My mind is flying in lots of different places!
First, thanks, all of you, for such kind wishes for a speedy recovery! Things are looking up. I can go out in public (though I still scare people and the Gypsy when I cough) and am making good ground! I have been taking your advice -- hot tea, honey, lemon, rest -- and things are looking up. As always, I feel wrapped in a warm clock of good feelings from friends I've never met, yet know so well. Yes, many thanks.
I was thinking, as I walked through Kroger after my doc appointment while waiting for my prescriptions that one shops differently when not feeling so good. Examples? My cart had things like cheese and crackers -- comforting spready-cheese, not the kind you have to cut! Bagels, soup (three kinds), a new box of tea (not that I didn't have more tea than I'll use in five years at home), yogurt (OK, that's a staple), Ricola and lots of Kleenex, extra soft, please. And I was desperately searching for meat loaf.
Comfort food. Something warm, savory, carby. I had zero interest in salad fixings, fruit (though I did find some good blueberries), or meat I'd have to cook. I didn't want to be cooked for yesterday, either, because that means you really have to eat just to be polite and I wasn't in the mood.
Meanwhile, I had some nice thoughts of the past weekend up at the lake. Granted, I was extremely annoying to be around, but nonetheless, my Cleveland cousins took it in "relatively" good form.
We did do something fun -- an antiquish store in town decided to have a big sale in their six barns near Gaylord, so on a rainy Saturday, we headed out there. (Yeah, rain, bronchitis. I know. The whole weekend, it just rained...)
I saw lots of fun stuff, most of which I had no spot for, so reluctantly left it behind.
I liked this bunny and these Indian blankets.
These paddles aren't old, but had a nice up-northy feel.
Croquet sets always appeal to me -- I love the colors!
Who wouldn't want these? And who would have a place to put them?
And there was lots of great "big stuff" -- some decent furniture, that sort of thing.
I did find one thing I liked a lot -- this desk. Wouldn't it be a great art table?
Trouble is, it's one of those melamine things that you put together with a kit from someplace like Target. She wanted $125, which I thought was way too much for something that wasn't even real wood. Wouldn't budget on it either, said she would take it to the store after she cleaned it up (and it was cleaned up, by the way) and ask $175 or more for. Good luck. It did, however, make me realize that perhaps my pine desk similar in style to this might one day be reappropriated!
I did find a couple of interesting tins -- one very old filled with hair curlers, the other probably more recent but fun. Mutty and Howard found a couple of bobbleheads.
And we enjoyed nice dinners out, several belated birthday celebrations and good times. And really, does it get much better than that, no matter what the weather?
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