The experience with Coco at the hospital was pretty intense. And I feel a bit knocked off my life’s tightrope — balancing my paid work, my creative work and my (unpaid) family duties.
One such responsibility is supporting H. as he applies this week for early decision to a college. He needs a reminder to focus. He’s been coping with the added stress by napping when he gets home from school.
On Saturday afternoon, when I got home from the hospital, I realized I had to still feed and care for the kids. So I hopped on my bike to purchase rice and beans for Coco at La Caridad (the best Cuban Chinese food on the Upper West Side!)
There were a dozen limos on West End Ave. I wondered what was up. And then when I turned at 77th at the Collegiate Church, there were dozens of people pouring out of the church. It was a wedding.
And the sky was blue and the air was fresh, full of autumn but summer lingering. And I felt so full of life and beauty and gratitude. My kid was fine! We were going to be fine!
And people from the wedded were dressed up so fancily — men in tuxes and ladies in silk. I was elated.
At Caridad, I told the guy at the counter, “My daughter’s just out of the hospital.”
And he, this lovely tattoo’ed dude, said, “That’s great. You have two girls, right? And a son?”
Indeed, I do. I’m so lucky. My brother says, “Don’t say you’re lucky. Say you’re blessed.” Ya, that too.
The rice and beans were delicious. And I took a long nap.
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These pictures are beautiful…thank you for a glimpse into life.
You’re welcome. What I’m trying to do with my pics is show the beauty of NYC!
Love the simplicity in all of this.
thanks. trying to do like they say. K.I.S.S. keep it simple, sweetie!
What beautiful pictures and lovely thoughts about your family and the place where you live! I just found you through the 31 Days community and can’t wait to read more of your blog. I am bookmarking it so I don’t forget!
Thanks, Therese. I am loving the 31 days community — although it’s way too much work and I have way too little time. So many great blogs to discover!
It’s amazing how much joy we can find in our lives when things start to turn from bad to good! 🙂
Right? Thanks Jen! I just want to see the positive — even though I know there’s real negative stuff out there!
I am in love with those pictures!!
thanks! I love taking pics. It’s very fun and relaxing for me! You have nice pics too!
I’ve been away from most blogs for a couple of weeks but I’ve seen the picture of H several times. He’s so happy while he’s napping I thought for sure you were going to say it was a joke picture! I hope I look that delighted when I sleep ’cause I love my sleep.