Monday, September 29, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I hope you enjoy this beautiful season!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
We left the city and firetrucks behind us, and made it about 5 miles outside of the city before we decided to stop for breakfast. It didn't take us long to realize we stumbled upon a nice little shopping area, excellent! After eating breakfast we shopped around for a few more hours and before we knew it, it was lunch time. Wow time flies when you're having fun. We ate at Chipolte, a first for both of us, and decided....maybe we better get back on the road to home.
We left the area and at least made it to Indiana before we made our next stop. We spotted this gigantic candle from the interstate and knew we had to see what this thing was all about. Come to find out it was a Warm Glow outlet store with millions of candles (and other neat items).
We shopped around this store for maybe an hour and once again said, let's get going. We piled in the car with our goodies and made it as far as the entrance of the candle place before making our next detour. We saw a sign for an antique mall with 500 vendors. We had to go!
One thing my sister and I are not good at is details. Throughout our trip we would spot signs and say "hey, let's go there", but we didn't pay attention to where....there....was. This was the case with the antique shop. Luck was on our side, we did stumble upon the place and went inside to find some treasures. Both of us found a couple little things we couldn't live without, but luckily the store closed so we didn't get to spend much time browsing. Finally, we were back on the road and we told ourselves, the only allowed stops were 1) dinner, 2) gas and 3) potty breaks.
In the end, it took us 12 hours to get home for a 6 hour drive. Pretty good I would say, wouldn't you?
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Before the gates even opened, the rain started pouring down but we ventured on. Everything was set up so pretty and neat. We felt so sorry for the vendors because they couldn't even get out all of their pretties because of the rain. We still found some things we couldn't live without, but we didn't spend an arm and a leg to get them. My sister's favorite bloggers "The Farm Chicks" were there with their own tent. I really wanted to get her picture with them, but she didn't want to bother them since they were busy. They had some cute things for sale as well.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
We didn't realize Ohio was so hilly. It was quite pretty, and we talked about how lovely the trees must look in the fall. The drive took us about 6 hours and we knew we where in Columbus when the skyline changed from semi-flat, to tall buildings. The inner city was pretty, not very hard to get around (thanks to Judy) and quite pretty with a river that runs through it.
Once we found our hotel, we were off looking for a shopping center and a place to eat. We didn't find a shopping center, but we found a Jo-Anns fabric, a girls next best thing. We were in there for probably a couple of hours and after driving around aimlessly looking for a place to eat (no help from Judy), we decided to go back to our hotel and order a pizza. The food was good, the bed was comfy, and our first day had come to an end.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Work has not been going well, too many reasons why and I won't bore you on details. But as I'm feeling sorry for myself, I must remember two of the other supervisors in our division and the challenges they are facing. One lady, single, never been married was diagonased with breast cancer a month ago. She had surgery to remove the lump, but now it's time for chemo and radiation. She has God in her life and is holding her head high and putting herself in His hands. But in the end, she must go through all of the scares, ill feelings and being alone during this time.
The other supervisor has a husband with liver cancer and she is watching him slowly pass away. He has fought it hard, but it has been a long 2 years with so much pain. She is a believer of Jesus, but not a follower. I keep praying this will bring her closer to Him.
I wish I could take these two ladies, wrap them up, bake their miseries away and we all eat muffins, or better yet, chocolate cupcakes.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
I hope you had a splendid Saturday too!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008