Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Here is the big news -- I am clean! Dancing with NED!! No evidence of disease! I totally believe that I am healed. I have never felt better -- in years! My aches and pains are almost gone! The only pain I have now is perhaps in the Wii remote hand from playing tennis too much.

NYC was incredible. We had a great time. The three of us just hung out, went to musicals, strolled museums and ate like pigs. The only problem - from my daughters perspective - is that I snore at night. Sorry!

Here are some highlights: On the tixs board, Phantom was listed. We had great seats but the people beside us had bathed in perfume. I wasn't able to breathe and my eyes watered. I asked for another seat and miraculously, we were moved to the front row!

Saturday night we went to the Olive Garden on Times Square. There was an hour and a half wait. After watching the square for fifteen minutes, we moved to another less crowded area and bumped into a waiter. He asked how many of us there were and gave us a blinking disk. We were seated right away! A great table overlooking the square!

Our first room in the hotel was very musty so I asked for another room. We were moved to the same class of room but it was in a corner with a hall way and walk in closet. Much larger!

Here is the best part (next to NED) -- On the way back from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, carrying luggage in 10 degree weather, we finally flagged a taxi. I didn't think I would make the walk of more than 20 blocks. The taxi cab driver asked us who the presidents were from Ohio. Of course the girls knew thanks to Mrs. Cowley and Mrs. Heighway at Greentown Elementary. The driver then asked who so many presidents from Ohio. I replied that it was due to Rockefeller and oil in Cleveland. He gave us the ride for free!

We truly had a blessed trip!


Anonymous said...

Whoo Whoo! Dancing with NED. I can't tell you how happy I am for you. What a change from your last check. You are an inspiration. I wish you the best in the days ahead. Karin

Barbara J. Gill said...

I am really happy are doing better. I am too. I return to work in about a month ... fifteen months after surgery. I have also started some public speaking. Love Barbara