Sunday, May 16, 2010
Our Saturday was beautiful. We went to Central Park and spent the day.
We finally explored the majority of the famous park in our "back yard". Perfect weather, so much so that I fell asleep toes in grass, head on Jonahs chest. To nap outside was magical. Its been a really long time since I was able to sleep outside or feel grass between my toes.
What a beautiful and inexpensive day. We will be doing this again soon!!
Friday, May 14, 2010
We were walking home from the subway after work tonight and we heard loud meowing from the bushes. Jonah said it wasn't ours so don't worry about it but my curiosity got the better of me. So I started calling, "Kitty, Kitty" and sure enough... it was our princess. We were scared to death! We rushed up the stairs not knowing what we would find. Thank God, nothing. The two cats were fine. We weren't robbed. Everything was good.
No idea how Princess got out. All windows were closed. We can only imagine that she snuck out with one of us today on our way to work, went down 3 flights of stairs and out the front door into the bushes. Scary.
The other two are still growling at her. She smells different and has street cred now. But God is smiling on us and our family! We are so blessed.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Budgeting in the city.
That's what has been on our mind. We have a lot coming up in the next few years and its come to or attention that living in the city and having a savings account seems impossible. We are comfortable. Nothings wrong. But the plan is to spend one more year in the city and then off to the outskirts and become commuters.
Commuters. Not so bad. We would like to get married and start a family eventually. We want to have a yard for our family. Even if its a small one, it needs to be one that we can afford. Here, in the city we love, we will not be able to afford one anytime soon. If I have my way we will move someplace else cool before settling into family life but we'll see.
We tried to see a Tribeca film fest film. Sadly, it was sold out. But we're determined to catch it next year. We wanted to see this film called "The Infidel".http://www.tribecafilm.com/tribecafilm/Infidel.html
Well, now that we have done the grocery shopping at 4 different stores, taken our laundry to be done, cooked dinner and lunch for a week, and cleaned the house I think I will finally sit down and enjoy some TV or something.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
The Flair is the name of our new Hoover vacuum cleaner. Jonah went to Mr. Vacuum to make this purchase, came home and put it together. We then prepared to turn it on with childlike excitement. It worked, of course.
This may seem like an everyday, mundane event but to us it was thrilling. We don't generally buy new, expensive things. Most things we buy are used or on sale so to get something new that was costly was such a wonderful feeling.
For Jonah he admitted that he was slightly embarrassed at how excited he was over this event. He always thought that people that got excited about these things were old and lame and now... he's one of them. He has graduated into a new phase in life. The Flair phase, as I have chosen to lovingly name it.
Ah to be an adult.