Tuesday, March 31, 2009
My trip to NYC was great. This was never really a place I wanted to go, but now that I have been there, I'm ready to go back. There is always something to do and something to see. The shows were fantastic! We saw Phantom of the Opera and Chicago. Let me tell you, if you want to see the beautiful people in NYC, go see Chicago. There was nothing jiggling on that stage!
Ground Zero broke my heart, especially after our tour guide told us some personal stories from that day and about the friends he lost. We met some of the fireman at Station 10 who were there that day and you couldn't ask for nicer guys. The construction is going on now to rebuild and I want to go back and see the new WTC when it's finished.
The kids were so well behaved and I was very proud of them. No one got lost or left behind and there wasn't too much whining. The jazz band put on an awesome performance on the Intrepid. However, the choir got on stage in the band shell in Central Park and sang The Star Spangled Banner and another song and people were stopping and cheering for them. They got so many compliments! It made this mama very proud.
I was very proud of myself. I was the oldest parent in our little group, and I kep up better with the kids than almost everyone else. I was taking steps when some of them were jumping on elevators, and I often had to slow down and wait for them to catch up. Of course I got tired, and I could have taken better shoes, but overall I feel I did great. I only ate dessert once, and that was a slice of cheesecake that I couldn't even finish. This was one trip where I didn't come home 5 pounds heavier and feeling grumpy and fat.
I'm so motivated now. I came home to green grass in my yard and I went to the driving range and worked on my swing for over an hour last night. My golf league starts in a little over 2 weeks and I'm going to be ready. I have my cute little golf clothes hanging in my closet, and I have my swimsuits picked out for Myrtle Beach in July. I love Spring, and all the beauty that comes with it.