Remember last night’s discovery about finding out that I had left my computer cord plugged into the wall at my LAST hotel, and finding myself 50 miles away with no way to retrieve it?
These ladies know how to take care of me so well….
And at the same time I am so happy that I got on it right away, calling the hotel to be sure it was there. ((it was)) Emailing Linda to let her know….
At this point I was so tired that I went to bed and I didn’t know what was going on behind the scenes….
But Linda made a call to Judy, who I had borrowed a featherweight from while in Huntsville.
Judy said “No problem, I have a dentist appointment in Bryan in the morning….”
I woke up to a message that said “ have cord, on our way”.
What were the odds that Judy would be headed 50 miles away from Huntsville in this direction for a dentist appointment ---on the last day that I am in Texas?
If I had waited to send that mail until morning, none of this would have been resolved – is it luck? Is it timing? is it just Quilt Angels watching over us?
We had just started setting up for class this morning when one of the ladies wheeled in her machine case carrying this clear baggie with my cord in it for all to see…..YAY! Judy's hubby had passed it off to another quilter who would pass it off to me.
Class was amazing ---afterwards, extra books were dropped off at FedEx for shipping, and I returned to my hotel.
I decided to go solo tonight – sometimes when out and about like this week has been, lecturing to hundreds and teaching close to 200 students if you count the 6 classes I have given since last Thursday. Sometimes your brain just gets to where it can’t send coherent thoughts anymore and you can’t form words and get them out of your mouth!
I came back to the hotel for a bit of a rest ---and when I was hungry, I asked at the desk if there were any other restaurants within walking distance besides the ihop that is in the parking lot.
A short walk found me at a local Mexican Cantina.
And I blew my diet big time! LOL!!
Yes, this is a foodie post!
South Texas is famous for …..STUFFED AVOCADOS!! Holy Moly Guacamole!
It’s half an avocado stuffed with chicken and cheese and breaded with the same breading they use on chile rellenos. Yes I know…it is breaded. I have been trying so hard to be gluten-free. I really have been good for months and months and months….
But every once in a while a girl has got to use her “Get Out of Gluten-Free Card” and splurge a little---every once in a while. Life is very, very short.
And now my belly is very, very full ---
There is a big smile on my face, and I am planning to spend my evening packing up my goodies, getting ready for my 6:30am pick up for the ride back to the airport in Houston, and heading home to my family.
It’s been a great visit, Texas! And I’ll be back again next month!