Annette's Acre

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April 18th, 2011 by Annette

The Week(ish) in Review

More than a week, I know.

Let’s just move on, shall we?

So, last week was kinda hectic.  First, a trip to New York, as you can see here thanks to my trusty new iPhone:

I can say that this is the first (of three) trips that I saw more than the hotel and the office.  Along with a walk thru Manhattan (evidenced above), I also rode the Staten Island Ferry and visited the southeast corner of Central Park.

All sans camera… you can (not) see….

There was a tiny bit of stitching:

I added the black at the top and the bright blue perle while in NY on Tuesday eve when it was absolutely *pouring* outside.  I broke down and bought an umbrella for the three block walk between the office and my hotel.  Best $5 I spent.

On Thursday, while in NY, I celebrated my birthday.  Ok, technically the celebration started on Wednesday night after a team dinner at a small Italian restaurant.  My coworkers conspired with the restaurant staff to surprise me with a lovely cheesecake and what sounded like the entire restaurant singing (it wasn’t a very big place….and our table of seventeen was definitely the largest party).  It was a surprise….I truly had no idea anything was up until the candle-laden cake came out of the kitchen.

Thursday afternoon proper was spent on the walking tour of NYC referenced above after most of a day of meetings.  I did manage to have all three meals that day paid for by three different people representing three different companies 😉 and none were me!

Friday was a travel day back home.  A very very very long day thanks to storms in the South, but I did manage to get home about 10pm Friday eve, local time after leaving at 5am NY time that morning to head to the airport.  That would be 20 hours door-to-door.  Not something I care to repeat any time soon.

My family kept up the birthday celebration thru the weekend which did happily include a bit of stash:

From L-R:

  • Bayside Bungalows by Country Cottage Needleworks (chart/threads)
  • Wicked by Primitive Needle (kit)
  • The Boys Are Back in Town (kit) – from my mother

The first two courtesy of my birthday spree at Needlecraft Corner.

I managed to finish three books thanks to the long travel days, but I’ll save that for another post!


4 Responses to “The Week(ish) in Review”
  1. Sounds like a good trip (even if getting back home was a lengthy process!). Happy belated birthday, and those are some lovely gifts of stash you have!

  2. The surprise birthday dinner sounds great! Glad your coworkers were on the ball.

  3. Sounds like a fun trip! I love New York. The dinner party sounds fun too…so nice of your coworkers to remember your birthday. Happy belated birthday!

  4. Happy belated birthday, Annette! It sounds like you had a lovely birthday celebration, and a great trip to New York.

    I love “Bayside Bungalows” – I stitched it a couple of years ago (I still have to get it framed, though!)