Saturday, November 20, 2010

Close to Home

No neighborhood walk this weekend. I came down with a cold yesterday afternoon - I blame the subway. I thought a little walk would do me some good, but only made it as far as the Brooklyn Flea (1 block away) and had to come home for some tea and a nap.

A lot of sirens got me up early this morning.  About 15 fire vehicles, including 2 ladder trucks, showed up for something happening in the large co-op building (out of the picture) across the street.  Brooklyn's Bravest ran a lot of hose inside, but we didn't see any smoke, so hopefully no one was hurt and there wasn't too much damage.

Our narcissus is blooming - a great plant for near-instant gratification, but I'm not overly fond of the scent.  A little too cloying for my taste, but not a problem with this cold.

There were some fine animals over at the Brooklyn Flea.

Wonderful weather vane, but too pricey for my budget.

About 10 days ago I started a new job after a long period of unemployment (thus the extra subway exposure that led to my cold).  Beside my minor and temporary health set-back, I am thrilled.  The job and my new colleagues are great, and it all became even more wonderful when, taking the stairs out last night, I heard this little brigand meowing up the stairwell.  Turns out he lives in the office building, and his name is Tiger.  According to the maintenance man, Tiger is about 8 months old, very friendly, hasn't been fixed (which I strongly encouraged) and seems to be in good condition.  He was a little shy with me at first, but appreciated a good neck skritch.  I hope to see more of him!

Now time for some more nyquil (ugh) and a nap.

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Carola Bartz said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful. No question, the kitty is my favorite :-) Congrats on the new job, and I hope you'll be better soon. Just relax over the weekend.
Thank you so much for your comment on my home-owning pondering. Boy, I really am not sure that I am so committed to put my life on hold. I so enjoy where we live now - and drafty windows don't seem such a bad idea when we can still laugh, love and LIVE.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Great pictures as always. Good luck with your new job. Feel better lady
Benny & Lily

Unknown said...

Hey, Kate, great news about the new job! Wishing you much happiness and success!

lovethosecupcakes said...

Congratulations on the new job, sounds like it's going really well. Shame about the cold, though. Must be that time of year as I'm coughing and sniffling here, feeling very sorry for myself. Love your photograph of Tiger.

rachel said...

Hurrah to the new job, boo to the cold. Hope you didn't catch it from my blog!

Anonymous said...

The view from your apartment is amazing. And so is that squirrel weather vane!
Congratulations on the new job (made all the better for having a resident Tiger I'm sure :). Hope you're feeling better.