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OK...I'm Back win.  I'm back and for today at least, I am writing.  Seriously, I am touched by your emails asking if I'm OK, inquiring why I haven't written and generally making me feel not only missed, but appreciated.  This has been a very difficult winter for me.  It's been so cold.  We actually had frost over here.  Before you scoff and think, "You big Sissie, get real!" try a little tenderness.  I've been in south Florida for over eleven years.  I live in sushine and gentle breezes. We're living in the RV.  It's too cold for the beach, too cold for much of anything outside.

In between whining about the cold, we do a little exploring.   This is St. Petersburg Beach a few days ago.  You can see by the flag how windy it is.  You can also notice that there are no people and that all the shade cabana thingies are folded up.  We did take a lovely ride all the way along the gulf beaches and stopped for a wonderful late breakfast in Indian Beach.  We really love it on this side of the state.


I had to laugh the other day.  I was speaking to a friend from "the other coast, our coast" on the phone and said that we had gone to St. Petersburg.  She said she had never been there and then said, "But, I've heard there are a lot of old people there."  Helllllllllllloooooo...look in the mirror.  We're them, we're old.  I'm going to collect social security this year.  I mean, I will admit that sometimes I think I am surrounded by a bunch of white hairs but quickly realize there but for the grace of my hair stylist goes I.  I have vowed that I will die with red hair and have made John promise that before he nods at the nurse to pull the plug, he makes sure that I have no roots showing no matter how much it costs to get a colorist in to my hospital room.  All this presumes that he outlasts me.  If he kicks first, I need one of you to volunteer ...

OK...this is a new start...I'll try to rejoin the world now.


Reader Comments (1)

Glad to see you back. Can understand about the cold, totally. I was in my camper van once early in the season and it snowed, all the calor froze so I leave to your imagination what it was like. It has been so cold here, longer that I would have believed possible and the heating suppliers sound as though they have made big profits from it all. Our part of the country has now turned to rain, and more rain, making for very muddy dogs and footwear. Not only that the trees are all ganging up with everything else thats allergy giving this time of the year and making a very bad season for those who are affected by such things. If you see any sun, just send a portion of it this direction, in great need of it. Heres hoping for a Florida warmup for you, must be very miserable for you, know everyone here seems very down about the weather, if they are not already with bad colds, sickness or flu. Whats it they say life is all adventure, and each adventure is an experience? Bit distorted there but think it sums it up, at least your pic shows blue sky.

February 25, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJill

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