Saturday, August 26, 2006

Feeling better thank you!

Thank you EVERYONE for sending me your well wishes.  I am truly blessed to have such a great extended family.  My head is still stopped up and the nose is running like a race horse and of course there is the cough cough / pee pee syndrome, but it is getting better.

Today is the first day I've felt more like myself since last Monday.  I even aggravated Tom real quick like, so I know I must be feeling better LOL!  We went into town for the afternoon stopping in at Old Navy (Tara 2 shirts & 1 pr pants) and the mall at Limited Too (lace shirt, tank & skirt Tara again!).  I only let her get one outfit in Limited Too - crazy prices in there.  The only time we get more is when we buy off the sale rack for next year!  We did find some steals in Belk where she bought 2 skirts and a shirt for $15 total!  That's right $15!!!!  They were on the 50% rack & take 40% more off!  LOVE IT!

All I got was a cookie slice from the Great American Cookie Company.

And dinner at the Longhorn.

And a Tangerine Frappy drink from Starbucks at Barnes and Noble.

Tom bought a book about aircrafts of the wars.  Tara got herself a 2007 wall calendar of cats.  I love book stores....I can stay in them for hours literally!  But I always get a crick in my neck.....why can't they lay the books down so that the titles read normal instead of us ALL reading with our heads cocked to the right like some weirdo?

We look funny as we pass...."hey how ya doing?"  Well I'd be alright if I didn't have to search the books with my head laying on my right shoulder, how are you?

I like the books on history.  Especially local stuff....I was thumbing (why do they call it thumbing?) through a picturesque memory book of Wilmington: The Way it Was....I remembered some of those pictures, like when Belk was downtown where the library is now.  The F. W. Woolworths on Front Street, my Nanny worked there!  I even showed Tara a picture of the hospital where I was born "James Walker Memorial"....they turned it into a nursing school then later apartments.

There was a neat book about Topsail Island.  Old pictures, before Hurricane Hazel in the 50's and even the recent destruction there of Fran in 1996.  Told of "who was who" and "who founded what" and about the war missle barracades.  I should go back and purchase that little book.  Tara's librarian submitted some information to it and she is listed in the credits.  She'd get a kick out of "autographing" it for Tara!  There is also a picture of my old boss in it.....250 lbs ago! 

I do want to plan another weekend getaway....thinking of Sept 15-18 time.  Possibly up to Kings Dominion just outside of Richmond Virginia.  There is a special on tickets right now - 2 days for the price of 1.  We could take our time!  Do the park Saturday and Sunday then leisurely ride down to Williamsburg to "tour".  Tara has been asking about glass blowing and I remember a place there that they still did that as well as pottery right before your eyes!  Must consult the wallet first.......it usually only laughs at me.  Hmmmm, should hit the parents up for some fun money.   After all, can't have them spending my entire inheiritance!

Guess I could just NOT go and SAVE money for CHRISTMAS and maybe go in the SPRING when there's not a lot of PRESSURE going on in our lives like NUTCRACKER and DANCE and probably FLORIDA for CHRISTMAS week........ugh.

I might be talking myself out of the VA trip.............

 

22 comments:

sugarsweet056 said...

Glad you are feeling better dear!
Have a blessed Sunday. :)
Hugs, Sugar

randlprysock said...

Oh my we do sound like both of us have a lot going on.  Maybe we will get to take a vacation sometime next year.  We are talking bout going through NC and up to OH around Thanksgiving.  Sigh.  I hate going home to visit the relatives.
But visiting NC sounds nice.
Lisa  

mpnaz58 said...

This time 'round these parts there's lots to do, too...but the ol' pocketbook doesn't always dictate that we can do all of them or even half of them.  Gotta pick and choose.  Oh, yeah, then there's football!  Glad to hear you're feeling better!
xoxo ~Myra

queenb8261 said...

I need a vacation.  LOL
Barb  

xxroxymamaxx said...

Cool shopping day!  And I love book stores too.  Hey, I found out that my family came from Shenandoah back in the 1700s when I traced my family tree.  would love to see that part of the country someday.  would also love to hike some of the Appalachian someday. lol  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

inquestoftruth said...

I love bookstores and local history, too.   Recently, I've gotten more interested in our local history.   I wonder if that's age related??  lol   (shopping for those girls will kill the budget, eh)
~Meg

am4039 said...

I'm happy your slowly gettin better. I hate being sick. Glad that your going to take a weekend to get away. Always sounds like a lot of fun.

canyonsun04 said...

Glad your feeling better! I LOVE OLD NAVY!!!  I think heading to Virginia to watch glass blowing would be really cool.  I think I recall seeing something like that, but don't recall where, anyways, hope you get that chance :)
Hugs
angie

newsworthy822 said...

Old Navy is one of my fave stores. I love how it's cheap & cool. LOL. Hailey likes Limited Too also, but you are right, it is pretty pricey. I try to avoid going in there. Does Tara like Claires? I swear, that store makes me claustrophobic!! Millions of little girls packed into a 12X12 space. LOL!

Glad to hear you are feeling better now!
HUGS
Melissa

eml625 said...

Was that book store called Million books- or something? I wanted to go there !!!  We ended up eating at Sticky fingers ! That place is great! I would love to get that Willmington book for my SIL, since they just moved there 2 years ago. I have to post some pictures when we went downtown. Very pretty city ! i only wish we could have seen YOU!!!!
hugs,
Ellen

queeniemart said...

I went to Top Sail Island when i was 15.
I am glad you are feeling better!! Sounds like fun at the mall..i love bookstores too....i watched a Biography special on Sat about Woolworth's. Interesting.
Love,lisa

allisonm96 said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! Sounds like you guys found some great deals, and Tara made out like a bandit...lol.... Have fun!

garnett109 said...

Get me some of that mad money!

jckfrstross said...

glad you are feeling better:) enjoy your sunday

Deb

chat2missie said...

Glad your feeling better.
Missie

dcmeyer420 said...

Yup, our hometown changed so much too. I'm glad you feel better. Go and take that trip to VA because if Hurricane Ernesto hits us this time, WE, THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA, are all moving up north.  

cacklinrosie101 said...

Aw, take that trip if you can.  I love King's Dominion.  Glad you're feeling better...lol...shopping will do that.  HUGS  Chris

lifes2odd said...

Glad you're feeling better! Wish I did. I'm still sick, feel worse than I did earlier this week ::sigh::
Martha :-)

deshelestraci said...

We went to Old Navy too on Friday  and then to the bookstore!  Sounds like fun!  Longhorn, mmmm.
Traci

pennietoonz said...

Hope you`re feeling better. I love bookstores!! Sounds like Miss T got herself some nice outfits. :0)
Love ya,
penny

barebytes said...

HAHAHA glad you are feeling better. Hugs Lanny

rayne1123 said...

happy you are feeling better