Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Well, here on the equator it does not snow. This is my last winter without snow before I move to Nebraska and winters full of snow. Someone asked my why I plan to retire in snow territory. Well, I've been living away from my family for 40 years. Now I plan to retire near family. That won't be for another year so for now, Let it snow in other areas. I'll keep enjoying snow free living!!!!!!
1. I LIKE living where there is no snow!!
2. I'm still on Staycation/vacation. I enjoyed some Christmas and grocery shopping in town.
3. I am now watching, "It's a Wonderful Live" on dvd.
Let is snow..... far away from me!!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
We celebrated our Thanksgiving Day yesterday, Friday. There were ten of us here: four doctors, three nurses, a Pilot, a school teacher and a Pastor! Oh, we were ten adults and one baby! Our meal was traditional, with turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole down to the pumpkin pie. After the meal we even had an American football game that we had taped off of satellite TV the night before. Here are a few photos.
For an update on my health. My leg is back to normal after a ten plus day bout of swelling. I am to finish off the ten days of antibiotics that I was given for that which is good. The antibiotic is clearing up my aggravated bout of asthma so coughing less.
1. I had a nice Thanksgiving time yesterday.
2. My leg is back to normal and my coughing is much less.
3. I am finishing decorating my home for Christmas.
4. A neighbor couple (pilot and doctor) is coming over this afternoon so I can give them some of my extra Christmas decorations. This is my last Christmas in Africa so everything will go at the end of the season.
5. I'm on vacation (Staycation) for another week. YES!!!!!
Have a nice weekend!
Sunday, November 24, 2013
On Monday morning colleagues and I flew from Africa to Spain where we attended an "All-Africa" conference. It was great seeing people we had not seen for years, and meeting others we had heard about but never before met. We had helpful meetings and workshops. All of our food was included in the price of the hotel, much more food than we needed at the various buffet tables. I'm sure I gained weight but it will be until Wednesday before I am home and at my scale.
Although I was in a tourist area, I was able to do very little site seeing. Friends and I did walk around the hotel where there were cobblestone walkways between stores. On Friday a friend and I took an elevator down to the beach so we could walk on the boardwalk for awhile.
Yesterday was travel day. We left the hotel at 11am and then had two flights to get to the equator where I live. It took til about 5:30 am today before we got to the guest house. We are resting today, will shop tomorrow and then drive the ten hour drive down to the hospital where we work on Tuesday. I dread that trip.
My left leg/knee that I broke last year swelled up quite a bit all week. It will be good for me to get it home and back to my recliner with my feet up. I did not do extra walking during the week but I did lots of sitting with my feet down. This is not good for a leg that has bad circulation.
Also, many people passed around some sort of a respiratory virus during the week. I went to the conference having problems with my allergies but that did turn into a "cold" and I am now doing quite a bit of coughing. Not fun. With my asthma, getting a viral cold is never a good idea.
1. I enjoyed my week in Spain, enjoyed the conference and enjoyed seeing lots of friends.
2. My flights to and from Spain went well.
3. It is good to be back on the African continent.
Here are some photos of me in Spain.
Yep, I broke down and ate a B.K. Whopper! We have NO American chains in the African country where I live and eating a Whopper was a "little bit of America" to me.
Here is me by the Mediterranean Sea.
Friday, November 15, 2013
What a week this has been with giving final exams to Nursing students, entertaining, being invited out to dinner, packing, etc. I have just today, Friday to finish all the exam corrections, calculate grades, finish packing etc.
Tomorrow I drive 350 miles to the capital city and then Sunday night about midnight I will fly to SPAIN in an almost all night flight with a transfer in another country. I will not arrive in Spain til 2:30 in the afternoon where a TRAIN STRIKE is scheduled so I will likely need to take a taxi to the Hotel.
I will be attending a five day conference which will keep me very busy. There is internet in the hotel, for a price. I may or may not pay that price with the busy schedule at the conference, chatting with long time friends I've not seen for years and site seeing. I do not plan to do much Sparking if any. After the conference I will fly back to Africa's equator but I will not drive back home til November 26th, just before the U.S. Thanksgiving Holiday.
Do not expect to see me online during this Nov 16=Nov26th trip. If I'm online, be surprised, just don't expect me.
1. I still have today to finish all the correcting, grading, packing, etc that I need to do.
2. I will be traveling to SPAIN with a number of colleagues.
3. After this trip I will be taking a Staycation for while, a vacation here in my home.
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