Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Holidays 2012!!

Since I couldn't print out all the news and mail it in my holiday cards, I decided to make a year long posts for you all to read!  I'm not sure how long one post can be, so I might have to split up the posts, but I will start from January 2012 to now, just keep opening the posts as needed!


This year started with my job at the Czech Republic Consulate teaching them how to do in-house catering.  Food was fabulous!  This was a temporary job, and it ended in May.

I worked at Vogue Knitting Live for Lion Brand, one of my other jobs in January.  That was also Really FUN!  (as you can see!)

This is the Easter Parade on 5th Avenue!

  Rob and I have fun where ever we go!  Even if it is just to the Thrift Store looking for Treasures!

  Central Park in the Spring.

This Summer I was down to two jobs, the yarn shop and Pace University.  That gave us more time to have fun. 
Mary Came to Visit:    And she got an iPhone, so we had to have lessons!

Then Ana came to visit and we had to eat hotdogs on the street and have a “Mister Softie”  Ice Cream!

Of course we had to go to a yarn shop!

Rob and I went to an event called “Dinner en Blanc”...

... with 3200 of our neighbors ALL dressed in white, with white chairs, tables and dinner at a secret location.
Lincoln Center!

Life is GOOD!

We rode in the Five Boro Bike Tour again this year – 42 miles with 32000 (yes that’s right!) of our closest bikers… that was really fun!  And I did great this year!

We celebrated two years of dating by re-enacting our first date…

I am very happy to report that I got a full time job working as the Director of Catering at a Law Firm (one of the biggest in New York) with a Compass International (the largest foodservice company in the world).  Although you cannot tell from the size of my office!

And them my Sweetie took me to my favorite fall event – 

He still cannot believe all these people are so enthusiastic about YARN!

I cannot believe the trees – and the colors – how beautiful!

My Yarn Celebrity Photo – me with the owner of a Spinning Wheel Manufacturing company.

Last year we had a hurricane and a snowstorm in one week… but it wasn’t a REAL hurricane.  This year we had a REAL hurricane. 

Inside the building lobby – yes, that is the water line from the flooding…

Rob’s apartment building was flooded, as was the Seaport.  These photos were a month after the storm! Worse than I had ever seen in South Florida!

We celebrated the Holidays by going to another famous NYC activity – blowing up the Macy’s Parade Balloons! 

Still more to come...


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

We are cooking here at the Seaport! I will post a long (interesting) update this weekend - for Mary who told me to "update your blog, please!!"

In the meantime:

click here to see me at one of my jobs!

see you soon!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Two Weddings this August! (and an earthquake and hurricane)

Hi All,

We have been busy, I have two jobs now, working at Lion Brand Yarn Shop and Pace University. (YAY!)

Since so much has been going on, I thought I'd try some other methods of passing on information. Click the links to see what is going on.

Slide show of a Lion Brand Yarn Studio demonstration:
(I'm in some of the slides!)

(copy and paste this link into your browser window)


This guy was just so cute knitting in the back of the shop. (I asked his permission to photo and post...)

We went to two weddings:

Neil and Laura's

(click the link below to see ALL the photos)

and Jim and Sara's

(click this link to see these photos)
Jim and Sara's Wedding August 6, 2011

After we got home, we had an earthquake....

My friend Ellen posted this quote on her Facebook page:

VA QUAKE BREAKING NEWS!!! The USGS has determined that the epicenter of the Va earthquake was in a graveyard just outside of DC. The cause appears to be all of our Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves."


Then we had a hurricane and had to evacuate Rob from his waterside apartment. This is how Manhattanites evacuate:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

I LOVE Where I Live!!

My Neighborhood:

Cello player on the corner, playing classical music by the way.

Rainbow over The Spotted Pig. (I think I was the only one who noticed, you know those NYers are too busy to look up!) And I knew it would happen, being from Florida and all..

Mounted police on my street...

I thought it was really cool, but:

I don't think the UPS guy did - he was getting a ticket!
(From horseback!)

And here is what I did last Thursday:

Watch the video for a really informative hour of information from a Toronto entrepreneur!

Watch live streaming video from etsy at livestream.com

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spinning on the Highline

Hi all,

Just want to post some photos:

how I spent Monday evening...

Cathy's yarn:

bright and beautiful!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

How cute!!!

I have the BEST story for you!

I met-up with my spinning "Meet-up" group a few weeks ago and met the nicest young couple. And what a spinning story they had!

Rob and Lauren live together... They both like to make things... Lauren likes spinning fiber into yarn... So, Rob decided to make her a spinning wheel for Christmas! He started in October, using scrap wood they had in their basement woodworking shop.

He had never seen a working wheel, he just understood the concepts. (He's an engineer, if memory serves me right). So he went to work at night. He said he was doing the laundry! Every night. And, each night, so Lauren would not see the work in progress, he dis-assembled the wheel and hid all the pieces.

He did this for two and a half months. Lauren couldn't figure out what he was doing, and was getting very annoyed at his lack of involvement with anything except the laundry!

Lauren's parents were helping Rob: her mom hand painted a beautiful scene on the actual wheel, her dad helped with tools.

So when Lauren complained about Rob to her parents, her mom would say "yes, but maybe Rob is busy... He's such a nice guy...". And Lauren just got more annoyed at the lack of sympathy.

Rob finally decided he better give her the Christmas present in the first week of December before she became REALLY aggravated!

And won her heart again... mine too with this great gift!


Hi everyone,

It's been a busy month!

I found a job at the beginning of March with Aflac! (Yes, the duck!).

In order to sell insurance in New York you have to get a license. This required attending a class, taking and passing a pre-test, then taking the state exam and passing. You all know me, I had to do it the first time, too! So, I did!

It took two weeks of intensive studying but I did it!!! I am now a licensed insurance agent (I will be official when I get my license number.)

I'm going to ask you all for help now though.

Who do you know?

I am so pleased to be working for Aflac, and you all know how much having great insurance helped David and me with his cancer. Aflac offers a really great cancer policy. (It covers so much and is so very reasonable!). I want to help make it easy for others when faced with this dread disease. (The insurance company actually calls the policy a "dread disease" policy.).

So, if you know anyone up here who might be interested in policies, please let me know.

There are many other supplemental policies available as well: short and long term disability; supplemental health, vision and dental; hospital supplemental and accident (on and off the job) supplemental.