Saturday, October 31, 2009

Home again in Jacksonville

Just wanted to update you all.

I'm home.  :)

It was about 600 miles instead of 520 due to the detour.  I had pouring rain throughout the gorgeous mountains. I tried several times to get out and take a photo of them but the rain was relentless.  By the time the rain let up, I was in an area where the mountains were no more.  Ahh well.  Just think - yellow, orange, brown and lots of trees that had already lost thier leaves.  There were very few reds left in the mountains but the browns and oranges were beautiful. 

I stopped a few times for fuel for the car and the driver, but for the most part I just kept going.  My feet swelled up something awful on the first day, but today they didn't at all.  I was laughing when I put on my support socks this morning and saying things like, "You know your getting older when..." jokes.  I was hysterical!  The socks really do help, but for some reason my feet were very unhappy yesterday.

I slept a full 8 hours last night.  The hotel bed was comfortable, I think.   I don't think I moved much after I crawled into bed.  There were black out curtains that I pulled tight.  I love black out curtains.  When my alarm went off at 8am, I was sure it was a mistake.  I slept that hard and it was still that dark in the room.  :)  It's always so nice when I have a great hotel experience.    By the way - I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.

The car is totally unpacked, I've unpacked a few of my bags already, made myself some dinner, called my parents and left messages that I'm home, have reintroduced myself to the cat, kissed my husband and changed the sheets on the bed.  The house looks like it exploded with stuff, now that I'm home, but I have to say that my husband made sure that the laundry was done, the kitty litter cleaned out, dishes done, trash out and the place vacuumed before I got home.  He didn't change the sheets because he can never put the fitted sheet on correctly (insert laugh because whenever he says that I laugh!)

I hope you had a Happy Halloween and that you remembered to "Fall Back" tonight, as it's the end of Daylight Savings Time.  I'm headed for bed. 



Ruth Ann said...

Glad you made it home safely! So when you do a trip like this, you only have to stay over somewhere one night? I'll remember this when I come to visit you! I can handle one night alone in a hotel! lol

Just Breathe said...

So glad to hear that you made it home. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. God bless.

Just Breathe said...

So glad to hear that you made it home. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. God bless.

Just Breathe said...

So glad to hear that you made it home. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. God bless.

Unknown Mami said...

Glad you made it home safely.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love when I sleep great in a hotel bed too! That is the BEST! Hope the rain lets up so you can take some pretty pictures of the leaves!

PS Your husband sounds GREAT! Wow!

Keetha Broyles said...

I'm so glad you are home all safe and sound!!! Thanks for letting me be one of your calls last night and I can't believe you've done ALL THAT already!!! I didn't go anywhere and I've done SQUAT.

Mrs4444 said...

Glad you had a safe trip home and that you arrived to a clean slate, laundry-wise. Yea, Hubs!

jennifer said...

Yay! I'm so glad that you are home!!

I know how much you enjoy taking pictures so I know the rain was frustrating you.

I slept in a hotel bed like that when we went to Atlanta (Homewood Suites). I wanted to take that soft squishy bed home!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

soooooo glad you made it home safe. You're such a bog girl I can hardly get out of helena alone. LOL