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Day three of the trip took place and was extremely eventful for me, since I went out close to three times with separate parties hehe, it sounds as if I am travelling with an entourage when in fact I am not. Tuesday was Doctor Appointment day for D and being that I am still jet lagged or something I woke up at 7:00 a.m. again and not being able to go back to sleep. I don’t know why that is the case but for some reason it’s happening more often lately. Anyways our doctor’s appointment was at 2:30 p.m. so by 1:30 p.m. we were out of the house and waiting to hail a cab.
It was raining, and what a beautiful rain it was. 10 minutes or so later we arrived at the doctor’s office and were seen by the surgeon who would do D’s surgery on Thursday. She was asked routine questions, given some prep-medication and sent on our way. We decided since we were on 55th street to walk down to Times Square and have some lunch. It’s crazy how mother is not used to this kind of walking lifestyle and how she sometimes feels its a bit too much. But in the end instead of heading out to Olive Garden, we decided to go into Juniors as it was closer and they were getting winded (D and Mom).
The second day of my trip started earlier than I thought, since I slept at 8:00 p.m. the night before (Sept 30) I woke up earlier than ever, hell I never woke up that early when I was in Kuwait, the time was 7:00 p.m. Sleeping on the sofa bed was not insanely comfortable but at least it was a thousand times more comfortable than sleeping on that chair on the plane. Although we were up early we didn’t end up going out until 1:00 p.m. when Sister #3 (D) arrived with some goodies to bribe us into taking care of her. I got an iTunes 100$ Gift card and mother got a nice jewelry piece. Mother being an avid Online-Shopping addict and a Macy’s fan wanted to actually see the store, it’s been almost 10 years since she was back in the US and so our first stop was Macy’s on 34th Street.
Had I been here on my own, I would’ve been out with Sister #4 (N) walking the entire way to 34th Street, but being that I was with D and Mom we took a taxi cab all the way there and spent a few hours going through the different floors. Being the gadget freak that I am I did not enjoy the endless hours but I kept quiet and let mother browse around while D kept on advising her not to purchase this or that since it wasn’t worth it. We stepped out and decided to walk around a bit before heading out to have lunch. While walking I saw my favorite store Brookstone and made sure we passed through. They have the weirdest and coolest things ever! But needless to say I didn’t purchase anything yet, I have to pace myself it’s easier that way and will end up saving cash better that.
Sunday, September 30th marked the day of my flight to NYC, and what a busy day it was. Well not that busy but you know what I mean. For the duration of this trip I am going to try my best to log my travels and adventures (like as if I will have any!) The main reason for my logging of this trip is not for you my readers, well it’s a second reason but the main is for my darling little sister Lujain to follow up on my adventures. You know Lujain right? The little munchkin who follows me everywhere! Anyways so let’s get cracking!
Saturday Sept 29th
The day before my flight was the busiest of them all, I had to head out to my grandma’s house for lunch and to say goodbye to the family although mostly everyone kind of forgot that I was actually leaving the next day but no worries, with all the social media networks we have available you can get connected with everyone anywhere and anytime. Once I was done with Grandma’s lunch I headed to work (yes I work on Saturdays) I was there to prepare my Technology and Entertainment pages and by 7pm I was pretty much done with work.
Last weekend (Saturday Sept 22 2012), I was invited by the people of McDonalds Arabia to introduce their plans and celebrations for their second annual ‘family day’, last year on September 28th it was emphasized that the day would be a “Family Day” in which parents would take a break from their busy schedules and spend time with their neglected children, or even the ones they don’t neglect much. This year McDonalds Arabia wanted to take it a step further and announced that today would be a “Day Offline” which simply means parents/siblings/everyone would put their mobile phones into the “phone vault” and spend a full day having fun the old fashioned way, remember how we could spend hours if not days without being glued to that computer or mobile? Well that’s the whole plan.