Meanwhile, back at “Amity”….
Jim had four days off so we wanted to do something a little bit different. We hadn’t been to Atlantic City in a bit, so we headed off on a road trip
I hadn’t been to the Hard Rock casino,, and we decided we would head on up to check it out. We went up and stayed for just a few hours. After all, we just wanted a little something different.
So I managed to get away from the slot machines after actually making some money and leaving with a profit. When we got outside, I was greeted with the sight of the Steel Pier Ferris wheel. Being from the tri-state area, I remember the Steel Pier of my childhood and was happy to see it had managed to be still active.
We made our way home after a nice night. We were happy to see Kasia as she was to see us, and thus ended the little vacation.
We are taking a ride to the city pretty soon. Jim’s Mom is in the hospital
So, even though you think you are done with road trips, here I am , trying to get stuff together to keep us moving. Driving back to the city in this heat, and after sleeping poorly last night, well, let’s just say I am packing my rosary too.
Kasia has been fed, and my friend will check in on her in a few hours.
Please say some prayers or send out some good karma for Jim’s Mom.
We’re up too early this morning, part from aches and pains, and part from our trip up the road for my Orthopaedic appointment.
I’m sure that I’d love to be done with physical therapy, but of course, that’ll be the doctor’s call.It’s kind of infuriating in that we have a gym in our back yard, and at this point, the exercises can be done on steps and basic equipment.
We are going, probably, to take the gals with us,so this way we all get a new view.Although it is starting to get as cold as it should be for early December, sometimes you need a change of view.
Hopefully, we’ll get good news from the doctor to get us back home and warm quick’
We are on our way up to the city this morning to see Jim’s Mom and Kathy, his sister.
It’s my mother-in-law’s 97th birthday today . I am a firm believer in being there for someone’s birthday, especially when you get in the higher numbers. No one is guaranteed a next birthday, you know? She has seen a lot and to be able to celebrate with her will be a joy.
I made two loaf cakes for her, and we’re bringing her fur granddaughters up too!
Happy birthday Babci Kasia! We love you!
So now, I have gone forward with into the next phase of the NJ tango-the dangerous dance of faxing forms…
Uh, I mentioned on Monday I was in an actual state of New Jersey office? It would have been cost efficient to have told me to bring this with me and you would have had it already? Seriously? What an efficiency expert could do on a field day with this!
To boot, we have company for dinner tonite so we need this road trip right now like a stick in an eye.
Going up to the big city tomorrow to help celebrate my cousin’s 50th wedding anniversary.
What’s even more bizarre is I remember when I was a kid and she came home from the Peace Corps. and was at my grandmother’s house and told her she got married.They say you remember things from your childhood as you get older and things from yesterday you forget.
Scary, and yes, thank God, I’m old enough to be scared by that thought.
The problem with weekends is that they are too short.
We have gotten the car packed up and probably will try to hit the road around 1:30p.m.-2p.m.,as we would like to get back down to home before sunset.It is incredible when you try to bypass a major urban area and plot for back roads,well, you see the mileage decrease but the time is somewhat comparable.We actually are planning to try a new route home, so it would be so nice to see where we are going.
It has been a blast hanging out with Juls and Tim, and the bonus is that the fit bit zip daily goals have been met, thanks to being on the side of a mountain. If anything, they should add more kudos on because you are actually hiking up the side of a mountain when you are coming back up to the house.After fifty plus years of being in the city, and being used to the background noise to the point of it being white noise, well,between Undisclosed and here, the quiet with an occasional passing car really rocks.I get to pray, meditate, clear my thoughts, and generally be at peace.
After all, life is too short.