Thursday night was simply surreal. The award reception was hosted in the penthouse of a NYC skyscraper, in close proximity to the Empire State Building. The view from the windows, looking down on the city lit up with Christmas lights, was breathtaking and awe inspiring. The reception, as well as the honor I received, will be held near as highlights of my professional and personal career.
delighted that Scott was able to take off work to accompany me to the
reception. With the exception of two funerals, this was the first time
that we have traveled alone since Robby was born. It is hard to believe
that it has been ten years since we've had a couples vacation! Our trip
was quick, but we crammed as much into our 24 hours away as possible. I
really hope it isn't another ten years before we have another
opportunity to escape together.
We have returned to reality
after an amazing, albeit quick, New York City adventure. Now I'm looking
at my short and chubby tree, which although cheerful isn't nearly as
grand as the one in Rockefeller Center. I guess I'm going through a bout
of post adventure malaise. Even though the time was short, the degree
of adventure was great.
This is gearing up to be another busy
week, but I'm having a difficult time rebounding from the trip. Of
course the fact that I'm fighting a cold is not helping. Hopefully I'll
be able to get in gear and back on track because the schedule isn't
letting up anytime soon.