The Hubby has some business in Boston this week, and so we decided that if I accompanied him on his "trip", we'd first spend the weekend in The Big Apple.
We were able to do a little shopping, (for fabric - his favorite kind of shopping) go to MOMA and check out the modern art, preview the new Broadway play "Spiderman Out of the Dark", listen to fabulous singers in sacrament meeting as well as "Sing your own Messiah", investigate the Christmas markets in Bryant Park and Columbia Circle, and eat some good food in some arbitrary restraunts.
This handsome man has taken each of our 5 children one at a time to this great city for their 16 birthdays, and they all have done different things that were decided on by themselves. He had never been asked by any of them to take them to MOMA, so the only time he had been there was a business reception several years ago. We started off on the top floor and we thought, "If this is it, our favorite places won't be in jeopardy of being replaced." As we went down to the next floor, and the next, we really enjoyed the art work and short history behind it all. Here is a Monet. Everyones favorite and one of the most famous.
One of my favorites is Kandinsky.
The New Spiderman play was interesting. I like to cry and laugh a lot during a play, and this one didn't really give me that, but I was certainly entertained. Very fun take on an old comic book.
The garment district gave me some fun places to shop for actual clothing/fashion fabric. I'm so used to just having a selection of cotton quilting fabrics, that this was a real treat for me. I bought a couple grey wools, and a satiny bright green for a blouse. Each of them have a little spandex for stretch and an updated wear and look. I also bought black wool for a vest (yes, Kathryn - for you).
I tried to spend just a few hours there, as to not bore The Hubby too much, but he is always a good sport about shopping. Thanx!!
Church was their Christmas program and was very well done. The tenor Michael Ballum sang "O Holy Night" very well and the organist was also famously good.
We went back that evening to listen and sort of participate in singing the Messiah, by Handel, and the soloists were equally good. I lost my program, but I had looked up the soprano Marie TeHapuku before that and she was a real opera singer. Her first mayor role was one my mother played when she was pregnant with me. It was the role of Hansel in "Hansel and Gretel", and I grew up listening to pieces from this opera here and there, so I feel a certain kinship to it.
We went down to "ground zero" and couldn't see anything, but they are planning a beautiful memorial.
Serene and simple.
Such a great time with the Hubby.
Thanx! Did I say that already?