Friday, August 16, 2013

checking in . . .

DH and I just got back from a nice, relaxing two-week vacation.  This has been the first real vacation we have had in, maybe, ever.    We take trips but they involve airports and sometimes flying over the ocean, lots of sight-seeing, foreign currency, etc. and while I would not trade those experiences for anything, they are not relaxing.

We put probably 1300 miles on my new car and were quite pleased with how it drove and rode.   We could also pack 2-weeks worth of clothing for golf, casual, evening and two bags of golf clubs, plus a large bag for my shoes (LOL).    We played golf almost every day, then returned to hotel to clean up and go sit on the hotel front porch to read, enjoy the afternoon, or just "veg" out.   It was wonderful!   Two of the three hotels had these lovely porches and rocking chairs, one also had regular porch seating as well.

So now all the laundry and ironing are done and I am back to the real world.

Sara in FL - Kathi raised some good points about the dogs in the cars and summer heat.   Even I had not thought of that, so it is good that you will leave them home.   I hope your trip is safe and wonderful.   Graceland is a great place to visit.   I rolled my eyes, before the first time I went.  I enjoyed it enough that I have been back two more times!   Keep expectations low and you'll be fine.   The house was not as tacky as I thought it would be, but the really impressive stuff is in the museum --- all the costumes and a bazillion gold records.  Oh my, I had no idea how many gold records Elvis had!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

try try again

This is the third post to try to send , the others went into cyber space somewhere. It is supposed to be spring but I am frozen. All my bulbs are out but with the wind they are now in my house recouperating. We have just had a lot of hail,the pets decided inside was best today. A good day to tidy something. I try to follow Flylady principles but am very good at wandering off and checking each book to see 1, why I kept it and 2, can I let it go. Really I am not making much headway, must be lunchtime. Chilli con carne today, love it . my recipe makes heaps and I eat it for several days, Gus won't eat it so I have it all to myself. I am going to stop now and see if this posts if OK will resume tomorrow. Hugs Bee in NZ.