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.............