Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Macys Balloon Inflation

Everyone knows about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but the real place to be is around the American History Museum the afternoon before the parade as the balloons are inflated. I have always wanted to get there, but never could make it driving in from Boston and well last year....So this year...we made it! It was amazing. We snaked through quite a long line and had to show proof of vaccinations and wear masks (a-ok by me in the crowds) but as the sun set we arrived at balloon central!
They were AMAZING up close and personal and they are huge! All but one balloon was inflated by the time we got there around 5:45, but we did get to watch them begin to inflate Spongebob and it was quite the orchestrated event. I joked these two blocks are the most secure streets in Manhattan tonight and it also must be pretty funny to look out your living room window and see Grogu or a giant inflated dinosaur! Seeing them in the parade has all new meaning now that I've been right next to them on 77th St!

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Monday, November 29, 2021

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 48

The Good:
Happy Chanukah!! We kicked off the festival of lights and oil with some seriously delicious latkas last night!

The Random:
My mom's apartment building has some lovely Chanukah decorations. The kippah (skull cap) on the left is an interesting choice....more of a religious symbol than a holiday one, but A for effort?

The Fun:
The apartment is feeling so festive with my Chanukah decorations out. Growing up we had out house decked out for Chanukah, so it's fun to start my own traditions in the Chanukah decor department.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Scav Hunt Sunday: Berries and Buildings

Night:
Columbia Quad at night.

Pattern:
Funky tiles at the Rockefeller Anthropologie. 

Two Colors:
Holly season is starting!

Black and White:
A funky floor at a local shop.

Industrial:
Really cool building in Lower Manhattan.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Thanks and Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving!
There is always what to be Thankful for. But this year, compared to last, it feels like there are loads more for which I am grateful for.
An effective vaccine. Being able to travel to Oregon this past summer. A newly emerging and forming sense of normal. Settling into my life in NY. A successful and safe start to a school year. Students joyfully getting their vaccines. 

Big and little things alike. There truly is much to be thankful for this year. 

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Canstruction at Brookfield Place

Brookfield Place hosted the most creative version of a can drive ahead of Thanksgiving. In a partnership with City Harvest, engineers, contractors, and architects were challenged to create works of art out of canned goods. The creations were just amazing!
True gravity-defying works of art! A jury actually judges the works and awards them honors such as best design, best use of labels, and structural integrity. This was such a creative display ahead of the festive season and it's nice to know that the cans are going to a very, very good use! 

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Monday, November 22, 2021

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 47

The Good:
I caught the tail end of the lunar eclipse on Friday morning. So amazing to see!

The Random:
Anyone missing a dress shoe?

The Fun:
I made sensory bottles with 5th grade this week. We used water beads and baby oil. The kids had a blast and I got a new "toy" too!

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