Let me preface this by saying I have been trying to write this since Tuesday. But, alas as my last post:“Life Interuptus” shared, my son was home ill and mommy TLC was in full gear. I am happy to report he is back in school YEAH! …oh I mean I am so relieved that he’s feeling fine 🙂 since now this accidental housewife can return to her normal schedule albeit a day or two later…Here we go….
Tra la la la la the holidays as we know far too well are in full gear… Complete with the stress of holiday shopping, getting your home ready for family and friends, and all else betwixt and between. But unlike most days where I focus on the must dos I did a wanna do the other day. Yes, I actually took some of my own sanity saving advice. I decided to smell the chestnuts roasting on the open streets of NYC before they were replaced by souvlaki. I did this following my always fun appearance with my fave TODAY SHOW gals Kathie Lee ‘n Hoda. I threw caution, schedules and my son’s dinner to the wind (and for those of you who may be wondering it was NOT due to him suffering from starvation that he got sick but rather due to his providing TLC to his GF whom was sick first).
I mean how could I not! It was a perfect December day—sunny, mild and midtown Manhattan was aglow in holiday cheer. The time was ripe for me to be there now and enjoy a Mary Tyler Moore kinda moment.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the reference to Ms. Moore please tune into TV LAND and click here for some background on the show http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=marytylermo For those too engrossed in this blogger’s tale, here’s a sentence or two: The Mary Tyler Moore Show was a 70’s must see sitcom about a young professional single gal, jilted by her live-in medical school boyfriend (radical then) who moves to Minneapolis (I know not exactly my first choice if I were single…forgive me Minnesotans I love your state and it’s beautiful in the warmer months but the winters are brutal for this NE lass as my fingers turn from white to black even in air-conditioned theatres!) But, I digress: Mary moves there and gets a job working in the newsroom of a fictional TV station-WJM -and the rest my friends has become TV history (and BTW the ever young Betty White was a part of this terrific show and ensemble).
I refer to it here because as I took in the sites and sounds of NYC, I felt like Mary in the intro to her show where she is experiencing her new city full of smiles, childish enthusiasm and feeling anything is possible as she tosses her beret up in the air http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql8G0Ikko5I …As the show’s theme song says “Love is All Around, No Need to Waste It”. And, that’s exactly what I did that day complete with that same wide smile but sans beret.
My inner childhood excitement was in full gear as I stood outside the Cartier building, wrapped in a gigantic red ribbon (wishing I could go inside and have my prince charming make the holidays truly bright with a shiny diamond babble or two or 3 but then I would have been dreaming and not there live):
CARTIER DREAMS, CHAMPAGNE WISHES!
Angels and I blowing our horns:
There me blows!
Rat-a-tat-tatting our drums:
Drummin up some holiday cheer!
Viewing Saks Fifth Avenue’s Land of The Bubble Maker window complete with the latest fashion to wear which I saw as a terrific multi-tasking design to look good and dust too LOL!
Fashion that mulit-tasks-feather dustin dress LOVE THAT!
And, of course the one and only Rockefeller Xmas Tree—pitter-patter pitter patter:
Ahhh ‘tis the season…but alas, like all good things, this accidental housewife was reminded that I was not Mary Tyler Moore when my cell phone rang and my son greeted me with ‘When you gonna be home? I’m hungry and I ate all the leftovers!” My brief wonderlust was over. I was thrust back to my regularly scheduled demands of housewifely motherhood programming.
Hey, please know I am not complaining. I feel incredibly lucky to have least had this brief time with my fave photographer whom I need to thank now or I will not even get a holiday card from lest a diamond or zirconium babble…u da best D xo! Nope, I am thrilled I took the time before another year passed and I missed it all again. Holiday shopping, cleaning, prepping etc can wait a few hours-remember the holidays are about celebrating and spending time with family and friends not worrying about dust bunnies. So please take a breath and the time to ‘smell those chestnuts’. We deserve it! Love is truly all around and we shouldn’t waste it!
Okay so there’s my holiday sanity saving advice…I’ll get off my pulpit or rather step ladder now….
Love to see your fave pixs of holiday decorations in your home town, if you’re visiting somewhere or hear any fave Mary Tyler Moore moments you’ve seen on TV LAND so please blog back here, tweet me @accidentlhouswfe.com or FB me….
Spread the glove!