Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

     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??


Blondie's Journal said...

Christmas in Florida! Yes! We spent one Christmas in Naples and it will always stand out in my mind as one of the best times in my life. The weather, my family all around...just being away from the cold and snow!! I'm so glad you had a good time, other than the colds all of you had.

I know what you mean about wanting to get back on schedule...my daughter took all the Christmas stuff down last night...she is so good about organizing and has so much energy. It was a relief. After having a cold {and still suffering}, and the holidays, I share in your grief over all the laundry. it never ends.

Happy Anniversary! We got married in December, too. 25 years this month. I'm happy you got to spend it together, even if it wasn't fancy!

Happy 2012!


Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Hi Sue....sounds like a great vacation and lots of drama as you moved back to 'real life'. Glad that your son is fine and hoping that everything gets back to normal for you soon...Happy Anniversary.

dee dee said...

Welcome home Sue!
Looking forward to catching up!
Happy Anniversary to you and hubby.
Hope you are all over the colds....
dee dee

NanaDiana said...

It sounds like you celebrate your anniversary kind of like we do...we have both been married the same amount of years. I am glad you had a good time in Florida but sorry you got such a scare with your son on the way home. Sounds like he is going to be okay, though.

Welcome home- welcome back to reality- xo Diana

Barbara F. said...

Glad you are back home and settling down, I am starting to take down stuff, although I leave the tree and nativity up until the 6th. I am glad your son is okay and I do hope he is trying to alleviate some of that stress. Wishing you all the best for a happy, healthy New Year. xo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

First - glad your son is/will be ok. Sounds like you had a great vacation. Sorry about the bad cold - hope you are feeling much better now. I would love to have temps of 75 - 80 again. It is 27 and only suppose to get up to 39 today.:(

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Meant to add -
Wishing you a Wonderful New Year!!

Unknown said...

Good to know your son w/b fine. Get well soon

Have a beautiful day ~

Ladydy5 aka: Diane Yates said...

Well my dear, you and I were traveling to and fro Florida at the exact same time, as we were in Tampa for Christmas. Glad we both made it okay. Happy New Year

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Wow, I'm pooped just reading that. Glad you had a good holiday. No fun coming back to a mess and a stressful situation. My hubby has been off for the last five days and went back today. Nice to just be me and Bailey again.

JUST ME said...

I'm hoping to spend next Christmas somewhere warm and by the beach. Cold and dark just isn't my style anymore. At allllll

Happy 2012!!

Linda said...

Oh my...you tired me out just reading that! We have nice warm temps here now too...in the low 80's as well...it's been this way for a couple weeks. We had a nice holiday time...our boys came home minus one girl...she was up north with her family. Hope your son gets his diet on track...stress is no fun and with a bad diet it's really bad...Happy Anniversary!!

Sue said...

Oh my- I think you DO need to get back to a regular routine and a little less stress and chaos! Glad you are on your way to feeling a bit better. It's no fun being sick, wherever you are! Here's wishing you a happy new year to come. :-)

Angie said...

Welcome back, Sue, and happy anniversary! Sorry you spent your time in Florida sick, but the weather does sound dreamy :)