Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Feelin' Groovy

I spent last weekend in the Big Apple. I arrived in NYC on Friday evening and met my sister and her boyfriend for dinner. From there, I headed Uptown and caught up with some college friends and crashed for the evening. On Saturday afternoon, I attended my sister and her boyfriend's BIG 3-0 party with about 15 of their friends and family at their favorite local watering hole. From the bar, we wandered into shops, hung out at a chic wine bar, ate sushi and gelato and headed to a series of bars after that. (BTW -- I'm getting a bit old for all of the bar hopping and ultimately bailed out early - 11:00 pm).

One of my oldest and dearest friends in the world joined us for the party and spent the day trolling the City with us. It was awesome to see her. I also caught up with a law school friend, who got married a year after David and I and, of course, is newly pregnant. She and her husband started trying at the beginning of this year. She is still skinny as a rail and doing well. Good for her!

I love going up to New York. I am always so excited to see and do (and buy) everything possible! I am originally from New York and I love spending time with my friends and family, who still live there. I had a great time and need to try to visit more often.

Many of my friends in NY (and elsewhere) are still single and seeing them gives me a different perspective on marriage and family. They are still hoping to find that special someone to settle down with and start a family. I am fortunate to have overcome that initial hurdle and to have found someone to love and cherish regardless of what life throws our way. I am truly grateful for that. I don't envy my single friends, who are still looking for love -- online, in bars, at grocery stores, churches etc. Life is a long road and it is great to have found a companion in David to share it with.

In other news, Ann and I caught up last week. As I suspected, she and her husband have been trying for years, have had multiple failed treatment cycles, including a failed IVF cycle. She was depressed and frustrated. Like so many of us, she simply wants a child to complete her family. My heart really went out to her. We promised to keep in touch and perhaps have lunch or dinner sometime in the future.

That's all for now. Good luck to everyone cycling. And thanks for checking in on me. I'm feeling fine!


At 1:56 PM, Blogger Mellie said...

Glad you had a fun weekend in the Big Apple. Always so much to do - I generally find staying at home to be the easiest.

At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Jill said...

Hi, Chee Chee. Your weekend in NYC sounds like a lot of fun! I am ashamed to admit this but, although I have done my fair share of domestic and international travel, I have never been to NYC. Your post reminded me to put it on my short list of places that I want to visit in the near future.

I have a lot of single friends, too, most of whom would love to be married and to have children. Like you, I feel very fortunate to be married. Sometimes I have to remind myself that even though we don't have kids, my husband and I ARE a family, just the two of us, and that's a lot to be thankful for.

At 4:56 PM, Anonymous thalia said...

I really enjoy NYC too, but seem to spend a lot of time there working and no time at all there socialising. Incredibly annoying. Glad you had such a good weekend.

At 6:16 PM, Blogger ak1908 said...

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At 6:18 PM, Blogger ak1908 said...

Hi Chee Chee,
I just moved from NYC last year and now live in Chicago. We only lived there for three years, but we absolutely loved it. We moved back to the Midwest (I am originally from Iowa) because we wanted to be closer to our family and because we knew I'd get insurance here that would cover IF treatments.

Anyway, thanks for the spelling correction. I actually had it spelled correctly first and then I thought I saw it spelled with two e's somewhere on you blog and I thought to myself- "Oh, she must mean breech as in born breech." But then I thought, "Maybe she means breach as in breach of contract." Ok as I'm typing this I'm realizing what type of psycho I am. I should have just left it like it was originally- breach. :) Anyway, I'm really glad that you had a blast in NYC and that you are feeling better. Skee-wee:)

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Internal Spring said...

I'm so glad you had a fun time and that you reached out to your friend - how wonderful to have a real life infertile friend instead of just the ones in the computer.

At 5:42 PM, Blogger Dramalish said...

CheeChee... glad you had a good time in NYC! How fun!
Thanks for the comments you've left on my blog; it means a lot to have such supportive cyber-friends.
And sorry about "Breech/Breach!" You should have told me eons ago, as I am a dork, and would never have caught it.
It's hard to believe I teach English, isn't it?

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Em said...

I go to NYC in a week! I have been before but we are there for 10 days. Do you have any recommendations of places to go and where to shop?

At 1:57 PM, Blogger gekke mum said...

Hi, I just found you by way of "click next". I was glad to read you & Ann met up. I know having support in any difficult situation makes a big difference.


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