The last few days we’ve had the flu. Ugh! The worst feeling ever. I blame our grandsons for giving us this flu. Why blame them? Well, they are the only people we’ve been in contact with this last week and they always seem to be sick. Being in daycare, they get colds and the flu a lot. But, they are the cutest little boys ever!
I’ve been sleeping lots, which is good, but now that I feel a bit better my sleep pattern is totally off schedule. I was awake today after 4am. Wide awake. I didn’t have the energy to get out of bed and tackle the very long list of chores that needed to be done since we’ve been sick. Instead I stayed in bed and organized pictures on my laptop.
Apparently, I’m haven’t dated and put my pictures in order in a very long time. It was nice to see some of those pictures again. Pictures of family, my cats, Dean’s projects and our trips. It made me happy to see pictures from our trip to Romania.
Dean and I love Halloween and everything creepy associated with Halloween. When Dean was a young boy he kept a bat in the freezer. The bat creature not the bat used for baseball. Ok, I’m not entirely sure what the story behind that was but I think it had something to do with scaring his friend’s sister. Also, when Dean was a young boy, he was building a coffin. I’m pretty sure his parents seriously wondered about him. I wasn’t as creepy as Dean. I really started to like Halloween after realizing Christmas wasn’t a holiday I could decorate the house as beautifully as other people did. My attempts at Christmas decorating were usually a horrible disaster. Halloween decorating could be a horrible disaster and it would be accepted and acknowledged as a great halloween art. That’s when I started to like halloween and everything about it.
After Dean and I met each other, we found out how much we both liked halloween and decided going to Dracula’s castle was something we had to do. It was a great trip! Seeing Bran castle was amazing. I love the underground passageways, secret halls and staircases. Dean’s favorite was the torture room. Vlad Dracul, a.k.a. Vlad Tepes or “Vlad the Impaler” was a prisoner for a short time at Bran castle. Taking a tour of Transylvania and seeing the places that were mentioned in Bram Stoker’s book, Dracula, was very interesting. Seeing the Romanian cities and learning the history as to why they were built that way was also very fascinating.
A co-worker of Dean sent him an article stating Dracula’s castle was for sale. Unfortunately we were a few (million) dollars short or we would have bought that castle. Can you imagine living in a castle? Can you imagine living in Vlad the Impaler’s castle? I think we could have made it a cozy living space for ourselves.
I’ve gotten all the pictures organized now and am feeling a bit better so it’s time to get back to my daily routine. It was nice to see those old pictures and reminisce. Definitely makes me want to go back to Romania.