I'm happy to report that yesterday was the first day I actually started feeling "normal" again. Now, this morning I woke up achy, but I think this means I've finally turned a corner in feeling better. Yay! Thanks again for all your well wishes.
Time for a new edition of Really Kinda Random, don't you think? :-)
For a long time, I had been planning to travel to Florida to visit my parents. Thankfully, the doctor said I was well enough to go, and the pressure of the plane would probably not be too harmful to my lungs. I convinced the doctor I would be able to really rest if I could go visit my parents. :-) When I got down there, Dad treated me to a pedicure. See what I mean? Nice rest!
I used the rest room while I was there. They had all kinds of great signs hanging in the restroom and just before you enter the rest room. I took some photos of my favorites for you. This one is always a classic. (Some of these are kind of blurry. Sorry. Was taking them with my cell phone. You can click on the photos to make them bigger, if you need to.)
I had a colleague when I taught at The Ohio State University who would say to our graduate students, "Ya' just gotta be there." It was his way of saying what this sign is saying. Showing up, being there, is really half of the key to success. And I interpret "showing up" broadly. I think it means, saying "yes," being part of the game, trying even when you think you can't do it, etc... Remember that. I have found this to be very true!
I actually have a version of this one in my office. I love it. If you can't read it, it says, "Life is tough. I recommend getting a manicure and a really cute helmet." And I couldn't agree more. There were lots, lots more signs. These are just a few that appealed to me. I loved the idea of a big wall littered with signs and fun sayings. Decorating idea?
I love it when people take the time and effort to address envelopes in fun ways. When Larissa sent me the needlebook pattern to test, along with some supplies, check out how she addressed the envelope to me. How awesome is that? I don't have the heart to throw it away.
Mom and I took Sweet Pea to the zoo in Naples, FL. I was feeling pretty good yesterday, so I went along. Probably a mistake. It wiped me out. It was pretty hot and humid. This tiger gives you a sign of how hot it was. Almost all the animals were snoozing in the shade. And this is a sign of what I've been doing a lot of for the last two weeks. (As an aside, I was amazed by the powerfulness of this tiger's shoulders and "arms." Wow. Amazing creatures.)
Strawberries are always a sign of summer. I saw a "sign" (post) on Facebook that our local berry farm had strawberries a couple of weeks ago. They used to do u-pick, but no longer. Something about FDA regulations? (By the way, I think this sucks.) But I was too sick to u-pick anyway. Papa Pea drove Sweet Pea and me out there, and we bought a 10-lb flat of strawberries. Papa Pea made strawberry shortcake, and I froze a bunch of them for later. They were really fresh and delicious.
The night before we went out to the strawberry/blueberry farm, we had had some pretty significant storms. Here's a sign of how significant the storms had been.... I had seen on Facebook that one of their facilities didn't have power, but the other one did. We went to the one that did. When we got there, we realized the reason they had power was they had hooked up this tractor to the power pole. They had the diesel engine running on the tractor and were using the engine as a generator. Pretty dang resourceful, if you ask me. A sign of humen ingenuity!
Well, that's my Really Kinda Random post for you today. Hope you enjoyed. I hope you all have a really great weekend (in case I don't get back to the computer tomorrow).
I'm linking up with Cindy over at Live a Colorful Life. Hop on over there for lots more lovely randomness.
Until next time,