Showing posts from December, 2016

2016 Look-Back

When I look back on 2016, I am amazed, thankful, and yes, a bit exhausted, at all we did and accomplished. Here's a quick rundown:

January - Kicked the New Year off with an RV rally in San Diego county, attended the Palm Springs Film Festival, traveled to Costa Rica to attend Spanish immersion school

February - Continued my time in Costa Rica, went RV'ing at the beach upon returning, then down to San Diego to see our granddaughter, and her mama and papa, upon my return,

March - Attended a Jewish Film Festival in Palm Springs, hosted bloggers from Canada we'd followed for years, returned to San Diego to visit our dear granddaughter.

April - Went backpacking on Catalina Island with friends, left for a six week trip to Europe, starting with a week in Amsterdam.

May - Continued our six week trip in Europe by boarding the River Voyager in Cologne, which would carry us through Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia and Romania. What an amazing trip it turned out to be!

Random Thoughts

Well, that was brief wasn't it? My excuse is that shortly after creating this blog we left on a series of trips that didn't stop until just this past weekend. So, now that those are behind us, I'm ready to try this again . . .

We are in the midst of home remodeling upheaval, and I'm feeling at loose ends as a result of not having a quiet, scenic place to land. Only when we are in the midst of having something done to the house, do I realize how much my normally-lovely home means to me. I love keeping it tidy, caring for my display items, looking for interesting art to hang, changing out the decor, and prepping for entertaining, particular at this time of year. Not being able to do those things creates a sense of having no place to land, a very uncomfortable thing for me to deal with. The good news, however, is that the bulk of the work will be completed by next weekend, at which point I will have a gorgeous new marble tile entry and equally gorgeous new wood floors th…