Thursday, October 21, 2010

Home Again

I have returned from the The Great Swamp of Toledo as it was once known and given the political climate there right now, it still is. A Teabagger is attempting to challenge Marci Kaptur but she's holding her own last I heard. Barb thinks the world of her and woe to anyone who says a bad word about her!

It was an uneventful visit. I had a nice drive up via a slightly different route and wound up in Wellington, Ohio which I remember as an average little burg. Now they've restored their tiny downtown and a lot of the homes and it's on the list of Historic Places. I stopped for lunch at a restaurant/bakery on the square and had a turkey club sandwich on a croissant that was absolutely wonderful and excellent cappuccino. Serious yum!

Barb wasn't feeling too well so we didn't run around too much except to go out to eat, a little shopping, and of course, a visit to the cemetery to see Dad's grave. I'm not much into the latter -- mostly because, if I believe what I was taught, he's not there. Mostly we played cards with her buddies, watched the World Series, and talked a lot. I had a bit of a problem with the latter because of her tendency to use ethnic/racial slurs and refuse to accept the excuse that's she's old but I decided that I didn't want to argue and ignored a lot. I choose my fights and that one can't be won. I didn't take pictures because I kept forgetting my camera. I planned to come back on Saturday but Barb decided that she wanted to keep me another day so I acquiesced and called Michelle so she wouldn't worry and asked her to get my mail on Saturday and told her that I'd be home Sunday afernoon.

I woke on Sunday morning with a sore throat and decided that the sooner I got on the road the better. I got out my trusty map and looked for an alternate route that kept me off the Interstates (except for the bridge from hell). It takes a bit longer on the byways but I wasn't feeling well and didn't feel like driving really fast. It was interesting as always and I marvelled at the beauty of the countryside. Central Ohio puts on a grand show in autumn with the many trees sporting glorious shades of orange and gold.

I was exhausted, felt like death and put myself to bed when I got home. The next morning I got up and felt worse and had a cough and a fever of 101 and dragged myself to the drug store for some Theraflu. The latter has helped somewhat but I think I have to call the doc because it isn't getting better. I'm still not unpacked and haven't been on the computer much and I apologize for not visiting or posting. I hope to get around and visit y'all later today but it seems to be time for my nap.

Hope y'all are having a great day!!!!

Happy Blogging!!!!!!!!!!

Kay

11 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you had a good trip but sorry to hear you came home with a virus. Hopefully that will soon pass.

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  2. You stay home and in bed. You need to take care of yourself. Unpacking can wait, we will wait while you get better.
    Glad you had a good trip.

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  3. Interesting to hear about your travels. You mentioned recently that you'd like more chance to go on trips, yet, it seems to me you are a bit of a rolling stone, in a good way. Maybe we both have different understanding what a journey entails (lol). I send you all my healing thoughts and hopes you are back up on your feet again.

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  4. I hope you feel better soon, Kay. When I've had a 101 fever, I was absolutely miserable. Good luck to Ms. Kaptur. This country is really on shaky ground right now with the Teabaggers.

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  5. Get well soon Kay. The wife and I had bad colds that started with a sudden sore throat.As usual inspite of all self medication the beast was gone in a week.

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  6. It's a pity you didn't have your camera when you ventured out.

    Sorry to hear you are under the weather. Take care!

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  7. We are so sorry that you were/are ill. Just stay tucked in for a few days to see if you get better. We care.

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  8. Please take care of yourself. The trip sounds like it was great, but I know how uncomfortable the racial/ethnic slurs would make you. Still I think you were right in letting them go. There will be other times to battle prejudice.

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  9. yeah, there's some virus going around. Wash your hands after reading other people's blogs.

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  10. Does it feel good to be back? Or do you really want more of the road?

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  11. Get rest and feel better soon Kay. It's nice to get away for a while...but it's good to be back home too.

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