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I heart….

– sleeping on sheets fresh out of the laundry

– starting a good book

– the cold side of the pillow

– seeing minnie yawn

– waking up to realize i have more time to sleep

– a cool shower after a long, hot, and sticky day

– someone telling me a secret. just me.

– the first step after taking off high heels at the end of the day

– instant friendships

– waking up and remembering a vivid dream

– not wearing eye makeup and being able to rub my eyes

 

life. is. good.

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had my rainboots on all day through the city just in time for the sunshine. foolio.

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during the last few weeks, i vowed to take advantage of my free time + my life in the city to explore my surroundings.

first stop, central park with minnie & The Kiterunner (albeit, only 20 minutes..) then, chelsea container store.. then, upper east container store.. then, the MET (mcqueen 2.5 hr wait avoided thanks to bori&jouna), Nobu…..and container store again.

next, the financial district/ground zero

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view of some of the construction at ground zero

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firefighters of 9/11 sought refuge and rest at st. paul's chapel

went to the 9/11 memorial and stopped by St. Paul’s Chapel. Was brought to tears reading and being reminded of the horrendous event that occured 10 years ago. I sat in the Chapel and began to pray to God for those people who have died on that day and for their loved ones whose lives had been changed forever… but didn’t know what to pray for. looked up and saw:

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He said to pray for peace.

 

grabbed some lunch with the beautiful jennipur and got to see a bit of her world at work. God is so good in his provisions 🙂 🙂

we said goodbye and i continued my self guided tour of our city’s financial district. ever get lost and not care? it’s great feeling. would have been better if i wasn’t wearing my rainboots. i blame Mr.KOm, aka Mr.ALWAYSNEEDTOBEPREPARED who insisted it will continue to rain throughout the day irregardless of weather reports that only said 30% chance.

walked down to battery park and swooped back up and found myself at south street seaport….

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… just in time for my tired feet finally telling me that they’ve had enough. sorry south street seaport, maybe next time.

i ❤ nyc

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took a drive down to the ikea in red hook, brooklyn today. it was a lot less complicated to get there and i was pleasantly surprised to see how much bigger the place is compared to the one in long island! i fell in love immediately! sorry hicksville, it looks like BK’s got my heart.

the showrooms were hipper, the space was vaster.. and even the food was better.

observe:

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umm they've got LOBSTER. seriously!?!?

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something else i've never seen before at ikea. yummmm..

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does the amazing view come with the curtains?

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just couldn't resist...

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so good! 😀

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took the scenic route back home.. i love you, NYC!

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the ever so stunning brooklyn bridge. oh, how i've missed you so.

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My parents have finally made THIER big move into our previous home in Bayside. My brother’s away on a missions trip to Mexico (praise God!) during the move so I went over to help out with putting his new room (the whole basement!)  together while he’s gone. I thought he’d appreciate coming home from his trip to an organized room.

Some of my findings while unpacking his things were just unnerving. Just as I am my mother’s daughter, he is DEFINITELY just another product of her OCD tendencies..  Yes, I blame my mother for both our psychoses.

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his collection of 4 computer mice. 4 of which he DOES NOT USE.
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8 incomplete decks of cards. why?
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collection of receipts from items purchased 6 months ago, movie ticket stubs and other crazy things that really have no business being saved
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these are only half the amount of pens he has in his collection
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…..

this boy needs help. so do i. so does mom.

oh boy.

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we took a stroll through the city today with Minnie. Minnie must have produced more than 100 smiles through the city of new york in a span of about 2 hours! it’s amazing how the simple sight of a dog can make peoples’ faces light up with a smile. she really doesn’t even have to be doing anything at all.. we were waiting outside for about 10 minutes for Mr. KOm to get something from the supermarket, some cooed, some ahhed, and every passerby stared intently at the little creature with a smile plastered across their face.

i saw the most sensitive side of new york today. the most random people would stop us on the street and on the subway dying to know more about Minnie.

what kind of dog is she? how old is she? does she poop on your stuff?

how easy is it to open people up to be vulnerable and sensitive? all you really have to do is stick a dog under your arm and people will be dying to know more, see more, ask more… how wonderful would it be if people reacted in the SAME EXACT way to a bible tucked under my arm or a cross on my neck?

God showed me today that even the angriest of new yorkers have the capacity to be vulnerable to complete strangers and buckle in weakness at the simple sight of a furry animal. How much more powerful would God work in the lives of these exact people once they know that they are loved by the almighty Creator? wowzers.

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Yikes!

Finally made the decision to get off my lazy butt to go to the gym.. except when I did finally get off the couch to change, I realized that I may not have any gym clothes to change into that haven’t been put into boxes for the big move. I managed to find some shorts, husband’s oversized t-shirt, husband’s socks (took a while to find a pair that fit), and found a dusty sports bra on the floor.

And trust me, it beat the alternative of NOT wearing a sports bra.

When finished dressing myself and stepped into my sneakers, I realized just how ridiculous I looked.

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Hot pink nails, lime green bag, baby blue shorts, purple and green sneakers.. and to top that all off, red socks.

HAH!

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