We liked the view of the East River--the boats, bridges, lights, neon Pepsi sign.
Sweet Buttercup was at the boarder since Wednesday; I just went and picked her up. Heavy local traffic in Stamford--Friday afternoon rush hour.
- Ice water.
- Lots of vegs--cauliflower and broccoli from cafe hot line.
- Short prayer/contemplation in Meditation Room at hospital.
- NYU Medical Center Cafeteria, 2 pieces crispy bacon; 1 toasted corn muffin w butter; large Illy coffee; and 2 kosher cheese blintzes, very good [saved one for Sis], $17.20.
- Tisch Gift Shop in hospital, 2 Mother's Day gifts for me, who was tired, Amano Studio gold-plated light faux aquamarine [or blue topaz?] small post earrings, made in Sonoma, CA, $25 + tube of elizabethW small-batch Dandelion Hand Cream from California, $24, total w tax, $53.35. I tried tester tubes and hands felt so soft, scent so fresh and delicious.
- Cafeteria for lunch, 2 small pieces prime rib w horseradish cream; mashed potatoes; and a lot of vegs, plus Florentine cookie, $16.33.
Money thoughts: Sis had recurring breast cancer. I hope she won't mind me writing that. I was trying not to, but it all went well for now, though complicated recovery; lymph node did come back negative/clean. Our mom died of cancer at age 56 [started with hysterectomy, ended with colon cancer as cause of death]. Was I filling a void by buying the hand cream? Revisiting the past, trying to soften its hard edges? Maybe. Or maybe I'm just a compulsive spender.
*In no way do I mean to imply that a hospital is a playground. I know people go for happy occasions--having a baby, getting a lifesaving transplant--but it is the opposite of a playground most of the time. But for a spender under stress, being in a place with good foodie and beauty brands in the cafe and shop--well, they were like toys.