It seems like it has been forever since we last “met.” This past weekend I went on a quick trip to North Carolina for my oldest and dearest friend Jennifer’s 50th birthday surprise party. She is 50 and fabulous and was absolutely stunned when she saw that beside myself, her parents and youngest sister and her family also drove down from Vermont to surprise her! I really hope that out of the 30 cameras at the party someone got her reaction as it finally registered on her face that we were standing in front of her… the look and emotion was priceless!
It was a long trip for me, but it was well worth it. I drove straight through the night Thursday, 800+ miles and 14+ hours later I was in my brothers kitchen in Lexington, NC. surprising my nieces. The surprise birthday party for my friend was Saturday night in a little town called Mt.Airy, NC (remember the Andy Griffith show?) about 50 miles away. I returned to my brothers and headed to Virginia Beach Sunday morning to see my cousin Linda and her family. I drove over 2000 miles round trip from Thursday to Sunday… arriving back into Vermont at 6:00am Monday morning… and even though I’m exhausted I would not have missed it for anything!!
People tell me I’m crazy, but I love to drive and long trips have never bothered me. When I was in school in Minnesota I would drive 24 hours straight home to Vermont when I could string 4 or 5 days off from work and school. I have to add that I travel best alone… I can sing along to my cd’s when I want to without having someone comment that I sound like a wounded animal of some sort. I made the mistake of taking my baby sister on a trip last November and it is a mistake I will not make twice!
Now I’m back to reality and the day-to-day hustle and bustle. Bubbie was finally able to return to her Bone builders class today and afterwards at lunch she ate everything on her plate plus a large slice of chocolate cake… I’d say she’s back!!
Ciao for now… Bubbie & Me
Thought for the day: “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from!” – Al Franken