Sunday, September 5, 2010

So, how's your summer going?

It has been a long, hot summer here. I heard today that this summer was the 2nd hottest that Memphis ever had. I believe it!

Once again, I have been woefully neglectful of my little blog. I guess the main reason is because I haven't felt well and I didn't want my posts to be negative... Then too, there really hasn't been anything of note going on in our lives this summer. I've worked a LOT and other than that, have stayed in and tried to avoid the heat as much as possible.

The last few days, however, have been absolutely glorious, weather-wise. I've always felt that September felt much more like a "new start" than January, and this year more so that ever. I decided to go back on my low carb eating plan, to hopefully get rid of these extra pounds I have put on.

We're planning a beach vacation later this month and we are so excited about it. We really need a break. We're flying this year instead of driving, and I hope it simplifies and makes for a better, more relaxing week off. It's a direct flight with no connections, so it's as simple as I could make it. Plus, I got a wonderful deal on our beach condo -- 40% off the fall price, plus a $200 debit card, courtesy of BP, to encourage tourism in the Florida panhandle. We're getting a condo on the ground floor this year -- no elevators to deal with.

Here's the view from our rental condo:

More later --


  1. Hello Patty,
    It seems a long time since I heared from you or read a post on your blog.
    I am very happy that you decided to re-start your blog.
    So your summer was busy. Mine was also. Now, I am unemployed and I try to earn some money with my paintings. Of course, my husband is already retired but I was always independant so I like the idea to earn some money again !
    I hope your health and your husband is well.
    Could you please give me your email address so we could exchange news from time to time. I would like to hear from you and your coming vacation.
    My email is :

  2. Oh Helene, my friend, it's so nice of you to comment. I just sent you an email. :-)

  3. Hi patty i wondered what had happened to you!! well we are in spring now still cold waiting for our summer!! I have also started back at low carb so far so good only been 5 days thou lol

    How have your furry babies been? Since i last "talked" to you i have started with a new comp left the last one thank god and am studying 3 nights a week at Tafe doing a diploma in disability. Kids are well although son broke his nose in soccer fine now well take care and would love to hear from you more often

  4. Michelle, it's so good to hear from you! Hope you are doing well. Congrats on the new job and with your studies. I know you will do well; you are a hard worker.

    Chance and Boots are doing great. I'll post more about them soon and maybe some pics.

    Take care.


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