Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday This and That

As this Monday rolls around I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a fantastic week.  The weather has been quite comfortable here since the humidity broke on Saturday, but, alas, it will be back tomorrow.  I could deal with the summer if there wasn't so much humidity.  I abhor that sticky feeling and the heaviness of the air.  I do have so problems with my breathing when it is hot and humid, but I believe that's all about the extra weight I carry around.  Hubby is the one I worry about.  He's been having a hard time.

How was your holiday. I had a wonderful July 4th. We'd planned on just hanging about doing nothing until an ex-co-worker of hubby's called to invite us over for the fireworks.  At first both of us were reluctant; it was so darn humid out there,  but eventually we agreed.  So glad we did.  Turned out to be a once in a lifetime event for me.  

They had a lovely apartment with a terrace and a fantastic view of the festivities....

Sure wish I lived there. I can just imagine having my morning coffee on the terrace watching the sunrise or standing out there and watching a beautiful sunset. We grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and ate all types of salads.  They even had shrimp which hubby thoroughly enjoyed.  After eating, they put music on, and I actually danced.  Well, to be honest, I didn't quite make it through half the song (my legs felt so heavy), but I would rest and go back and try again.  The dancing invigorated me and made me feel good about myself.  I made a decision right there and then to do a little dancing every day.  Hopefully, I will lose some weight and it will strengthen the muscles in my legs.  Maybe, just maybe, I won't even need my cane anymore.

Later, our hosts put on a CD of some of my favorite patriotic songs, and we all headed to the terrace to watch the show.  Here are a few of the better of the photos I took.  

The good old Brooklyn Bridge.  Such a history. Every time I see it I think of that movie, 'Kate and Leopold' with Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman.  Totally love that movie. 

Well, that's about it.  Hoping you all have a good one. 


  1. How lucky were U! :0)
    Yes, definitely a once in a lifetime thing.
    Those pics bring back memories and I can imagine how SPECTACULAR those fireworks were to witness first hand.
    Once I was invited along with hubby onto his co-workers 42 ft. Nova to view the Boston fireworks out in the harbor. SPECTACULAR! I shit you not!

    Yes, do "shake your booty" and often. :0)
    Sometimes, I do when a song moves me.
    That's one thing I missed when hubby could no longer stand on his own two feet unsupported. He was an excellent dancer and made me look good.
    Ed doesn't dance. :0( Makes up for it in very other sense of the word. :0)

  2. What a wonderful, happy celebration and report! Thanks for sharing this! I believe that you will be able to dance longer and even lose that cane when your body starts telling you how much it appreciates the care you are giving it.

  3. I'm glad you had a happy 4th! My heart (at least part of it) is back in my old country. Dancing is a great way to exercise, if you like it - you barely know you are exercising!