April 20, 2012
Momma comes to town
At the beginning of the month my momma came into town for a few days just to see me! It was her first time visiting me here at NYC and it was so great to have her here. Typically when we have visitors it is "go-go-go" because there is so much to see and so much to do. However, when my mom came it was the most relaxing week I have had in a long time. I took a whole week off from work and was able to just hang out and enjoy my mom's company.
Of course we did stuff, like go tot he 9/11 memorial, went to a few of my baby doctors appointments, went to China town, went to the Macy's Flower Show, at NYC bagels, and ate lots and lots of good NYC food.
One day, as we were strolling by Radio City Music Hall with nothing really important to do for the rest of the day, we heard a lady yelling "Free Oprah tickets!" I passed by not thinking anything of it because I am so used to people yelling things in NYC and trying to get you to stop and talk to them. However, just as I passed the lady it registered that she was yelling "Oprah" and my mom is a HUGE Oprah fan. We actually stopped and talked to the lady and she assured us that she was indeed giving out free tickets to see Oprah Winfrey, right now.
My mom just couldn't believe it. She kept saying " Oprah? Here?" "Free? Like free, free?" and "Oprah Winfrey?" It was all true. Oprah was on tour taping one of her new shows on lifestyle and how to have a better life. They were giving out tickets to that afternoons tapings for free. So just like that, we took the tickets and headed in to see Oprah.
I had never been in Radio Music Hall before so I was excited about that. And my mom had never seen Oprah, so she was excited about that. It was interesting and fun to see the "behind the scenes" of a taping and to see Oprah with "the people." It was a fun three hours that we hadn't planned, but were just in the right place at the right time...and I was with the right person--MY MOMMA.
The whole week was great as we relaxed and just enjoyed each other company. It made me excited for October when the baby is born and my mom can come and stay with me again.
Until October Momma!