Thursday, January 16, 2014

I'm here.

I have gotten a few emails wondering where the heck I went off to.  And I apologize, because I know that with my medical history, some of you might be worried that I took the bridge.
Or worried that maybe my head exploded.
But nope, that's not the case.
DH and I got out of Dodge, something we have planned for a while.

I especially have wanted to leave the northeast for part or most of the winter, to see if it helped my head.  I have been pretty convinced that the cold was making my headaches that much worse.

Well, we have been in Georgia for a week, and lo and headache has been an incredible, fantastic, unbelievable THREE for the whole time.
One of my best friends ever invited us to stay with her, and I am so glad we took her up on it.
What a great time.

First off, 60 degrees, walking Roy for 5 miles, with NO coat, not even a sweater.......

We really relaxed, and did NOTHING.  And I got to visit NONSTOP with my friend (we have been friends since the 7th grade).

Now we are in Florida, on the Atlantic side, visiting another friend for a couple of days, before we finally land at our rental on the Gulf. 
We are pretty exhausted from driving right now, but loving the total absence of ICE and SNOW and COLD.
Ya hear me, right??

It's been a tough couple of years, and my life has changed a lot.  It has changed incredibly in just the last few months, and I am still reeling a bit.
But I am also intent on living the 'rest' of my life, whatever it brings.

For now, it's bringing sunshine, lots and lots of sunshine.

Lois is holding the fort, she is actually IN CHARGE, so Crazy as a Loom is still open for business.

Me, I'm regrouping for the next chapter.   I hope it's a good one.


Devon said...

I am so glad to hear that you having a wonderful vacation. I'll admit, my mind traveled to worst case scenarios... sorry, I too am a nurse.

I had to turn the air conditioner on in my car yesterday. I am a 4th generation Californian and this is the first time I have ever needed to cool down in January! Global warming, perhaps?

I love your sunset picture!

Karen said...

beautiful image!

It will be, you just have to *believe*

TexWisGirl said...

really glad for you.

Hilary said...

You can't imagine how BIG my smile is to read this. Hint: It's way more than a three! :)

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

Beautiful sunset photo. How wonderful that you've escaped for a while. Relax and enjoy....and send us photos :-)

Carol from MN said...

Reading your words makes me smile..... I admit I was worried!

Carol from MN said...

Reading your words makes me smile..... I admit I was worried!

Dizzy-Dick said...

I lived most of my life up north, Pennsylvania and Michigan, then got smart and moved near the Gulf Coast of East Texas. The winters are great here. It does get cold and once in awhile it does go below freezing. Last year, winter was on a Thursday (grin).

mray said...

Enjoy every moment! It really is ok to take a break ... thank you for the update, picturing you with lots of smiles!

Daryl said...

no cold, no stress = less headaches in every sense!

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

Glad to hear from you and that you have gotten away. Best thing possible - warmth, less headache and time to walk and think.

thotlady said...

I am happy for you.

Gayle said...

Very happy for you.

messymimi said...

Praying the next chapter is full of blessings, and as empty of pain as possible.

Lorraine said...

Glad to hear that you are okay and enjoying sunshine and a "3"! Lovely pictures!

Deb said...

Lucky you. Have a great time. Hugs

KarenInTheWoods said...

Good for you!

I might be down that way next month... perhaps we could do a little meetup? I will email you with particulars!

Karen and Steve
(Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

Donna S. said...


Anonymous said...

"took the bridge"... that made me laugh because we all know you better than that my dear. Happy for you that you were able to get away and just enjoy and talk to your mama out loud. xox

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