Monday, October 21, 2013

Home Again

Home again, jiggety jog.

The flight back to Vermont was without a hitch...except for the rude shock of the 40 degree temperature difference.  I amused myself at the gate this morning by sorting the crowd into those who were getting off at JFK and those who would be heading on to Burlington, VT.  It wasn't all that challenging.  I am pretty sure I scored at least 99%.

My 83 year old neighbor in Florida treated me to a Saturday night fish fry supper--fish she caught, cleaned and fried up herself.  It was really good too.  Snow birds are just starting to filter back, but things were pretty quiet.  Of course, I don't think that you are ever going to see spring-break type, snow birds gone wild reality shows on your televisions even during the peak season.

I went to the Venice Sunshine Fiesta.  It featured a long parade of local school bands, antique cars, and a few businesses that had put together floats.  I bought a couple of craft items and had my palms read.  I will enjoy a long and healthy life!  Well, that's better than, "Sit down, honey,  while I call the ambulance." I am making fun, but it was actually kind of interesting.

I went to an interview with San, a Monk on the Go.  I liked his idea of a walking meditation while picking up litter on the beach.  I pick up litter, but I mumble mean things about the people who drop it.  I can learn to be a better person.


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  1. I know all about that mumbling mean things about people, when our atv club has its annual ditch cleaning weekend. Let me know how to think positive thoughts about those who litter our shared spaces!!!

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  2. You are always on the move doing interesting things. Welcome back to Vermont, at least temporarily!

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  3. Not sure I kept up with this one...since you ended on a Zen note of some kind. But you do sound flexible with all the changes. I also had fresh fried fish tonight, so we are kin in some universe.

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    1. Flitting around like a butterfly is what I do best lately.

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  4. Lucky you. I hate it when people tell me I will die young. A woman in Germany looked at the lines on my wrist and predicted that I would die at age 50. Well, here I am, at age 67. Lol.

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  5. I've had my cards read but not my palm. I think it's all very interesting, though I wonder if the "readers" are more reading me than the cards!

    Glad you had a good trip. The weather has definitely turned here too. I leave for Jamaica in less than 4 weeks...looking forward to the heat and humidity!

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    1. Have a fun trip. I have never been to Jamaica, but we used to go to Abaco in the Bahamas on week long winter vacations when we were working. Very relaxing.

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  6. I had to catch up to see that you had gone to Florida, your first trip without your Mike. That was tough. Hopefully you will continue to find fun things to do when you return to your Florida house. And eventually you will walk on the beach and eat ice cream.

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    1. It was a quick trip. I think it was something I needed to do and next time will be much easier.

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  7. Your blog is interesting and very well written.

    Rita blogging at The Survive and Thrive Boomer Guide

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  8. Mumbling is important. One of my favorite expressions is "When in doubt, mumble." And it has to be better to mumble mean things rather than shout them out.

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    1. You are so right. I can get myself in trouble sometimes by saying things out loud. But, actually, I am more inclined to speak up now and care less about what others may think. I don't expect everyone to agree with me...except for the littering thing.

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  9. Well you at least got the important part right, you picked up litter. I'd have been mumbling right along with you.
    I would have thought more would have been heading for Vt or have your leaves past peak? I think if pictures are accurate, that Vt usually has the best color in the States.

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    1. The leaves are mostly on the ground now and it is raining. That will probably take care of anything still clinging to branches. I am waiting for wind to blow them all out of the yard.

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  10. My opinion is that there would be far more efficacy in the people who litter becoming better people. I think you are good enough...if you get too good and no longer mumble the world will become a bit more mediocrely nice. To hell with that. Let those who cause the problems become better people.

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    1. My resolve didn't last very long anyway. The first thing I saw this morning was someone's coffee cup discarded on my front lawn.

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  11. Love fish fries! Glad your fight went smoothly, but sorry about your cold weather. Long walks on the beach always brought me peace.

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    1. And I have to ask myself why it was I was afraid to seek out that peace...but I do think I will be able to walk on the beach again.

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  12. Cold weather is a jolt when you are arriving. We are in Iowa this week. I briyght a fleece vest and a fleece hoodie. Whoops!

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    1. i do prefer getting off a plane to warmth and sunshine, but some things are not in my control.

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  13. Glad your trip was uneventful. Hope each day continues to get just a little easier!

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  14. Monk on the Go looks really cool! Hope you are happy to be back in VT :)

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  15. Welcome back home. I bet that cold weather was a shocker. When will you go back?

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  16. Olga, you make me smile - I love thinking of you doing a waling meditation but also grumbling! Great! We all can improve.

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