1. I just got back from two days and two nights in NYC.
I had to drive my husband down there so he could get into the city for work. NYC had a driving ban and required three people in a car. Noah and I had to go to meet quota. He usually flies…It was an unusual experience after the hurricane.
It’s the little things people! I was the good wife. You don’t have to talk me into much with NYC…..but this time I was hesitant, to much grief, crisis and gasoline shortages.
In the meantime, I was able to go to a couple of Broadway plays and walk the city a little, but the survival guilt of Sandy was almost more than I could bear being there.
I tried to find places to volunteer, but because Noah was with me he was not old enough to help anywhere. Central Park was completely closed due to the storm and after you hit 39th street it was darker than dark. There will be a blog post on this to come!
I did an interview with the Union Leader same day, they called when I was in NYC.
2. I spent Sunday morning at the beautiful Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial in South Royalton, Vermont with a reporter from the Swedish Radio. They are broadcasting live in Sweden on election day and did some pre-recorded interviews with some of our church members and myself. She was absolutely delightful and I grew from listening to all of the stories that were shared.
So many people are interested in the church right now because of Mitt Romney running for president. These two youth she interviewed were two of the sharpest youth in the country and they hailed right from little Sharon, Vermont. (Which is highly democrat I should add).
Here is a delightful two minute video on faith being a process that I hurried and video taped while this bishop talked to the reporter. I loved what he was saying…so I ripped out my iPhone and started taping him.
3. The election is tomorrow and I am wondering if Mitt Romney will win….He has my vote…and yes, I voted for Obama before! This time for me it is about the economy and health care. We are going for a victory tomorrow!
Remember when I photographed this photo of them in January?
Tonight, is the Kid Rock final Mitt Romney Rally in New Hampshire. I have tickets…but yikes it starts so late…I may just kick it here and send whoever is interested!
4. Finally, I aged yesterday, yes 44! I celebrated by feeding the full time missionaries at my home, a regular thing we do each month on a Sunday afternoon.
Lizzy made me this little birthday dessert…I was so tired from cooking dinner and meeting with the Swedes on my birthday…that I just plopped at the table. She cheered me up all day long and kept things festive.
Saturday night, we went to the Palace Theater to see Footloose as a birthday party for me from the family. We had purchased those tickets way before I knew that we would be in NYC the same week….this musical totaled three shows in three nights….two on Broadway and one local. It was a theatrical birthday to say the least. It was great, but I am not sure you should go regional after you do two nights of Broadway…. there is just no comparison. However, I will say I was impressed.
5. We also went to Chase’s Football Game where they won the semi finals and they are headed to the state championship next week for football. It was a cold one….good thing we had our 7-11 hot chocolate.
Chase had a game changing tackle that provided momentum and a good run in the game on a return. He is lucky he has been playing varsity this year as a freshman. They will play undefeated Plymouth, our only loss for the weekend! I think it has been a good exercise in patience for him. He wants to play all of the time, but I keep reminding him that he is lucky to even be getting time as an underclassman.
Lot’s of things happening in this busy weekend! I feel ancient….already!