So last weekend was spent with Harold’s Grandma & Dad in Pennsylvania and involved much less sitting than I’d originally anticipated [thanks Harold Sr.!]. We had a really nice visit, even if we did stay at a Holiday Inn [I know! but it was really ok you guys!] We usually stay at Marriott hotels when we travel [you know, for the Rewards] and they do have a Fairfield Inn in Uniontown. It even offers 10% off for people visiting folks that live in his Grandma’s senior building [that’s right, membership has it’s priveledges]. But what happened was, Harold was on me to reserve! reserve! reserve! for like weeks because I don’t know if you know this of him or not but Harold really likes to take trips y’all – the planning, the anticipating, the driving even. He’s dorky like that [hi honey!] Anyway, so I wasn’t feeling well & I was all tired & my head was foggy & I didn’t have the same sense of urgency that he did, so I was all, “What’s the rush? It’s Uniontown.” So we wound up at the Holiday Inn. Shows what I know.
It was a nice one though. Indoor holidome thingy, pool, game room restaurant, fitness center, etc. When we checked in the guy handed us a gift bag of goodies because, he said, we were “Priority Members” [???] so I look a little confused, but wanted the chips sticking out the top of the bag[!] so quickly begin poking Harold in the leg like, “Don’t give us away!” So we get our room card & turn to walk away & I’m all smirky & fast-walking thinking that we just SCORED & hoping that we’ll be out of the lobby before he notices THAT mistake & I say something under my breath to Harold about it & he was like, “Oh, yeah, I filled out something online when I made the reservation … it was free, soooo …” Jeesh Holiday Inn, at least you should make people work for priority status. Stay there often. Pay in advance. Something. So we weren’t being sneaky or special. But we did get chips.
We had a lovely visit with Harold’s wonderful Grandma, whom I reverently admire & Harold’s dad, Harold Sr. aka Grandpa. We spent Saturday visiting Pennsylvania State Park, playing in the creek, then on to Fort Necessity [which you should know, was where Washington & his men posted-up & fought the first military engagement of the French & Indian war. I learned that.] & then shared a good lunch at a good home-cookin’ restaurant. Good times.
Anyway, I’m out of time, it’s time to go home. We didn’t get to touch on anaerobes so I will quickly say, I don’t know if I still have them exactly, but I am certainly in no way well yet. I have a disgusting cough that is wracking my body with fits that resemble convulsions, but are also giving me firm abs. So my feelings about it are mixed.
Oh, & back to school. That was in the title too, right? Well. It’s just that. The kids are back to school as of Wednesday & we’ve already missed the bus. [hey, it’s been 2 days] So I hope that’s not all fore-shadowy of things to come for this year. I need a system. Note to self. Work on a system.
Ok, I’m going home. Have a good evening y’all!