Monday, March 26, 2012

Sometimes you just have to be IRRESPONSIBLE

It's Friday morning (painting day) I'm up and out walking the pups at the usual time.

There is lots to get done today, as per usual on my Fridays.

For the past several years Thursdays and or Fridays have been my art days. I stick to this quite religiously. If not, nothing would ever get done. However since we moved to New York I only get Fridays to paint now. Of course I end up with chores to do on some Fridays so I then have to trade off a few hours from Fridays paint day to Saturday and or Sunday. Which in short means, I pretty much work everyday of the week to some extent.

Today I have to get my hair cut and colored. Why today? Because a Saturday appointment is nearly impossible to get.

I'll do several hours of painting before I have to go. Then I can paint when I get back too.

So the beauty parlor is adorable. The name is Wonderland, what more do I need to say? It's located in the Meat Packing district which warrants a short subway ride.
Yep that's me in the mirror with all that tin foil in my hair
Lots of PINK!

The appointment goes smoothly, no big changes today with my look.

Once I step outside I realize there will be no more painting today. It is a wonderful spring day. The kind of day that makes me so happy to be in New York! I know I need to get home and paint but sometimes you have to be irresponsible and say "what the heck".

I start out by hitting up a few of the local shops- All Saints and the Vintage Levi's store. I try on a pair of Marilyn Monroe high waisted jeans. Hmmm, maybe for the winter but no way for the upcoming warm weather.

I meander down Hudson street where I stop and look at some of the spring flowers. Good thing I wore my "walking heels". I enter a "private" garden that has been open to the public for the day.
Lace top from my sister. I got so many comments on it today.
Pretty blooms
Private garden

Continuing along, I run across The Meadow. A store specializing in salt, chocolate and bitters. I remember that I'm clear out of my Pink Himalayan sea salt. So I pick up a container plus a block of French Toast flavored chocolate. Yummmm!

I'd just plopped the first piece of chocolate in my mouth when I see a thrift store with a sign out front "Clothes $20 per bag". Well I can't pass that by, that's practically FREE. So I fill my bag with 2 bloucle jackets. One of which was brand new with a $495 price tag! Also I find a 1950s looking dress suit with a tag that says it was custom made. Splendid!

After my good find I walk pass my gym- and I keep on walking! Ahhh that felt good.


Lee also needed a new hair do. So off we went to Brooklyn to Tom Cat barber for him to get a nice pompadour.

I had a most wonderful day despite not getting everything done that I needed to. The moral of the story is... it is good to be regimented and responsible but not to let life pass you by along the way.

So, yes half of Saturday was spent painting making up time. Which was fine by me because it was a much chillier day. Plus I needed time to get ready for the Coney Island Gala!

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