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Made it Home Safely

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Back home from a glorious 2 weeks in Florida with our BFF. Left the white beaches of Siesta Key...and returned home to white snow...already miss the sunshine.

Our BFF's are still here...so off to spend a great day with them and then they head home tomorrow.

The break and time away has been really good for me...except...think I've caught a cold... :(

I never ceases to amaze me that you can be in 70 degree weather and a few hours later be in 20 degree weather.

  


Heading Home tonight

Friday, February 24, 2012

Beginning of our last day. We head for the airport around 4:30. We have had an awesome time. It's been good to get away, relax, laugh alot and spend time with my daughter. So many precious memories made.

Off to finish the last day!

  


One More Day of Vacation

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Segways were fun! A little tricky to learn how to maneuver them. Hubby wasn't able to go because of his knee. They though it would be too rough for him....so he went to a couple of stores he was wanting to go to.

Daughter already not wanting us to leave.....we have had a wonderful time.

Think we might be going to outlet mall today and stopping a few other places.

Tomorrow BFF and I plan to clean her condo while the boys go shopping at SAM's and grocery store to restock things we've used up for her.

Went to the beach last evening and walked the beach and picked up some shells and just enjoyed ourselves. How relaxing to walk the beach. It is calming for me.

Off to enjoy our last full day....

  


Wonderful Adventures

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

As the time grows nearer for our trip to end we laughed and reminisced with pictures and videos of our adventures last night. It has truly been a good adventure. We have done so many things. Fixed some things for my daughter...Laughed much. That has been so much fun for me...the belly laughter...time away from things that seem to weigh be down....time to adventure and see new things, make new memories etc. I truly feel refreshed and rested.

We are off to Segway today. We have taken so many adventures. The Selby botanical Gardens were just gorgeous yesterday. The weather was so beautiful and the flowers and orquids were so gorgeous and unique. The views were breathtaking. Such a perfect day...with beauty all around us. So thankful for such a beautiful day. Memories and pictures I hope to remember and hold close to my heart.

Went to the jetties after dinner. didn't have much time...but saw a couple of dolphins playing and watched after the sunset of people fishing, the waves coming in, the pelicans searching for dinner. All just seemed right with the world. I know it's not...but the ocean brings such peace to me...calms my inner spirit.

This trip with good friends has brought calm to my soul. Recharged me to get back and go again. I am so thankful God for this time away and the refreshment I feel from it. I hesitate to step back on the crazy hectic pace we keep.

Somehow I knew I needed this time away. Not sure how often or if we will be able to get away much in the future with overseeing care of Mom. As she slowly slips away we will need to keep a close eye on her.

I know some of my frustration is my job. Still struggling with whether I need to change my attitude and do my job...yet will still keep looking for something and do my very best where I am. Things have changed a lot there and some of it has to be my attitude. I will do my best and trust God to work out the details.

I can't believe how the stress has eased in my neck and shoulders and in my heart. The laughter and adventure has worked wonders on me.

I have only to look at my BFF and I start laughing. The tails and stories we've amassed over the years I see in her eyes when I look at her.

Off to make it a great day with new adventures and memories to make.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CJMOK1121 2/22/2012 7:56AM

    What a wonderful time for you to have and memories to keep. I'm so sorry about your Mom, Keep her close for the time you have left and remember all of those times with her, they will become good memories too. I took care of my Mom and all the good memories help you get through the bad times. Thank you for this wonderful blog and HAVE A GREAT DAY.

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terrific Tuesday

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Off to see beautiful botanical gardens. Gorgeous sunshine...enjoying our time together and the beautiful weather.

Off to make it a great day!

  


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