It has been a WHILE since I’ve written in here. I stopped because I felt I had nothing to say. I’m sure I could have come up with something. I don’t get into politics or other sensitive subjects. They just upset me. Who needs that? I also had cognitive issues for a bit there. I’m better now, and I will get back to writing about things like the cat. Who doesn’t write about their cat or dog or iguana or bird? Matilda is a favorite subject of mine! She is so darn cute!
After many weeks and weeks of poor health, I am happy to report that I am FINALLY pretty much back to normal. I won’t commit to that yet, but I feel pretty good! 🙂
I just wanted to do a little shout out to my Dad, who was cringing when I told him I was singing Christmas carols while baking chocolate chip cookies. It is only October, for goodness sake! 😉
I will try to blog more going forward. I still need to clean up the posts that are currently up there. Chris was very, very helpful in finding my pictures that had disappeared while transferring to the new blog. They are up there now (THANK YOU, CHRIS). Now I just need to go through and categorize them correctly.
Slowly, but surely (and sporadically) … I’m back! 🙂
The evening before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, the balloons are inflated (of course), and if you happen to be in New York, you can have a look at them while they are still on the ground. We have done this before with Chris’s sister Julie many years ago, and at that time it was a relatively relaxing experience. Not so much this time. Very strict rules for viewing, as seen on this map from go.nyc.about.com:
We took the train down to 81st and Central Park West, walked along 81st to Columbus Ave, saw a few balloons, took some pictures, noticed the massive crowds waiting in line to view balloons at 79th, turned around, got back on the train and came home to a quiet, calm apartment.
Here some of the pics that Chris took before we left the craziness. You can see the silhouettes of the people against the balloons:
If you watch the parade tomorrow on T.V., you’ll see these same balloons!
You might see us among the crowd of millions, too – if we can stand it. 😉