Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Goat for Peace

Well, it's been a fabulous few days in New York. The temperature has dropped, the leaves are turning, the pumpkins are out in the stores, and all my flip-flops are put away for the year. The last two weeks have been rainy and cool, but the weekends have been beautiful and sunny. Works for me!

I just had a great weekend. I went to brunch with my friend Claire and had blueberry pancakes with maple butter syrup at Community Food and Juice. Yes, it's maple and butter in a syrup. Pretty unbelievable. I saw the facebook movie which I loved. Great writing and a very smart film. My friend John and I had a delicious meal after at a restaurant called "Recipe" where I ate a beet salad with goat cheese, a warm buttery toast with mozzarella and tomatoes, and a chocolate tart filled with sea salt caramel and topped with marscapone gelato. I will always be in awe of the delicious food here, it never ceases to thrill me. Neither does the view of the Hudson when I am running that off the next morning. :)

Sunday, I went to the Blessing of the Animals at St. John the Divine where people gather each year to have their pets blessed. I saw pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, peacocks, dogs, and cats getting their little foreheads blessed. There was also a "Goat for Peace," as his owner's shirt protested. I was lucky to snap a picture as he is usually jetting around the world saving one country at a time by eating sunflowers.

All in all, things are going well. I am staying busy, my laundry is piling up to dangerous heights, and I feel quite blessed to live in this fabulous city!

Irish Jack Russell puppy


  1. Having to go to the laundry mat is one thing I do NOT miss about NYC.