Fall is Around the Corner

I will be away for a little while and wouldn’t you know the temperatures are supposed to be 20 degrees cooler and no humidity?  Maybe Fall is going to happen here in Florida.  We don’t have any leave falling but it is nice to feel a cool breeze and maybe get to snuggle just a little under the covers.

The coming week will be an adventure for me as I leave for a trip aboard the biggest cruise ship going to Haiti, Costa Maya and Cozumel.  It features shows like Hair Spray, Ice Age, ice skating, zip line and luxurious spas and retreats.  I am sure I will put on five or more pounds as I love their desserts, but I heard through the grapevine that they have the latest equipped fitness center so I can enjoy both.

Have a great week and I will post some photos when I return.

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Good News Monday

The sun is shining and the birds are singing and I am feeling relieved and happy.  My traveling friend is leaving the hospital tomorrow and my brother was discharged today.  I can uncross my fingers and toes for now and be thankful for the good news.

Let’s hope it continues for all.

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Looking Ahead

The past few days have been chaotic and I am hoping that the new week will be calmer.  My son and my brother both suffered heart problems this week.  My brother up North collapsed in his home and had to be rescuitated when the emt’s arrived and once again at the hospital which necessitated emergency surgery.  A pacemaker was implanted and he is doing well.  My son Joe who survived a major heart attack in 2007  has a defibrillator  that has an alarm to alert him if the heart rate is too high.  After three times it scared Joe into calling 911 and a ride to the hospital.  It turned out that it only needed an adjustment and he is feeling good.

Ms Millie’s nerves were shattered with these two frightening incidents but I am thankful for the favorable outcome.  Just as I started to breathe a little easier I received a phone call from the friend that I  have travel plans with next month.  She wanted me to know she is in the  hospital with an infection and hoping it will clear up in time to make the trip.

We  do have travel insurance which will cover her if she has to cancel, but that means I will be traveling alone and gee,  that is not the intended plan.

I have my fingers and toes crossed and I am praying it all works out.

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Small World

You never know who you might meet and if that person by chance knows who you know.  I somehow recall my Dad telling me this as he described how to be a good friend.  He went on to explain that if you don’t have something nice to say then don’t say anything and never ever divulge a confidence. And so yesterday,  while I was at the dentists office waiting for my appointment time,  myself and another gentleman watched the newscast on the television.  The news was disturbing to me as they spoke about another bullying incident, only this time the parent of the child retaliated and was being charged.  I spoke out loud my opinion about how in my day,  the kids would not get away with this behavior.  And the man ( I never asked his name) agreed with me.  We continued chatting about places and neighborhoods and personal information and like a lightening bolt realized, we were both from the same neighborhoods.

How strange yet wonderful it was to talk about places from the early 1950’s and me being a mere teenager back then. Now the best part happened as we talked about people we knew and I mentioned my first love (puppy love my Dad called it) named Harry.  I went on to say I should have married him,  but I had met someone else and broke off with Harry.

This wonderful man smiled in disbelief as he told me how he also knew Harry and his family and lived on the same block as him for years.  He remembered Harry moving to California and then back to New York and getting married.

He felt this twist of  fate was ironic as it was only last week,  that he recalled asking someone about Harry’s whereabouts?  And then today, to be sitting here in a dentists office talking to the gal he dated secretly almost sixty years ago was incredible.  As his wife entered the room from the treatment area he jumped up from his seat and related to her our wondrous conversation.   He said  he would play the numbers of  the date on his lottery form and share his winnings with me.  We happily said hope to see you again and I waltzed into the treatment room with a huge smile and told the dentist about it.

I am still in flux-what an incredible afternoon!  The whole experience has left me with butterflies in my tummy and the wonderful memories flooding my mind from many many years ago.

Now wouldn’t it be awesome,  if somehow Harry read this and realized that Ms Millie is still wild about Harry? And that he just happened to be the right guy at the wrong time of  her life.

Is it not a small world?

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Fall is Coming

Well we are still in the 90’s with a little less humidity but no sign at all of Fall.  The weather forecasters are saying maybe the third or fourth week of  October  before we start to cool off and be able to turn off the air and it sure sounds good.  I even washed a few long sleeved shirts and sweaters to have ready once the thermometer registers 70degrees.  I am starting to cool off just thinking about it.  If anything, it has been a beautiful sunny weekend and I do hope where ever you are, that it was a great for you, too!

Wishing you a fun week ahead! Smile:)

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