Concrete Jungle – Part 3

After a very strange series of events Monday night, Lara and I got up bright and early yesterday morning to go to Central Park. She had never been before, and seeing as how it is one of my very most favorite places, I obviously had to fix that.

Despite how much we were able to fit into just an hour and a half, we barely made a dent in the park. We just worked our way up from Columbus Circle around the pond, up the Mall to the south end of the Lake, and back. But it was definitely enough for her to get a taste, and some great footage!

Hopefully it’s not too obvious in these pictures, but it was extremely overcast that morning. And do you know what extremely overcast usually turns into? Rain. Lots and lots of it.

It held off long enough for us to leave the hotel, but by the time we got to Queens it was steadily pouring. We stuck around for about an hour – a time when we would usually be setting up the camp – hoping that the clouds would move on and we could stay. But it just kept coming.
So we decided to save our resources and energy and head back. We were all really bummed that we weren’t going to get to see the kids, but we knew that they didn’t need to be out in the rain either. So we turned around and decided to pray and plan for the next day.

Once back in Manhattan I did some adventuring and found some really great stores. I will say though, adventuring in New York is no where near as enjoyable when you are drenched and cold. I had never really stopped to think about how much of what I do in the city depends on being outside, but the weather had a very serious impact on my schedule.

After that I had some time to kill before meeting up with Lara and Grammy, so I decided to be productive (CRAZY?!) and sketch out some of the idea’s for my collection that I had accumulated  this week. I purposefully haven’t shared much on this blog or other social media about the plans for my collection, and that’s because I don’t really want to say too much until I know more about the requirements. Which will be when school starts in August… Sorry y’all.

But until then, here’s some quick shots to give you a little idea of what’s coming:

Yes, that is embroidered on the hoop. And yes, that is embroidered on the bodice. And yes, I will be doing a TON of embroidery. Apparently it’s a goal of mine to go blind by the age of 21? I have problems.
Anywho, I’ll keep you more updated on that as it progresses.

This morning we took a tour of the studios at NBC and it was awesome! The rain has finally let up some so we did some walking too, and we’re planning on having camp today! Yayyyy I can’t wait to see the kiddos (:

Alrighty folks, I’m going to leave you with these words of wisdom:

I hope you all are having a wonderful rain-free week!
Have a lovely day!

Anna Michelle


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  • Grammy says:

    I love the pix and your account of your adventures. I thank God that I got to be with you and Lara at the park with the kids and on our many adventures in the City but I AM glad that you and Lara could go to Central Park by yourselves. I would have loved to be there but y’all walk a little faster than I (OK! A LOT faster than I)

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