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It's been a loooonnnnngggg day

Sunday, November 22, 2009

This has been one long day. After working around the house all day yesterday, getting laundry finished and packing my husband then drove me to the airport after dinner. It is about a 2 hour drive from our house and my flight to JFK was leaving at midnight. He got me to the airport around 9:30pm as we wanted him to get back home before midnight so he could get a decent nights sleep. Flew all night (I was in a middle seat ~ arrrrgghh) and probably dozed off a few times and that is about it for sleep. Got to my brothers place here in Manhattan at 10:30am and then lugged all my luggage up 3 flights of stairs. We visited for awhile then I made some breakfast for us and got unpacked. The rest of the day we pretty much just relaxed other than a trip to the grocerty store for food and supplies. Tomorrow we have a full schedule with a few appointments but I'm thinking I should be able to fit in some sparking. I'm feeling a little guilty that I didn't get in much exercise today ~ but on the other hand my rationale mind tells me that is a ridiculous thought to have under the circumstances.

I'm going to try and get to bed now. Wishing you all a good week ahead. Hugs, Rhonda
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  • BRENFALL09
    Rhonda,
    I agree with the others...three flights of stairs carrying luggage, ouch! Make the most of this trip. Walking alone will burn some calories!
    Best wishes!!
    3953 days ago
  • JILLIAN40
    I hope you have a good time in NYC.

    I agree, it does sound like you got in some exercise. Think of it as your active rest day :) I understand the feeling though...exercise, it's addictive!
    3953 days ago
  • SHANIMCK
    Rhonda. I can so relate... that sounds like my Chile trip which I do several times a year. :) Hopefully by now you are adjusted and got a good nights sleep!
    3953 days ago
  • FLORIDASUN
    Hi dear one! Soooo happy that you survived the trip and are now with your dear brother! Just give yourself some space to get settled in! Those 3 long flights of steps certainly count for exercise.

    Your brother will thrive now that you are with him. Nothing heals like the love of a sibling or loved one! I can feel him getting better already!

    Just take your time and do what you need to do to help both of you! I bet that includes plenty of bonding time and healthy eating! How wonderful that you have lost so much weight and have so much to share about a healthier life...you are a beautiful example of what loving yourself looks like...big hugs to you! Stay warm! I wish I were right there with you...I love, love, love NYC..especially during the holidays..it is just the best of the best! Soak it all in for me okay, okay? emoticon
    3953 days ago
  • no profile photo GRANDMAZ23
    What do you mean you didn't get much exercise in??? Carrying luggage up 3 flights of stairs sounds like exercise to me! Take a couple of days off to get used to the time change and your new surroundings.
    3953 days ago
  • DANCETHEBEACH
    I am soooo familiar with JFK! My brother lived in Manhattan for the last 9 yrs and just recently moved back to Brooklyn. With the exception of a 2 yr absence, he's been in and around The City since the late 1980's! Reading your post allows me to live vicariously through you. I can close my eyes and just hear the sounds of the streets and see the sights. I absolutely love it every time I go back to The City!

    I hope you and your brother have a wonderful visit and he is extremely comforted and calmed by your being there with him.
    3953 days ago
  • TRICIALICI
    I definitely think packing luggage up three flights of stairs counts as exercise! Enjoy your visit!
    3954 days ago
  • LIFE_IS_SO_GOOD
    Oh man ... you exhausted me ...

    I don't know how you did all that you did today --- are you the energizer bunny?

    Hope you sleep well and re-charge! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3954 days ago
  • JEMPOWER
    Rhonda,

    When you're traveling sometimes it's hard to do sparking but, it's great that you communicated with us. Guilt is a useless emotion. Guilt won't help you change your lifestyle. I grew up on guilt because I was raised Catholic. I am still Catholic but I try to accept my mistakes, ask for forgiveness, learn from my mistakes and move on. However, taking care of yourself through a long day doesn't sound like making a mistake.

    Take care of yourself and (((((hugs)))) to you too!

    Jem
    3954 days ago
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