It finally opened again, but apparently crown tickets have to be ordered several months in advance. So just this week, at 37 weeks pregnant, I scaled 186 narrow steps to scratch another line off my NYC Bucket list. I have always been enamored by this statue and the story of how it was gifted from the French. It was pretty cool to be up in something that old. We went to Ellis Island after and looked around, although the documents were removed because of hurricane damage. My ancestor
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I moved to the city fifteen years ago this August and I had every intention of soaking up all that the city had to offer. From the arts, to the music scene, historical sights and more, I have never wasted to miss a thing. That second Tuesday morning of my second year at NYU I had all the time in the world and lived under the guise that this stuff would always be around. So when I looked out the window and saw the Twin Towers on fire I started to realize you can't just take these for granted. Not only had I not made it down to the WTC my freshman year, but then they decided to close the Statue of Liberty to visitors as well. When it finally opened back up, I made it my resolution to go every year and then Hurricane Sandy happened.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
I keep going back to Duane Reade for this 90% off rack and Monday I hit the jackpot. I got four packs of Charmin toilet tissue for 2.79 and a 40 pack of Pamper's Swaddlers for 1.49. Let these couponing moms beat that! They don't even live in Manhattan.
All the baby classes are over now and I am in full on nesting mode. He could be here any day now . . . but let's hope it's a few more weeks!
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
This weekend A and I went to see this 19th century play starring Keira Knightly and Judith Light. I have never been a huge Broadway play person, but lately I have been enjoying them. Maybe as I age my tastes are becoming more mature. I enjoyed this show. As usual, it got pretty dark, but the acting was good and the story was interesting. I also really like the set and the costumes. I don't think there was enough going on for the cast to expect any Tony awards but I would still recommend it to anyone who wants to see a non musical show. Plus I have always loved Judith Light and I was excited to see her live.
Monday, October 5, 2015
I'm pretty sure I haven't seen a movie in the theater since Pitch Perfect 2 so I was in the mood for one. I didn't think I would like The Martian. I absolutely hated Gravity and I was scared it would be like that. It wasn't. There was so much dialogue and suspense. The first hour of this movie = nerd heaven. That was actually my favorite part. Matt Damon has been in the news for saying a lot of dumb stuff lately, but I always I always really like his movies and I loved this one. It also had Kristen Wiig and Kata Mara in it which was a surprise for me since I had never seen a preview. If that is the last movie I see in the theater this year, that's fine with me.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
So I've been reading up on diaper stockpiling as a way to save money and it's very confusing. Some people say you don't need newborn diapers and some people say you need over 250. Well I've decided to settle for 163 after today's spontaneous Walgreen's purchase. While looking for some dark chocolate during a break from work today, which I didn't get by the way, I stumbled upon a 90% off shelf.
For a grant total of $1.58 I got infant formula (1.04) and 42 store brand newborn diapers (.54). All this time I'd been researching ways to save for baby, but as usual the best savings came when I wasn't even looking. I've been stockpiling honest, babyganics, and seventh generation, but for approximately .01 a diaper I figure I'll take my chances and hope baby's skin isn't super sensitive. I can't believe this is my life now.