Tuesday, May 22, 2018

First Stops

As I mentioned in my previous post, our first stop on our recent trip was to Canada.
Our first morning in Toronto was a very foggy, drippy one after days of rain.
It was also chilly, but that didn't stop me from taking a morning walk (much needed after so many hours on a plane the day before).
Everyone said that Spring was several weeks late because of the frigid winter, but there were definitely signs of it finally springing forth.
I think we actually experienced several seasons that first day.
You can see in these two pictures, taken not more than 30 minutes apart, that the weather kept changing.
The scariest part was the drive home later in the day when there was a moment or two that we couldn't see a thing.
Another first stop on that first morning was Tim Horton's which is my brother-in-law and his wife's favorite place for coffee.
Thankfully, after that first crazy weather day, we had beautiful weather for visiting family and were able to also take a hike and visit a botanical garden.

But I'll save that for another time.

Best wishes,

Friday, May 18, 2018

Hello there!

My very long blog break was very much unintended.  Part of it was just lack of motivation.
But more recently it was because of a trip to Canada and Colorado.
My husband has two sisters and a brother in the Toronto area that he had not seen in many years so we spent 4 days of quality time with them.
We then flew off to Denver where we explored for a couple of days.
 And finally, the whole purpose for our trip. was driving to Alamosa to attend our eldest son's college graduation.
We were only able to spend a few days with  him as he was in the process of moving, but I'm happy that we were able to be there, even if it was a very quick trip.

This past Sunday, we drove back to Denver and stayed overnight.  Our very long journey back to Kuwait started on Monday, consisted of three flights and a nearly 12 hour layover in London.  But things never go smoothly when flying and on top of that, I received a message from my brother that my mom had fallen and broken her hip.
 
Since we were already in transit, there wasn't much I could do except try to get a connection each time we landed so I could find out what was going on.  We arrived back in Kuwait early Wednesday morning.

On Tuesday, my mom had a partial hip replacement and this coming Monday she's being transferred to a VA Hospital where she will receive rehabilitation.  The problem is she has major arthritis in her knees which was what contributed to her fall in the first place.  (Her knees are the reason she wouldn't fly to Denver to meet us so she could attend the graduation.)

I'm hoping she'll have a speedy recovery, but if I feel like she needs more assistance, then I may need to go back to spend time with her.

So, that's where we're at for the moment.
Just wanted to say a quick hello!

I'll share more of our trip in the coming days.

Best wishes,

Friday, April 6, 2018

April's Arrival

The arrival of April always tends to bring with it rather unpredictable and inclement weather.  Last Friday, we took a visitor to Friday Market where we spent an enjoyable hour and a half browsing and shopping the antiques and flea market stalls.
We then popped into the grocery store to pick up a few things and when we exited, this is what we were greeted with.
A major dust storm.
Yuck!

Of course, it cleared and there were some very nice days for walking during the week.
It's amazing how much is blooming right now.  
This is Spring's last hurrah before the summer heat takes over.

Last night I watched an electrical storm for a couple of hours from our balcony.
I find them fascinating.
As I'm typing this, there's strong winds blowing and according to my weather app, there's rain somewhere in Kuwait, but so far we haven't gotten any.

Whatever the weather, wherever you are, I hope you are well.
Happy weekend wishes,

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

This is Why I Wander

Some days I walk to the park in my neighborhood, hang a heart (or several hearts), do a couple of laps, 
then head to the walking path where I'll do several rounds.
But today I decided to wander the neighborhood and I'm so glad I did, because I stumbled across my happy flower.
Beautiful hollyhocks!
And while admiring these beauties, I made a surprise discovery.
A very large grasshopper blending in on a stem.
There was a second home that also had a patch of hollyhock outside the front gate.
 Seems to be a wasp frolicking in the pollen.

Today is the International Day of Happiness.
Spending time in nature and spying little pockets of beauty makes me very happy.
Today also marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but if you're still digging out of winter, then this is for you.
Happy Tuesday!
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