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Monday, May 22, 2017

Positively Mmonday

Like every single person alive, my weeks have ups and downs but I try and begin each week listing the most positive thing/things that happened each day. Some days are so disjointed it is a stretch to remember even one single good thing that happened, and the exercise of actually recalling it and writing it down is a positive in itself.   It is a good way for me to remember that even the roughest weeks/day have something good in them,  and it's a great way for me to clear my mind and be receptive toward every good thing the coming week offers.

Monday: Enjoyed a quiet day after a 4 day trip to New York.

Tuesday: Did a quick refrigerator inventory and found we had enough produce left from the past week to get through the next 2 days so I didn't have to go to the grocery store until we got back from NY trip 2.

Wednesday: I went shopping for one item I needed for the trip  and without intending to or without looking I found a cute tee shirt, a summer sweater, and a blouse, all on sale, so I bought them. The down side is I found 3 more things I really, really want but they were not on sale.

Thursday: Easy flight to New York landing right in time for the 6 o'clock traffic.  After a 1+ hour ride from Laguardia to the hotel (under 10 miles, yikes) we met Son3 at the hotel. Special thanks to Maggie at The Empire who helped us tremendously with 2 adjoining rooms. (For some reason even though the Sunday before this trip, as we were checking out from our prior trip, I had stressed how critical it was to have Mom's room next to ours, they had assigned us rooms on the same floor but on 2 different halls) For a minimal fee we were able to upgrade to a two room suite with a couch, dining table and 4 chairs which more than paid for itself with the money we saved by buying a couple of meals at the deli down the street and bringing them back to the room to eat.)  We had dinner with Son3 that night then came back to our room to visit until bedtime.

Friday: Graduation Day, followed by a celebratory late lunch with Son3.  Mom took a much needed long nap and afterward we sat at a table in the park across the street from the hotel and people watched until about 9:45.  When we saw the crowd starting to leave the Opera house we walked quickly to a nearby restaurant just in time to beat the hoards and shared two appetizers for dinner.

Saturday: Son3 came to our hotel room for a leisurely takeout breakfast and visit. We left the hotel and went straight to the airport. TSA pre-check! Woo Hoo!  The simple things are the greatest! After a protracted weather delay in Atlanta we made it home about an hour and a half late but it was fine, evidently we missed the storms and high winds.  Unpacked and read a bit then at 2 am I got a call from the security company who monitors the lake place. The motion alarm was tripped, so I stayed awake until about 3. They were only going to call back if the sheriff found evidence of forced entry or something afoot.

Sunday: We woke early, threw on clothes and headed to the lake place just to check it out. We found everything inside looked fine  but obviously there had been high winds because one huge tree was blown over. (Maybe the ground shook when it hit and set the alarm off?) Fortunately it did not hit the house, the boathouse or the neighbors fence and it will be fine staying on the ground until next weekend. I think we will be having an Alabama chainsaw tree massacre.

And now I am ready for the good things this new week brings!

25 comments:

  1. So happy that you had a nice time in NYC for your son's graduation! And, you must be relieved about the tree missing the house! We had part of a tree fall on our house about ten years ago...thankfully not too much damage but still a PITA! Enjoy your week!

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    1. I am thrilled the tree fell away from everything. The cleanup might be a bit tiring, but nothing like repairs to the house or boathouse would be.

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  2. I am happy your trip was a good one. We have a suite this summer, and it will be so nice having a bit more room to stretch out. Of course ow I will wait in anticipation for Crazy Train Tuesday.

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    1. The additional room was wonderful. Our room overlooked the plaza at The Lincoln center so we could eat breakfast and watch all the people going to and fro. It was well worth the very slight additional cost.

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  3. Sounds like a nice trip even with the mother stress.

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    1. Having Mom there definitely changed the dynamics of our travel but it was fine (kinda)

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  4. Sounds like a great trip to New York, and congrats to your son on his graduation. How exciting!

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    1. It is nice to have him fully graduated and ready for whatever is next.

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  5. Whether or not she expressed it, I'm sure that your mom was happy that you made it possible for her to go to the graduation. Congratulations!

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  6. I'd like to go to New York for a graduation (I never miss an opportunity for a Broadway show). My daughter's graduation was in Iowa in such a small town that it was difficult to find a place to get lunch afterwards. But at least she graduated. That was a long time ago.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. We did not get to see a show. We decided if we had Mom in the theater district and the crowds swelled as they do sometimes there, she would follow anyone thinking it was us and we might never find her again.

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    2. But wouldn't that be kind of a blessing in disguise?

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  7. It sounds like a most excellent week. And the tree missing your house? Gold star positive.

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    1. Appearances can be deceiving, but there are always good things that happen. The tree was a bonus!

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    1. The past couple of weeks have been a little hectic, but things are about to slow down a bit. My dirty house needs me to be home for a while.

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  9. Sounds like it was a good week! So glad the tree missed your lake house and other structures.

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  10. Congrats on your son graduating. It sounds like a good trip and a nice hotel suite.

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    1. Thank you. The suite is very nice and we have stayed in it before and requested it this time only to be told there were none available. Magically it became possible when we checked in and told them the assigned rooms would not work for Mom.

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