15 December 2012

Holiday Travel


Tomorrow I leave with my Honey for Trinidad's Rain Forest where my daughter, her husband and our two grands live. I'll be there for Christmas, New Years and the worst part of the winter. I know, I'm spoiled.  I'm yearning to be with family, have time to play and hike to beautiful places, celebrate my birthday, go to the grands' gymnastic classes, see movies in English, play scrabble with my daughter, maybe even do some art with my friend, Bunty, and enjoy life. Oh, and train for a relay race (my section is 6 1/2 miles) with other family members as part of the National Marathon to End Breast Cancer in Jacksonville, FL in February. I've run the marathon, two half- marathons and now the relay  to celebrate my niece's wedding that weekend. It's "our" event as a family since losing my Honey's sister, Peg, to breast cancer in 2007. Her loss and my desire to do something about it sparked my running.

A downside is having only dial up access to the internet which makes blogging difficult (at best). Remember the days of dial up? UGH! There will be occasional visits to high speed land, so I'll keep in touch and share what I can as I'm able.

In the meanwhile, Happy Holidays to all. Enjoy your family, your spouse, and your life to the fullest. Let each person you love know it. Grandmothers, keep your eyes open for the depressed, angry young adolescents and see that they get help. They have a hard time asking for it or admitting to depression and if they don't get it they can distort reality to be something worth destroying. In these days of mental health cutbacks we must acknowledge that people who need help and don't get it can take it out on themselves or others. Both are too costly. Treatment saves lives. Let's do this.



27 comments:

  1. Yes, grandmothers. Let's do this!

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    1. It breaks my heart at such devastation.

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  2. Grandmothers can, indeed, save lives. Bless you for the reminder and have a wonderful holiday with your family!

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  3. You have inspired me to do something positive with this grief I'm carrying right now. Oh, and dial up? I thought that was GONE! Thank you for the smiles and I know you will have a wonderful time playing over the holidays. Blessings to you and yours.

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    1. Don't underestimate the power of a few committed people. I'm with you!

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  4. I wish you a wonderful holiday trip. Bless you for doing what you can where you are with what you have.

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    1. We each do our small part and it becomes a force to be reckoned with.

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  5. Have a wonderful holiday season. Your voice in the blogosphere will be missed.....but enjoy family to the fullest! That truly IS what it is all about.

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  6. Thank you for this message. You are so right.

    Have a wonderful time with the family and blessed season. I will miss seeing you in Blogland. I hope that everyday of your visit brings great joy, lots of laughter, and will be the basis of great memory building.

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    1. Thanks, Sally, and blessings on you and your family this season.

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  7. nicely said mary, have a wonderful time with your family, good luck with your training, you certainly no how to keep fit!

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    1. In the process I've come to love running!

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  8. So beautiful, Mary, just like you. I think the exponential growth of spirit and love that you create is a worldwide phenom. Love and hugs for the journey!

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    1. Thanks, Ruth. Just got SIM card for the iPad so I could catch up a little. What the world needs now is love, sweet love!

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  9. Just popped in to wish you and your loved ones a glorious holiday season.
    And may the New Year fulfill your every dream.
    Sending hugs ~

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    1. Thanks, Gabriele. You, also, enjoy your family and the holidays!

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  10. Safe travels and happy holidays to you and yours. It's blizzarding here...I'll think of you in Trinidad. Say hello to the ocean for me.

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    1. You mean the ocean that's only accessible by an 8 mile hike or by boat? And therefore soooo secluded? Will do. Happy Holidays, Dear One!

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  11. merry christmas! i hope that today you are surrounded by love and warmth...smiles...enjoy your time with family...

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    1. smiles..great to see you today..our travel just began...at my in laws as of this afternoon...

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  12. Have a great time.....
    I've decided to sit myself down and reconnect with blogland!!

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  13. oh how lovely....sounds like you're having a wonderful time ahead...enjoy your family and the hiking and the rainforest and the english movies....smiles... wishing you a wonderful start into the new year...

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    1. We are. Right now we're in Tobago for time on the beach with the grands. Should be lovely.

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