1. mighty man. spending time with this love bug was one highlight of my 2011
here he is, laughing his head off as usual. i love this guy & miss him madly!
2. moving back to midtown east (yay!)
the east 52nd street reality show (click here!)
3. i got fired from a job for the very first time.
4. immersed myself in the work of byron katie, who is my new hero.
5. laughed a hundred times watching this video:
6. got a press pass!
7. completed a week long juice fast in the woods
8. survived a near fatal attack by this guy:
one of the best ever!
10. my dad’s daily phone calls asking me how he could help me get a job.
“Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.”
– J. Donald Walters
i feel like i’ve been away forever. between the move, the short trip to baltimore, 14 days with no internet – running around the city in search of hot spots & catching up with all my friends, i’m finally getting to the place of believing i’m actually back in town.
i did figure out how to fit all my stuff from the 1100 sq. ft. apartment into a studio. i gave away most of my possessions.
on the day of my move i assembled the courage to step on the scale. i gained 17 pounds. i knew it was going to be hideous – but seeing that was disturbing to say the least. the scale remains in the trunk of my car. my new weight measurement system does not require a scale. instead, i have counted the number of jeans i own that fit me prior to my nj nightmare – 23. that includes the 2 pair i was forced to buy after the first 10 pounds. therefore, upon arrival, i had 2 pair of jeans that fit – even if just barely. today i have 5 pair to choose from. progress is good. the plan is to be at at least 20 by the end of may.
the glovers had a baby girl last weekend and named her natalie marie. i would show you a picture but they have yet to send one . . . while lauren labored at lenox hill, i thought it would be a good idea to take mia on a road trip to get away from it all. plus i was really missing mighty man and had promised him i would be out to visit as soon as i got settled. a good time for us – not so much for lauren.
mighty & mia
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
– Albert Einstein
there is just one thing i will miss in nj and that is my good friend mighty man. mighty man lives on a beautiful horse farm on river road with zillions of other amazing animals including a fox and 2 border collies. he is the funniest horse on the planet. he’s generally way back in the far corner of his field snacking on a huge pile of hay when i arrive. as soon as he sees my car coming down the dirt road he gets all excited and stomps his feet. he waits for me to get out of the car and climb the small hill up to his fence. he knows i have carrots for him. we stare at each other for a while. he always waits for me to call him over. i ready my camera, brace myself and call his name (which i made up, but he seems to like). he begins to trot and then speeds up to a full gallop and i’m never sure he’s not going to break right through the fence and run me over. here he is coming over to visit:
he has an enormous personality – he’s more like a dog than a horse. he’s also a giant ham and he loves the camera. here are just some of his recent poses:
i plan to continue visiting mighty man even after i move, but i will miss seeing him almost every day. i will still dream about riding him one day.
“One horse-laugh is worth ten thousand syllogisms. It is not only more effective; it is also vastly more intelligent.
– Henry Louis Mencken