Normally Florida is something I look forward to, but seeing as I wasn’t prepared to be here it’s been a sort of surreal experience. One day I’m in cold weather and dealing with early snow fall and the next it’s 80+ degrees out and I’m in shorts.

This sunset was too beautiful not to take a picture of.

Well, the ride down was fairly uneventful. We left a day late to avoid the rain and ended up in some anyway (which I predicted)but we made it as far as my parents usually travel so that wasn’t too bad. My neice Madalynn was born on Wednesday just as we stopped for the night. My brother Keith called and let us hear her cry as the nurse checked her out.

When we got as far as his city we stopped to see the baby and coo over her. She’s actually quite a grumpy girl. If you move her at all she scowls and frowns, and the nurses have even nicknamed her princess Madalynn because of her attitude. We’re all hoping she gets a sweeter disposition in time.

That’s all for now, seeing as my mom can’t stand that I’m doing something that doesn’t involve her and she’s dying to know what it is. Madalynn should teach me how to make that face because it’s making me pretty grumpy.


Thursday while Bob and my mom were relaxing I heard my mom yell something at Bob (which really isn’t unusual, we’re a loud family at times) and then I heard some sort of thumpy clatter. I ran downstairs to see Bob on the floor and my mom scowling and saying, “I told you not to walk when you’re dizzy!”

Friday Keith drove into town and just as he got into town Bob had yet another episode. The guy just can’t get through his head that when he’s dizzy, you don’t move! My mom screamed for me and I ran down to find him doing this weird bobbing up and down thing. I got a chair and we actually had to force him down into it because he was so out of it. All of this because he refuses to wait after standing up. It’s so annoying.

So Saturday while I made a cake for Keith because it was his birthday my mom said that she wanted me to come with her to Florida. A trip I’m not especially fond of in a car unless it’s all fun like last year with Keith… but even then I think I’d rather have a nice plane ride. I laughed because I thought she was kidding me. “Yeah, I guess I could do that.” and I smiled and went back to mixing the cake. Later in the evening she asked when Keith was leaving and I said, “I’m not sure, Monday or Tuesday.” and she gave me a shocked look and said, “Early monday?” I said, “No mom, why?” and she said, “Because that’s when we’re leaving for Florida.” I said, “What? I am? I thought you were joking.” She shook her head and I sighed to myself. Badness.

So we’re leaving on Tuesday morning because of the rain on Monday.

I’m being kidnapped! Anyone need anything from Florida?

Sick and Tired

Yesterday I caught some of the nastiness that has been going around. I feel like a little bit of death warmed over, but I had something to keep me company while I sneezed my brains out. My best friend Meghan’s blog. It’s “The Nagy Family” in my links and unless you have a password for it, you won’t be able to go over and see it. Understandably because she and her husband would rather the rest of the world not see pictures of their adorable little boys. There are weirdos out there.

Click on the image to enlarge it, I think it turned out pretty cute and it definately gave me something to concentrate on when all I wanted to do was be miserable.

It was the first time I ever worked with Word Press and it was a little bit of a challenge, but once I got into the swing of things it went really smoothly. If I ever left Blogger, it would definately be for something like that.

Anyway, that’s why I’ve been so quiet…and now it’s nappy-nap time.