For some reason, I always think that I am going to get a lot of blogging done when I'm on vacation. I never do. I really should just hang out the "be back soon" sign and forget about it. So, today as I try to get back to some form of "normal" at my house...I thought I'd take a minute to let you know that I'm still here!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas (or whatever you celebrate) and a safe and happy start to 2012. We headed to Florida on the 17th, arriving on the 18th. My dad came over from Sarasota to meet us for a few days before we put him on a plane on the 22nd and sent him back to Illinois to spend Christmas with my sister and her family and my son. We stayed in Florida and celebrated with our daughter, getting home on the 28th. It was our 5th Christmas in Florida and we had the best weather we have ever had with temperatures in the mid 80's the entire time. It was gorgeous! Of course, I caught a horrible cold almost immediately (do you think the 60 degree temp change did it) which I then passed on to my daughter and my husband. I didn't feel great, but believe me it is much easier to have a cold when it is 85 than when it is cold and gray!
We drove home once again on our wedding anniversary! We celebrated 37 years, riding in the car. Our son called the morning of our anniversary as we were leaving our hotel in Alabama, to tell us he was headed to the ER with chest pains...so, it was a long drive home, a stop to pick up the dogs at the puppy hotel and we went straight to the hospital. By the time we got there, they had decided he was suffering from stress related chest pain, they kept him overnight and told him to eat healthier and sleep more. He has 2 jobs and lives on chips and beef jerky...we hope he listens to the doctors. We picked up Steak and Shake and had a romantic anniversary dinner (haha) while unloading the car and doing laundry.
My dad arrived at our house the next day and was here until yesterday afternoon. Somehow, I did get the Christmas decorations taken down, but very little else got done. My husband was off work until today and between the 2 guys and the massive amount of football games on television...I have spent the last several days feeding the men and trying to make some progress on the laundry from the trip. Dad is flying back to Florida today, my husband went back to work this morning and while it was a really nice holiday, I'm ready to get back on some kind of schedule. So, I will be trying to finish all that laundry today, trying to find the top of my desk and hopefully get back to regular blogging.
So, what's new with you??