so, i am now home! watching buffy, cuddling w/ angel (the kitty, not the vampire detective - altho, he's here, too). today was pretty glad. : ) we slept til 10:30, ate some breakfast, watched a movie (the swimming one w/ kevin costner & ashton kutcher?), and headed out. we did some shopping at macy's - mom wanted some bath stuff for her, as yesterday she got christmas pressies for the aunts but didn't get anything for herself! heh.
then, i wanted to grab lunch at Portillo's. idk where i'd heard of it - food network, likely! but i happened to see one a few times as we drove around during the weekend. since we'd passed it more than once, i thought i knew where it was.
i was wrong.
we drove around for an hour looking for this restaurant i'd seen several times! lol mom was a trouper, she just kept looking for me! finally, tho, after we'd driven so far that we could see the City up ahead (the closest we got to the actual city...), we gave up & said we'd just grab lunch somewhere else along the way home.
then, suddenly, God shined His light upon us in the form of a different Portillo's!
good times, and thank You, Lord! i mean, it wouldn't have killed either of us had we not found it, but it was just really neat timing, and it could only be a blessing, ya know? : )
the rest of the trip was pretty uneventful, and nice. we saw a rainbow - but no rain! *laugh* so mom said it's not really a rainbow... but it was pretty!
ahhh. and soon i should get to bed, since i actually have to GET UP in the morning. LOL first, i'm going to go back & edit Day 1 & Day 2, adding pictures in. be sure to check back w/ those posts soon! : )
it was so nice to get away w/ mom. it was nice to remember daddy, and there were some tears, but those were more tension releases because of all the CRAP going on, rather than being sad about daddy. even tho we are, we're okay. ya know what i mean?
this trip was perfect, was healing, was what i needed and hopefully what mom needed. tomorrow starts november, the month of celebration of me! (and grammy, boo, bret, juli, renee, kaylie, kate...heh) november, the month of THANKSGIVING. november, the month of a special giveaway! this one's not sponsored, tho, just something i've put together, so it's not as fancy as the last one. but i think y'all will like it... : )
okay, more on that later. i really am going to add photos now! ttfn! loves!