Great Day

Wow! I am finally feeling like myself once again after a bout with some bug that got me over a month ago when I was up North.  I don’t think my body can deal with the change in weather and different environments.  Maybe I need to wear a mask and a bubble suit so I am fully protected from germs…

Finally today I had a day trip planned and off we went on the Cares Travel bus to St Peters burg to visit the infamous  Vinoy Renaissance hotel.  Upon on our arrival, the staff welcomed us warmly and then introduced everyone  to  a very pleasant docent.  She had all the background information including the highlights and history of this wonderful landmark.  The outside courtyards were magnificent  as well as the ballroom inside with its beautiful tiled and carpeted floors.  They have a portable dance floor that they install for their gala parties.  The ceiling held the most striking hanging chandelier that I found to be extremely unusual and delicate to gaze upon.

Our luncheon was delicious and consisted of a greens salad with strawberries, walnuts and bits of tomato followed by an entrée of penne with shrimp and a delicious pound cake with poached peaches in red wine topped with a little dollop of whipped cream.  Audrey my friend and lunch mate had the same choice as me and we both enjoyed it along with some iced tea and coffee.  The ride back was relaxing.  All in all it was a great day….

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Still Missing You

He was my giant teddy bear although his height was only 5’5 and his thinning black hair suited his round face with adorned by a tiny mustache.  His big brown expressive eyes showed his emotions and so you always knew if you were in trouble

I seemed to be always in some sort of mischief as I was inquisitive and wanted answers to everything.   Saying you’re not old enough didn’t satisfy my curiosity and so after a while, my mother reprimanded me.  My best friend always came to my rescue as he explained that there are things in life that are better understood when one is older.  He knew how to satisfy my curiosity without squashing my want to ask.  “If you don’t ask you don’t learn”, he would say.

It is now the day before his birthday and already I am seeing him way as he was way back in 1963.  This was his year to say good-bye on March 11.  The stroke hit him on a Saturday night and by Sunday we knew it was a cerebral hemorrhage and he was in a coma.  If he would survive it, he would probably be a vegetable the medical staff informed us.  This would not fit the man I knew as my Daddy and so at 5:55 p.m. on March 11 1963 my dear daddy was gone.  I still believe he went straight up to heaven and after fifty years he is still shining his light and wisdom on me.  Happy Birthday Daddy……..I will always love you.

Your daddy’s little girl Millie

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Labor Day Weekend

Summer is just about over says the calendar but not here in sunny Florida as our heat is still a steamy 90 degrees with some beautiful blue skies.  I no longer sit out in the sun due to all the scares and the little dots that appear on my skin after 10-15 minutes exposure but I remember loving it as my body enjoyed all the natural Vitamin D.  Everything changes with age and I am finally realizing that I am not the young spring chicken I used to be.  My fast pace has slowed along with my quick recall of what I was doing just a few minutes ago.  But when I compare my notes with others I am doing pretty good and so I will give a thumbs up to my practicing yoga.  I truly believe that it keeps my muscles stretched and toned, my mind quieted for an hour or two and the ability to just relax.  It helps with my C.O.P.D and the yogic breath of fire keeps my lungs healthy in spite of their damage.  Yoga is giving me a longer quality of life and I would love to shout it over a loud-speaker “Do some yoga today, your mind and body will thank you”.

Happy Labor Day everyone!  Enjoy and just breathe!!!

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