Just got back from a wonderful vacation with hubby and some great family. Yeah for people who want to just do it. My husband and I have decided to stop visiting the same places and people when vacationing but to now go to places we have never been. Seattle bound and then on to our Alaska cruise with a stop in Victoria BC. Seattle is the bomb and a must see. Two days was not enough. Now I know why my friends say they could live there. I think I can too. The camera could not capture the brillance of Alaska. Green forest and snow capped mountains. I can't explain what a glacier looks like without botching it up. The best way would be to say a raging river that froze in time that reflects a strangly bewildering blue color. I think I regressed back to being a 10 year old when we went whale watching in Juneau. Nothing like seeing a whale and it wasn't on the nature channel. Totally cool. While the girls had tea at the Empress in Victoria the guys went pub hopping, claiming they needed to check out Canadian beer and ale. What ever! Everyone had a marvelous time and there were no complaints, even when I climbed the rock climbing wall and didn't ring the bell. I didn't want to show the others up. hehehe. I do believe everyone should take vacations. Don't let the economy stop you. Hey, we are going to be broke anyway. We might as well have some great memories tucked away in our heart and head to go along with it. Next stop Italy and Greece, 2012. Come go with.
Friday, August 20, 2010
And we are off. There's nothing like a five and one half hour ride to the west coast. At 9pm we are wondering why we are so tired. Well after much thought, I guess so. Our bodies and minds are still on eastern time. It's actually midnight and hey, we were up at 4am. Finally got to see the Space Needle and Pike Place Market, Salmon swiming upstream for the most dewildering reason to me and snow capped mountains rising up from nowhere. Wow. I can't wait for the rest of the trip.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
When did my husband and I become one of my patients. Inquiring minds want to know. As we finalize the last details of our upcoming vacation we find out from his pulmanologist that because of the high altitudes we are traveling to he may need portable oxygen as a stand by. Okay not a problem. I'm a case manager at a hospital in real life when I'm not writing. I know how to handle this. Two days later and its in the bag, signed, sealed and delivered. I then hurt my toe and have to have minor surgery on the great toe. Now I'm hobbling (is that a word) on a hurt toe. We are closing the suitcases and wondering if the medication bags are okay. So now we have a respiratory impaired hubby, a post op surgery toe wife and two bags of every day meds. When did this happen?
Saturday, August 14, 2010
What wonderful weather today. I don't think it hit 88 degrees. A wonderful breeze and lots of sun. Could it get any better. I spent the day totally procrastinating. And boy there's lots I should have been doing. Packing for vacation. Writing. Finishing deadline papers for publisher and oh, did I say finishing papers for editor. But you see what happened was... The sun was shining. The bugs weren't biting and the heat had gone by-by. My nursing school alumni had their annual picnic today as well. It had been maybe five years since I attended so I had to go. After all, the weather was great. Ran in to some really old friends. Nooo, I didn't say old as in age, although we are all much older than we were when I graduated nursing school 25 years ago, but old as in boy are we old. LOL. Children of friends who were barely married and childless now have children graduating college or married with children of their own, whats a girld to do. After I had drinks with girl friends and then sat in swing chair in front yard with hubby once I got home. It was a really, really good day. I know, I should be doing those things afore mentioned but some times when there is a break in the hustle and bustle and the heat index that had wavered above 100 degrees for the past several weeks finally cools down you gotta do what you gotta do.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Everytime I read a news article or hear a television blurb about how poorly Tiger Woods is doing in his golfing comeback, the movie, The Color Purple, comes to mind. When Celie had had enough and Mister had wronged her one last time she told him (with hand up and crooked fingers pointing straight at his face in the most frightening way), "Everything you done to me gone come back on you. Until you do right by me everything you do gone fail." Not to get into Tiger's business, because I do believe America spends entirely too much time in other people's business and bedrooms, however, I wonder, has Tiger done right by his wife and children. Inquiring minds want to know.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
For some reason, I've been glued to the recliner for the past couple of days. Not exactly sure why. I've been working very hard these past couple of weeks trying to stay in the groove of writing. I've been mentally editing my latest work in progress in my mind. I know, I know. Working it out in the brain does not get it to the paper, but sometimes you got to sleep on it, mull it over and figure out some of the kinks before you can spit it out. That's what I've been doing. I've also gotten some great ideas to work on to tighten it up. So why is my butt still plastered in the chair. Not exactly sure myself. I'm hoping, really, really hoping, it's just a weather thing. It has been kind of hot lately. Hit 107 the other day with a heat index of 118. Oh, it just hit me. It's not the weather, it's this dang computer and the internet. Oh well, I guess I will fight that battle and click it off, but then what?