Sunday, December 19, 2010

Off to China

This is the first Christmas I won't be with my family - as I'm heading out to China tomorrow for 3 weeks. I'll be doing a volunteer bit with Habitat for Humanity, as well as touring around Beijing and Hong Kong.
I'll try to post a couple of times to share what's happening.

And see everyone in 2011.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Rockefeller 2010

The tree is UP! I love that in NYC you only need to make the smallest of references to "The tree" and everyone knows exactly what you're talking about.

This year it's a 74ft Norway Spruce from Mahopac, NY. It will be lit up until the week after New Years, when it will be taken down and recycled. Last year the wood was used towards a Habitat for Humanity construction.

There were tons of people out on Sunday night, enjoying the crisp air and lights around Rockefeller Centre. There were people skating, and people shopping, and people just taking it all in.

I was there with my very pregnant friend Sherry and her husband Bryan. I really appreciate that this is a simple pleasure many can do to kick off the season. Not all NY Christmas traditions need to be expensive.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Random Musing

I used to write this blog with frequency. Then about 8 months ago I suddenly got it into my head that people weren't that interested in what I was writing, as they didn't really care that I hated my new hair cut, or that I went to Newport CT. What changed 8 months ago that made me think that I was suddenly so uninteresting?? I didn't become un-interesting overnight. I was the same level of interesting/non-interesting (depending on your POV) as before.

So why the reluctance to share my ruminations? I mean it's not as though I was writing for you dear reader, as much as I was writing for me.

I don't know what changed but I do know that I miss it...

Perhaps a goal for 2011 will be to start writing again.