It felt good to be back on a normal schedule again today. Todd returned to work (he took vacation time to watch the kiddo last week - how lucky am I to be married to a man who destroys kitchen tools but doesn't damage a toddler?), and we spent the day catching up with housework, grocery shopping, laundry, etc. Not exactly exciting, but I'm happy to be back on my feet, doing normal things again.
Yesterday afternoon I needed a fabric fix and a chance to escape the apartment, so Kiddo and I ran down to Purl for a few minutes. On the way home we saw Parker Posey and walked past a movie shoot setting up in Washington Square Park. I don't think the movie and Ms. Posey had anything to do with each other on this occasion, but isn't it great how you can make these sightings on a random day in NYC? (Todd says that his best random day ever was several years ago when he walked through the middle of a riot in our neighborhood--the police were unloading their tank from a flatbed truck when he passed; yes, the NYPD has a tank and it's painted just like a police car --and two blocks from the riot he walked through the middle of a movie shoot.) Todd and I passed Willem Dafoe on the sidewalk a few months ago, and Todd spotted Michael Imperioli walking through the East Village the other day. Usually I'm the type who could run smack into a celebrity and not recognize them (like the time some friends had to identify Robert De Niro when we passed him in Tribeca), but every once in a while I'm up-to-date enough with movies and celebrities that I manage to catch on.
The part that I like most about random celebrity sightings is that no one seems to take notice. Everyone just carries on with life as usual--except for when I was working for George Soros and JFK Jr. was a client; every time he came into the office the entire office found some silly excuse to visit the reception area. And then there was Donatella Versace stepping out of the elevator at Bergdorf's with a bodyguard at each shoulder. Couldn't very well miss her, could you? Oh, and remind me to tell you the story of me, Todd, Matthew Broderick, and Sarah Jessica Parker back in the early 90's before they were married.... I guess celebrities aren't always treated like average people after all.
Anyway, speaking of yesterday's trip to Purl, this cosmetic bag is project #2 for the sewing class. The sample turned out well, didn't it? I like how the orange topstitching and lining contrast with the bright blue fabric. And again, this project could easily be embellished in any number of ways and given as a holiday gift. I think I'm going to enjoy teaching this class!