Mayo or Mustard?

Welcome to sunny chilly Minnesota! It’s been a long day of traveling. Our flight left Oklahoma City at 1 in the afternoon, and it was a very short flight up to Minneapolis – only an hour and a half. I was loaded up with a bajillion magazines (my favorite part of flying sans-child: I can indulge in all manner of magazines and books).

I’ll be honest. I’m majorly overwhelmed and emotional today. It was really hard for me to leave my Little Red. Amy came and picked him up with all of his accoutrements, and it was like he knew that something was up. But he was happy to ride off in “Chuke’s car” and Amy sent us the funniest videos all day long of him. That really made my day because I got a little emotional in the car when Kim called to check in on me. Kim, if you’re reading, I was feeling like I had a major lump in my throat and that’s why I wasn’t too chatty. 😦

I really have no idea what to expect, and I think that’s the worst part. I have a bajillion medical records to give them, and I’ve filled out all my paperwork. But other than that, I have no idea what to expect. This is a tiny town, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. It’s amazing to me that some of the worlds’ best doctors are all congregated HERE of all places.

Oh, and for the record, it is so not okay to clip your fingernails while you are sitting on an airplane full of people. That’s just gross. Save it for your bathroom at home. Some grooming just doesn’t need to be done in public. (And don’t get me started on those places in the mall where you can get an eyebrow wax out in front of everybody – ick).

This photo above is of our hotel lobby. We’re up on the top floor – they upgraded us to a suite because the hotel was sold out. The suites haven’t been remodeled yet, but the bed looks comfy, and it has a great big bathtub and a freestanding shower.

So there you have it. Day 1 of our Minnesotan adventure. I’ll let you know how it all goes tomorrow!


8 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Bridget said,

    good luck! you’ll be okay 🙂

    (and if you’re looking for an oddly-named restaurant to try, go for the canadian honker: my brother really likes it there!)

    say hello to minnesota for me!

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    Billie Doner said,

    The Mayo has been good for many in our family and I’m praying you will find the answers you seek there.

  3. 3

    Thanks you guys! I am so thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers! xoxoxox

  4. 4

    Bridget, I’m thinking we’ll have to try out that restaurant if only because the name is hilarious!

  5. 5

    Bridget said,

    I know, right? The food isn’t 5 star spectacular, but it’s worth it. 🙂

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    Kira said,

    Praying for wisdom for the docs and peace for you! Love you Rachel, rest in the arms of the Almighty!

  7. 7

    Kira, you’re the best! Thank you, sweet friend!

    Sent from my iPhone

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    Aunt Patsy said,

    hi there, sweet niece, prayers are still going up here in ‘chilly Arizona’! Our temps will soon be equal to Oklahoma if this doesn’t stop. high tomorrow to be 53? that can’t happen! It is our turn to have perfect weather! Kitana’s class is supposed to have a water fight tomorrow, they are going to freeze!

    anyway, hang in there, girl! I remember missing my boys when they were little and I was in the hospital for various reasons. It will make you even closer, if that is remotely possible because I know how close your family already is.

    I’ll be checking to hear all the news about your trip.

    By the way, what a totally awesome halloween/birthday party. wonderful pictures!
    love ya, aunt patsy

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