Sunday, November 6, 2011

new york.

My trip to New York was beautiful and good for me.  But it was also kind of a case of "wherever you go, there you are."

Marjorie and I spent Saturday walking, walking, walking.  Farmers Market, Flea Market, Brooklyn neighborhoods, shops, coffee, eating brunch, sitting by the river.  We talked and talked and talked, cried, talked, laughed, etc., repeat.  She was so very good to me.

I ate a lot of good food.  Like this butternut squash soup with apples at Putnam's. 

Saturday night we got our nails painted and then ate one of the best meals I've ever had at a Cuban place called Luz.  Oh my goodness.  We ate Peruvian Roasted Chicken with these spicy dipping sauces and sweet plantains and cilantro mashed potatoes and cubes of grilled Fillet Mignon with this spicy sauce and fried yucca.  We ate Mexican Chocolate lava cake with coconut ice cream.  Good grief.  It was so amazing.

Sunday we got good NY coffee and hot-from-the oven NY bagels (I have some right next to me to take home and they smell so good) and watched the NYC marathon from Marjorie's neighborhood which was one giant party.  So much energy.  We were stationed at Mile 9.
After about 15 lead pace cars with sirens on and lights flashing, the elite men came by. And in a flash, they were gone.  Holy smokes.  (We missed the lead women when we were in the bagel shop.  Darn.)

Hello, legs.

I had to head to the airport after a couple hours of marathon spectating, and I'm here now waiting to board my plane home.  Thank you Margs, for taking me in.
And thank you everyone for the flood of comments, calls, emails, texts, and love.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the support.  I feel it.  Seriously.


Nancy said...

I think I need a Margs.
I'm glad to hear you sounding a bit more like you.
Now, I'm going to go back and look at the legs picture again.
Oh my!

Michelle said...

Hi Emilie, I haven't checked in with your blog in a bit. I just wanted to offer my love and support. Also to say don't be afraid to feel your feelings. We all want our lives to be these great mountaintop experiences all the time but nothing grows up on top of the mountain. The view is great but we can't live there. We need to go to the valleys from time to time for that is where we find nourishment and growth.

On another note... how amazing to see the race up close and personal. So cool. sounds like another great trip.
Much love to you!

Jen said...

Looks like you had a great weekend. Here's hoping the trip helps to lift your spirits.

Defining Moments said...

I want you my dearest and one of the longest friendships i have.. that i love you and hope that you are finding peace again. There are waves i have ridden in life that sound very familiar. I know you will ride this out and you will be enjoying yourself again.
I just need you to know that my son Cody and I just finished our first 1/2 marathon today! and most of my inspiration in doing so was from YOU! We both did great... my knees are shot but i;m recovering.
Please call me or email me if you ever want to talk about what's inside. xoxoxo love christie

jennifer hazard said...

Beautiful photos of the weekend! So glad to see you had fun, and do hope every day gets a little better.