Okay, so I made it two months sans the blogging. Not very long, but long enough to separate myself from the daily feeling that I just had to check my email and blogs and Twitter every single day. What a great feeling!
The two months have not gone without my being busy though. I traveled to Nevada/California for my niece’s wedding to her beautiful partner Alyssa. I even took the Amtrak train round-trip from Indy to Reno and got to see some great views along the Colorado River, and the most beautiful sunrise over the mountains at one of my old hometown’s in Nevada. Of course, there was flooding in Nebraska and that spoiled my transportation to GA (train took too long plus rerouting that made me miss my ride) but I wouldn’t have missed the wedding for the world!
Family things happened, some good like above, but some not so good and I had to make a trip to Northeast Ohio for a funeral. But, as life is, that same week I went to an ultrasound for an expected grandbaby in November.
Got to spend a few nights at an Alpaca Farm, really! A Bed & Breakfast with three dogs that adopted us, one at all times and the other two mainly when breakfast arrived each morning. 😉
Spent lots and lots of hours playing in my gardens with flowers literally everywhere and may apples and pawpaws growing. Deer in the yard everyday, squirrels and a full moon spotting of a beautiful red fox in the driveway. Summer has been good.
So now I settle a bit because I have a new part-time job teaching English for the school year. I’m taking graduate courses and of course I’m still volunteering with the Master Gardeners, and I’m working to start a local UU group in my nearest town.
The only way to live is moving forward!
On my way to Louisville, Kentucky, tomorrow for my corneal transplant. This is my second one and after the pain of the last I’m not all too excited for the experience but, I am excited for the results. None of what Austin and I have done the past couple of years would have been possible had I not had the surgery in my left eye in 2005–no driving for sure. Which means it would never have been possible for us to have lived on the road fulltime and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the country.
So with the New Year at hand, I hope to begin it with the ability to see the world with both eyes, clear and beautiful. Only another reason to be out there and enjoying all that Mother Nature and the road have to offer. And to think of how much more fun my photography hobby will be with a new lease on how I see the world!
So wish me luck, good blessings and adieu for awhile, with hopes of still making our plans to be in Chicago by the second week in January!
Why I’m getting surgery: https://travelingtuusome.com/2013/11/25/keratoconus-ker%c2%b7a%c2%b7to%c2%b7co%c2%b7nus/