Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Do you remember the 1944 musical "On The Town?" Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and Jules Munshin perform as three sailors who have a 24 hour leave in New York. They somehow manage to find love and incredible adventure in the Big Apple.

I thought of that movie because I recently had two adventures on the town.

It's just about a month since I had my surgery and I haven't done much of anything except eat, drink and not be merry. The healing process takes a lot longer than 24 hours so, no exciting adventures for me.

BUT I must tell you that I did have some exciting experiences("loosely speaking")recently. It all depends where you are coming from to think that something is exciting.

If you have been home for days on end and then you get out into the world, that in itself is exciting! I'll never forget the time I took my sister-in-law out for a ride after she had been ill for sometime, how thrilled she was!!! We take all that for granted until we don't have the freedom or ability to come and go as we please.


My son and daughter-in-law asked me if I would like to go out to restaurant at a recently opened mall. YES, I would!!! I felt good and getting out would be great.

It so happens that there was a sportswear shop in that mall close to the restaurant. What a great opportunity to "maybe buy some new spring clothes!!!"

We went in, I tried on a few items and that did me in. Guess I wasn't as chipper as I thought I was.

Dinner was great but trying on clothes was just to much for me. I'll have to look more seriously at shopping via the internet!


That first adventure taught me to limit my "ON THE TOWN" adventures so my "big deal treat" was to go into a Walgreens and buy a few products.

To top the day off we went to a casual restaurant for a bite to eat.

Let me tell you, I had the greatest time doing something so "NICE AND EASY."

It is so true that we can really appreciate the very simple things in life when health knocks us back and keeps us home and into a smaller routine. But we also take so much longer to heal. Glad you are back and feeling free again, and with time you may be able to hit two stores in one day!
I can understand the feeling of excitement when you finally get out after a while of being cooped up. But as you have learned take it easy!
Oh yes! Getting out after a period of not being able to get out is wonderful! You know, clothes shopping always wears me out even when I'm not recuperating. Enjoy your outings and then enjoy resting up from them!
I do not get out except to the grocery store, gas station, local library, and the gym these days with my husband home on hospice. A day shopping sounds grand but i hate to shop for clothes - so I would be good for about 30 minutes and then want to leave and go home. Maybe a day away from home - somewhere warm - ha ha - snow last night - what happened to spring. But I will get to that new mall you mentioned within the next couple of weeks - after an exciting visit to the dentist! And I have a visit planned also to your Retirement community coming up soon too - that will be exciting - as I plan for my move at some point in the unknown future.
I hope to meet you one of these days Millie.
Happy to hear you are doing better one day at a time. Or should I say one shopping trip at a time? I use the Internet for most of my shopping.
Oh yes
those simple things
are wonderful..
Stay well and rest more..
You are bouncing back! That is good news.
I'm glad that you were able to get out for a meal or two: clothes shopping can be accomplished online but sharing a meal can't!
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