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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mid-Month Check-in

I really don't have much to share, but figured I should post something. And you know when your mother points out that you haven't blogged lately, you gotta get to it.

So, we've continued with the routine of life. But, yesterday we actually got out and took a drive. It was a pretty, sunny day; good for an outing.

We headed south on SR 77 toward Panama City. The idea was to get some breakfast and then ride around a bit. We'd been to Panama City Beach – yes, those are two different towns – but not to Panama City. We found breakfast at Golden Corral and enjoyed their buffet. Sufficiently stuffed, we continued our journey.

I realized that we were close to Bay Medical Center where one of our friends was hospitalized. Grady has been very ill since before Christmas with respiratory issues and, unfortunately, he was taken back to the hospital a couple of weeks ago with breathing problems and then one of his lungs collapsed. So, he's sedated while his lung heals. Belinda, his wife, is keeping vigil daily so I texted Belinda asking her if we could visit. She said yes, so that was our next stop. We spent a little less than an hour chatting with Belinda while Grady slept. :) Belinda is a strong woman and her faith in God and His plan for them is something to watch. We had a good visit.

After we left the hospital, we didn't know what we wanted to do. We are not “beach people” so hanging out at the beach wasn't an option. I would take a chair and a book and sit at the edge of the water and enjoy, but that is not Randy's thing at all. So we decided to drive and see where the road took us.

The road took us through a beautiful neighborhood, lined with palm trees and Spanish moss.

Panama City drive

Driving in Panama City

The homes were an eclectic mix of large brick homes to small beachy bungalows. It was a lovely drive.

We got back home about 2pm, so it was a nice day out.

That's it from the Florida panhandle. Hope all is well in your world. Until the next time . . .

Friday, February 01, 2013

Another Month Gone By

Welcome, February! It seemed to me that January was never going to end! It just dragged by. And, since it is a new month, I figured I'd gift you all with a blog entry! :) Also, for full disclosure, our daughter, Lindsay, informed me I had been slacking off in my blogging. LOL

To be honest, we haven't done anything “blog worthy.” Since I got back from MD, we've settled into our normal routine. And a routine is not very exciting to write about. I told Lindsay that if I was bored writing a blog entry, surely you all would be put to sleep reading it!!

In the month ahead, we do have a couple of things in the works. Sometime in the next week or so Randy will be traveling to Kansas to welcome our Soldier home from Afghanistan. He'll be gone about a week to ten days. It's a two day drive to get there and he'll stay a few days to help Kevin settle in. Then, if the weather holds, he'll get back on the road to Florida.

We also want to get away for a couple of days to visit with friends in Lower Alabama. It's been way too long since we've seen them! So, hopefully in late February we'll be able to get there.

Okay, are you asleep yet? If not, you get the prize! I don't know what that prize is, but you get it! :)

Now I'll get back to our exciting life of exercise (me), TV, working, and church! Don't be too jealous.

Until the next time (whenever that will be!) . . .