I again put the CD in and began listening to the next chapter of the book as we pulled out. I finished it today ... the last few words just as I pulled into the driveway!! Was that good timing or what? It was a really good book! I told you I'd give you a report on it, and I'll just say that I enjoyed it a great deal. Dear John is about a couple who fall in love and struggle with the difficulties of a long distance relationship and with the added stress of war. That sounds like a chick
The trip was uneventful for me, thank goodness, but I passed an accident in the northbound lanes, apparently pretty bad, because there were eight or ten police and other emergency vehicles, at least a couple ambulances, and just as I passed it, going slowly because of the rubbernecking in my own lanes, a life flight helicopter landed on the highway next to the wreck. I was literally under the rotating blades as it touched down. I was moving just about ten miles an hour, and it was wild to be under the vibration of the rotors!
One time I was just rolling along with traffic, and I looked down at the speedometer to find I was going 92!!! I was simply moving at the pace of the majority of other cars! The cruise control was on, but I'd put my foot on the gas, probably during passing a car, and just didn't take it up again. What made it even more scary is that there were cars passing us, too!! As soon as I realized it, I let off the gas and slowed toward a normal pace. Just about the time I hit 75 I noticed that other vehicles were slowing, too. I thought they were slowing because I had suddenly dropped back and might signal a cop ahead. No, but slowing down I saved my butt and maybe theirs, too, because just then a state patrol car appeared in the median between stands of those tall trees! He didn't pull out, even though some of the cars were still doing what I'd guess to be 80. Someone probably was running with a fuzz buster up ahead of us and started slowing the "herd." Anyway, I reset the cruise control and kept my foot off the accelerator the rest of the day!!
It was nice to get hugs when I got here. And the dogs were happy to see each other. Mai Tai is China Doll's litter mate and the spitting image of their late mother, the sweet Mai Lin. All three of them waggled their tails and sniffed noses. Mai Tai has come to me several times tonight and just wagged her tail at me. Ali has had a ball with the kids throwing toys for him, and Aleksis brushed both Ali and China, but China was most appreciative, going simply limp on the floor with the attention! Kirk made lasagna for dinner. Yummmmm. He is also making pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, and the house smells W.O.N.D.E.R.F.U.L!! Isn't family life great?
It is good to be at a destination for a while. Of course there will be a short trip for camping. but that will be with the family, so it will be different. I have few plans while here, but I will go to the beach at least once and just walk in the shallow surf.
I'm getting my hair cut and styled by my all-time favorite stylist tomorrow!! Vittorio. Ahhhhh, yesssss, Vittor-r-r-r-rio! It has been two years since I've seen him, but he is absolutely THE BEST. After my husband died, I had been without a regular stylist, getting cuts from whatever shop was near wherever I was at the time. For a period of about five months my hair was cut differently every time, and it was a wreck by the time I got here to TL's house. She made an appointment for me with Vittor-r-r-r-rio, and he worked a miracle, to say the least! He cut and styled my hair three times while I was here, and I've been fortunate to have stylists since then who could reasonably follow what he did. Tomorrow I get to have the real deal again. Vittor-r-r-r-rio!! My hero!! If you're wondering, yes, he is as handsome and sexy as his name. Too young for me, but hey, I can look and dream, can't I?? And I will!!
Goodnight! wink, wink!!!
Life is beautiful!!!