Hi there.....

So kind of you to stop by....I do enjoy the company.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

I know that those "Up North" are probably laughing their collective butts off at our "Snowpocalypse" panic but they should understand something......we aren't used to this stuff!  I stay home 'cause I know how the roads are and how most people don't know how to drive in the stuff.  And now we have ice.  Whoopee!  I do have to get out today and so does my houseguest.  We'll wait until the sun is over the yardarm and some of the ice has melted.  Then I will tiptoe to the highway to get my van serviced then on to the grocery store to get.....no bread, no milk.....toilet paper, cat treats, cat litter.  Maybe some groceries. 
Y'all have an interesting day.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Costa Rica

I got back from  my tour of Costa Rica a few days ago and am slowly getting back into the swing of things here.  At least I am no longer sick like I was before I left.  As for the trip?  Well, there were parts I enjoyed and parts that weren't so enjoyable.  Don't get me wrong, the country is beautiful...at least most of what we saw was.  The problem was all that time spent riding on the bus.  I still have ankle and feet slightly swollen from it.  Much better than they were.  That and, perhaps, the sunburn they got after sitting in the shade for an hour.  The sun is VERY powerful down there.  The original itinerary I signed up for last year is not the one we had due to criminal problems in one of the original areas.  I don't know that I would do the same tour again. As for the food....it was good enough.  I really enjoyed the fresh fruit.  For the most part I skipped the rice and beans....which are served at every meal.  There were a few things that were never explained such as when we arrived we weren't informed we were in the central time zone.  Also, in most public places, including some hotels, people are requested to put the toilet paper in the waste container instead of the toilet.  I know why, but first time travelers wouldn't.  Then there's the hot is cold and cold is hot. Took us a while to figure that one out.  But only in the showers.  We did have a very nice young, enthusiastic tour guide who tried her best to make the disappointments palatable.  I think if I ever go back I'll go to the Pacific coast.  It was warmer, sunnier, and less windy than the Caribbean coast.  All in all though, I'm glad I made the trip.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Away, away

I'm away to warmer climes today.  It's gray and gloomy here so sunshine and warmth will be most welcome.  Not knowing about internet access wherever I'll be each day I probably won't be getting in touch.  Hopefully those of you who are where it's going to be coldest are prepared for staying warm.  Stay healthy.....

Thursday, January 2, 2014

A little better.....

...but I still need that lung!   The cough just won't go away!  Although it doesn't happen as often it still makes me think I'm going to cough something up.  Actually I wish I would.  Almost feels like a hairball down there.  I've been up longer today than the last week, I think.  Food actually sounds good.  I am bound and determined to be okay by Sunday.  Why?  Because I'm going on vacation.  To someplace warm...where the sun shines.  I'm looking forward to seeing new places.  Now all I have to do is pack and hope I don't forget anything.  Not taking much...just my onboard suitcase and a fanny pack.  Might take some knitting for the long day trips.  I'll have reading material, of course.  Luckily I have someone who will come and check on Cleo every day.  PB goes to the vet for spaying and will board there while I'm gone.  Let them make sure she's okay post-op.  And they're better at dealing with a cat with that cone thing on it's neck.  I'll take a couple of toys and food just so she won't feel totally abandoned. 
Looks like a snow sky out there.  Doesn't matter, I was here first and am not afraid of a few flakes.  Snow flakes, that is.
I don't know what this year will bring but my hope for everyone is that this year is much better than last.  Blessed be.