nyc at christmas

I work in New York City.  I have to go in (from New Jersey) usually around 2 days a week.  NYC, to me, has become traffic and crowds and parking garages and more traffic.  My days in the city revolve around choosing the best way in to avoid traffic, sitting unmoving trying to get to my next call, and deciding between driving around the block in a vain attempt to find a parking spot on the street vs parking in an overpriced garage.  It strips away any of the fun that is NYC.  Many days my favorite view is the NYC skyline in my rear view mirror as I am back in New Jersey (yes I do realize that there are not many people who would be happy to be in NJ…)

But this Christmas  my friend and I decided to bring our daughters in for a girls weekend!  It was a great way to see New York through the eyes of a tourist again; to see all that it really has to offer.  To see it through my 10 year old daughter’s eyes!

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real or fake? a Christmas controversy

It’s one of the biggest controversies of the Christmas season.  Real tree vs artificial tree.  Everyone has an opinion.  And then there are sub-controversies.  If you go real, do you cut it down at a tree farm of pick up a pre-cut tree from a road side stand?  If you go artificial then do you get the tree pre-lit or add the lights yourself?  It’s a lot of decisions to make at such a busy time of year! Continue reading “real or fake? a Christmas controversy”

exercise, diet, and the holidays…lets be realistic

The other day I saw an article about ways to avoid eating at a holiday party.  One suggestion was to eat before you go to the party.  Please!  If I do that then I will just eat two meals.  I mean who wants to avoid eating during this time of year.  Part of the fun this time of year is getting together with others and getting together usually involves food, drink, and staying up late.  None of these help diet or your athletic life at all.  Continue reading “exercise, diet, and the holidays…lets be realistic”