The holidays are officially “over” by my clock and calendar anyway. I’m glad, whew! Now upward and onward to getting back to life in general. It was pretty cool having the kids home for break, I enjoyed sleeping in :). The girls are getting older that they no longer need me to be “rightthere” all the time. Thank God. Seriously. Samantha at age 7 is fairly low maintenance and if Alyssa is home I can run an errand or two alone by leaving Alyssa to watch Samantha. I want my life back where kids are in school, choir practice is resumed and all is right with the world. Oh and I go to Manhattan to see Nancy and after we chat I get to thrift in the big city. Yes I am excited about that. I haven’t seen Nancy in about 2 weeks or so and I miss her. I’m not sure if that is “correct” but I do like her as a person as well as a therapist, although I’m not sure you could NOT like a therapist as a person and still want to have sessions with them.
So yes I’m off to Manhattan and hoping and praying the snow storm predicted won’t begin until I’m back home. I’m not a fan of driving in the snow, I don’t know many people who are. I miss going to the city. I’ve come to the realization that I am having a love affair with NYC, Manhattan in particular. Living on an outer borough it’s easy to get to Manhattan and I notice my Alyssa will take any opportunity she has to go as well. I’m glad because I want her to feel comfortable navigating subways and bus lines. I love to people watch so this is perfect for me. I know I enjoy the city so much because I’m not dragging myself there and commuting to a job everyday. However I will say (now) that I’d jump at the chance to work in Manhattan when Samantha is older and much more independent. If it’s The Lord’s way though. It won’t happen unless He wants it to and I’m not privy to His plan.
When I do visit the city I enjoy taking public transportation. For a people watcher, it’s definitely the way to go! I’ve driven many times and it’s usually a headache and an expensive one at that taking into consideration bridge/tunnel tolls not to mention parking. Ugh! Yeah, that’s all I have to say about that.
Yes I’m welcoming back our regularly scheduled program and routine. We had a lovely Christmas, Thomas came home and the visit went for the most part, well. We spent New Year’s Eve with some of the nicest, sweetest people on the planet. Some new friends and some friends we’ve known for years and years. Regardless of how long everyone knew each other, all seemed to find common ground and chat and laugh. I loved hearing people laugh.
I hope everyone has a smooth transition back to their regular schedule/program.