I hope you are all having a great week. I still have not managed to get a lot of stitching done, which is frustrating. Just too many things keeping me occupied. But, first – I got word that KarenV had received the needleminder that I made for her. I wanted to send her a little something to show her how much I appreciated all the inspiration and support that she’s given to me in my year and a half of blogging. I’m so glad you like it, Karen!
I have been somewhat productive this week though. I finished reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which means…I can cross number 61 off my 101 Things List! Woohoo!! I’ve had this on my “to read” list for years and years, and just never got around to it. Which is why I put it on my 101 Things list. The book was really very good, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sometimes I find that books from the late 19th century are a bit hard to plow through, but this one was very engaging. The narrative is presented in a series of letters and diary entries. Well worth the read if you are at all interested in the subject.
Yesterday was a very busy day as I had several appointments and was out of the house the majority of the day. I have two, I guess I would call them mentors/guides/advisors, and I met with one of them yesterday. She was able to assist me with putting some perspective on everything that’s gone on recently. As I look back on the past ten years or so, November and December do seem to be a time of endings and change for me. So, I am glad it is now January and a time for new beginnings. She also helped me gain a little bit of peace about Hamlet, and with Romeo’s change. I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to visit with her yesterday morning.
The job hunt is still on and I have two interviews scheduled. I’ve also made some resolutions with regard to my home project this year. If you’re interested – you can take a look at my cozystyle blog to read more about it.
I thought I’d leave you with some more photos of New York, from our first full day there.
This is the UNICEF snowflake (57th & 5th).
Bergdorf Goodman (58th & 5th). As you can see, so many of the buildings have decorations.
Here are some around the windows and doors at Van Cleef & Arpels.
And as you walk down the sidewalk, there is often scaffolding erected in front of a building, such as at Cartier. But, at Cartier, they had decorated the scaffolding, so walking in front of their store, it was like you were in a little Christmas cave, with white lights, garland and Christmas carols playing outside. So fun!
That’s all for me today – I hope to check in soon with a finish – fingers crossed!
I am grateful for taking action and making progress.