Marathon weekend in NYC

“Take a hot shower. You’ll feel better,” Mom said on my fifth or sixth day of being sick.

“I wish you were here to put fresh sheets on the bed while I shower.” I responded, practically punctuating my words with a :-(.


When I was sick as a kid – and that was often – Mom and I followed that little routine and it usually made me feel better by half. But as an adult, I’m on my own. Sure I have friends I can call on, but the more personal touches are handled by me, or not at all.

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By Friday I felt much more like myself and on Saturday I got to hug my mom in person. She was in NYC for the day with forty or so ladies from my hometown. I joined the group for lunch before they went on to see Rock of Ages.

I took a cab to Midtown, setting foot in Manhattan for the first time in eight days. Briefly, I felt like a tourist! It was great to look around after seeing only the inside of my apartment.

After lunch, I returned to Brooklyn to check out Twelve Years a Slave (interesting perspective here) with Meg. We got a post-movie snack and at one point, the bartender played his DVD of The Outsiders, making me realize that I need to own that wonderful movie.


I had my first glass of wine in a long time and surprised myself by ordering red. Pinot Noir specifically. My sense of taste is still all out of whack but I loved this wine.

Finally on Sunday, I had brunch with this guy (his mom too) before watching a bit of the NYC Marathon. I didn’t get to see Tina during her run, but she rocked her first 26.2 miles. Congratulations!

What was the best part of your weekend?


One thought on “Marathon weekend in NYC

  1. mollytopia

    Hooray you’re on your feet again! Clean sheets make a huge difference. I wish I was closer so I could have barged in with flowers and fresh sheets : ) Stay well lady!


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