Weekend Recap

I had a magical weekend in Vermont. It started very early Friday morning diving up and meeting with the district manager and the wholesaler in Rutland. We then went to a few accounts and spread the word of drinking responsibly and always designating a driver. If you want to see a fantastic commercial we made on the importance of always being responsible go here. I tear up every time. Anyway that’s a tangent, so while in Vermont I was so excited we had a huge event on Saturday at Killington so I got to see the mountain pre snow.

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So beautiful still! Then I was able to get back to where my mom was before she got out of work and meet her on a walk. The weather was gorgeous and so was the area she walks in.

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She kept saying how surreal it felt to have me on her after work walk, I had to admit it felt great, almost like I was a kid on summer break again. We then headed home to make dinner and hang out. I wanted to impress her with my cooking skills, but ended up making the saltiest broccoli ever. One of the seasonings in her cabinet was called “Vermont Seasonings” I thought it was a bunch of earthy spices but it was mostly salt. Looks like I’ll have to try again! After dinner we played a few hands of cards and then called it a night. The next morning I woke up and ate breakfast while she was showering and then went for a run.

We had a big day of farmers markets and apple picking so after my shower I got changed and we headed out. The farmers market was on it’s last legs but I managed to find some amazing beets to make into beet and goat cheese salads this week. I loved looking at all the crafts, but nothing called out to me as something I had to have. So we headed home to drop off our produce and then headed back out to grab some food and then go apple picking. The second we got out of the car at the orchard, there were such beautiful flowers next to us.

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We took our lunch and headed over to the raspberry patch to eat a picnic. It was so sunny and warm and beautiful.

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After lunch we even sat for awhile longer just taking the day in. Then we headed back to the car to drop off our lunch bags and get the pints for the blueberries. I couldn’t believe that it was still blueberry season, but some of the bushes still had a ton on them

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I picked for my mom, since I have had my fair share of blueberries this year already and we managed to fill a full pint. Then it was time for what I  came for, apples! My mom and I picked a variety of them, golden for eating, red macouns for baking.

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While walking back we passed some beautiful flowers, and full rows of huge basil plants.

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The smell was amazing on everything. I noticed that my mom and I always smell flowers, that must be where I get it from. As my boyfriend states “you are literally stopping to smell the roses” As tradition I got a few pumpkins while I was there too. They had such an awesome variety, I’m surprised I only walked away with three.

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All through out the day it was perfect there, from seeing carriage rides to the beautiful weather to just spending time with my mama.

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By the time we got home it was already past 3 and I needed to get on the road so I wasn’t driving at night. Leaving my mom was hard, I had such a wonderful visit I didn’t want it to end, I actually teared up while pulling away. That is just a sign that I need to go up and visit more!

 

Do you apple pick? Every year for as long as I can remember! 

The Skin Cancer Chronicles – 48 Hours Post

48 hours post-op I was bored out of my mind. Spending all day on the couch Saturday had made me restless and made me cranky. So the boyfriend and I decided to go to his moms for Father’s Day. I would have gone to my dads, but the trip was just too long so I settled for at least getting out of the house. I went to get in the shower and just stood there. I had a water resistant bandage on but I didn’t want to get it that wet. The doctor had told me I greatly reduce the risk of infection and additional scaring if I can keep the bandage on for the two weeks. So I washed like I wasn’t going to get my hair wet and the at the end bend my head down into the stream facing forward to get some shampoo.

Normally showers are my favorite but at this moment they were just a means to an end. I felt like a new person once clean though. I wanted to try to not take any meds since they make me all loopy and make my nose itch. I took some Tylenol and then started to get dressed. I was still in pain though and I didn’t want to get in the car miserable so my resolve to not take any meds went away.

We headed to his moms and hung out for awhile, I was outside in the shade the whole time while people were splashing in the pool. Normally I would be upset, but I was so out of it I just sat there and drank water. When the sun moved and trees shaded part of the pool I sat on the edge and the boyfriend came and sat next to me. I wanted to cry, I was so worn out from the few hours I was there that I just wanted to go home. He knew something was up, so he got us all packed up and we headed on our way.

I was so happy to be out of the house for the few hours and so happy to fall into a deep sleep the second I got back. I woke up hours later in time for dinner to only fall back asleep again. I can’t wait until I can stay awake for more than four hours at a time.

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