Thursday, March 29, 2012

Michelle & REVEL

Not only is it fun to see the final layout, but it's great collaborating with friends!  Kudos Michelle!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

running on empty

Getting out of bed when the alarm goes off has always been the hardest part of being a morning runner. I like (prefer!) to run first thing in the morning but that never stops the 30 second debate of should I or shouldn't I while I cram my head deeper into the pillow. Today was no exception. But once I'm up, I'm fine. Coffee, morning news for the weather, sneakers tied and I'm out the door. 

Except for today. I wasn't feeling it.  I was out the door and to the park in 10 minutes. But something was off.  I felt fine physically but mentally I was somewhere else entirely. I've been doing this long enough to know when a run will clear my head, today wasn't one of those days.

So I turned around and went home. 

Ossining, NY

Should we stay or should we go?

The inevitable question when you live in an apartment. Reading real estate listings is becoming a hobby. Have you seen upstater? Of course the affordable rambling farm houses on a few acres (perfect for chickens!) would make for a nightmarish commute into the city. So where does that leave us? I'm drawn to the Hudson, the towns along the river. And more than that, towns with the Old Croton Aqueduct. So that narrows things even further, from Ossining to Hastings-on-Hudson. We know Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown well enough, so it's time to start exploring elsewhere. First up, Ossining, home of the Drapers (if Mad Men actually filmed in New York).

First impression? Hilly. Hills and more hills and hairpin turns. But we liked it. Running on the road (at least those that we saw) wouldn't work so well, but the OCA looked incredibly promising. It passes right behind the big brick house and through numerous backyards. That is the kind of access I want!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

brooklyn brunch

Birthdays and Central New York

Two polaroids that remind me of just how much has changed.

Amy and Jamie no longer live at this house. And various classic cars have come and gone over the years. Eli was so much younger and Amelia wasn't even born yet.

Hot Bird is gone entirely. Gone! Bulldozed to make way for the Nets Stadium and sprawling parking lots. This isn't a neighborhood change I'm looking forward to. I never had any desire to live near Madison Square Garden, but now it seems that MSG is coming to me.

We'll be driving upstate this weekend to see family, celebrate birthdays and watch soccer.  I need to bring the polaroid...