Friday, March 9, 2012

I'M IN FLORIDA

I'm in Florida. I flew here during Wednesday Hodgepodge. I decided to take a trip to visit with my father. I am doing this while Mark is in Europe so I won't feel so bad for not being there with him. But I did need to see my father. I cannot believe how much time can pass between visits.

My dad will be 89 this year so this will be 10 days of hanging with him, going to the casino a few times, taking in a movie and just enjoying each others company. There is also a great pizza I can't wait to have (topping only) and a Gyro to die for (meat only). I also get to see my sister, brother-in-law, my two nieces/husband, 3 great nieces and great nephew. Win, win!

And look at the 10 day forecast!


So I will be laying low, only spending limited time on my computer and will most likely not be reading all of your posts. I know you understand. Actually this will be much harder for me than for you! I really don't know how to separate myself from blogging. It's an addiction that is 3 years in the making.

It is nice to have adult children living with us so we don't have to leave an empty house or Skye in a kennel. Actually it is now two years since they moved in with us. I can't believe how much my heart has changed from then to now! I wanted the house to myself, I was selfish. God knew better. He always knows better giving us gifts we never knew we wanted :)

Two things that I am totally bummed about, my blog friend Alexis was given a great gift from her boss and is actually flew into California Wednesday night. I could not believe the timing. I so much wanted to meet her and her family in person. She is going to Disneyland which is less than 40 minutes away from me. I will miss seeing you Alexis. I also have another blog friend Christine who spent over two months in Florida and went home recently. She will be back in Florida about a week after I leave. Her family lives very close to where my father lives. I will miss meeting you both in person but I know God has a plan for us in the future. (Hugs)

Just look at how clever I am. I usually bring movies for my dad and I to watch each night. He really enjoys it yet he has never felt comfortable going out and renting movies. So it is easier not to bring the cases with me. Sometimes I bring a CD case but I brought a smaller bag this time so space was really limited for this over packer. Coffee filters worked perfectly to separate the DVD's!

So have a wonderful weekend and I will see you when I see you.

((HUGS))


P.S. I have a few posts ready to go, like this one, while I am gone.

24 comments:

Emily said...

Have a great time with you dad and enjoy all that sunny weather!

Mara said...

Just don't forget to take the films out before you make coffee!

Hope you have a great time with your father and the rest of the family.

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I know you are going to have a wonderful trip. Have fun my friend.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Enjoy your visit! Brilliant with the coffee filters :-)

Hilary said...

Have a great trip... i was actually down there last week... and win big at the casino

Joyce said...

Have fun! Love the coffee filter idea : )

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Enjoy your time with your dad. Brilliant idea on the coffee filters!

nancygrayce said...

How I wish your dad lived closer to us! I'd love to get together while you're in Florida, but you'll be a long way from the Panhandle!

Chatty Crone said...

I am not going to say I feel sorry for you being there - 81 degrees and sun! Bah Humbug! Lol

I love that CD case you made - what a great idea,

HAVE FUN!
sandie

Nani said...

Have a wonderful tome and enjoy being with your dad! I love you zip-loc disk case!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Aww, that is so great that you are spending some time with your dad.....more precious memories in the making!

My sister lives in Haines City with her husband and three children. Anywhere near where you are?

HAVE A GREAT TIME.......RELAX AND ENJOY!

Blessings~
Laura

Holly said...

have a great time in FL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caroline said...

Have a great time & I love the coffee filters.

Trennia said...

Have a wonderful time! The weather looks great!

April said...

Enjoy your time with that special man in your life! ;)

Nichol said...

Have a great time. I love the coffee filter idea, neat! Win some money at the Casino:)

Kerri said...

have a good trip!! enjoy ur visit with ur dad! :)

Karen Mortensen said...

Very cleaver you are. Have a wonderful time in Florida.

EmptyNester said...

So glad you're getting this time with your dad all by yourself! That's when I enjoy my time with my dad the best. Have a wonderful time and a safe trip back!

momto8 said...

it is so nice to know you are spending time with your dad!! I wish you a relaxing and enjoyable time together.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I wish you could come up to North Florida and visit me!!!

Mom of 12 said...

What a great idea! So glad you are having fun.
Sandy

Renegades said...

Have a ton of fun and enjoy your dad!!!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Looks like great weather - hope you have a wonderful visit!

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