Probably my last post for this trip. I'm at Heather's (my older daughter) house now. She had her humerus bone reset this morning and we're not sure when she'll be released to come home. She's did well with the surgery apparently - they had told her that sometimes they have to get to some other bone in the body to get some grafting material and that didn't happen with hers, thank heavens! Alex (her husband) brought home a couple x-rays showing what the inside of her arm looks like now and I tell you, it has a very Halloween look to it. But at least it finally looks straight!
So I've been puttering around trying to be somewhat useful - did a couple loads of laundry and dismantled and packed up a hefty chandelier she's going to be returning. Have been meeting the kids' school buses, etc. There's not really been any good, sane, times to take pictures of the kids (and I try not to post many of them to the blog anyway) but today I took some pictures just for something to pass the time. Oh, and before I start on them, here's a pic of the miniatures that Chris has in his display cabinet right now just to give a better idea of what I was talking about in my previous post.
So moving on to today's pictures...
I couldn't resist the pose on the left. This is one of Heather's two cats. And I can't for the life of me remember his name - something Greek, I think. He is beautiful, isn't he? Looking a bit more pulled together in the picture on the right. I hardly ever see the other cat. They also have four dogs(!) and, of course, now the 13 alpacas.
I probably won't see Heather again before I leave because they won't decide until tomorrow whether they'll keep her another day or two and then probably not til afternoon sometime. At which point, Alex will come back home where I'll be kid sitting because school is closed tomorrow and then I'll drive down to January's and go home Friday. So the end of the trip turns out not quite as happy-ifying as the beginning but one can't have everything, can one.
Probably won't post again for a bit either because I'm hoping to really get things moving on the repairs to my apartment when I get back which will involve some discussions with the contractor guy, some trips to Lowe's/Home Depot probably and a major decision as to who's going to paint what. And then I have several needlework ideas I'm itching to try out. I've already sold four little bits in my Etsy shop! Fun, no?
- Mary Lynne
- West Virginia
- When I started my retirement travels - the first of which was my solo overseas trip to Italy in 2009 - I wanted a way to share it with family and friends as it happened. Hence, "My Travel Journal". However I realized I wouldn't always be on a trip and wondered what to do with the blog in between times. My daughter pointed out, wisely, that travels can also include trips to the kitchen to try a new recipe, trips to visit family, trips to my neighborhood Starbucks, or a fun day trip with a friend. You're welcome to join me on any of these journeys!
P.S. I've set up separate pages for each of my major trips (see tabs above).
I recently added an "Italian Word a Day" thingie which shows up at the bottom of every page. You see the word and can click to hear it pronounced. I've been enjoying it and I think my accent is improving as time goes by.