While we were in Branson, I snuck out the door while BG and our son were watching basketball games and headed downtown. You can see that we were still getting a little rain that day. Way down at the bottom of the hill is the Landing which has many shops and eateries and the fountain show by Lake Taneycomo, which looks more like a river to me.
Before I got to the downtown area, I stopped by a few other spots including the Tanger Outlet mall where I found another pair of Skecher flipflops and a new top at CJ Banks.
I stopped by a couple of flea markets and browsed not looking for anything in particular. I found these old quilts and was tempted to buy one but I couldn't think of a place where I would use them so I moved on. The tags on the top two said they were made by someone's great, great-grandmother. If I remember right, the quilts were priced at $110.00 and the booth had a 20% off sign. Is that reasonable or too high? I'm not up on quilt prices, but I know most I see are fairly expensive.
See the taller glasses on the right side, top shelf? I had a set just like those in blue and most have been broken over the years and I'm down now to just one. I've always liked the shape of this glassware, so I bought 4 of these at $3.25 each. The tag said Fostoria, but I'm pretty sure the blue ones I bought years ago were Libbey.
This cute little booth belongs to a friend who used to go to the same church as us before they moved to Branson. We saw them last year when we were there. She is a very talented gal and she and her hubby used to refinish antiques.
I just had to snap a pic of this bumper sticker in the parking lot when BG and I went out for dinner Sunday evening. And yes, I had potatoes!!
And I also had blackberry cobbler with a scoop of ice cream. Yum, yum. Who counts calories when on vacation? Not this chick!
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My appointment Wednesday turned out okay. I had an Endoscopy, which is a tube down the throat that looks at the esophagus, the stomach and the beginning of the small intestine.
My family doctor wanted me to have this done as I've had heartburn and coughing for a number of years until she put me on a prescription Prilosec.
Remember all the hoopla about Hillary Clinton's coughing during the campaign. I told BG when I saw her that I'd bet she has what I did because I would cough when I tried to talk...or eat.
Anyway, the doctor had told me that I couldn't stay on that pill because it thinned your bones and wanted me to have the Endoscopy done to make sure there wasn't anything else going on.
The esophagus looked fine, but he did find 4 polyps in my stomach which were removed and sent off for a biopsy. He said he was almost certain they were benign.
Oh, and he said I could stay on that pill as the studies now say they don't thin your bones. Yay!
It wasn't as bad as I had feared. I thought my throat would be sore afterward, but it wasn't. I did get a sedative and didn't know a thing during the procedure much like the colonoscopy I had last month.
Whew! I'm so glad to have those 2 items crossed off my list. I feel pretty good, though still tired. A little of that is because I went with my daughter to the Big Town yesterday after she got off work to get groceries and some other items for her center and it was late when I got back home.
Another reason I want to nap and actually find myself falling asleep over my laptop is because the anesthesiologist told me he was certain I had sleep apnea. He had looked into my mouth and said he could tell by what he saw there. Whatever that was.
I do snore some and have a deviated septum and chronic nasal congestion, but even so I was surprised to hear that. So, I'll have to look into this and see what can be done that doesn't require a wearing a mask. Don't think I could do that. People I've known that tried them eventually give it up.
Okay, enough about me. But as with the colonoscopy, I tell about these procedures to encourage everyone to not fear having them done.
Wishing everyone a Happy Friday and weekend, too!