All this week, I had been on vacation. No, I didn't get to go anywhere to escape, but the only thing I was able to escape from was the typical daily grind of the 9 to 5 life that many of us go through regularly.
My Sunday had started off rather quietly as I got up late and went to a diner down the street from my house for some breakfast. In the midst of placing my order with the waitress, I realized that I forgot my cell phone. Oh, the horrors of it all! Yet, I didn't seem to mind it at all that my precious communication device was left at home. I wasn't bothered in the least bit about possibly missing some phone calls...as a matter of fact, I welcomed the change of pace. After all, there was life before cell phones; I just needed to embrace that feeling again at that moment. If I missed a call, my voicemail would have been there waiting for me once I got home, whenever that may be. So I ate my breakfast, with the refreshing feeling knowing that no one would interrupt me while I dined on my scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and bagel.
I also got time to spend with my mother and I took her to New York to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes. If you get a chance to see it this season, by all means please do. You'll love it!
Most of my week leading up to Thanksgiving was spent with my family and relatives in southern NJ. It's funny how you know time passes by rather quickly when the next generation of relatives that you knew as children have started to grow up and can't help but laugh about it, knowing that you've experienced what they go through as older children or young teenagers.
With Thanksgiving having come and gone, I'm thankful for what my life has given me and wish the same for you to have a happy and healthy season this year!