Usually I don’t take a lunch – I eat at my desk, and work. Which can lead to a bit of overload, and a bit of grinchiness on my part. I mentioned it to a co-worker who also does the same thing, and we decided that we would start walking at lunch time. A combination of trying to lose weight and trying to maintain perspective in a stressful environment. So we mapped out a route and today we did it.
It was a gorgeous day out – cold but beautiful. We walked down to Battery Park – there and back was a mile. I hate to admit that after working in New York for a year now, I’ve never really seen much of the area I work in. I know how to get to my office, where my coffee cart is, where Godiva is, where Starbucks is, where the good cart for chicken is, where the yarn store is – and that’s about it (ok, so maybe I know the area a little). So it was nice to walk around, and see some of the area. We both ended up taking pictures on our iPhones and acting just like tourists.
Battery Park was really nice – but crowded. Ignore the line of people (in line for the ferry to Ellis Island or something) and isn’t that a pretty picture? I couldn’t get them to move aside so I could take a better picture…
The Stock Exchange – it was quiet today – lately there have been TV crews all over this area (unfortunately, eh? I’m scared to look at my 401K). Just a very NY picture, though, isn’t it? It was a great walk, and we had a nice time. I was much more relaxed in the afternoon, and we plan on doing this a couple of times a week. Its just too bad we didn’t start this when it was warm out!
I’ve also been spending time at night with something that also helps with reducing stress …
I love this yarn – this is the yarn I got at Rhinebeck and it is so sock and silky and wonderful.
I love the way it is knitting up – and the feel of it in my hands just takes all my stress away. This is going to be a wonderful sweater (I still can’t show you the pattern because the pattern pictures on Ravelry are so bad that you will think I’m insane for making it).
I have 3 rows to go on the shawl – I’m hoping to be done by tomorrow night. I can’t wait – it is time for new commute knitting! I have to replace one of Cieara’s Fetchings (she lost one and I have more of the yarn in the stash), and then I’m going to start a pair of socks. I feel like I haven’t knit socks in years – so I’m pretty happy about it.
Have a great Friday – and I hope you do something fun to manage your stress!