Anyway, on to Friday. In order to soothe my wounded body, hubby and I decided I needed a road trip. To the west of us is a lovely little town called Coeur D' Alene, in the mountains of Idaho. Just a 3 hour drive thru some of the loveliest forests, to one of the most beautiful lakes in the region. And the best thing about going now, is that the Tamaracks are changing. The simple way to explain them is: Evergreen trees which change to a lovely yellow and drop their needles. The hills are full of them, and they are quite breath taking. We grabbed our Starbucks coffee, loaded the car with snacks and away we went for the day. And one of the added bonuses about our destination was, there are Antique Stores and a Red Lobster! Lunch first, Fried Clams and those yummy cheddar cheese rolls. Now I was ready to shop. In the first antique mall, I came up with an early Mary Engelbriet cookie jar in pretty red cherries, and a Boyds stuffed mouse. I thought both would work great in my Christmas decorating. Drove downtown to Wigget's, a wonderful antique store, with 4 floors of treasures! I headed right back to my favorite booth and was not disappointed. I found a vintage table cover in red and pink checks with tomatoes! I will use that come spring. Around one corner, to find a lovely gourd headed lady in a tutu, perfect for Halloween. Upstairs to a remote cabinet, and the cutest bear with an old fashioned face (looks like one of the bears in the Disneyland Jamboree) found it's way into my hands. I was so tickled. And getting tired. Hubby packed me back into the Jeep, gave me a root beer and we started the lovely drive home. What a great way to relax and rejuvenate. I could almost forget Thursday ever happened, well almost.....LOL
Saturday, October 23, 2010
What a Difference a Day Makes
Thursday, I am being poked and prodded by nurses and a doctor during my first (and I hope last) Colonoscopy. Don't fret, all turned out well, and I am clean as a whistle. And I mean literally....LOL The results were great and I certainly hope that that particular type of doctor is being paid more than a movie star or baseball player. I mean, come on! Can you imagine having that job?!!