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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Vacation Catch Up

Hello D... BBSW readers! I know I've been pretty quiet so far this week. Of course I am on vacation, a girl can't be expected to blog every day while she's away.
So far this trip down to Jacksonville has been rather quiet and relaxed, compared to my March trip which was a whirlwind! As you all know, this trip isn't for me, its to check up on Claire. Claire is doing well, and is a good place mentally and spiritually. We've had some good and frank conversations over the last few days, I'm happy to know she's got such a good head on her shoulders! I know that the loss of a child just cripples some people.

We have been busy since I arrived, just not running around seeing all the sights and photographing the world (as is my habit). Saturday we went out to lunch at Ruby Tuesday's and did the groceries (how domestic).

I have to say this is one of the worst pictures I've ever taken... I must of been hungry, its not in focus!! This is Claire and her husband at lunch on Saturday.

Sunday afternoon, once Claire and her husband got back from church (I had a nice lie in), Claire and I went shopping! We did way more walking than buying (which can be a good thing).

That would be where I saw this lovely hibiscus.
Monday (yesterday) boy did Claire and I do a lot of walking! We hit the outlet malls in St. Augustine. Once again I got some new clothes! There were also a couple of items I didn't buy back in March that I was able to pick up this time around! I also got... my bikini! Oh my gosh! Now to find the guts to wear it at the beach... of course I have no other beach wear so there's little option.

Yup, here's my pink little number from Tommy Hillfiger!

Today was a quiet day, we stitched, and I made it into the local Weight Watcher meeting. After my first week on maintenance I'm up 0.4lbs... I think being on vacation, not eating as I would at home, and being able to eat more... I did very well. However tonight I sure pushed the boat out! I had a low point dinner at Boston's , but then we went to Cold Stone Creamery, what ice-creamy decadence! I'm going to have to walk a-lot to work this off!!!

Here's where Todd's stocking stands as of tonight.
I think tomorrow we're hitting the LNS - A Stitch in Time!


devonaz said...

Oh Dani I am sure Claire is so happy to have you there,,,to be able to talk to hang out looks like we should be moving to Jacksonville the first part of Sept,,cant wait..glad you are enjoying yourself and having a fun,,,thanks for the update and your stocking is looking good...

Yvonne said...

That is so sweet of you to be there for Claire. I love that bikini as RED is my favourite colour:=)) I had a piece too and asked my husband when will the day be that I just sit and relax in the garden in my bikini without plucking weeds? He said I can do both ;0)

Love the stockings! I hope you can post pictures when you put the stocking together. I am always amazed at how people can sew them into a stocking. A friend of mine finished her and is paying $30 to someone to do that for her.

Show your stashes after your visit to the LNS!!!

valerie said...

Sounds like you are having a nice mellow vacation. Very nice of you to check in on Claire. Love the new bikini! Fun color! And great progress on Todd's stocking. It's really coming along now.

Jo said...

I'm pleased you and Claire are having a good time, and some quality talking. The stocking looks fantastic, and it sounds like you've had some great retail therapy - hope the LNS delivers...

Anonymous said...

Glad to read that Claire's doing well, and that you're having a good time. The stocking's coming along real fast, it's so pretty!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I'm glad holidays are going well and I'm sure Claire is happy to have you there checking on her. Enjoy the rest of your time...and have fun at the LNS!

Anonymous said...

so good to har you are enjoying yourself. I am sure Claire enjoys having her friend there

Ranae said...

What a great friend Claire has in you. I don't think anyone eats right hen they are on vacation. You will get back on track hen you get home.
The stocking is looking great.
Continue to have a good time.

Tama said...

Sounds like you're having a great time!
Your stocking looks wonderful :D

Julie said...

Nice to hear Clare and her hubby are doing ok.
Dont spend too much at the LNS!!!

Cindy F. said...

I know Claire is so happy to have you with her and her dh!! You are such a dear friend!
.4 is awesome, considering you're away from your routines. Enjoy your time and don't worry too much about it:)
WOW Dani!! Love the pink bikini!! YOU GO GIRL!!
More pretty progress on Todd's stocking:)

Thanks for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog! I'd e you back, but you have that "no reply"....sending you BIG (((HUGS)))!!!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

The stocking is looking great so far. Glad your visit with Claire is going so well. Congrats on getting the bikini, that is a big confidence step. CJ ok;-)

CindyMae said...

I am so glad to hear that Claire is doing ok. I can not imagine going through that!!! Glad you are having a good time and can not wait to see pics of you in that little pink number, we will see pics right! LOL You stocking is looking great!

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on being able to wear the bikini! Stitching looks great - enjoy your vacation!