Welcome my friends to our weekly issue of Journey with Friends. This is a time that we come together for support, for encouragement, for fellowship – all with one single goal in mind – to live better. Welcome to our journey to share our goals and our accomplishments and our disappointments and frustrations.
Together we can do this!
Sunday, October 15, 2017 – Running a few errands today and trying to get some shopping done before my surgery. Lots of little things to get for preparation. Just trying to make sure everything is ready to go. I did find a bed rest today – go me. And it’s cute, pink and fuzzy. Should be fine for sitting in bed or on the couch during my surgery. That is if I can keep Houdini off of it – LOL. Miles Moved: 0.67
Monday, October 16, 2017 – I’m having a hard time with moving/walking these days. I’m off my pain meds in preparation for surgery so each day is a challenge in itself right now. But I’m moving slowly like a turtle. Miles Moved: 1.74
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – Can you believe Halloween will be here in a couple of weeks? I’ve got to get started in finding our costumes for the Hotel Thompson. Shaking my head. Where is the time going? Miles Moved: 1.22
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 – I’m slower than molasses today but I’m moving. The cold is starting to set in here in the south – finally! It feels good on one hand but it’s making me slower on the other paw. But I’m moving on slowly and surely. Miles Moved: 0.90
Thursday, October 19, 2017 – I’m moving bit by bit but I’m moving. I can’t wait for surgery just to get back on my medicines for my RA. You don’t think you need them until you don’t take them in preparation for surgery. Oh my gosh – I *need* them – LOL Miles Moved: 1.24
Friday, October 20, 2017 – Slow day today. We have lots of errands to get done tomorrow. Any takers want to do them? Miles Moved: 1.09
Saturday, October 21, 2017 – Well that is one way to get some movement in – errands. But I’ve got lots of things to get done and out of the way – specifically this weekend is to get all of the Australian pictures completed and start blogging about that amazing trip. You do want to hear about it, right? Miles Moved: 1.25
Thoughts for the week: Sometimes we get all stressed over things to come. I admit it. I’ve done and am doing the same with my upcoming surgery. But you know what? It’s going to happen regardless of my stressing or not. So really why stress? My body is going to go through enough stress in healing so why add to it? I know that is easier said than done but really it’s the truth. And we all love the internet and the things we can find there – it’s an endless fountain of information. BUT, some things we don’t need to research any further. I’ve done my homework on my surgery. I know what is going to happen. I know the trauma my body is going to go through. So tell me why I watched another video of the actual surgery this week? eeww – that just about freaked me out. No more. Paperwork is signed and done. Payment is done. No more watching videos on the surgery!
This week walked: 8.11
TOTAL 2017 Miles: 495.31 (Shooting to break 500 next week!)
❤ small goals turn into big accomplishments ❤
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Today mom and dad helped me by reminding me of a story at their true love – Savannah, Georgia. One of the must things to do in Savannah if you have never done it is to take a stroll through downtown at night on a haunted ghost tour. There are walking tours, horse and buggy tours or even a hearse tour if you dare.
Many moons ago, mom/dad went with my mom’s sister and her daughter, my little niece Savannah. Nice name huh? Savannah must have been about two and they decided to do a night time horse and buggy haunted ghost tour. It must have been scary too because little Savannah stayed camped out inside of mom’s hoodie the entire horse and buggy tour.
One of the last places on the tour was a little house called the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern. It’s a quaint little place, not so scary during the day but a night – chills. The 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern is located at 306 East President Street, Savannah. The bottom floors have a restaurant and bar area while the upper floors have 14 suites in the inn. It has a long history of untimely death and ghosts. It was originally built in 1820 and is one of the oldest buildings in the Savannah area.
The most paranormal activity revolves around poor sweet Anna who fell from the window of room 204. There are many stories about poor Anna – we really don’t know which one is the truth.
One story states that she was married to the designer of the home, Steel White, who died in 1790 in a tragic riding accident. Anna fell in love with a German sailor who went off to sea and promised to return but never did. Anna found out that she was pregnant and realized that the German sailor never meant to return. In despair, she jumped to her death from room 204.
Another story similar to the one above with Anna has Anna being a servant at the inn instead of being married to the designer of the home. The end is the same result though, her untimely death.
People have reported the ghost of poor Anna leaning over them while they sleep in room 204. Other stories are of Anna caressing men’s cheeks and as they wake they see Anna crying and then jumping to her death out the window. Items are also often reported missing – wallets, jewelry, keys – all of which are later found mysteriously in a planter or behind a shelf.
Stories were so rampant at one point in room 204 that the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Tavern required any patron staying in the room to sign a waiver stating they would not request their money back should they not stay the entire night. Nowadays, it is no longer required because most people wanting room 204 are hoping for a little ghost sighting of poor sweet Anna.
So this story was told on horse and buggy ride late at night through the streets of Savannah. Mom, Dad, my Aunt Tina and two year old niece Savannah who was taking up shop under mom’s hoodie. The mood was set. It was dark, a little misty. All you could hear was the clickey-clack of the horses feet, an occasional snarl from the horse and the soft tale of Anna coming for the tour guide. That’s when my niece Savannah decided to poke her head out to the world and say in her little child like voice, “Poor Anna”.
So do you believe in ghosts, spooks and things that go bump in the night? Do you have a little adventure still left in you? Want a weekend trip at a haunted inn – I’ve heard that the 17 Hundred 90 has open reservations…. if you dare my friends.
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