Thursday, December 18, 2008

I'm In A New York State Of Mind...

I know it has been quite a while since you all have heard from me and the only thing I can say is that I have been on the move for the last month. I went to San Francisco over Halloween on business, and upon returning from that trip, I immediately began preparing for my long awaited family cruise which was just around the corner as our departure date was November 21st. That trip was an absolute blast, and I will be blogging about it as well as sharing pictures and video when I have the time to do so during my Christmas break from work. After our family cruise, I was home for exactly one week during which I was sick the entire time only working 1.5 days over the course of the week. The next Sunday, I had to depart for New Jersey on business for the week and having made my travel arrangements months earlier, I had the bright idea to extend the trip through the weekend so that I could spend some time in New York.

The week in New Jersey was productive even though I was still not recovered from my illness of the previous week AND I developed an ear infection while there. By Friday of that week, all I wanted to do was to go home and sleep in my own bed but in my infinite wisdom, I had extended my trip and one of my Blog BFFs had agreed to provide me with shelter while I got to know her city over the weekend so I was pretty much locked in so to speak.

You all have heard me say what I am about to say next before....THANK GOD that HE and not I get to decide what I will or won't do. If I had been able to have my way, I would not have stayed the weekend in New York. I just wanted to go home and go to bed but I could not...GOD and NYC were not having that!

I had the best time ever and I am so grateful for the experience. I got to see NYC in ways I had never seen her before and she was graceful enough to allow me to become a part of her. I made amazing new friends (I love you Dari and Robert), did the tourist thang....Rockefeller Plaza and Bryant Park YOU ROCK, met friends for drinks at the tres chic Greek restaurant KELLARI and dined in diners where breakfast was served 24 hours a day...oh so New York, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, got my spoken word on at the very historic and perfectly representative of what a New York Jazz Club should be, St. Nick's Pub...located on Harlem's famed Sugarhill!!!!

BEFORE I FORGET....let me just say that never in the history of the world and visits was there EVER a better hostess than Ms. Cap City! In every conceivable way, she made me feel more welcomed than I do even at my own home! She made ME and MY WISHES, DESIRES, WHATEVER her priority for the entire weekend in addition to driving all the way to New Jersey and back just to facilitate my visit. I owe her more than I will ever be able to repay, and here and now I want to make one thing forever clear....Cap City will always have a place to lay her head in my home!!! Thank you again my sistah....I will never forget my New York or YOU!!!

So if you are so inclined, please flip through my Smilebox and join me in my NEW YORK STATE OF MIND!!!

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11 comments:

CapCity said...

U're determined to make me cry this holiday season. But, I'm no softy! LOL! Thanx, Sistah Sharon. I had a blast wicha!

chele said...

Looks like you had a blast!

Merry Christmas.

Nikki said...

Sharon, loved the pics and the video clips. That little boy breakdancing was adorable!

LadyLee said...

Wow! She's alive! She's alive! And having a blast!

Loved the New York pics!

Miss you, gal!!!

Lovebabz said...

I AM SO MAD...NO ONE CALLED ME TO SAY YOU ARRIVED IN THE NORTHEAST!

I will hold my anger out of respect for the holiday...but I am telling you...I owe you a good fussing out!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Sharon because it had to be said! said...

Hello Ladies!

I am back and indeed I did have a great time in my new second home NYC!!!

Ladylee, I will give you a call soon I promise! Chele, it is good to see you here in my house...come more often and make your presence known when you do as we love welcoming you home. Nikki, the only thing that would have made this trip better would have been to be the focus of your amazing camera lens! Cap....there are no words! Last but certainly not least Babz my apologies to you BUT I believe I am the only triplett who does NOT have your phone number b/c though I have sent you mine you have not used it and thus I have not had the opportunity to ask for yours. Just know this sister of mine, you were truly missed and much discussed as we saw sights and experienced experiences that both Cap and I knew you would have made complete!! I love all y'all my blog BFFs and I wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and the most prosperous and wonderful New Year!!!

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there my sista! {waves}

I see you've been away from the blog for a little bit!

I just wanted to drop by and bring "Happy New Year!" greetings!

What could be more fitting than some advice and encouragement from God:

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

*Isaiah 43:18-19

Lovebabz said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I AM SO USING YOUR INVITAION AS MY MANTRA....2009 THE WORLD IS MINE!

Luke Cage said...

Happy New Year miss Sharon! All the best to you and your family!

Rich Fitzgerald said...

What's up home girl. Sorry I missed the New Year's party. I had a writing deadline to make.

chele said...

You are missed. Hope you are doing well.