dundee when he says "That's not a knife, THIS is a knife..."
And thus, a picture of Barry standing in his parent's driveway last week. Ours is nearly as bad..
|Note: this is NOT at the end of the driveway where|
the plow has gone by - this is how much snow we have gotten.
For reference, Barry is 6'3".
Have a happy Saturday!