Sunday, April 6, 2014

I'm Still Here Enjoying the California Poppies . . .

Happy Spring Sunday!

I'm still here in Loomis and have been busy with family activities and surgery preparation; so I apologize for being out of touch with my wonderful "virtual friends."  I hope all are continuing to enjoy Spring 2014 wherever you are.  I'll get back to posting soon.

Before I retired I always seemed to be too busy to slow down and just enjoy the wonders of nature and the view of our wonderful world.  I am so enjoying This Spring back in California . . . and we've even had some good rain.  I hope we haven't seen the last of it because we need so much more; but it's not as bad as when I got here!
Above is what our hills look like now . . . in a couple of months they'll be golden brown again and our Oak trees will depend on water deep in the ground
Our State Flower, the California Poppy is in full bloom almost everywhere you look.

New news:  Samantha, one of my son Jeff's 14-year old twins, was injured in a girls basketball game two weeks ago today.  She fractured the top of her right tibia (big bone in lower leg) and had surgery complete with placement of screws and is now recovering.  She'll go back to school tomorrow but will continue rehab for 4-5 months.  The docs say she'll be able to return to her traveling soccer team next year.  She's been a real trouper and we'll both be in right-knee-rehab mode together.

39 comments:

  1. So sorry I've been out of touch. It looks like you're having some sort of knee surgery. I hope the process goes well and your recuperation time is short.

    I'm traveling to the Pacific Northwest this coming summer and hopefully our paths will cross at some point...

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    1. Hi Cheryl:
      Nice to hear from you - we MUST try to meet this summer!

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  2. Glad to hear you are OK. Was just a little worried about you.
    Enjoy your family and please keep us updated on the upcoming surgery.

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    1. I'm so sorry to be out of touch - it just one of those times. I'm so in to family and friends I'm out much of the time. I'll get back to posting and keeping up with all my blog friends.

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  3. Missed hearing from you lately. Just keep on doing what you enjoy. We will be here when you get back.

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    1. Thanks Nan. I'm happy to hear from you, too.

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  4. Good luck to you and keep us posted.

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    1. I just have to catch up with your adventures, too. Thanks for your comments, Kim.

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  5. Hope all goes well with your surgery, and sorry to hear about your gd's leg problem. Looks like you both will be on crutches at the same time....that deserves a picture (if she is close by). Take care MP. --Dave, from "not" GoingRvWay until we replace our crispy "C"....lol (might as well laugh about it, nothing else to do about it)

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    1. Hi Dave:
      I think of you and Marcia every single day and hope things are looking up. If you have a sec, drop me an email with updates. Hugs to you both.

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  6. Glad to hear you are enjoying being home! Nice to see your post!

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    1. Thanks, Sheila. Nice to hear from you, too. I'm surely behind in my post reading and am not sure just where you are now. I'll get it together, I promise.

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  7. Good luck with the surgery and rehab with your grand daughter.

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    1. Hi George: I'm behind on your blog and need to get back to follow your return north. Happy travels - I know you will enjoy everything you encounter!

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  8. I'll add my Good Luck, too. I hope you and your grand daughter both heal quickly.

    Love your photos. I remember those hills from when I was in Placerville, Camino and Pollock Pines. Sometimes green, but usually brown. Beautiful either way. I sure do miss that area.

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    1. So you know how pretty it is when it's green. I, too, love the golden brown of summer; but I don't look too forward to being immobile in the heat. And, it does get HOT here!

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    1. Hi Pat:
      Nice to have you visiting my blog. Are you still in Florida? When will you be heading to Michigan?

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  10. Good luck on the surgery. You and Samantha will be good rehabbers together!

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    1. Yes, we will. I went to my pre-op class yesterday and I'll write a post about it; it's interesting how things medical progress. I feel like I'm in good hands.

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