Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I got to Utah yesterday. So glad I am here. I'm still laughing about my trip yesterday. I had an early flight which meant I had to get up at 4:00 a.m. (Yes, I don't mind getting up early, but THIS WAS RIDICULOUS) Fortunately, I had everything ready so it didn't take long to get ready and out the door by 4:30 with my breakfast. This is one of the first times I flew without a stash of munchies for the flight and layover.
I probably need to back up a little. Back in January I participated in my first challenge. It was great. It went until April and then I participated in my second challenge which ran until June. I also did a challenge which a few friends which kind of fizzled out. Then in October I joined another challenge which has been great fun. We haven't had to do the "one small treat a day" and so it's been a whole lot easier for me, until this week. The wildcard for this week has been "enjoy one small treat a day". So I pick my treat very carefully and usually either divide it up and savor it throughout the day or have it at the end of the day. So, of course, I get on the plane yesterday morning and hear the stewardess say something I've not heard very often before, "Would you like a cookie with your beverage?" WHAT--ANY OTHER TIME I WOULD LOVE A COOKIE!!!! Then on my second flight, I'm sitting next to this woman who says, "Hey, I have a sugar cookie, would you like one??????" AGAIN, WHAT. That has never happened to me.
I need to add, I'm pretty glad I am not one who gets terribly nervous on a flight because the descent into Salt Lake was probably one of the bumpiest I have ever had. I was in the back row aisle seat and the stewardess was in her little seat next to me. As we were visiting I had told her when I'm on a flight and it starts getting bumpy, I usually look at the stewardess and if she isn't nervous, I'm not nervous. She said, "Well, don't look at me today, because I feel sick."
My sister-in-law and I stopped at In-N-Out--one of my favorite places to visit, and then we were off to her house. It's always great to have family who'll put up with you when you come to visit ; ) Brent came over. it was so GREAT to see him. Heidi got home from school and I was so happy to see her. I couldn't wait to see how excited she looked--AND SHE DEFINITELY DID. I have NEVER seen her that happy and I LOVED IT.
Brent and I went grocery shopping--I pretty much cleaned out the Ghiradelli supply at Wal-Mart. (Stocking stuffers for Allan ; )
Such a difference in price between them here and Canada. Got back and went to Kneaders for dinner. (I love that place)
It was a great evening. Heidi gave me my list of things to do so I spent most of today running around. It was fun--would have been more fun, but I had a ball anyway. I sure wish I could have been here helping her all along. She has done so much stuff already. I know everything is going to be wonderful.
I met up with her this afternoon at her school. Funny, but when I was walking up to the school, I saw this beautiful woman walking out and I recognized her IMMEDIATELY. It was Connie--so fun to meet her. We had a couple of minutes to talk and she is as lovely and fun as she is on her blog. I'm looking forward to Heidi's shower on Friday, so we'll have a little more time to visit.
Had dinner with Brent tonight.
It's been a great couple of days.
Sidenote #1: Some time ago I had written to Aubrey and asked her for some suggestions on what to do with an area in my house. She sent me some ideas and I found a table and with the help of my friend, Cory, found a great chair. What do you think???
Sidenote #2: I still haven't gotten over Brandy getting kicked off of Dancing With The Stars ; (