6.14.2010

I survived I-35 . . . Can I have a treat?

  



I'm back from my adventure, having added two new states to my list:  Missouri and Arkansas.  My family spent a delightful week in Branson, MO, eating barbecue and stomping our feet to corny country music.  We also took a field trip one day to Eureka Springs, AR, a quaint ol' town chock full of shops and galleries, for some retail therapy.

It was wonderful to catch up with everyone and the scenery was just beautiful!  I wish I could have tucked a few blooming trees into my suitcase to set them up where I can see them every day . . . but unfortunately, MN is in a different zone
(read: universe)
when it comes to those kinds of things.


Deadlines looming as they are, it was supposed to be a working vacation (by which I mean a vacation on which I put in at least a couple of stitches!) but for some reason I . . . ummm . . . forgot how to thread my needle when I returned to my hotel room each night, so I remain woefully behind.




The idea is that two big pieces are going to be finished in time for San Francisco,




and since I seem to work best (or, to be quite honest, work only) under pressure,
I'm sure I'll get them done with seconds to spare.


One thing I didn't forget for even a second:  
The Molar-Numbing Nightmare 
coming at me tomorrow morning, 


 Open wide, Susie -- this won't hurt a bit!  
And you can have a sticker!!


a little exploratory surgery conducted right next door to my gag reflex which will involve, among other things, stitches.  And while I'm usually a big fan of stitching in all its myriad forms, decorative-dental-embroidery is an art form for which I have not developed much appreciation . . .




Oh well, it can't be worse than I've imagined it will be, right?  




Right??




Right??!!!!


Anyway, it's the endodontist who should be worried, since she'll be the one directly in the line of fire of my finely-tuned gag reflex.

And I'm sure I'll survive . . . 

I've done hard things before . . .

after all . . .

I drove myself to-and-from Missouri, didn't I?
 (and you didn 't think I could do it.)



Good-to-be-home-happy-Monday!



    

2 comments:

luanne said...

Glad your trip turned out well, it's always a good sign when you take projects to work on and then don't find the time. Great Missouri postcard!

As for your dental surgery, ick/eek! But it can't be any worse than you imagine, since you're surely imagining the even-worse-than-worst possibilities (and I fully relate to such tendencies). Good luck, and maybe ask for a little pain prescription along with that sticker!

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