Caffeine at the pool on a Monday morning~

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Forward Crawl and Backstroke doing well.  The dolphin kick was a bit of a mess. Not using the quads enough to match the top and bottom kicks – working on it.

Today dievca’s building is shutting down the elevators from 5 am to 7 am for a full fire inspection. dievca  has a plan for coffee on the sundeck to watch the sunrise and an early swim.  How packed are the elevators going to be at 4:45 am?  Who knows – worst case scenario, dievca has coffee at home and she cancels the swim reservation.

Good Morning! have a lovely week.


TMI

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As dievca rushes to the restroom, she wishes you the best for your week!


Good Morning, Sexy!

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Have a good week!


toccata and fugue in d minor with Vanessa Mae

Starting out the morning with Grand Drama and a “giddy up- get it together” prod.

Happy Saturday!


dawn coffee

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After two days of non-stop rain and dievca having to travel in it all weekend; subway delays, wild-a** bus rides, a flat bicycle tire in Times Square where the tourists walk 5 abreast with umbrellas, and wearing full rain gear…the sun has appeared. dievca is enjoying her coffee in its lovely rays. Have a good week.


Coffee and a strange sight~

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What’s with the pink tree on the High Line and 10th Avenue?

A 25-foot-tall fluorescent pink tree, a sculpture by the Swiss conceptual artist Pamela Rosenkranz, will land on New York’s High Line next April like a synthetic being, rising amid its budding-green brethren where the elevated park bridges 10th Avenue at West 30th Street. Reading as a tree (but obviously artificial), this rendition will have visceral qualities, with branches tapering into blood vessels and roots reaching over the earthen-clad plinth as though poised for flight.

“The whole tree might remind us of an organ,” said the artist, 43, who is based in Zurich and is the winner of the third High Line Plinth commission, a rotating program for monumental public artworks on view for 18 months at a time. (The first artists were Simone Leigh and Sam Durant.) Rosenkranz’s work, “Old Tree,” was selected from 80 proposals solicited from artists in 40 countries, nominated by international advisers and posted on the High Line’s website in 2020 for public feedback.

Digitally merging scans of actual trees with those of human circulatory systems and muscles, Rosenkranz fabricated an armature in metal on which she is sculpting layers of tactile polymer, tinted with pigments of vivid reddish pinks. “This color has a history of being quite attractive,” she said in an interview, “but I’m looking for a dissonance, something that also awakes or repulses.”

She was inspired by Louise Bourgeois’s monumental sculptures of spiders when designing her tree’s animated roots that appear to be scrambling from the plinth. “There’s a bit of a humoristic aspect,” she said, “as if the tree would like to leave its planter.”

From a NYT Article from Hilarie M. Sheets

Photos: dievca NYC High Line 04/2023

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Master and dievca figured it out.

We hope you do, too.

Happy Monday!


Just poured and ready to go!

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Good Morning – have a good week.


Master caught dievca muttering to herself~

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It’s a learned behavior, dievca’s Dad would talk to himself, too.
The good news is dievca is willing to look at both sides of the story and she always wins the argument.
Do you talk to yourself?
Have a good week!


Coffee at the Airport

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It was a “pound it out” type of weekend. dievca is shipping a box of photos back to NYC for sorting.  The three Aunt’s photos her parents never went through and her Parent’s photos/slides make for a nice pile.  dievca projects it will take 5 weekends to complete – so a 5 year project.  At least there is storage for the leftovers and a number of boxes were consolidated. 

Why is dievca doing this? Her middle brother had a fire or flood or something that destroyed their family photos.  The extras will go to their local portion of that family and be distributed to siblings. Yes, that brother did nothing for Mom/Dad and dievca’s sister-in-law is a “challenge” – but going through this stuff with this portion of the family is ALWAYS a treat! And one feels good after hanging out with kids and doing a good deed.

PS. Her oldest brother looks great after Stage 2 cancer – PET scan is clear.


Finished! How is your Monday?

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Project deadline: COMPLETE and ON TIME!


Are you ready for the week ahead?

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Good Morning!


Spoke too soon~

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dievca woke at 8:21 am.  she NEVER wakes up so late.
she’s also out-of-it.
Oh, the microwave clock says 7:21 am. Time change.


Running a bit late this Monday morning

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BUT FIRST COFFEE pillow from Amazon $21.99


A last look~

The final walk on the beach with coffee,
and a little bit of color to get your week started.
XO


Happy early Valentine’s Day

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~from my heart to Yours~

XO dievča


Not an auspicious start…

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Spilled Maple Syrup
Misplaced Eye Glasses

It’s a rough Monday morning.


Thinking of you! (and your coffee)

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However you take your coffee – may it start your week on a positive note!


A sweet start to the Chinese New Year~

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The Pet Friends mugs can be found at Interismo – dievca prefers the Fox mug, but one should go with the season! XO


Coffee Anyone?

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Watching the clouds drift

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It’s Sunday morning and dievca is watching the clouds drift.

she took a look for silk cloud pattern items (dress, bedding, lingerie) and didn’t come up with much.  There is a Moncler cotton cloud pattern dress that didn’t have attractive photographs.  This micro-mesh dress from LA Angeles Apparel and fabric by the yard in polyester.

Nothing that dievca is too interested in at the moment – she’s going back to watching the clouds.

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The Brightest Thing on a Rainy Day!

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Isn’t the Good Morning Coffee! 

It’s catching up with your Sir or Madam. XO


Winter Dawn – poem

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WINTER DAWN

The men and beasts of the zodiac
Have marched over us once more.
Green wine bottle and red lobster shells,
Both emptied, litter the table.
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot?” Each
Sits listening to his own thoughts,
And the sound of cars starting outside.
The birds in the eaves are restless,
Because of the noise and light. Soon now
In the winter dawn I will face
My fortieth year. Borne headlong
Towards the long shadows of sunset
By the headstrong, stubborn moments,
Life whirls past like drunken wildfire.

Translated from the Chinese by Kenneth Rexroth

Tu Fu (713-771) was the leading poet in the T’ung Dynasty of 8th century China. In this remarkable piece called “Winter Dawn,” he captures a moment of flashing epiphany with language, so simple, that speaks from another plain and another time, decades earlier, about the swift flood of life rushing by — as John Prine wrote, “like a broken-down dam.”

dievca believes that Mr. Rexford took liberties in the translation to draw the poem into the future – its still lovely.

Photo: dievca NYC dawn 01/2023


Winter Dawn

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Photo: dievca 6:45 am 12/2022


Ready to Push Onward with coffee and a poem

Christmas Coffee

May the Xmas joy percolate into your mind
May the Xmas love blend into your heart
May his grace filter down to your soul
And like a well made coffee let it revitalise your life
Merry Christmas to everyone

Jibrael Jos


Good Morning from NYC

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Photo: dievca – Chelsea NYC 12/2022


Coffee as a Stimulant….

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A few years ago Master had major surgery — the morphine was lovely, but it had consequences…

If dievca is ever stuck – just give her coffee. Leaded or unleaded will work.
It wasn’t so easy for Master…


A Cortado for the Road – Leaving Miami

Screenshot_20221127_194112_Googledievca is doing her water workout at 6:30 am, picking up a cortado at her favorite Cuban “window” (Las Olas Café), then taking an Uber to the airport.

Will Smith is on repeat in her head…its been a very good trip.
(at least dievca isn’t hacking up her lungs anymore)

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~Autumn has finally arrived in NYC~

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What
Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 25 expected.
Where
In New Jersey, Hudson County. In New York, New York (Manhattan), Bronx, Richmond (Staten Island), Kings (Brooklyn), Northern Queens, Southern Queens and Southern Nassau Counties.
When
From 8 PM this evening to 10 AM EST Monday.
Impacts
Frost and freeze conditions will kill sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
Additional Details
The growing season will be coming to an end for these areas Monday November 21, and Frost Advisories and Freeze Warnings will no longer be issued for this season after Monday.
WARM COFFEE A NECESSITY AFTER THE BIKE RIDE TO WORK!


Workout, Work, PT

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dievca is on the MOVE this morning – are you?

Good Morning!