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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We're Back!

   We flew back from Naples, Florida on Monday to much cooler temperatures.  I'll blog about the trip and post a few photos in a day or so.  I've spent the past three days catching up on reading blogs, doing laundry, taking care of plants, arranging gall bladder surgery for next week, (am doing this in an almost drive-thru situation!) and doing some general straightening up and cleaning.

   Seems my attempt at humor was misunderstood by a few -- it was with 'tongue in cheek' that I stated we were escaping the heat of Maryland to cooler temperatures and fewer bugs in Florida!  However, even though it was REALLY hot, humid and buggy, we had a marvelous time.  I even attempted para sailing, but was thwarted when two rather ominous storms came rolling in.  I thought avoiding being a human lightning rod at 700' was probably a good idea.

  It's been a year of many losses for our family and we're facing a couple more right now -- hard even though we all realize this is just the way it is.  I'm diligently trying to keep everything in perspective, appreciating all the blessings and the joys I have in my life -- and believe me, there are many.

11 comments:

Linda said...

Glad you're back. What's this about gallbladder surgery?

Amy said...

Glad you are back and had a nice time in beautiful Naples. I admire your attempt at parasailing but am quite relieved you retreated from the storms rather than face them and the lightening head on!

It's nice that our temps have decreased quite a bit...now if we can get the rain to go it'll be perfect weather, or close to it!

I'm very sorry to hear that your family is going through rough time this year and anticipating more of the same. Even expected losses are never easy to cope with. Hang in there and I will be sure to keep you and your family in my thoughts.

~ Amy

Jules said...

Ohhhh - Drive thru gall bladder surgery?? What's that about? I once had a drive thru appendectomy and they forgot half of my order....

WELCOME HOME!!

Happyone :-) said...

Welcome home!
Hope all goes well with the gall bladder surgery next week!!
Sorry for the losses.
I'll say a few extra prayers for you!

Purple Flowers said...

Hey Kath - I didn't know about your surgery. Good Luck with it, and keep me posted. Best Wishes, Kathy

Jay said...

Glad you had a good time in Florida. A little beach time is always nice.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kathy, Welcome back.... I'm glad you had a good time --and I'm sure you needed it... I'll bet that Florida MAY have been cooler than some of our temperatures here this summer.. At least, they usually have a breeze.. BUT--the good news is that our weather now is fabulous. YEAH!!!!

Gallbladder surgery???? Hope it goes well. Keep us posted...
Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

George said...

Welcome back! I'm glad you decided not to become a human lightning rod, but I do hope everything else about your trip was absolutely wonderful.
I'm sorry to hear about the upcoming surgery, but I hope everything goes well.

Kimberly said...

Uh Oh - hopefully you can have the no incision laser gall bladder surgery.

Oops, yes, I missed that tic humor.
Parasailing is really wonderful, but probably not a good idea in a storm.

Gilly said...

Really hope all goes well with your gall bladder surgery - I'll be praying for you.

And I'm so sorry for your losses, so often these things seem to come all together. Remember the happy days!

Bilbo said...

Welcome home!! We'll be back on Saturday...