April 14-26th 2017
I got back from vacation just before most everyone else in NY took theirs. Friday stared Spring break for most of the kids in the area, and Sunday was Easter! I didn't have much time to prepare for Easter goodies for the kido's. Gavin is the only kid left in the house (although Alexis lives here, she is never home) so there was no annual egg hunt. Grateful I had purchased some candy with coupons before I left for vacation. This Easter bunny filled a few eggs with candy 1 had a $20- bill and threw the rest of the candy contents into two baskets. One for Gavin one for Alexis.
The first full week back to work was busy catching up. Having missed 9 days of my "normal" life really can effect a person. It took a few days but soon I was back into my routine.
I found the gift I received was NOT having to get this child up each morning to go to school. Ahh school breaks. Funny when they were little I couldn't wait for them to get back to school.
Instead of doing what I should on Easter Sunday (get to church) I headed to home depot and purchased paint for my dining room. The rest of Sunday was spent with rollers and brushes. DONE!! It has only taken 10 years.
The following Monday was a dental appointment. (Truly back to routine) and what I thought was my last ASL class. I was convinced that my American Sign language class was at its last class and I was not prepared for a test. Fortunate for me I had one more class before the course ended. Whew.
Tuesday evening was Broadway in CNY:
First Tammy and I had lunch at The Pasta House in village of Wolcott, NY.
Lunch over we headed to the state park. The day couldn't have been more beautiful, but one day of sunshine does not dry up the trails very quickly and we have had so much rain over the last few weeks nearly everything is flooding.
Might want to avoid clinging to these tree's...as they seem to be clinging to the banks themselves.
The only way to go...was straight down......(although it doesn't look that steep in this picture) it would not be a pleasant fall.
The cliff trail soon jetted into the deep wood eventually taking is back to the entrance. These were some of the muddiest parts of the trail. We found we were more often then not creating our own as these trails were submerged in water.
Somewhere in this tree is a woodpecker. When we entered this small clearing we could hear him pecking at a tree. I tried to locate him up in the trees, but he kept bobbing in and out of the branches.
I was so grateful to have my hiking boots, but Tammy's feet were soaked to her bare feet.
Despite the mud and dangling near the edge of death. It was a great hike, I plan to venture out with these awesome women more in the future.
That Tuesday I got a text from my eldest son. He stated he was in the hospital. YIKES!!!
After waiting in the ED for hours he was finally seen and I got to see the mess his finger was in. EWWWWWEE!!! The biggest concern was infection as he works with metals and oil. (He's a welder). The docs cleaned it up gave his some antibiotics and stitched him up.He was soon good to go. He may never have his nail return but he should have full use of his finger. Whew!!!
That Saturday I spent time with my Close to my heart gals as the Hearts a Flutter team meeting. It was a small group of us, but we had fun and Sandy had some great new ideas. Plus we got to play with the new products. LOVELY papers!!!!
Great friends, great products and hello would you get a load of this LUNCH!!!!
Great end to a wonderful month. Vacation truly does not have to end just because you are home!