|Amanda, Katie and me after seeing "Pippin"|
But the streets were still a mess from the latest storm, and it turns out I did enough running around to get all the exercise I needed and then some.
On Wednesday night we saw the amazing revival of "Pippin" on Broadway. Thursday we went to Brooklyn to have lunch with my niece, Lily. It was so nice out that we got ice cream and strolled back to Manhattan over the
Brooklyn Bridge, with views of the Manhattan skyline and, to the left, the Statue of Liberty. During all those years growing up in New York I never took that walk. We provincial Manhattanites took notice of Brooklyn only from a distance. Now, of course, Brooklyn is a happening place.
Thursday night we had Chinese food with Marge (95) and Bill at their apartment near the United Nations, with spectacular views of the East River. Friday we went down to Times Square to our cousin Serena's office at Macys.com and did a little shopping in Macys. This all involved a lot of going up and down subway stairs, which wasn't too bad except for the last couple of steps on each trip, which required every ounce strength that I had left. With help from Katie's outstretched hand, I successfully navigated an obstacle course of puddles and ice patches.
Finally, on Saturday morning I had breakfast with our friend Harriet from Atlantic Beach.
|Ben and Webster|
On Saturday, I stopped in Fairfield to see Ben and Meghan's puppy, Webster, who is part German shepherd and part Labrador retriever. I brought him Maddie's favorite snack, Snausages, and a little pull toy. What an adorable baby!
I was tired enough this morning that before writing this, I put my head down on the kitchen table and fell asleep.
Tonight, tennis, and tomorrow, the rescheduled trip for a checkup at Dana-Farber.