vacation time

yesterday (saturday) was the first time i went swimming since 2007, or maybe even 2006!  the sun even came out for the occasion and it was great relaxing at diane’s pool.  i dropped ivan and my laundry off at my parents house and headed for diane’s home in the country. she lives on 6 acres in the woods and i was surrounded by deer. two frogs and a rabbit joined us as well. very nice. before leaving the city I set my new ‘humane’ mouse traps. as instructed, i put cheese in one and peanut butter in the other. the mouse enters the little plastic box through a swinging door but cannot get back out.  i didn’t think to check the traps upon my return home last night. i arrived home around 9:00, unpacked my clean laundry, read my mail, brushed ivan, checked him for ticks, took him for a walk before the impending thunderstorm and by 10:00, i was ready for 1 episode of law & order before going to sleep.  as i was channel surfing for an un-seen episode, mouse-boy came right into the living room and made himself comfortable on ivan’s bed. damn! even though i’m pretty sure i only have this one resident mouse (who i’ve named ‘mouse-boy’), i got up off the couch to check the traps. no mice. no cheese. no peanut butter.  just twenty thousand ants. that was truly disgusting. although i would like to be hiking my way through bhutan, i will basically just relax this week. bhutan will  have to wait until i have the money and a travelling partner. or, a travelling partner who wants to pay for me to go to bhutan.  whatever. instead i will go to meditation / dharma service today and spend the rest of the day catching up on some reading i’ve been wanting to do.  tonight i was planning on enjoying a good bottle of wine with a friend in my backyard.  here is the forecast for tonight:

thunder storms

thunder storms

T-storms

70% chance of precipitation
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monday will be my first full day off from work since april 2008 when i spent 4 days in sedona.  i have planned to go to the beach with my sister-in-law laura and my 2 nieces.  here is the forecast:
thunder storms

thunder storms

Chance of T-storms
40% chance of precipitation
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tuesday i thought i would take a yoga class before relaxing with my book at the pool on 77th street. then have a few friends for dinner in my back yard.  here is the forecast.
thunder storms

thunder storms

Chance of T-storms
30% chance of precipitation
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wednesday i have a spa day planned at my friend lisa’s day spa out on long island. we will then go out for a nice dinner – zen palate, i hope.  here is the forcast for my drive home from long island:
thunder storms

thunder storms

Chance of T-storms
30% chance of precipitation
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thursday will be fun.  i will go to nj and spend the day at the pool with my nieces and make it back into the city for dinner with tracey at the new meltemi restaurant which re-opened on your & 77th.
here is the forecast for my day at the pool:
thunder storms

thunder storms

Chance of T-storms
30% chance of precipitation
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i have no plans for friday yet.  i thought maybe i would spend the day downtown –  soho and the west village. i haven’t  roamed around my favorite neighborhoods for a while and it will be nice to catch up on the changes. i’ll bring my camera and plan for an adventure on my own.  in the evening i would like to be able to find someone who is not headed out east for the weekend to spend some time with but i don’t have high hopes.  maybe i’ll end up in the gym with all the other people who are too poor to afford a ‘country home’ instead – we’ll see.  here is the forecast for my day of  adventure:
rain

rain

Chance of Rain
20% chance of precipitation through Sunday
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rain saturday & sunday – my last 2 days of vacation. lucky for me i have no plans to be ruined by the weather.
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“happiness mainly comes from our own attitude, rather than from external factors.” – HH The Dalai Lama
59th st bridge (4)

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