I’M IN FLORIDA!! And it was a freakingly-wonderful 73 degrees today! WHHHAAAHOOOO!
Why am I so happy about this? Because it was a really stupidly foggy 36 degrees when I left Greensboro, NC on my 5:25 am flight that took me up --- for a 17 minute flight, and down again to land in Charlotte, NC where I had to hang around for nearly 4 hours before catching my connecting flight to Florida ---- flights were delayed due to FOG. In North Carolina. Many flights were cancelled, so at least I was able to get to where I was going!
The really DUMB thing? Guess what I forgot?! ((And yes, I guess it is understandable being as we left that house at 3:30am to get me TO the airport –Here, let me best capture it THIS way for you…..My text conversation with Miss Lisa!
I may have just as EASILY left my shoes….at least I would have had my thimble to keep my fingers busy – and I would have had less to remove and run through the security check-- :c/
OH!! The security check! I forgot! Get this --- I go up to the TSA guy and hand him my boarding pass and my license…..he runs his flashlight over it, looks back up at me, looks back down at my license---and breaks out into strains of HAPPY BIRTHDAY right there in the terminal. COOL! Yeah, I was embarrassed, but everyone was smiling ---beats getting a pat-down, doesn’t it? :cD
I met Betty at the baggage claim and told her of my thimble-less plight. We shop-hopped to a couple of places to find me one, and then stopped by here for lunch:
Troyer’s Dutch Heritage --- Amish Restaurant! I had to really laugh at the inside of the menu, and I don’t know if you can read it because my pic turned out blurry, but here---catch a glimpse of the “LIGHTER APPETITE” side:
LIGHTER APPETITE – Amish Favorites:
Creamed Chicken with vegetables and mashed potatoes and biscuits.
LIGHTER SIDE?!!?!! HELLO!????
NOODLES over MASHED POTATOES.
What a hoot! And of course you can add the salad bar to any of the above meals for $3.49 but who would have ROOM for salad after all that starch and gravy?
I think they were more talking about the color value of the food being on the lighter side ----than say a spinach salad, which would be on the darker side….you know….mashed potatoes and noodles neutral to dark green?
This is my digs for the next 3 nights! I’ve got a sweet and cozy 2 bedroom mobile home in a lovely quiet park all to myself!
I brought my machine with me..and some units to work on as time allows. What more could a girl ask for her birthday than a solo retreat in between other things with other quilters?
Speaking of other quilters….
Meet 5 crazy gals from the Wilds of Winnipeg, Manitoba area! Oh, and I’m going to blame my tiredness on the reason I can’t remember names right now! The gal to my right lives down here, the gal to my left and the 3 behind all came down from Canada to escape the cold and take a couple workshops with me! AND --- they treated me to my birthday dinner! I was gifted beaucoups of stuff Canadian style --- including a piece of Canadian flag fabric and a great hockey hat! I know the pic is dark and grainy, the flash was off, and our waiter was helping us out with the photos. We had a roaring good time and it’s going to be a fun couple of days down here!
The birthday key lime pie! YUMMY!!
And let me tell ya, if you are going to take a pic of me blowing out the candle, I am going to take a pic of you too! LOL!! Love the key lime blouse that matched the key lime booth behind her ;c)
And this is as far as this disjoined but happy post can go….and I’m setting it to auto-post in the morning because I have to be picked up at 8:15 for the workshop, and I’m dragging myself off to bed…
Happy Tuesday, Everyone!