#2,204 Doctor + Chicken Soup + Laurel Lovers.

I would like for everyone to take a look at the doctor’s office waiting room when I walked in this morning:

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And I don’t think I have to explain why it was the best doctor visit ever. I was in and out in 10 minutes with a shot for all this congestion and prescription in hand. I even saw Lindsay, an old friend from high school who works there, and got to catch up on life of late. Thank you so much for being awesome today, Urgent Care!

When I came home, Ben surprised me by making a big pot of homemade chicken soup. This was the very thing I needed to feel better for tomorrow. I’m just sorry that now he’s sniffling and sneezing, too. Stupid germs!

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His parents raised their boys right. He takes such good care of me, not just when I’m sick, but every single day. Thankful isn’t the right word.

Now the really cool thing that happened today… I received emails from 3 people today, all interested in coming to Laurel. One of them, a family living in NYC who are from Spain, are moving here this summer. One of them, a creative in NYC, is considering moving here thanks to the creative (and low-cost) economy here in Mississippi. One of them is coming here in a few months from Washington, D.C. to spend a few days getting his hands dirty at the Scotsman shop and to learn about woodworking. Each one of these emails made me squeal with delight, to have tangible proof that the popular perception of my beautiful state isn’t as backward as the mainstream news would have you believe. There are other people who see the beauty in it, too. And goodness, I’m thankful for that.


Monday, January 4th, 2016

Daily Journal

4 thoughts on “#2,204 Doctor + Chicken Soup + Laurel Lovers.

  1. Ask Big Ben to PLEASE share his chicken noodle soup recipe.
    I live in another town in MS, but after 3 visits to Laurel. I must confess I have been looking online for houses in the historic district.
    Hope you feel better

  2. Wow! That is so exciting! I have been binge reading your journal this last 2 weeks and it is amazing! I have been wanting to start a blog for over a year now and you inspired me to do so this past weekend! I have no social media whatsoever so this is my first foray. Hope you get to feeling better and I look forward to your daily post every morning!

  3. Big Ben is certainly a keeper! I have two daughters and pray they find a man like Ben. Here’s hoping you (both) feel better soon!

  4. Erin, great meeting you yesterday at Urgent Care! My husband I recently moved to Laurel from Jackson. When we decided to move here for my husbands job, I initially was pretty bummed…not because Jackson is a metropolis or something but because i was leaving my home….my friends, job, my favorite coffe shop, my favorite resale store and Childrens boutique….all the things that make a place home! To my surprise, Laurel has been AMAZING! The people, the cute places to shop and eat, the art museum and of course my job at UC! Thanks for confirming what I recently discovered…Laurel has become my home and a great place to live! And fyi…. You have a new fan!!

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