I’m on my way home from New York now. I really love visiting New York City, but every time I’ve been there, it’s been for business so I haven’t had much time for sightseeing. The same was true on this trip. Other than a quick walk around Times Square, I didn’t see much other than my hotel room and conference hall.
Although I wouldn’t want to live there, there’s something so cool about New York City. The energy, the lights, the smells, and the eclectic mix of it all is so uniquely New York.
And unlike Vic, I didn’t miss my kids while I was there. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my kids more than anything, but it’s so seldom that I get a break from them. It was nice to be able to turn off all the drama, all the responsibility, all the stresses of every day life for 3 whole nights.
And now, sitting in the airport, waiting to start the boarding process, my mind is reeling with thoughts of bills to be paid, appointments to be made, email to be read, meals to be made, rooms to be cleaned, laundry to be done, school supplies to be bought, articles to be written… Although I love the break, reentry into the atmosphere of reality is a bumpy ride.
So, before I get home and my kids start jumping all over me,
looking for souvenirs because they missed me so much, I’ll leave you with a few pictures from the day.
Edwige & Lori from Johnson & Johnson. These girls are awesome!
Vic outside the Letterman studio
Meagan Francis who writes a great blog, great books, and also works with me on the Goodnites NiteLite panel. There were some friends I never saw while at BlogHer, but Meagan was one I ran into like 20 times!
Liz, my sweet New Jersey blogging friend, and me
Victor and Elmo. Vic said that Elmo grabbed his butt. I hope it was a girl in that costume.
Some people should just not be naked. Ever. Especially in the middle of Times Square. (I’m pretty sure this is not the original Naked Cowboy. I think this is one of his franchise guys. Scary.)