Sunday, July 22, 2012

Wherever Have I BEEN?

Hooo doggies, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. As you can imagine, my absence from virtual life signifies a greater participation in real life.

What have I been up to? Well, for starters, I’ve been working steadily each day to get my trumpet chops back. I honestly don’t remember what I’ve said about this, but right before I started blogging, I gave up trumpeting due to mysterious muscular imbalances in my face. It made playing with accuracy extremely difficult, and the frustration wore me down.

Last fall, I actually went to a doctor about it, and a diagnosis of partial facial paresis led me to PT sessions, which have actually helped. And I’m coming back from the dead, trumpet-wise. It’s huge!

But it really cuts into my blogging time . . .

But you know, I had started blogging as a replacement creative outlet after I stopped playing the trumpet. And folks, there’s no comparison: playing the trumpet is waaaay more fun than blogging. Just sayin’ . . .

So the blogging has been on the back burner, but then in the last few months we’ve been on vacation. A number of vacations!

Sure, I thought about posting during our trips—showing you pictures of the ocean, and the other ocean, and America’s north coast—but I don’t think it’s a good idea to announce to the entire universe: “Yoo-hoo, our house is vacant!”

I don’t post vacation pictures on Facebook, for the same reason. I’ll only post them once we’re back!

So—at long last, here are some pictures for you!

Our first trip was to Captiva Island, Florida (late May and early June). Above, the beach and the Gulf of Mexico.

Our second trip was to San Francisco, California (second week of June). This is Ocean Beach, and that's the Pacific Ocean!

And our third trip was to northern Ohio (Fourth of July)! This is a view from the Giant Wheel at Cedar Point amusement park. That's Lake Erie in the background!

And of course, we have paid for all this fun since we've been back, in terms of catching up with work, housework, and all the rest. It's taken us some time just to download and prettify our photos!

More pictures soon!

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