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9/20/14 A good day – at the beach??

Mom and Dad got up early this morning to go to the doctor for Round 1 of tests before the operation.  They did not put me in the crate; rather, opened the door to Jamie’s room and let me bunk in with him for a bit. Not that I let him sleep.  I was too pushy to get under the covers for that!

When Mom and Dad came home, they had something to eat and then Dad went to work. Mom said the people at the doctor’s office were very kind and gentle; nonetheless, she felt tired, wanted a painkiller, to rest a bit, and “pretend like the office visit did not happen.” Mom got into bed and I happily followed suit.

It is just the bare twinges of Fall.  The trees, which are too many to count since our back yard borders on the woods, have just a touch of crispness in the leaves. Only a few are starting to change color. Mom says when the wind blows through the trees, it sounds like gentle waves at the ocean.

Mom fell asleep and when she woke up, she pet my tummy and said she’d had the most marvelous dream that she was sleeping on a lounge chair, covered up in a beach blanket, with a cabana umbrella over her head.  She said she could hear the water gently lapping up on the shore, and when she woke, she didn’t know at first where she was, or if she had sand between her toes.

I am glad Mom had a good rest. After she rested, she, Jamie, and I went out and worked in the yard a bit.  The sun was warm, and it made a pleasing pattern with the plants:


It has become cloudy, and started to rain.  I don’t mind and neither does Mom. She said, “We had a good day at the beach, didn’t we, Maggie?” and laughed.  I smiled back at her. We did.


Love, Maggie

5/9/14 Guest Blogger: Mom, “Mexican Getaway”

Maggie has forgiven me for the unexpected trip to the College (she had a super fun time, but still likes to act miffed at me), and kindly let me hijack the blog to briefly tell about our wonderful Mexican getaway.

My husband was awarded the trip from his company.  We were thrilled at the opportunity to go to Mexico and this time, take Jamie with us!  Unfortunately, Erik and Jenny had work schedules that would not permit them to go.  But at least I had my youngest with me, and that was a true blessing. 

The plane trip had Jamie a little nervous from the outset, and at first he just wanted the middle seat.  Once we really got moving, however, we switched seats so he could look out the window.  He loved flying!

We stayed at the NOW Sapphire Resort in the Riviera Maya area.  The resort was, of course, breathtakingly beautiful, and our room was right on the waterfront.  We could literally walk out our door and onto the white, “sugar sand” beach. 

We took a day trip to visit the Mayan Ruins at Chichen Itza.  It was fabulous to learn so much about Mayan culture and see the amazing pyramids and structures that the ancient civilizations built.  That was probably the best part of the trip.  While we were out in the scorching sun, it suddenly turned very grey and ominous, and out of nowhere, a bursting downpour was upon us.  Our guide, Manuel, told us that, “In this part of the country, the rain is a blessing” and he was right!  It cooled everything off.  We were soaked to the skin, but as Jamie said, “We were wet in the pool and happy, so why not now?”

Why indeed, not now?  Here’s to hoping that you are happy at this very moment!

Your friend, Elizabeth