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Ancient Chinese coin Chinese coins (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Time certainly flies whether you’re having fun or not!  It’s been quite hectic around here. We have some famiglia stress, I changed companies and that meant moving a ton of “stuff” out of one office and sorting and sifting through it before I moved it to the new office.  Yesterday I spent a couple of hours trying to squeeze the equivalent of 12 clowns into a Volkswagon!  So much so that a couple of people noted that I had a LOT of STUFF on my desk.  Well you know how it is when you create a home away from home!

Actually the move-out was so stressful and time-consuming that I swore I would travel light the next time.  That seems to have gone out the window.  I know I have a lot of things on the desktop and it looks cluttered and that is of course the OPPOSITE of what I was trying to achieve.  I have Feng-Shui‘ed my desk area.  Yes really!  

I checked out my Kua number and what my favorable directions were and which were not.  I moved my computer to an angle so that I am facing it in my best direction.  I have a couple of Chinese coins hanging on red thread on the West wall of the cubicle.  On my left I have round objects and red;  There is a red glass apple (The Big Apple) in the Northwest corner, a picture of a red Phoenix on the west wall along with a tiny pin of a red tomato and a very small pair of Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers ( a pin).  Then on the right side representing water and good luck is a turtle I’ve had for over 35 years. It’s made out of polished stones.  And you need some Chinese coins so I have several piled under the monitor.

OK well now that I am positioned for success, it’s time to put the pedal to the metal. And in fact -I have an exclusive listing on a great apartment which is getting a lot of activity.  Time will tell….Having an Open House this weekend.  I had great hopes for that event but now Mother Nature is sending us a blizzard. I wonder what Feng Shui symbol would counteract a blizzard?

Sometimes I can’t put my mind to rest, clear my head and stay in the moment.  This evening I battled to stay calm and concentrate only on the music.  We had a delightful night at Carnegie Hall listening to the St. Luke’s Orchestra perform pieces by Beethoven, DeBussey, Chopin and Schumann.  The orchestra’s new conductor is terrific and a wonder to watch.  He looks really young to me but he certainly is talented and as I said, watching him did keep me fascinated.  However, I kept catching myself thinking about the  offer, thinking about the family issue all while I’m sitting in the fourth row in Carnegie Hall for God’s sake!  As my husband likes to remind me, “do you know how many people would kill to be sitting in Carnegie Hall right now?”   I know he’s right and every now and then I have to remind myself that what I take for granted is the stuff dreams are made of for a lot people.  

New York City is a treasure trove of experiences;  ok forget the museums, the stores, the landmark buildings – Just an ordinary day can bring you to some of the most fascinating neighborhoods. Today I went to Astor Place, an area on the East border of the Village and the East Village.  I happened to be in the first all glass building down there.  When it was built it looked so out of place, we all hated it. But now, 10 years later, there are several other glass monoliths up or in the stages of completion.  Everything looked like it was always there.  Well, we all know about the changing faces of a city or neighborhood.  And then I went uptown to the East 70’s and world changed again just like a silver Christmas tree changes its look as the color wheel goes round.  And then we ended up in Midtown – Carnegie Hall is on West 57th St between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.  Actually it’s across the street from the monster glass tower, the infamous building with the dangling crane during Hurricane Sandy.

Im glad to be home in my pajamas writing my blog.  Good Night All

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