the first week of 2015

January 9, 2015 |  Category:   life


Sundays are the best, aren’t they? But I have to admit, now that I have to get on the train every Monday for the morning commute, those Sunday night blues got a little more real, not to mention how doubly hard it was after a long holiday break. It was hard to motivate this week; even the girls had a difficult time those first few days getting out of bed. We’d all gotten used to waking up an hour or 2 later than usual, and the luxury of savoring those first moments of awake time without having to jump out of bed with an agenda of getting everyone out the door in 40 minutes was golden.

But a few days in and it’s business as usual. As with most years, we’ve scheduled out our summers and vacation plans already, including signing the girls up for summer camp. Mark is back at the Winter Flea on Saturdays at their new Crown Heights location until the outdoor market season begins in April, which only leaves us with Sundays for family lounging and adventures.
On our first Sunday of the year, we took a walk through Central Park because despite the misty overcast day, it was 60 degrees and glorious to walk around. The city does moody very well. But it’s been unbelievably cold the rest of the week, with temperatures and wind chills that bite through your gloves and any other part of your body that’s not double or triple layered. Welcome to January.
PS. I just started the Serial podcast and will likely finish by the weekend. Anyone else?





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  • red January 9, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    AHH! Was completely hooked on Serial!! Can’t wait for another season.

  • Arlene January 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Your pictures of the city always remind me of my time living in NYC. Thanks so much for maintaining your blog. My best to you and your family in 2015.

  • Jill January 9, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    AHHHH! I’m hooked on Serial too. I will probably be done this weekend too — binge listened my way up to ep7 earlier this week and can’t wait to sit down for more. 🙂

  • suzy January 9, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    i started Serial 4 days ago and am currently listening to epi 12! so good, glad i waited to listen to it all at once!

  • Diane January 11, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I’ve been trying to keep away from radio discussion and articles about Serial- I’ve been stuck on episode 6, but have cleaning and painting ahead of me today and will hopefully finish.
    I love seeing NYC through your eyes. My daughter moved there almost a year ago and I have to keep asking her to send me pictures of what her days look like, which I’m sure is getting a bit tiresome.

  • Orchid January 12, 2015 at 4:05 am

    I love seeing photos of New York in the winter. I’d love to visit during that time of the year one of these days (snow!).

    And omg I hope you finished the Serial podcast this weekend! I spent two days listening to all of the episodes right before the final one was released. It’s SO GOOD.

  • Dee January 12, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    Haven’t started Serial, and have successfully avoided spoilers so far. This is my last week before the new year really kicks into gear, so probably a good time to start. I already signed my kiddos up for a camp that is super popular here. It fills up in about 15 minutes! I wish I’d known about the indoor Flea while I was in town over the holidays. Ah well, next time.

  • Jane January 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Your photos are stunning!
    Wishing you the best for 2015 and a year full of restful Sundays.

  • Darcy January 13, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Serial. After you finish, you have to round it out by reading the intercept interviews (jay and the prosecutor). lovely photos as always!

  • Kate January 16, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    ditto on sunday nights, I feel like I’m a kid again lately, feeling a sense of dread that sunday is coming to a close even though I like my job!