Friday, December 31, 2010

Haaappy New Year (and a Hot 100 Update)

I'm back in NYC, finally!

Thanks to a kindly ticket clerk at Delta, we snagged the last three seats on a flight into NYC on Wed night. That put us in town in time for the b/f's memorial service for his mom, planned for Thursday...only to be told by the church that it was going to have to be moved to Friday (today).

We rolled with the punches, and flew back Wednesday, and used Thursday -- a beautifully sunny day -- to go skiing with my nephew, who got to come back with us for the New Year. It was his first time ever, and he did great. And I love showing him that his ol' Auntie can still schuss with the best of them, even if I'm heavier than the average skier.

Today was the memorial service, and it was emotional and sad, but full of beautiful memories. We were so blessed to make it back in time. When I first learned our flight was canceled (on Dec. 27) we were told we couldn't get a flight back until 12/31!

On my Hot 100 goals: let's just say...I am still working hard on all of them. My skinny jeans might not fit after the week I had at home. No binging, but I am sure I gained some pounds. But it's nothing that can't be reversed, and it will be reversed.

Mr. Neuroma is still here, but I'm slowly gaining the upper hand. The temporary foot insert helps, and I will get official ones soon. I hope maybe to resume walking to work -- a sure fire way to take off the pounds.

I need to get back to weight-loss portions and I instituted that already. Today at the memorial service we were served greasy chicken, even greasier mac-n-cheese, and barely edible green beans, plus cranberry cake for dessert. I took a few bites of each, then stopped eating. Not worth it.

Tonight the plan is to try to use my press credentials to slip into Times Square for the ball drop with my nephew in tow. They may refuse us, I'm not sure. I've been there many times covering the ball drop for a local radio station, and it's pretty cool. I would love to give him this once-in-a-lifetime experience (we don't have to wait in line and can move freely around the Square once we are in the press zone), so fingers crossed.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Glad to see you are positive about the future and your goals. Can't wait for those skinny jeans to fit!

    Have fun at Times Square, hope you get in! Let us know what happens. :-)

  2. YAY back in NYC-that is good. I wonder if Times Square has been plowed yet? No matter what the weather, NY is a beauty. I wish you the best and health and luck in the new year.

    Polar's Mom

  3. Good luck on the "ball drop scenario." It sounds like fun. Best to you in the New Year!

  4. Happy New Year and all the best for 2011

  5. Glad you made it home. Happy New Year Ish, hope 2011 is a great one for you!!! Hope the Times Square celebration was fun too!!!

  6. Ish, I am sorry to read of all that has happened lately. With the flight problems and memorial service, I am sure you are stressed out. I am glad it all worked out though.

    I hope you got to take advantage of your press credentials. That would be awesome for your nephew.

    Grats on sticking with the Hot 100 until the end. You are AWESOME!

    btw, my CAPTCHA word is "untiresh". The definition is how you feel after you get over feeling tiredish. :-)