October 29, 2012

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

With Sandy about to beat down our door Halloween week, I decided it was time to take a fall foliage drive before she kicks all those gorgeous leaves to the ground.

Last Friday, I drove to Sleepy Hollow, NY, site of Washington Irving's Headless Horesman fable. A short drive from NYC and on the banks of the majestic Hudson River, Sleepy Hollow and its neighboring town, Tarrytown, did not disappoint.

Irving's story starts at the Old Dutch Church.
It is here where you can pick up a tour and a map of the cemetery.
I received my map at the cemetery's office building where a very nice woman higlighted the route for me.

Besides Irving, Andrew Carnegie, William Rockefeller and Elizabeth Arden (whose real name was Florence Nightingale) are buried here.
Love looking at all of the old stones.
The cemetery was beautiful and I felt as if I had the whole place to myself since there weren't any people, well, living people.

The scariest part of the cemetery for me was the ladies room which was down a dark staircase with motion-sensored lights.
After my trip to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, I headed to Silver Tips Tea Room in Tarrytown which is just a couple of minutes drive from Sleepy Hollow.
Silver Tips has hundreds of tea choices along with sandwich wraps and scones. I had the Silver Tips Tea Breakfast Blend which included a blend of Assam & Ceylon and Darjeeling.

My visit was just lovely, the calm before the storm, if you will.

I will post more about the area later this week.

"It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet."
- Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

October 26, 2012

October 24, 2012

Client from Hell

Just back from a business trip that featured 17 hour days and a nightmare client who was psychotic, insecure, demeaning, crazy and pathetic.

There. I said it.

Why people need to be condescending a-holes is beyond me.

Had she come to me with any of her complaints, I would have given her a piece of my mind. That's why she didn't.

The closest I got to the pool was this photo . . .
And, if I got eight hours of sleep in one week in this comfy bed, that was a lot.
Now, back to blogging.

October 19, 2012

October 12, 2012

October 11, 2012

Sperry Top Sider Hingham Boots

When I saw these boots on Sperry's website, I just had to have them.
I love the color olive for fall plus they were on sale for $60. So, I ordered them.

Upon opening the box, I fell in love.

But alas, they don't fit!! I am so upset.

The calf just isn't wide enough. Why Sperry and other companies don't make styish boots with a wider calf, I will never know.

So, off to the Post Office I went to return the boots.

Maybe in the next life, I will have slimmer calves.

October 10, 2012

Wedding Favor Ideas?

Hey there blogland.

My good friend Wendy is getting married in a month (I know, a bit late to ask) and she was trying to think of nice, cheap wedding favors.

Any ideas?


October 8, 2012

October 5, 2012

October 4, 2012

Halloween Decorating

I feel all warm and cozy when I enter my home and see all of my Halloween and fall decorations.

I usually start my decorating by pulling out old issues of Country & Living that I store along with my Halloween decorations. I love looking through them.
I found this fabric at JoAnn's. It was $9.99/yard, on sale for $4.99/yard and I had a 20% coupon. Love a bargain. It seems to be reversable too with one side gold and the other silver.
Collections through the years . . .

How are you decorating for Halloween this year?

"I'll bet living in a nudist colony
takes all the fun out of Halloween."
- Author Unknown

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