Sometimes a thing just isn't meant to be. The trip that I'd been looking forward to and was so disappointed to have to cancel is a prime example.
The trouble I had after some dental work was the main problem, of course. I still need to have a more permanent filling put in the tooth that had the root canal, but that issue is slowly resolving itself. But then some other things happened that made not going seem like the best thing that could have happened. First, Gregg got an unexpected call from the hospital on Saturday morning informing him that he had been scheduled for a CT scan today (Monday). He couldn't put the scan off, because he has a 6 month follow up appointment with the oncologist next week. Once a year they do a CT scan with contrast to check for any recurrence of cancer. They schedule the scan a week before one of his regular follow up visits, and we had forgotten it was time. So had we gone on our vacation, we would have had to cut it short and drive the 6 hours back home after only one night! It would have been a shame and a waste.
The weather hasn't been so good, either. Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far, and it set some records up and down the East Coast. I think the temperature topped out at 103F with ridiculously high humidity. Being outside, even at the beach, wouldn't have been fun. Some of the things I'd hoped to do up at the OBX, like going to the Lost Colony outdoor drama, and visiting the Elizabethan Gardens, would have been awful in such heat. Our plan to reschedule in the fall is looking better and better!
So what did we do instead? Well, we stayed home to celebrate our anniversary. We slept in, ate bacon and eggs for an early afternoon breakfast, looked at houses for sale on the Internet (we're going to look at a couple of them later this week!) played with the dogs, let Marco hang with us (out of his cage) most of the day, ate some delicious grilled pork loin with wild rice, and along with the dogs took a nice long walk after dark when it finally cooled off a little outside. We watched a movie on Netflix, I drank strawberry-vodka-lemonade, and it was a nice day. Oh! And I wore my new skirt which is cool and comfortable in the summer heat. When Gregg saw it, he said, "Hey! That's pretty!" which made me very happy. Meike asked to see the skirt, so I snapped a photo of it sitting under one of the walnut trees in our backyard.
I don't wear skirts or dresses very often. I liked it.
Today is going to be a relaxing kind of day. Gregg is taking a nap, which is something he hardly ever does, but he got up really early to go for the scan. I'm headed outside with a book for my 15 minutes of vitamin D sunshine therapy. I'll probably be dripping sweat when I come back in, which isn't a bad thing. I've been drinking a lot of water lately (tracking it, even) which is my other self prescribed summer therapy. A good sweat and some sun followed by a nice cool shower feels great this time of year. Maybe I'll even take a nap of my own later. We have the whole week free, still stretching before us, and that's the best feeling of all!