It's Thursday night. It's approaching 9:00pm. This Blog is scheduled to be Published in the morning (that would be Happy Friday). And here I sit typing my first paragraph. Not from lack of motivation. Not from lack of a 'story.' I've actually got two or three in my head. But, I want more time to give them justice. Very simply, a lack of time over these last two weeks has led to this Post tonight. At this very moment, Donna is sitting patiently on the couch (she is not lonely, she does have all her electronic devices). She is waiting for me to come in there where she is so that we can watch tonight's episode of Big Brother together (recorded on the DVR). It's elimination night tonight. And more than likely, Helen is going home, because she is on the "block" this week, due to some underhanded, back-stabbing from "3AM." 3AM is an "Alliance" just created last week. And that's a shame, because Helen is seriously the best Game Player on the show right now. And yet tonight, she will be interviewed by Julie. And during the season, that is never a good thing, unless you are literally, the "Last Man" (or Girl) standing. Holy Smokes!!! I'm rambling about Big Brother for crying out loud. Elissa better win HOH or... I'm just sayin'. But, moving forward...
Last week, we were on vacation. We flew to New York. We took our grand-daughter, Riley. She had never been there, much less on a plane. Donna's oldest daughter, Lauren went as well. This week has been a whirlwind of activity. It being the last week before school starts (that would be Monday morning) and last minute details at work are, therefore, crazy. It was the final days of my contractor working on my house and I had meetings with him to get everything squared away. It was a week that I had workers (The Geek Squad) in my apartment in the evening, installing new things for me. It was a week that I have dealt with ordering new carpet for my house, the paperwork involved, meeting the "measure guy" at the house, and having to run back up to the store (twice due to computer error) to pay for the carpet after the paperwork had finally been completed in the computer system. Running to the Vet's office after work for more thyroid pills for Toby. Cooking for Donna (even though twice this week, cooking for Donna meant picking up the phone and ordering Chinese one night and Pizza on another). That should tell you that at least twice this week, I was too busy to cook (lol).
So, I titled this Blog Post "In The Mail???" After not posting anything last week while in New York, I have been so busy this week, that time has simply robbed me of a more "complete" Post. And yet, a Cardinal Sin would be to just "mail it in." So, I sit here at, now 9:20pm, "cranking" out a Post that appears to have everything but a "stamp on the envelope," in terms of "mailing it in." But, the more I type, I'm kinda, sorta, getting in to this Post. I'm liking it more and more. And I'm thinking to myself: Reach in to that "mailbox." Deep down. Grab that envelope. Get it out of that box and rip it into pieces. I can do this!!! Ooops... Donna is calling me. She's ready to watch Big Brother. I've made her wait long enough...
...Yep, it was Helen!!! She's outta there. She had the dreaded interview with Julie. It's 10:45pm. So, yeah, we went to New York. Check out some pics:
|1st Ever Plane Ride... Does her "Hand Signal" say: 'Live Long & Prosper'|
|New Buddies, meeting for the 1st Time|
|George... in his new Fedora|
|L to R: Lauren, Courtney, & Donna... At Brunch in Brooklyn|
|Munchkin on her very 1st Subway Ride under the Streets of New York|
|George and Munchkin having a Water Balloon afternoon at the Park with Justin|
|Munchkin... Pizza & a Movie while we ate and relaxed|
|Times Square... The "Naked Cowboy"|
|Look Out Below...|
|More Times Square...|
|The Crowd in Times Square that Drove us to Lower Manhatten... The Villages|
|But, not before Munch met Elmo... (Notice pouch on his hip: Photos for Tips!!!)|
The End: It's 11:20pm and I'm outta here. Thanks for stopping by. It is so very much appreciated. Have a great weekend and it's back to School next week. Watch out for the little guys...
Be safe, be smart, and always Smile... It's Happy Friday
adios... vaya con dios