"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Caregiver Day

We have made our annual trek to North Carolina to visit with bil and sil for the long weekend.  They are known to be fabulous hosts and tour guides, and they usually have every minute planned with fun things to do and places to go.  Because of dh's health issues, this weekend is not planned.  We are just playing it by ear, to see how he feels, how much energy he has, etc.  Today was the most unusual day. SIL and I were chatting after we arrived yesterday, and I mentioned a billboard that I had seen for a fabric outlet.  So she decided that she and I would have a girls' day out, and the brothers could fend for themselves.  What fun!  We started at a yarn shop that she had been wanting to visit, then popped into a couple of gift shops.  I love this flag:
I actually bought a very pretty necklace and earrings that were reasonable priced, and of course I bought a book at the small book shop that we visited.  Then we went here:

She insisted on buying my lunch, saying I needed to be treated for all my caregiving!  How sweet.  Then we stopped here:

I have to admit that I left with a bag filled with FABRIC of all things.  Can you imagine?  Don't tell SIL, but I picked up something to make a Christmas gift for her.  Our final stop of the day was to see this:

I read the book last week, and I loved the movie!  Then we came home and had dinner that had been cooking in the crockpot all day.  Yummyy..   Ahh what a wonderful day, with no cares or worries or responsibilities. I could get used to this!

Counting my blessings.....Sunny


  1. You came to visit a beautiful part of my state! Im headed to Hillsville, VA tomorrow to the giant flea market. Have a nice labor day.

  2. Sounds like a great time! I finally started reading The Help. Glad to hear the movie was good.

  3. Sunny, I love your new blog design! Colorful fabrics how perfect!! I have yet to read The Help but have heard great things about the book and movie.. Sounds like you had the perfect girls day. LOVE days like that, and you sooo deserve it and need it when going thru stressful times. xo

  4. It sounds like a perfect day, what a lovely sis-in-law you have to understand exactly what you needed! I really want to see that movie - I'll get there one of these days, lol. Enjoy your visit hon.

  5. What a delightful day....... You are certainly deserving of a day of pampering.......

    I am still working on my center block. I do plan to catch up as soon as life stops interfering.......

    I seem to spend my time dealing with insurance adjustors and being on the phone........

    You are in Western MD and I am in Eastern NC.

    How far are you from Richmond VA?

  6. Sunny, so glad you had a wonderful day to enjoy.

  7. Looks like your having a great time. Love the hummingbirds photos.Have a nice trip on your way back home.

  8. I just answered my question in the above post; you were in Black Mountain. :o) We saw the movie last week and loved it!!!


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