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.
- 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.