monday monologue - still stuffed

Its was a lovely long weekend 
that began with leaving the office early on Wednesday 

dinner that evening was with friends
at Robert
in the Museum of Art & Design
(the restaurant photos taken with my iPhone)

 the view is as good as the food

we all pulled out our phones 
snapped the scene below

its even more magical on the ground

after dinner 
we headed uptown 
we tried to see the Macy's balloons 
it was truly insanely crowded so we said good night 

Thanksgiving didnt happen the way I hoped
the restaurant, in fact, two restaurants, I hoped to order in from
were closed
one was closing early!

we called around a bit 
ending up with burgers and limp lukewarm fries
thats not what its about
its about football

ToonMan enjoyed the day

I was lucky enough 
to catch up 
two from-out-of-town-in-NY-for-the-weekend friends 
who hadnt met before 
 we went to lunch

Saturday was an all beautification™ day
starting off with a blissful massage at exhale

Rose had a vet appointment, she'll be fine

we played with Jack and the presentation pointer 
if you say where's the light? 
he looks at the last place he saw it 
no matter how much time has passed

last weekend I got to the Flea Market 
picked up the new pillows
Jack approves, he loves that chair
which brings this post back to the beginning
the friends
I met for dinner on Wednesday
are the friends
who when they downsized their home
gave us that fabulous chair & ottoman

thank you again for a great evening, Lauren.
SIL we'll do Island Burgers.
It was a fun lunch
Maureen, Mary
I'll see you both soon.
now that the weekend is over
'life' gets back to normal
my husband can have his cave back

Hey honey, Nancy's coming over next Saturday


  1. Bob had a relaxing T Day holiday ..
    I had to prepare dinner and then go to work.. just more of the same.
    ( But New Orleans is just a week away !! )

  2. Sounds like a near-perfect holiday. Your night shots.. each and every one of them are beautiful. Love the photo of Jack chasing the laser dot.

  3. Lovely photos!
    Sounds as you had a nice long weekend, visiting with friends and relaxing. Its not so much the food as the people you are with!
    Our cats love the pointers, but the dog is seriously scared of one. Jack is just adorable and looks so comfy laying on his chair:)

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend - love the pictures!

  5. The dinner view is spectacular. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    The chair and ottoman? Love those! I have that color in my living room.

  6. The lights are so beautiful in the city. You know, Thanksgiving is all about friends and family . . . and football and food. Turkey optional.

    That said, I did cook an entire Thanksgiving feast (including the bread and crackers and pie) for just the two of us. Leftovers are now in the freezer and real life begins.

  7. I love the lights on bare trees

    Jack looks wonderful
    how funny that he looks for the light

  8. Sounds like a wonderful and relaxing holiday spent loving others, yourself and of course Jack!

    Beautiful :)

  9. You certainly don't do things by halves Daryl, it's full on all the way. Sounds like you had the perfect day with friends and eating good food, what could be better!!

  10. Too close to the glass for my taste. Remember me scared of heights. But the scene looks absolutely fabulous. Hey! Burger and fries sounds good to me. I had chicken. I'm glad you had a wonderful time. Kitty is pretty. Cheers!!

  11. Your shots are beautiful! Sounds like a perfect weekend and now back to the daily routine ... which actually I'm welcoming simply cause I can get some rest!!!

  12. sound like fun and a bit of relaxation is good.

  13. Great fun to see you, Ray and the pussies...and a real pleasure to meet Maureen (she with the hot new Benz).
    Thanks for being the oasis in a very hectic weekend! SCHMOOCH!

  14. thanks SO much for the rich material for my vicarious life. I feel tangible delight in your activities. . .

    love Mr. Cat (Jack?)

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  15. Magical photos.... I'd love to live there and be able to see all of the lights anytime I chose. And those pillows are WONDERFUL!!

  16. Oooooh sparkly photos! The view from the restaurant is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G. Loving the new cushions.

  17. Oh, that Jack! Beautiful photos from the restaurant and the street--sometimes Manhattan is truly magical. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Thank you for visiting my blog. :)

    The view from the restaurant is amazing, how wonderful! It looks and sounds like you had a fun weekend.

    Nice looking blog. I shall return. :)

  19. The shots from the restaurant are amazing. Hopefully I'll get up there soon...

  20. You just reminded me why I love NYC this time of year-- Gosh, it's gorgeous. Thanks, jj


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