Tanya's Daily Scoop Covering the West Coast & the World NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 15 DAYS
I am glad to report that each morning since yesterday that I've been feeling slightly better than the day before. It's been such a prolonged pain in the head that I just can't wait for it to be 100% over with.
I've had sinus issues here and there, albeit few and far between. But never a sinus infection. So this has been a real doozy!
It has actually been kinda funny as to see the differences in how my niece's react to me being... Well nothing like myself and totally under the weather.
Chaplin won't come anywhere near me! She is only almost 7 years old, but she out and out refuses to understand that I am not contagious (I'm sure this falls on my dear sister Jet's doing). So anytime she sees me, she covers her mouth and then runs as far away from me as possible!
While Mika on the other-hand... Dear sweet 9 year old Mika will tip toe around me and question if I'm alright. She was also kind enough to offer and give me a wonderful facial and head massage that seriously felt out of this world! This kid has got some magic in those little fingers of hers!
Cosette brought Amia Rose (Chaplin's new puppy) up to visit Goldie which was a cute distraction from not feeling to great.
I didn't mean to cut off the top of Cosette's head. But it was a rare moment that both dogs were looking at the camera (c)travelincousins.com
Cosette had her hand's full! (c)travelincousins.com
Goldie is not sure what to think (c)travelincousins.com
Then we have me staying in bed most (pretty much all of the day) and just being confined to the walls of my room. Which for a person like me is pretty darn depressing. And of course being depressed isn't the attitude to have in order to get better.
So I am planning on going out and about (at least for a little while) today. I've gotta go to the bank. Take Cosette for some Easter shoes and Dominic for Easter pants/shorts. Pick up a few groceries. And I also think that tonight might be my only opportunity to go for my Easter mani/pedi. Hopefully it is relaxing and not stressful in my current condition.
Cosette made dinner last night and she offered to make dinner again tonight. This is a huge help and something allows me some more downtime to rest this freakin' beast away!!
I have 4 days to feel 100%. Heck I'll even take 90%.
But actually I only have 3 days because we have a very delightful day planned with a traditional English Breakfast planned at Kitchen Mouse in Los Angeles. A lovely stroll and visit to Huntington Gardens and then a wonderful Afternoon Tea served at the Langham, Huntington location which is in Pasadena and overlooks the beautiful Huntington Gardens.
Okay I have more to tell, but Cosette is begging me to take a break and rest. Doctors orders!
I'll catch y'all tomorrow, -Travelin' Tanya
Elisa's Daily Scoop Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 5 DAYS
A Glimpse at Stony Book, Long Island
I am so glad to have Tanya back and feeling better. Sinus infections are the worst!!
On this end, my little patient, Gianna is recovering, one day at a time. Today is the girls' last day of school before Easter vacation, which begins tomorrow through April 8th. It feels like we just had a week off, with Winter break back in February during Presidients' week. Well, I guess it's because Easter was very early this year.
We've got some fun stuff to look forward to in the next week:
I'll see if I can squeeze a few other interesting outings in there throughout the week! You'll be the first to know.
Last night, we had a most delicious dinner of mushroom barley soup! If I do say so myself, it turned out quite yummy!
My homemade mushroom barley soup (c) travelincousins.com
Not sure what's on the menu tonight - I'm thinking perhaps some onion and pepper tacos!
Back to travel - yesterday, while I was going through my calendar, I had a brainstorm...
I thought it would be fun to take an overnight excursion out to Stony Brook, Long Island next month! It's such a fun place, and less than an hour away!
Stony Brook is a hamlet in the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island.
(photo credit: stonybrook.com)
It dates back to the colonial era as an agricultural enclave, and then soon grew into a resort town. It is also home to the main campus of Stony Brook University, a major research center within the State University of New York.
Within Stony Brook, there are 8 National Register of Historic Places. These include:
* Gamecock Cottage * Hawkins Homestead * Nathaniel Longbotham House * William Sidney Mount House * Old Bethel Cemetery * St. James Chapel *Stony Brook Grist Mill * West Meadow Beach Historic District
St. James Chapel, Stony Brook - The church was built in 1889 (photo credit: wikipedia.org)
Stony Brook Grist Mill, Stony Brook - The mill structure itself dates back to at least circa 1751. (photo credit: wikipedia.org)
While a short overnight trip (with the girls!) is not enough time to visit all 8 of these sites, I do have two on the early stages of my Stony Brook Overnight itinerary.
These include St. James Chapel and Stony Brook Grist Mill.
I will be doing a few articles in the near future on the Historic Landmarks of Long Island - town by town - as I visit each one!