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Eighteen years ago, I lost my Dad.

Usually, on this post, I would write something about his passing but in reflection, I want to write about something that I shared with Dad.

We went together to work for a number of years via public transportation.

I never was squeamish about walking to the bus or sitting on the bus and talking to my Dad while going to work. I am sorry to say that it was something at the time that I guess, I took for granted.In hindsight, it was a glorious time.We would talk about a lot of things, and Dad would give me a lot of his advice.I remember when I had someone steal my wallet out of my desk, and I was able to walk a few blocks over to where my Dad worked. It was a comfort to be able to commiserate with Dad over the theft, get a token to get home with, and know tomorrow would be another day.

As I usually would say about missing Dad, some things will never change.I am thankful of the memories that we shared through the later part of his working career.What a blessing it was, in hindsight, to have the time with him. Not a day goes by that I don’t miss him.

I miss you terribly Dad but will love you forever.

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“With Apologies to Queen”

“I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike….”

Well, I got on a bicycle today for 3 minutes before I lost my balance and fell off. They say “it’s just like riding a bicycle and you never forget.” Evidently, I did.

It was not the wisest thing to do,with my ankle all screwed up. I never claimed to be wise. Evidently. I have to go into training for riding my bike.

Look out- I’m coming!

You put your left foot in…

The diagnosis for my left foot is that I either have a severe sprain of a ligament around the left ankle or, God forbid, a tear.

Down here in “Amity”, the closest spot to get an MRI that actually will give a good contrast on the foot is some 40 miles away in Somers’ Point.I managed to snag an appointment for Christmas, well, not that much of an exaggeration, but next Wednesday, but hey, it’s just another day, right? School starts the day after labor Day for students and I went out today and bought an ankle brace.

Send some prayers or good mojo my way so it isn’t a tear: I really would miss getting back to the kids.

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With a Pause in the action….

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With three weeks before school, I am hurting.

I don’t know if it is something I did but I have terrible pain in my left foot. I managed to get a podiatrist here, and have a 3 PM appointment today.

Isn’t it funny when nothing i going on, nothing goes on, right? Then, when it is time to get things going, then it all hits the fan.

Stay tuned for the further adventures of Hop-a-long…hopefuly not for much longer because it’s almost time for school!

My Girls

I am so thankful for my girls, because they are my family. It’s funny how the three of us stick together through thick and thin.My girls’loyalty is something I know I’ll have until I kick.

Wish I could say that about more things but hey, I wouldn’t trade them for all the tea in China.

B&B Part Deux

Well, I am going to try to get a little pool time in today because the B&B is back in business till the end of the month.

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This time I am going with my neighbor to another neighbor’s pool for a few hours.I started the company clean up yesterday with linens and bathrooms and such.Now to sign off, because the girls need their lunch and a walk.

Stay cool, friends.

Melting in Heat

I apologize to anyone who is a regular reader of my posts, but there is only one good reason behind it-the heat.

It seems that the struggle to get out and not have the fur girls or me melt for our quick walks, and then bring us back in to try to recharge,well,it wears one out.It really has wiped us all out, but then again, in this heat,who isn’t wiped out?

My personal theory is the weather will change when school starts and then rain will make recess disappear.

Ugh.

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