I’m constantly seeing people I want to become friends with. The older Asian man under the bridge waving a kitana in circles through the air (skillfully, and with the blade wrapped, so it is more a taichi movement, kendo informed practice) The man in all black spandex with an expandable drinking dish key chained on his side satchel with a tiny white dog poking out of it (maybe it’s more his dog I’m interested in introducing myself to) I’m ready to be excited again. I’m married, but I maybe I will return to online dating (to meet, not sleep with, … Read More
Today (and I totally was unaware until my husband told me this morning haha I’m so not that person that takes stock of dates) is Sandy and my 2 year wedding anniversary! Wow. It seems so short in the grand scheme of things when I know we have many years ahead of us. So much has happened and only more will continue to happen as we unite our powers in breaking the rules in the pursuit of doing good and leading by example. Check our IG’s if you want my goo goo ga ga details, but for now I wanted … Read More
It’s all over our New York news that Cynthia Nixon, of Sex and the City fame, is going to give 2-term Governor Cuomo a run for his money! I’m down what she espouses in her campaign, and she seems a fresh face, but I need to do more digging to see what she thinks she can bring about and what her political stances are on topics that matter to me. Gov. Cuomo hasn’t done a poor job, but she seems a fresh voice. I worry she may be too NYC-centric, and although I live in NYC, I still am concerned … Read More
Hello everyone! I’m still around. My bum toe did not get me. My conscience did. I was becoming utterly self absorbed. I blame myself, but also understand my circumstances that led to it. I wasn’t sad when my toe was broken, but there is something depressing about being housebound for a month or two and living with the self-doubt as to whether one’s toe will heal properly and allow her to continue living a normal, active life. I was pretty unsure, although I did not know it, and I was pretty secluded from the face to face world. I understand … Read More
While Sandy and I have no home to outfit for a bed, after reading about potentially harmful chemicals lying in the mattresses that we spend 1/3 of our lives sleeping and breathing on, I am hardstruck to ever consider buying a non-organic bed for us. Even our beloved memory foam beds are huge culprits of hosting these poisons. Fortunately there are a number of organic options one can try in NYC, and below I feature the best ones you can try out in a showroom before purchasing. They are not cheap, but I’m not suggesting you buy the $150,000 Hastens … Read More
“Phil is single ladies.” Sometimes when you are on 7 week path of healing with your broken toe, you start to feel a little down in the dumps. “WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO AMBULATE AGAIN?!” I don’t say “walk,” because there are so many ways that I want to be able to move that I cannot. Of course, I cannot walk, but I also cannot plank, or do any yoga/pilates/zumba, or other fun exercise classes I had just gotten so fond of. I cannot hop or land heavily on both feet. I cannot do Cross Fit, or other activities … Read More
Yesterday I became rather fed up with being on bed rest, confined to “my apartment” for much of the day, keeping off my feet. It’s a tedious feeling for someone who usually averages 10-15 miles a day.
However, it’s New Year’s Eve, and I know that with the coming year, I am going to work it hard and challenge my body. Cross fit, yoga, continuing arm and ab youtube video workouts at home. I’m going to use my body to help others and I’m going to appreciate this year of movement.
“Pay it forward.” – Otto Lee Liepin, my grandpa.
And I’m always finding ways to “pay it forward” with our gracious petsit hosts, whether getting them house plants to lift up the spirits of their home, or reorganizing their home office so that it is tidier than ever.
Here … I tackle the kitchen!