Saturday, May 18, 2013

Erie, PA

My daughter & I just got back from a quick, overnight trip to Erie, PA. She had a few things to take care of, so we went a day early rather than leave the house at 6 am. We always stay at the Bayside Sheraton there & I'm a priority club member. They have an entire floor set aside that can only be accessed with the club keycard. Evening snacks & morning breakfast are just two of the msny perks. We have early & late check~in times, too. The rooms face the bay, so you are greeted to gorgeous sunsets & sun rises over the water. The beds are like sleeping on clouds. There are so many things to see & do in Erie, I can't write it all in one post. We had to go to the mall for Hot Topic & Macys. I'm a Coach bag addict & picked up a gorgeous coral Coach bag as a late Mothers' Day gift to myself & found the perfect dress to wear to my son's high school graduation on the 31st. We took my Precious ~ a Mustang GT named Betty Lou ~ for the trip. It was perfect driving weather, warm & sunny We leave June 1 for a week in VA at Busch Gardens. My son's girlfriend is flying in from CA for his graduation & the trip. It's part graduation gift & part 21st birthday gift for my daughter. Looking forward to that! Will post photos when I get the card downloaded tonight. Hope everyone is getting some much needed travel time! G

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Post~op Post

I'm slowly healing from the oral surgery yesterday. Solid food is out for a few days, but maybe I can lose a couple pounds this way?? My face is swollen on the left side where the two molars were dug out. They were both badly infected, so the hope is that clearing up those infections will help relieve some of the non~stop Migraines. Also have a swollen right hand that's black & purple where the nurse collapsed a vein trying to start an IV. The surgery went well. Once the Doctor walked in & said hello, it seemed like I closed my eyes & I was in recovery. Randy was so great. Never left my side. When we got home (a 40-minute drive), he helped me into pj's & bed. He stayed with me, even though I was totally unconscious for 4 or 5 hours. He played the X~Box 360 on silent just to keep an eye on me. I need to cover the PA Wilds 6th annual spring banquet meeting tomorrow night, so I hope to look at least semi~human for that. Thanks to being a teenage girl in the 1980's, I have lots of make~up in my purse! Arielle will drive there. She's been learning how to help me do the job and spent this afternoon chasing around paperwork at the local Courthouse. She's also learning that reporters don't get a lot of money, so meals are what we get as benefits. :) Hope all my friends are well out there in cyberspace! G