This happened this morning.
It DIDN’T happen at ALL yesterday.
Yesterday was dermatologist day. Don’t you just love medical updates? I don’t.
But it was a first for me. I thought I was going in to have “The Other Thing” just looked at, but before I knew it I was on the table, they were numbing my forehead and slicing The Other Thing off and sending it for biopsy.
I was sent out the door with a big band-aid feeling numb from the crown of my head to my eyebrow…maybe even the tip of my nose.
But not before the nurse with the most gorgeous red hair and a smiling face sprinkled with freckles and I had a long conversation along with my instruction on “wound care” about the Blue Ridge mountains I love so dearly.
“Biopsy results will be back in a week to 10 days.” She said.
I replied with “Not a problem, after St Paddy’s Day is wonderful because we will be closing on our new cabin in the mountains in just over a week and I won't be in town.”
“Where in the mountains?”
“Oh, a little place called Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.”
“NO kidding!” Said she. “I live in West Jefferson! I only come down here to work a few days a week and stay with my elderly aunt when I do.”
Talk about a small small world! No, she isn’t a quilter, but there is a kindness to folks in this part of the country that can’t be matched. Before I knew it, Annabelle (Yes, really! And perfect since my Grannie called me Bonnie Belle all my life) had given me her name, address, phone number and let me know that if there was anything I needed while getting situated – if I needed a referral for a plumber, auto repair, whatever to call her and she would connect me.
Wow. Just wow! I left a scary place with perhaps a scary diagnosis feeling like I just made a new friend in a flash. And she isn’t even a quilter. YET!
And I giggled all the way home because just HEARING the word BIOPSY makes me think of this scene from My Big Fat Greek Wedding:
Face completely numb on one side and not feeling like much of anything, and not feeling like cooking dinner either, the choice was made to head back out to the wilds of Winston Salem in search of a new mattress set for Quilt Villa, VA. The plan? To hit Sam’s Club first, and then swing over to Costco and compare.
Someone explain to me why there are THREE “Mattress Firm” store locations, two on one side of Hanes Mall Boulevard, one on the other between Sam’s and Costco just across the street from one another? Seriously. These three locations are a stones-throw apart from each other. Ridiculous.
We all laugh about the pharmacy situation - you know, if there is a CVS on this corner, there is bound to be a Walgreens or a Rite-Aid just across the street, but at least they are different companies.
Mattress Firm? There is too much of you in Winston Salem, NC.
One more job off to the “to do” list before closing happens!
And I found the area rug for the front room as well. Bonus.
It's mostly the color of dirt, with a hint of dust. Perfect.
But after getting home there was no desire to stitch, the numb was no longer my friend and wearing off. Bed came early and I suppose that is why I was back UP early this morning and settling into some sewing. What else can a girl do when the rest of the family is still out for the count, right?
Parts laid out and ready to go, including the 5 missing and reconstructed centers!
Quite the stack, Jack!
My Straits of Mackinac blocks are now done and waiting for sashings.
Today is a packing it up day. I’m headed to the Akron, Ohio area tomorrow for a workshop on Friday, and a luncheon lecture on Saturday. From there I fly to Grand Rapids on Sunday for time in Grand Haven. I’ll be home Wednesday. I’m so excited about this trip, we’ve been looking forward to it and planning it for a long long time.
The trunk show needs to be re-packed to include the workshop quilts I need, and my suitcase too. Here we go again! It’s been a nice 10 days home.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage double-knit quilt found in North Carolina.
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