Friday, February 12, 2010
Can you say "Ahhhhhh"?
Sherry and her kids arrived to stay with Harry and Toby for the next couple days, Deborah arrived to drive us to the airport. (Friends have been “showing up” for us in so many ways lately. This is the golden light. This is the silver lining.)
The urge to move forward helped us be timely. Group hugs on the porch led to good-bye waves from the boys and friends we were leaving behind. We stuffed our immense luggage into Deborah’s little car and were on our way.
Arriving in NYC, driving to Grandma’s house, we could see the piles of snow everywhere. For Ben and me, this was a first, as Ben says, to see so much snow in a populated area.
At 5 pm we sent Grandma off to our great niece’s baby naming ceremony in Scarsdale. We were sorry to have missed it and would have gone, but being as crazed about germ exposure as we are right now, we decided to pass and stayed home to have a quiet pizza dinner from our favorite pizza parlor in New Hyde Park, Umberto’s.
When Ben came in from his snow extravaganza and had changed into snuggly warm sweats, the three of us sat down and listened to a guided meditation recording called “Preparing for a Successful Surgery” which Ben deemed boring and irritating, but what can I say, I got very relaxed!
Tomorrow we will head to Philadelphia where we’ll check into our ritzy digs.
and now for some scenes from our snowy day...