Wednesday, January 16, 2008

~Heading Home~

~GOODBYE CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE!!!!~




MY SUITCASE WAS SO STUFFED I HAD TO LAY ON IT TO GET IT SHUT......then Anna and I had to weigh it on the scale to make sure I wasn't over the 50 pound limit on United Airlines........ it came in at 47.9 lbs. LOL!!!



YEAH!!!! LOOKS LIKE I'M GOING TO GET THE SUITCASE SHUT!!!


DARN IT....I DON'T WANT TO GO......



~I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GO ALREADY~



I'm Heading Home in a few hours.....I'm really sad as I don't think I am ready to go back to my "real world". It's so warm and sunny here and everyone has been AWESOME!!!
You know when you just take the second bite out of your dessert and the waiter takes your plate.....not enough time to finish it!!! That is how I felt meeting Ginger and Priscilla. And of course, there was so much more Anna and I were going to do but it just didn't work out.



AH!!! BUT THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT YEAR!!!!



My Body could not run around and keep going like it did 2 years ago when I was here. By 5pm, I was ready to call it a day and had my pj's on. Makes me laugh...I kept thinking, man Amy, you are getting old. BUT then I thought about what I have just been thru and it's all because of the cancer and the poison that has been put thru my body with chemo.
So, my hair is growing fast. More people think I should ditch the hats and bandannas but I feel like a BOY without them. Maybe in a few weeks I will be able to have it long enough so I can spike it with some jel......then maybe I won't feel like I look like a boy.


So, while I am traveling tomorrow on the plane....from California, to Denver and then Home to Cedar Rapids....


check out the website...EVERYTHING IS 50% off, even the goodies on the BACK PORCH so that I can start getting ready to put new treasures on this upcoming weekend!!!!



I am leaving 80+ degree weather and coming home to -9 below and walking into a Winter Storm Warning of up to 5 inches of snow starting at 6 pm CST (My plane is suppose to land 35 minutes after the storm starts so say some prayers for me!!!)

Love and Hugs and I will of course have a whole bunch to tell you about the trip......Amy


OUR LAST DAY AT THE MILL Restaurant....Yes, I had the Black Forrest Ham Sandwich this time and it was FABULOUS!!! YUM YUM YUM!!!
I LOVE YOU ANNA.....THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CHARGING MY LIFE BATTERIES and INSPIRING ME TO KEEP GOING and DO THOSE THINGS I LOVE!!!!
Your Lil Sis, Amy


16 comments:

Nora Lee said...

Hope you have a safe trip home, and so glad you enjoyed your trip. I am looking forward to seeing your new "goodies" bought on your vacation.

Sandra

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

Amy, Have a safe trip home. Time is just so priceless. You have inriched my life by meeting you, I am so thankful I had the opertunity.Next time we can have more time you will be feeling much better by then.
God Bless
ginger

CamiesCottage said...

Amy you are adorable! The picture of you laying on your suitcase pouting was so funny! When you said you'll be switching planes in Denver my heart skipped a beat remembering all those times we talked about traveling to meet each other but it never worked out. It's too late now to find out if you have any kind of layover but I will be thinking about you and praying for your safety as you fly over my head (quite literally) since I'm just a hop and a skip from the airport and right in their eastbound flightpath. =) I'm soo glad you had a wonderful trip! You deserved it! Can't wait to see your spikey hairdo. You're one amazing lady!!
Love and Hugs, Camie

Counting Your Blessings said...

I just finished reading a book called "Coming Home" (it's in the Library on my sidebar if you want to take a peek). In a few days I'll bet that you'll have a moment on your sofa that you think, "Yeah, there really isn't anyplace like home!" So glad you've had a good time. You're starting to get your color back. Blessings... Polly

Flea Market Queen said...

Amy...have a safe trip home!
I'm sure Anna will miss you, as you are both such sweet friends...love it!
I adore the Alterd Art project you made...so very charming indeed!
Take gentle care my friend and always know I'm a phone call away!
Love ya...
Priscilla

PS...I say use a ton of gel now and make some great little spikes...it will look so cute!!

Miss Jean said...

Amy: I am so glad you had a wonderful trip. My thanks to your Southern California friends. I can't wait till you can make your trip to Northern California! Woo Hoo. Take care and keep warm.

IsabellaCloset said...

Amy, What cute photos. I know you are very sad leaving sweet Anna & that beautiful sunny California weather. Like you said there is always next year..
Please make sure you are nice & warm for your trip back here. It's so cold in Iowa & here in Ohio too.
Have a safe trip home, I will keep you in my prayers.
Hugs & much love ~Mary~

She'sSewPretty said...

Have a safe trip home Amy! Maybe next year I can plan to get down there too. It has been gray and overcast here and I need some of that sunshine.

Alison Gibbs said...

Amy you sure have had a fun time with Anna. The Mill sounds like a yummy place eto eat.
Alison

Sharon Kay said...

Fly safe and so glad you had such a wonderful time and I will check out the sale.

Marcela said...

Hello Amy
You are so beautiful..you don`t need to wear hats and anything like that.
I'm sure you will go there next year again, and maybe there will be another girl's day at the restaurant and I will be there....who knows!!
I wish you a good travel and a safe return.
Blessings
Marcela

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Amy ~ What a fun time it looks like you had ! I am sooo happy that you posted pics ~ I had to visit you every night to see what you did for the day with your friends ! What fun !!
What a Joy to see you being able to be there !!!
Yay Amy !
hugs,
Lori

Stephanie said...

Hi Amy! Prayers already being said for your safe return!

What fun it looks like you've had! I'm so very happy for you.

Cute cute pics with the suitcase!!

Big Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Jillian said...

Hi Amy,
SO glad you had a great time. I can just see the glee in your photos. You will have great memories to look back on...and we can wait to see the goodies! I'm going to go check your site out...wow, fifty percent off!! Whoo hoo!

Safe trip home!

~ Jillian

Elaine L. said...

Your pictures are priceless! I'm so happy for you. After all that you have been through, you deserve only the best!

I can't wait to see your new punky hair look. LOL

God bless you, Amy.

~elaine~

Mary said...

Amy,

I found my way here through Deena at Pretty in Pink. It sounds like you had a great time in California. I will pray for your safe return home.

Blessings,
Mary