Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday Sunny Sunday

I've been dogsitting in Hell's Kitchen this week.  Took these last night as I walked down by the USS Intrepid and the Hudson Pier Dog Park.





Friday, September 05, 2014

Finally Friday Post Birthday

Well as I get older I celebrate birthday's longer!  Just got this on Facebook from Lisa Griffiths Smith! LOVE

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Walking Around Town Through Time and Back

My friend Bruce Marsh, Christopher, came up yesterday morning and we spent the day and evening together.  I hadn't seen him since 2007 when I was last in LA.  He was in the mid stages of Parkinson's and at that time it was really slowing him down.
He moved back to VA to be with his mother and I moved out here to NYC.
He lived here in the early 80's.
We were besties in college, well my sophomore and junior year.  He was a year ahead of me.
I have shared the story on here of how we went to an acting studio in London and they had their senior show at a small theatre in Hell's Kitchen...an area which scared me then...and I told my friend Cathy Krzeczkowski who went with me at the time that I would never live there..and I ended up living a block away when I first moved to NYC.
We went by there yesterday and I took a pic of us.  Funny, 32 years later.
We also walked up to the Upper West Side where he lived on 73rd and Columbus then 76th and Columbus. I remember I visited him there once and was so scared to walk or take the subway.  Now it's safe and it was then as well.  I just let other people's fears be my fears.
And a restaurant he used to work at Mrs. J's, on 72nd, I walk by whenever I go to visit my friend who lives on 72nd and West End.  Funny.
I sat at the bar one night when he worked and it seemed so far removed.
Now, it's closed...but we are still open for business.
I guess what I am learning is that I let my fears and insecurities and doubts rule me for so long...and in some ways I still do.
It's time to let them go!
Seems we spend part of our lives accumulating defects then the rest of our lives letting them go.
It was a good day!!
He's off to visit another friend in Brooklyn today!  Back to work for me.
We walked through Central Park yesterday and saw this woman doing ballet in the middle of the courtyard.
Freedom!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Happy ME Day! 54 Kid No More!

How cool that Google does this.  On my home page.
Today at 11:30-45 Omaha, Nebraska time, it's official.
I AM...enough!
Today I celebrate my life...and Thank you God I'll have another wonderful day!!
Remembering my Mom and Dad Yvonne Eileen Hammer Westbrook and Lt. Col James Wesley Westbrook, Ret.
Miss you both!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

One More Day till I turn 54

Monday I'll turn 54!  Grateful to be alive, sober and in very good health.
Took these at work this past week.
This has been a rough month for me...but I am determined to get back on track and make some changes.
54 hear me ROAR!!
One Day More!!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Happy Birthday Kevin McCann

Remembering the love and laughter that was Kevin today on his birthday.
I'd give anything to be able to pick up the phone and sing him Happy Birthday and hear him laugh.
I like to think he can hear and is indeed smiling today.
Brady Bunch Tony and I know San Francisco Joe join many hearts in remembering him today.
Never forgotten!!