Recuperating

Grandchildren blowing out candles on celebratory cake
@DianneN (87547)
United States
April 24, 2016 9:28am CST
Both Doodles, the cat, and I have been in the process of recuperating. He from a bug bite on his eye. Me from an entire day in New York City. We had lunch with my husband's ailing brother and wife, pushed him in his wheelchair around the city to shop, and sat in the park for fresh air and sunshine. Afterwards, my husband and I walked 9 city blocks to my grandson's tae kwon do belt ceremony, where we met his other grandparents, our son, granddaughter, and their mommy. My grandson amazed us by breaking a board with his foot and was awarded his green belt. We took separate taxis to a restaurant, but ours stopped off at my son's co-op, where he quickly picked up a cake that the concierge was holding. After dinner, the children were surprised with my daughter-in-law's cake, commemorating the green belt award and yet another ice skating achievement by my granddaughter. Then we walked them the 7 blocks home, all the while watching our granddaughter roller skating on her new Heelies. We somehow managed to walk another 6 blocks to our car, then drove home through hours of roadwork delay. I've applied warm wet compresses to Doodles's eye, which he surprisingly allowed. It seems a bit better today. Yesterday, I was exhausted and not my usual self, so I took a nap, and went to sleep early. I'm human today!
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@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
24 Apr 16
That is a lot of walking, my goodness it is no wonder that you are exhausted.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
I'm a walker, too, but that was a long, tiring day. I'm used to doing nothing. Lol! You've been busy too, but those are fun days.
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@BelleStarr (39719)
• United States
25 Apr 16
@DianneN They are but I have been napping today to recover. lol
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@hereandthere (32983)
• Philippines
24 Apr 16
22 blocks total! whew! i did notice he was wearing a bathrobe. hahaha! congrats! what kind of cake was it?
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Those hard cement sidewalks were hard on my feet, especially since I was wearing dress flats. Ouch! The cake was disgusting!
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• Philippines
24 Apr 16
@DianneN aww, that's too bad about the cake.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
@hereandthere My daughter-in-law made it, and she's usually a wonderful baker, but this one was too sweet for me. Perhaps I was too full from dinner, too.
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@JudyEv (136556)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 Apr 16
Wow! That is a lot of walking you did! I hope you had comfortable shoes.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
25 Apr 16
My shoes were very soft and comfortable, and of course matched my outfit! I walk five miles every morning, but just had such a long, long day. Everything at once!
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Apr 16
I'm not surprised you were exhausted. That was a lot of walking. I know it was worth it. Congratulations to your grandson on his green belt achievement. I'm sorry Doodles has a bug bite on his eye.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
25 Apr 16
I walk at home every day, but I think I'm getting too old for these long, long days. Thank you. He worked very hard for that green belt. On to the next, whatever color it is. I just gave poor Doodles a hot compress. He must like them, because he lets me do it. Hope you had a good day all day, Valerie.
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@just4him (128384)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Apr 16
@DianneN It was frustrating, but okay. My Internet didn't want to work today. However, I gave in hoping for better results than I got when I did the same to the laptop, and cleaned the cache and defragged. I really hope it's not just the time of night but it's actually solved the problem. Usually at this time I'm able to speed through the notifications and the comments without waiting ten minutes for everything to stop, load, and move on.
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@Marcyaz (35594)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Doodles was bitten by something and you were spending a whole day walking around. Glad Doodles is letting you apply warm compresses to his eye. Hoping it looks better today.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
His eye is more open and stopped seeping.
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@Marcyaz (35594)
• United States
24 Apr 16
@DianneN That is good to hear so he is healing now.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Apr 16
wow I'm exhausted just reading all you did. I hope you can take it easy today.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
I'm feeling better. Thanks!
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
24 Apr 16
@DianneN And that's a very good thing.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Just want to mention...you didn't use commas in your tags, so it is one big long tag that is irrelevant to any searches...
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Thanks, JJ. I tried to edit it.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
24 Apr 16
@DianneN It worked
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@DeborahDiane (24159)
• Laguna Woods, California
25 Apr 16
The cake is adorable, but I can certainly understand why you were exhausted after doing all that. I hope Doodle's eye recovers quickly!
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
25 Apr 16
Thanks, Deborah-Diane. Doodles is 95% better today, thank goodness.
@Juliaacv (34123)
• Canada
25 Apr 16
You did enough walking for a week in that trip! I'm sure that you wore good shoes to do all of that walking. I hope that Doodles feels better soon, he almost needs a get better (salmon) cake!
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
25 Apr 16
I walk more on my daily morning walks. I wore my cute designer flats, which matched my outfit perfectly. Lol! I think we did too much of everything all at once. And poor little Doodles had his organic salmon and cheese, and my hubby bought him three new bags of treatsies. Unfortunately, his appetite hasn't been affected. Boy, can that boy eat!
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@jstory07 (71131)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 Apr 16
I hope you and Doodles the cat are feeling better.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Thanks. I am, more so than poor Doodles.
@CRK109 (14403)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Wow that's a lot of walking! Those blocks are huge! I remember the last time my husband and I were in the city. We wanted to go to a specific restaurant and were told it was 5 blocks away and he thought that was nothing...until he saw the size of the blocks! lol But it was still a lot of fun since there is so much to see everywhere! :) Glad you've gotten some rest! And I really hope Doodles is much better soon!
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Would you believe I'm a walker, and still complained? I think it was due to my shoes! Ouch. I think 10 city blocks is equal to one mile. We were on W 72nd and had to go to W 91st for dinner. That was way too far for the kids and me to walk. Yes, New York is just awesome!!!!! Doodles is doing a bit better, but hopefully his eye will be completely opened tomorrow. I'm fine now.
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@marlina (79590)
• Canada
24 Apr 16
After all that, it would have taken me a month to recuperate!
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
I know, you poor thing! I find that what once what was easy is now taking its toll!
@Hatley (164471)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Apr 16
wow wha a woderful day you had with all the family an entire day in New York City thats lovley
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
It's always great to see my family, but those grandkids knock me out, too!
@rina110383 (24069)
24 Apr 16
That was a long walk. I'm glad you feel recharged today.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
I feel much better, even though I walk every day. Thanks!
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@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
24 Apr 16
You had alot to do and did alot, but im sure you had fun and your grand kids enjoyed having you around. Im not sure i can break a board with my feet.Your grandson did well. I hope you are having a quieter sunday.You have a good day.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Many thanks, and the same to you!
@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 16
That does sound like a very tiring day, and I'm glad that you have recuperated now. You do have very talented grandchildren Dianne. (Not that you need me to tell you that)
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Those babies of mine work very hard at whatever they enjoy doing. Nuff said.
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@PainsOnSlate (20652)
• Canada
24 Apr 16
Exercise is good for you. You should be feeling great...Just kidding, I know how busy NY is and I wouldn't have enjoyed all that walking...in one day. It does sound like fun though, glad you're back to your old self!
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Lol! The long drive home didn't help. Ugh! It was so good to see my babies. I hadn't seen them since February 13th, but they can wear me out big time! You know I love it.
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@amadeo (75587)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Dianne this a lot of work there.What a trooper that you are.What kind of bug did Doodles get? Have a good day and rest uip
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
I think a bug bit him, poor baby. Yes, I'm a trooper, but do it out of love.
@fawkes62 (1291)
• United States
24 Apr 16
That sounds like a fun and exhausting day! Glad Doodles's eye is getting better.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
It was fun, but exhausting. It was soooo good seeing my babies again. I'm so relieved that Doodles is getting better, the poor innocent baby!
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@Hate2Iron (8029)
• Canada
24 Apr 16
Sounds like you had an amazing time in New York. I bet you slept really well. Hope that Doodles is doing well this morning.
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@DianneN (87547)
• United States
24 Apr 16
Thanks, Shirley. We are both coming along.