6of8 (6of8) wrote,

Keeping Busy

Well, I have been negligent in posting regularly. I will try to do better.

My trip to Europe was amazing! I fell in love with Rome, which surprised me. I am not a city girl, but the Eternal City is pure magic. I will definitely be making another trip there. In fact, having been to Rome with day trips to Pompeii/Naples and to Florence, I look forward to seeing a lot more of Italy. It was really a special place. I cannot say that I was as enamored of Athens, although I loved the historic sites and the Greek Bookcrossers were wonderful. Santorini was an amazing place and I recommend it highly. That was the first time in a long time that the focus of my time in a vacation spot was relaxation. I need to do more of that.

In May, I traveled with James and Annalis and the kids to Nashville to do some site seeing and attend Tayea's graduation from high school. We had a great time and I got to pet a baby kangaroo.

Other adventures have included work and more work. Attempts to correct eye problems are ongoing and will probably mean surgery in October or November. Had a root canal. And I added another member to the family. Errol is a 2 year old blue cream tabby (solid grey) who needed a new home when the lady who recently adopted him had to move back to Antigua on very short notice. He weighs in at a modest 16 pounds and has a tendency to throw that weight around. Molly is learning to tolerate him and we are both trying to teach him some manners. These developments and work will keep me very busy until the end of September.

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