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sick days


I have to apologize for the radio silence. I caught the flu Saturday and I've basically been out of commission ever since. Finally tonight, Tuesday night, I'm starting to feel a bit more like myself again, not so tired and weak and I've got loads to work to catch up on now.
I think all these long days, sleepless nights have caught up with me & my body is forcing me to rest. It's really such ironic timing though. I had just about completely caught up with shop orders and I was planning a weekend of working on the house, spending time with the boys and planning our trip to NY next month. Now, I'm peddling fast to get make up for time lost.
It's important to me to keep up with the blog but if it's spotty again this week, I promise next week will be better!

Oh, and I guess I had not mentioned our NY trip until just now. Jeremiah will be celebrating 5 yrs of marriage in June and we've always wanted to see New York. We will be visiting some dear friends, seeing the sights and eating some good food. I cannot wait! If anyone has some must-see places to suggest, leave a comment because I would love to know.

Also, thank you thank you to everyone who commented on the last post! I loved reading everyone else's struggle with maintaining the housework among other responsibilities. I feel bad that so many of us have a hard time with it but I also feel much better to know I'm not alone!


  1. Do you have any assistants or interns? I would so so so recommend it. I just hired two interns who will be working with me unpaid for 3 months with the potential to be hired on in the Fall as paid assistants and investing in them while seeing how they are excited to help me has been really encouraging because I'm at a point now too where I literally dont have time to sleep.
    I hope that you are able to figure out something new in teh future to make sure you can get your rest. Your down time and rest, rejuvenation separate from work and even family is so essential to making sure your energy is sustainable. I bet that there are TONS of ladies out there who would love to donate their time to you to help you and give you that ease of life when work is so so busy. <3 It took me a year to finally decide to hire interns because I was afraid of feeling like I couldn't give enough to them in exchange for an unpaid position. But in working with them so far I have been so reassured that I have lots to give them and it brings me joy knowing that they can learn from and teach me as much as I can learn from and teach them. Community is so so helpful and you are so deserving of some assistant. You are such a powerful woman, maybe it's time to give some younger girls/women the opportunity to learn from you one on one while they support and uplift you?
    xo Moorea

  2. Me alegro de tu mejoría, y claro las cosas se amontonan pero seguro que poco a poco nos seguirás ofreciendo post tan lindos, tu trabajo, tu casa y además la ilusión de ese viaje!!!

  3. I hope you are feeling better and that you have a great trip to NYC. And congrats on the 5 years, how wonderful!

  4. I hope you feel better soon!

  5. i just got over two weeks of sickness. i'm still coughing a bit. awful. i feel your pain.

    also my husband and i will also be celebrating 5 years of wedded bliss in june. we don't have anything specific planned yet. i'm still searching for the perfect gift...

  6. Oh New York! Can't wait to see your pics. It's awful looking after a toddler when sick, everything is so exhausting, but yay to feeling better!

    Stay well, and take time out for you!

  7. onewomanMay 23, 2012

    Where to begin?

    I think you might really like the High Line - great for a stroll and elevated for wonderful photos plus Israel might like the association with trains and tracks, almospheric Chelsea Market for an icecream stop along the way, the ACE Hotel for continuity (with Stumptown Coffee, of course), MoMA, and areas to stroll around: definitely Soho, Williamsburg in Brooklyn, also East Village, West Village. Try Lower East side for trendy places to eat (Fat Radish, etc.) or more traditional New York places (Balthazar in Soho for brunch). Eataly is a great place for both people-watching and picking up Italian groceries - it's like a massive marketplace with restaurants thrown in in the middle.

    Make sure you go around on Jane's Carousel in Dumbo - the little park there is a great place for views of Manhattan and Bubby's is great for kid-friendly food there, too.

    If you're going child-free, check out the speakeasy scene! Raines Law Room, Maison Premier, Beaty & Essex, La Esquina Taqueria... there are plenty of fun ones. Roof terrace bars are also quite fun and some offer views nearly as good as the known places. If you want a Manhattan panorama, Top of the Rock is the best choice as you get timed tickets and don't need to stand in line. Best at twilight so you get both day and night.

    Bowery Ballroom is a good and fairly intimate place to catch a concert. Or Lincoln Center / Carnegie Hall for more serious gigs.

    Remember museum admission to a lot of places (like the Met or Natural History) is 'recommended' - you can pay what you like. In my view, Central Park is best on a bike.

    I hope you have the most wonderful time.

  8. After living in NYC for 11 years, I can recommend some more hidden places to eat that will delight you:

    Bianca. A lovely little Italian place with fresh-made pasta, located on Bleecker just above Bowery (where CBGB used to be located)
    Bozu. A wonderful sushi joint in Williamsburg with unusual ways of creating and presenting. The Party Bomb platter and the Ryoan are amazing.
    Fette Sau. East coast barbeque, also in Williamsburg.
    New York Noodle Town. Authentic Chinese, in Chinatown. One of the best places to go for the real deal.
    Paule Gee's. Wood fired pizza in Greenpoint. Get the bacon marmalade pizza and you will never forget it.

    I agree with the High Line - it's one of my favorite places in town.

  9. AnonymousMay 26, 2012

    Go to 'Ino. You won't regret it. Its super tiny, the panini with fresh fruits and marscapone is heaven on earth. Enjoy your time there!

  10. courtneyMay 27, 2012

    NYC, how fun! You definitely should visit the high line, it's amazing. Our favorite place to eat is Freeman's on the lower east side. Very cool decor and the food is great. Can't wait to see your pictures!


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