Sunday, September 18, 2011

I Know I'm Feeling Better...

...when my mind turns to travel. 


Somewhere early in my recuperation I got an email about the Travel + Leisure Global Bazaar. At the time just walking a couple of blocks was beyond me, but it seemed that in two weeks I'd be able to attend and blessedly, I was. I know I've been getting better when my favorite board on Pinterest (yes, thanks to help from blog friends I've figured it out) is "Places I want to Travel." I've let my imagination go wild and have started pinning places that are dreams. Bali and Laos are my two latest dream destinations. 

The Bazaar was lots of fun. There were exhibits from all over the world. From North America...

Wouldn't St. Croix be nice this winter?

A wonderful sand sculpture

Fun things from all over the world

The sweetest exhibit in the hall

But my favorite stop was the chocolate tasting bar. Luckily my desire not to appear piggy kicked in after the fourth taste or I could easily have gained several pounds. All the flavors I tried were delicious, but I especially liked the Maya Gold, a combination of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. My favorite was a little less complicated, but combined two favorite flavors, coffee and chocolate. Loved the Espresso! Thanks, Green & Black's, for a taste treat.  

This made a sweet start to my week. Tomorrow I go back to work. After three weeks it's quite a transition to return, but I am grateful I am well enough. Again, many thanks for all of your support, prayers and good wishes. So appreciate my sweet bloggy friends!

13 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Now that is my kind of tasting!!! YUM!

sandie

Betty Rubble said...

If you ever have the desire to take a blogging buddy and her utterly adorable young baby with you to one of these adventures I nominate myself :)

Terra said...

I can see you are on the road to recovery with your interest in travel getting you out of the house.

Amrita said...

Hmmmm, so good. I like the sand sculpture

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

So good to hear that you have recovered fully and that you can return to work! Good luck!

I'm also glad you are able to do pins on Pinterest as I'm one of your followers! :)

We are: clamco said...

What a fun event! So glad you are feeling better! Bali sounds like a great destination. I checked out the Pinterest website. Looks like a great way to organize ideas.

TARYTERRE said...

Pinterest organizes things in a way my brain doesn't. So I haven't got the hang of it yet. The Travel & Leisure Global Bazaar looked like an interesting event. Lots of neat stuff there. The Maya Gold sounds scrumptious. Glad your health is back. Have a good productive day back at work.

Theresa said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better:) Looks like a lovely place to visit and yummy chocolate! Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad to hear you are ready to go back to work. I hope your Monday is a wonderful day!

TheNote said...

Oh, how exciting it is to hear (or read) that you are much improved. Thank you for that.
And, for the dreamy chocolate bar - color me grateful it was YOU doing the tasting . . I may be there, yet.

love & love,
-g-

Maple Lane said...

Thankful you are feeling better. The chocolate looks very tasty! I'm not much of a traveller - motion sickness - but my niece and nephew are taking their mom to Barbados for her 60th birthday next month.

Roberta (Cottonwood Lane Primitives) said...

Hi, this is my first stop here, but I'll be back. I know my husband would have loved the travel bazaar. I'd be thrilled to go anywhere! Glad your health scare had a happy ending! ~Roberta

Lynda said...

That bazaar looked like great fun. Hope getting back into work didn't wear you out too much. You should expect to be a bit tired for a while. I think it has been said that it takes three months to get your normal energy back after a surgery. We will missing seeing you so often.