Saturday, April 18, 2015

Come Apart. . .And Rest Awhile!

The trials have been many this past year On Crooked Creektt. . .

"Mr. Ed and I watched as my beloved Dad's health continually declined
resulting in his gentle transitioning from earth into his eternal home.

All the while,  "Mr. Ed", himself was recovering from a stroke.
I was, at many times, torn between my concern for the two of them.

For two entire months, while "Mr. Ed" was unable to travel 
(due to his carotid artery surgery recovery), 
all I could do for my Dad was to pray and continue our weekly phone calls.

Now, I'm facing unknown health issues of my own.
I so~o~o very desperately needed to come apart . . .and rest awhile!
There is a place of quiet rest, right here, within the state of Kansas
known as Tuck U Inn at Glick Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Atchison, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Chris Wildy 

Built in 1873
this former Kansas Governor's home is a 5 bedroom Bed and Breakfast 
located in a Historic Atchison Rivertown

Photo courtesy of Chris Wildy

Up the outside stairs, designated as the Guest Entrance,
I truly, felt as if I was being 'welcomed home'.

The Guest Register on the Porch
@ Tuck U Inn Glick Mansion Bed & Breakfast April 2015.

Through the past years,
"Mr. Ed" and I have been frequent guests at Tuck U Inn.

The Gentleman's Room @ Tuck U Inn
Glick Mansion Bed & Breakfast June 2009.

The Porch Swing @ Tuck U Inn
Glick Mansion Bed & Breakfast May 2013.

The First Ladies Room @ Tuck U Inn
Glick Mansion Bed & Breakfast May 2013.

during this years stay, we chose The President's Room.

Photo courtesy of Chris Wildy

Photo courtesy of Chris Wildy

Photo courtesy of Chris Wildy

As you descend the stairs each morning,
you are first greeted with this quote from Hamlet. . .

Photo courtesy of Chris Wildy

the most decadent breakfast made by Chris Wildy 
and served by her husband Loman Wildy.

Photo courtesy of Chris Wildy

Photo courtesy of Chris Wildy

Just when I think their level of hospitality can reach no further heights,
each part of this dynamic duo manages to surprise and delight "Mr. Ed" and I.

While we began our first course, an apricot turnover drizzled with honey
accompanied by mugs of steaming hot coffee,
Chris performed three piano selections on the baby grand piano!

Our last morning there is bittersweet.
Chris and I began a tradition 
of exchanging handmade gifts and continue that Tradition still.

This year,
I gifted Chris with some of my handmade gift card enclosures,
tussie~mussie cones and some decorated gift bags with matching gift tags.

Chris gifted me with a handmade machine embroidered tea towel 
and a crocheted dishcloth for our renewed kitchen decor 
within our Galley Style Kitchen On Crooked Creektt.

Our days were spent perusing the unique shops of Weston, Missouri 
and Atchison, Kansas. I truly, enjoyed visiting Nell Hill's Atchison Store.
And yes, I did make a few purchases!!!

My favorite purchase of all 
were these souvenir mugs from Tuck U Inn Glick Mansion Bed & Breakfast!!!

They look "right at home" On Crooked Creektt
and will be a continual reminder of our bond of friendship,
time spent with friends and a much needed rest before facing what lies ahead.

Until next time. . .

* * * * * * * FYI * * * * * * *
Dear Ones,
I've been experiencing pain in my abdomen and lower right back
for quite some time now. A recent CT SCAN showed a small Kidney stone.
After seeing a specialist this past week, I am scheduled for more tests
in the weeks ahead to determine a "plan of action".

I may be absent for periods of time from On Crooked Creektt
until we have resolved the cause of my pain.

Thank you for your understanding at this time in my life.
I will update more frequently on my Face Book page.

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Ruffles and Roses said...

get well Pat
love your blog and love that Inn.....
at least you can look at this as a repair and not a big you will be good to go soon.
take care will watch for your happy after surgery blog
hugs Lorraine

Marigene said...

Sorry that you are suffering with a kidney stone...hope it is resolved soon.
Tuck U Inn looks like a beautiful quaint place to stay. I love the color of the souvenir mugs...can't go wrong with blue/green combo!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a cute bed and breakfast. I hope the kidney stone resolves or they do something to move it along, so that you feel better. They are painful.

podso said...

Friend Pat, do take care of yourself. I'm glad you got a restful time away at such a beautiful spot. I hope you can continue to rest and recover and get a clear diagnosis and take care of that stone,

Rita C. said...

Pat, I hope your stay Tuck U Inn was pain free. Mr. P has a long, long history with kidney stones over the years, and I know the pain can be abrupt and intense without a warning. I hope yours will pass relatively easily, and quickly. Then you can tell us whether or not they really are like delivery labor. ;)
Rita C at Panoply