I just hope this year brings more opportunities for advancement in my career (I am a contracting attorney now and love the firm I am contracting with). I also hope that this year brings about those advancements so I can purchase my first home. I also hope that this year I can find someone special to start a new life with-2009 is also going to hopefully bring about more "Kim" time. Preston is my life and will always be my life, but I can stop bringing him with me to the salon and instead get a pedicure and hire a babysitter for Heaven's sake. Not to get overly sentimental but life in New York was hard at times. I had a great big apartment, but no parking. That meant a lot of times walking three blocks with Pres in any weather. It meant taking bags up and down the steps in shifts and then up the elevator in shifts. It was expensive! I know that I can have a wonderful life here and still be able to visit----because my parents' apartment on the Upper East Side is fab-u-lous. I love you NYC, but I am starting to love Virginia too! And in the words of Sinatra-"If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere." So thank you New York for making me the person I am today.
It just is amazing to me that in four months how the stress of bumper to bumper traffic has gone by the way of acid washed jeans. I literally was shaking through our crawl through the Lincoln Tunnel. Preston wanted to go on the subway-so we took it to my parents' apartment. So that meant Penn Station (34th Street West Side) to the A train-which was not running (after ten minutes of waiting) because of a medical emergency at 14th Street. So back upstairs, through Penn to the 2/3 train. One stop up to Times Square. Through that station to the Shuttle to grand Central (East Side). Through Grand Central to the 4/5 uptown to 86th Street and Lexington. Up and down twelve flights between the three trains and ONE only ONE person offered to help. And forget the elevators. Apparently people use these as urinals. So a stroller on a pee filled elevator was not going to happen. Once at 86th I had to walk to 82nd Street and East End Avenue-a bit of a hike. Then my heel broke. (I break more heels in NYC than anyone I know). So it was off to Bloomingdale's (this time in a cab from my parents' to 59th Street) and the sticker shock of every pair of shoes over $150. (I did score a great pair reduced all the way to $40)! Just another day in NYC!
Preston and his cousin Nicole (Charlie's stepdaughter) at dinner in Long Island.
How awesome is the Cartier store? You could not get near it since their windows were their jewels coming out of boxes!
Preston on Jet Blue from JFK to Richmond! Happy New Year everyone! May all your dreams and wishes come true and I wish everyone health, happiness and success in the New Year!