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!!!!!!!!!!



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

  2. Anonymous4:37 PM

    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.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  6. Anonymous1:38 PM

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

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

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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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