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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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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Celebrate Good Times, C'mon!!♫♫

So now it's come to this...I'm celebrating being able to sit and get up from a chair without issuing blood-curdling screams.  And how the neighbors appreciate it!!  The surgery was done laparoscopically, but the surgeon encountered great resistance from the scar tissue so I'm really bruised and very sore, but am recuperating nicely.  So rather than share my bruised, road map of a stomach (yes, they actually draw on it before they cut), I thought I'd share a few of the Naples, Florida photos tonight and more later in the week.

The new header photo is the beach at sunset the first night we were in Naples.  I love how the ambient light makes this so peaceful looking.

We saw some really beautiful, cloud-filled skies.
 Early morning beach through a steamy lens

A protected sea turtle nest...
Big Guy makes the decision to go back to the beach after lunch...

What he was looking at!
Minutes before sunset...

20 comments:

George said...

I really like your header -- the light is wonderful. The picture of the golden clouds is fantastic as well. But all of these beach pictures make me wish I was there. I look forward to seeing more.

Palm Springs Savant said...

First off, I'm glad you are starting to heal up! Now, I must tell you these photos are simply magnificent. I especially *love* the header photo. So peaceful, indeed!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you came through the surgery well, Kathy.... I know you are glad that it's over. Please take care of yourself though...

Thanks for sharing your beach pictures... Looks like that trip was FANTAS'TIC for both of you... Beautiful pictures --and header!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Kimberly said...

Beautiful!! Your header photo looks too beautiful to be real!

Purple Flowers said...

When you changed the Header, I knew it was of Naples, Fl. You had just returned home, which is what made me surmise that change.

So glad the surgery is done, and you are on the mend. I know - easier said than done. You'll improve everyday, I just know it.

jane said...

i´m glad you are feeling better kathy. i love your little blow by blow recap. those florida skies are stunning.
xxx

bettyC said...

WOW...that first picture is amazing; and, i love water, any water.
Happy healing

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Happyone :-) said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the last one of the sunset.
The header photos looks so peaceful.

TAG said...

Awesome photos. Glad you are healing nicely.

TAG

Linda Reeder said...

So glad to hear your surgery and now recovery has gone well.

Cobalt Violet said...

I am so sorry you had to go through that! I have been so behind on the computer I didn't know. (I have been housesitting across town without internet and running home and pressing "post" on the blog! I am very behind with everyone.) Anyway ... I hope you feel better!

Rest. Take it easy. Love yourself.
Sending healing thoughts and hugs from the West.

Bilbo said...

You made the right choice of pictures. Glad to hear that you are healing up well and will soon be back to running marathons and whatever else retired English teachers do. P.S. - I hope to have a letter off to you by the end of the week. B.

Cheryl said...

I see why you love it there. What a view. What great clouds. And the beach!!!

Glad to hear you're recuperating. Glad I wasn't close enough to hear the screams!

Theresa said...

Get well soon, my dear.

JT, huh?

hmmm..... :)

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

I hope the soreness is going away. Keep screaming if it helps.

The photo in your header is awesome!

A Slice of My Life said...

Such pretty and peaceful pictures. I'm glad you are healing nicely...and giving the neighbors a break! :)

Maggie said...

Simply lovely. So glad you can up and down yourself painlessly. Hurrah!

Carla said...

I know you're happy to have the surgery behind you. Glad you're feeling better. Great photos and your header is a stunner!

C.T. said...

The former post was about you wanting to fly through the sky and this one is about a back surgery?? Kathy?? ;-) XXX, Carmie.