What is happening is October is over after today, and that is just crazy. That is insane. Tonight me (Olaf) and Sven and Anna and Elsa will head out for some festivities, friends, and candy, of course, and when we wake up tomorrow, it will basically be the most wonderful time of the year! And guys, this year it's in New York!
Some things making me feel rather New Yorker-y lately, and I must warn you, they are mostly transportation related because such is the nature of life to a Brooklynite.
- Last night I made it to my friend's in the East Village without checking my subway map, even though this was my first time going to her house from my house.
- Last night I told my cab driver how to get me all the way home, like step-by-step instructions.
- I did all of this while reading the New Yorker.
Nevermind. That's about all I got.
But we have been incredibly busy, which I thinks probably makes me feel more settled than being able to get around without having to consult aids. Have we been here long enough to be busy? Apparently we have. We have routines and play dates and even weekend adventures with friends to look forward to most weeks; and it's something crazy-wonderful to have people, isn't it?
Now that I've said we've been busy, I've been sitting here trying to think doing what, of note anyway. A little bread baking, park wandering, pumpkin-carving, crayon-making, walk-taking, I guess. I've done a bit of writing in other places (like on things to do in New York with kids and on good/bad customer service in Rhode Island) and I've done a lot of updating on some Bumblebean lists to prepare for fall and a certain someone's second birthday (but we're not talking about that right now). Oh! And sweet Kate from 365 to 30 featured me in her Project 30 series just this week, which was a fun little exercise.
Speaking of projects, I posted a photo of some editing I was working on the other day, and someone asked if I'd ever scripted tattoos (which I have). This led someone else to asking me to design one that very day; which led me to dust off that old word art shop and make things a bit more user-friendly. Then I got really motivated to procrastinate my editing further, and I added some scripted items to Society6 too, which was pretty fun actually.
I have been taking a lot of trips into the city, whenever I find some moments that are just mine. There's no real reason for it save for the fact that one day I thought, I mean really thought, "I live here." And so, if I feel like walking around SoHo for no other reason than that I feel like walking around SoHo, I should. The other night, that's just what I did. (If I'm being honest, my main motivation was La Colombe, because even though there are a million coffee shops in this town, Colombe always tastes like a luxury.) It was pouring down rain and I was amazed at how many umbrellas can simultaneously make it down the sidewalk. It's like all of the pedestrians are communicating, telepathically, unnoticed, and we all dodge left at the same time or swerve right together. Somehow it's this magical, seemingly choreographed dance when it could be some tangled, muddled mess. I think it must be a beautiful thing to behold from above, watching all these multi-colored (but mostly black) polka dots waltz around each other in the rain. It made me think that having an apartment high above a very busy road might actually be brilliant.
Well, my caramel pecan pie candle has just run out, and I've drained my coffee cup as well. What good is a morning without those things? On to the day! Happy weekend!