While in NYC I have the days to explore by myself, while my husband works. Left to my own devices, I've discovered that I think I'm invincible. This is the reason I'm blogging from NYC and not after, to recover. I'm staying in this morning to rest and stay warm. Yesterday I ran around the city to stay warm (9 degrees) and explore. Now, I'm beat.
Yesterday I rode the train to Roosevelt Island. It's an island in the East river, under the 59th St. bridge. It used to be a prison, housing gangsters and the criminal Mae West. Then it was a hospital for the insane and contagious. Now, the hospital bits which have survived are a nursing school and specialty hospital (that sounds suspicios).
The island also is a master planned community. My observation is it's like Communist era Poland, meets NYC. I also saw the filming crew from Person Of Interest. Here are my photos, incase you never make it there yourself. I was so cold my fingers hardly worked for my phone camera!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
|Photo by P.R. Frank|
Parenting in general freaks me out. I want to be my best for my kids. Despite my best efforts, my kids will turn out. I like to remind myself that, and go to a parenting class.
Last week, as we were talking about the class, our daughter overheard us. She had an opinion about our parenting.
"Guys, I know you are good parents. Wanna know how I know you are good parents?".......
"I spend a lot of time in my room."
We laughed too hard together. It's true. She does spend a lot of time in her room getting a grip, and letting me catch my breath. In a calm moment, she was thankful and it was funny. It won't be funny next time I have to send her to her room, but it helped me not take myself so seriously.