Where I've Been


I went to New York City!  We planned a quick get away a few days before we left on Tuesday.  Yes, I know many of you live near NYC and I would've loved to meet up with you but I knew I would have absolutely a jammed packed two days.  And I did.  I walked over 8.5 miles each day and my RA was in full swing.  Thank goodness for park benches, cafes and theater seats for me to slightly recover.


We went to the Guggenheim Museum.  I have to be honest, my husband is more into art than I am.  However I enjoyed myself.  I married a person who would read every single placard if there was infinite time available.  



The obligatory selfie in Central park.


Trusting a total stranger with my iphone for a couple shot.  People are so very kind in the world.


I think this is SoHo....pretty sure....


McNally Jackson bookstore!!  (I, sadly did not get to The Strand bookstore, again..)


Purl SoHo!!  This was pure heaven, I could have stayed there as long as my husband wanted to stay and read placards in the museums....so so so much better when yarn is involved.


My husband staring at a placard in the Met Museum.  I was overly tired in the museum so I walked and looked for a bench and he walked and looked at beautiful art.

I ate the best salad in the world!  I watched dog walkers in Central Park and missed my Frodo.  I also saw tons of nannies in the park with their charges and thought, "I could be a nanny!!".  We stayed in the Upper West side where it's a tiny bit quieter but I was in:  midtown, the theater district, SoHo and Greenwich village.  There is still many many places I'd like to see.

We went to a play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.  The production was beyond fantastic!  I read the book a couple of years ago and the play was creatively executed with computer choreographed lights in the walls and floor of the stage. We were blown away by the show!  Go see it if you can.

So now I'm home.  Oh how I missed it so, my bed, my kitchen, my oh so boring (but wonderful) life.  I am slowly recovering from a huge RA flare and so I'm not walking or exercising until my body calms down.  Hopefully in 48 hours I will be back to myself.

Oh my daughter is arriving tomorrow :)

I hope to get caught up on all of your posts in the next few days.


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  1. Fab, I love NYC and it's looks like you had a fab timex hope you feel better soonxx

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  2. What fun! How special that you got to visit Purl Soho, I hope to be able to do the same one day. Thanks for sharing your adventures. I hope you feel back to yourself very soon. xo Tammy

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  3. I just seriously love that you just up and went on a spontaneous trip! Love it!

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  4. sounds like a wonderful time! NYC is such a diverse place, I can see how one can need time to recover; the RA flare sounds difficult. so sorry, will light a candle for you. It is good that you rested instead of pushing yourself in the Met. I went into to NYC a week ago and it was tiring. It often is. But fun! Glad you got to go!

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    1. thought of you while we were there!

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  5. Thank you for sharing your trip! Looks like you had a wonderful time in NY. What did you get from Purl Soho????

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  6. What a fun trip! I love NYC and I remember last time we went (13 years ago) walking miles and miles trying to see everything we could in a couple of days and loving everything! My husband also loves to read every placard in museums - history museums are his favorite. Hope your RA flare gets better. I also suffer from arthritis, and my grand daughter has juvenile arthritis, so I do understand. Rest and take it easy and enjoy having your daughter around! Have a good weekend.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful time, I too want to know what you bought from the yarn shop? Have a great time with your daughter and hope you recover quickly a RA flare up can last awhile without some rest. Take care.

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    1. I bought two skeins of purl soho yarn and one madeline tosh :)

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  8. What a great trip! Wish I could go to NYC for a short visit, but it's a bit far for that!

    I could spend an infinite time in either a bookstore or a yarn store. I have a friend who likes Knitty City, also in NYC, even more than Purl Soho. I'd be happy to visit either one!

    BTW: I love one of the books in your bookstore photo. I highly recommend "Eat The Document."

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    1. knitty city was right near my hotel but I was out and about in the big city and never got INTO it while it was opened...

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  9. NYC is just wonderful. I wish I went there more often back when I was only a train ride away. I hope your RA subsides. And have a great time with your daughter!

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  10. What a great visit! Like you, I would especially enjoy the book store and Purl Soho. I hope your RA flare subsides quickly and you have a wonderful visit with your daughter!

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  11. I am so sorry your RA is giving you trouble, but I am glad you had a mini vacation, Love all the photos!
    Have fun with your daughter, yah!!!

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  12. I dream of visiting NYC and would love the museums and bookstores as much as the yarn shop (which looks fantastic!). That's a Jackson Pollock!
    I hope you feel better quickly and Frodo gives you some extra attention.

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    1. I KNEW someone would identify that painting...thanks!!

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  13. What a great time you had, and what perfect weather! You are right, I would love to know whenever you are there for an extended stay, I'm only two hours away! It would be so great to finally meet. I love reading placards in art museums so I totally understand your husband. �� Thanks for the play suggestion, I loved the book and had been wondering about the show. Have a GREAT time with your daughter, I hope your RA calms down and gives you a break, dear friend! xx

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    1. I thought of you as well! One day!!

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  14. What an amazing couple of days you have had, Karen! My husband will be jealous of you seeing the play, he loved the book! So many wonderful things over just 2 days! I hope you get rest now and feel better soon. Have fun with your daughter, too! xx

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    1. I highly recommend the play if you ever have the chance.

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  15. You two are too cute! Iim so glad you loved NY. SOMEDAY i'm going. I want to see the 911 Memorial and a broadway musical and all of it. Feel better soon. Purl SOHO!! Im jealous

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    1. I saw the 911 memorial the last time I was there, it is incredibly overwhelming sad...

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  16. Karen I hope by the time you read this your RA has calmed down and you are back to to feeling better. Still it is great you were able to enjoy as much of the city as you did. I think that's some excellent NYC spirit you tapped into (and your own of course). I missed the Guggeinheim and my last trip, but I did the Met with my boys and we had a good time, the small one was definitely charmed by the Audio tour. The MOMA has one specifically for kids now. Anyways, you got the best of all of it, good eats, good walks and city / people watching a PLAY! and of course Purl SoHo. The boys didn't even fake they were going to be interested in that, and went off to explore little Italy and gelato while I languished within those walls. :) Rest and Recovery and welcome home.

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    1. I am back to normal and feel good!

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  17. What a lovely trip you and your husband had. You two are so cute. I wish I lived near NYC sometimes as I would love to explore its museums and see Purl Soho again.

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  18. what a whirlwind trip!!!! and now your daughter! Things are really hopping in your neck of the world!!!

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  19. I too have a husband who would read every art placard - I just like taking I the pictures, and I do like Jackson Pollock though, it's so incredible tactile, like knitted fabric. And oh envy at Purl Soho, so pretty!

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  20. Sounds like a fun trip to a really great place. Hope by now your RA is better and you're up for your DD's visit! What did you find at Purl Soho for your needles? And did you see Balto in Central Park?

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    1. I did not see Balto, we were in the north part of the park. Next time!

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  21. Oh how wonderful!! I love NYC, but haven't been in quite some time. I need to plan a trip :) Hope you are feeling better soon Karen, rest up and enjoy your weekend.

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  22. how wonderful!!!! thank you for sharing your time with us.
    you must be so very excited to have your daughter home soon. tristan arrived yesterday for the weekend - and i still havent caught up enough with him.
    have a lovely weekend xx

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  23. What a lovely trip you both had! I do hope you have not made yourself too unwell and are able to relax this weekend :). Look at that amazing yarn shop, what did you buy? Have a lovely weekend with your daughter :)

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  24. Purl Soho! I gasp with delight! I so wish when I was younger and living near NYC, I would have had the good sense to visit the yarn shops in the city. Drats. Young and dumb.

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    1. this is my third time to nyc and the first time to get into the yarn store. It's not easy for some reason.

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  25. Impromptu trips are my favorite! What lovely places you visited.
    Sorry to hear that your RA was being a jerk. :(
    Hope you are recovering quickly and having a lovely time with your daughter.

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  26. We went to Purl Soho when I was in the city in October. I loved it but it was the same trip as Rhinebeck, so really kind of a let down. Maybe if it had been it's own trip?

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  27. You and I and Dorothy Gale agree: there's no place like home. Still, it's nice to get away once in a while, and NYC is always exciting. it's wonderful that you got to go to Purl Soho and the MET and see a play and eat the best salad in the world! But, I am really sorry that you are dealing with an RA flare-up; that must have made all of the walking pretty hard. Glad you're getting some good rest now. ♥

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