Thursday, May 24, 2012

It's been a long time....

What can I say.
I have no, rather I have excuses which I will now list:

1. Spain
Traveling to Spain was never top on my travel lists, but I really enjoyed learning about this culture, the people, the cities and history.  It is a beautiful country with gorgeous tile work, rolling hills, wonderful seas and just a great penchant for living the good life.  We enthusiastically took part in tapas, flamenco, sightseeing, and just enjoying the relaxing qualities that vacation brings out.
I will post some of my favorite pictures from Spain soon...but that would make this post too long!

2. Florida
After I returned with the children to Atyrau, I left two days later for our home.  We are adding on a new bedroom/bathroom.  It was so much fun to be there while walls, roofs, floors, joists, rafters and everything construction involves was going on around me.  There were some very important decisions needing to be made while I was there, so it was a good time to go.  For instance, the architect drew it two feet longer than it actually was...entry door problems associated with that, as well as shower and interior wall issues.  He also gave the wrong pitch for the roof...luckily not much was done, but what was had to be taken down and rebuilt.
I ask why I paid him the money I did?!

3. Atyrau-Pittsburgh
I returned to Atyrau to start having some serious medical issues.  I basically turned around in 3 weeks and returned to my family in Pittsburgh to have my gall bladder removed!  They thought it was acid reflux at first, but I knew something more was going on.  Luckily they trusted me enough to run some tests and decided I needed to go ASAP.  I spent two weeks in Pittsburgh.  It was an easy surgery, laparoscopically, and the recovery was swift.  I had a great time visiting with my family, so that was certainly a bonus!

4. Atyrau
So here I am...back in Atyrau for the gorgeous weather and last two weeks of school.  I am so happy to be back with my family, but ready to start the summer fun!  Just a few more days and off we will go again.

That's where I've been and what I've done!  I can not post from my ipad which is a shame.  If anyone has figured out how to do this then please let me know.  Maybe the posts would come more often if there was a way!


mythopolis said... really get around! And then the gall bladder checks out on you....of all the gall!! Glad that went smoothly. I think you should have a web-cam hat so you can go places and we could watch it live on the net!

Fabiola said...

I was wondering where you've been.
Didn't you postponed a gall bladder surgery right before you move to Atyrau??
I am glad you are back home with your family ; )

H send a kiss to Aunt BG!!!

Stephanie said...

glad things are good and you seem to be doing well!

I cant wait to hear about spain!

Stickup Artist said...

I'd love to go to Spain. Heck, I'd love to go anywhere!
Glad your Gall Bladder surgery went well and you are feeling well. My SIL had hers removed and she felt sooo much better after it was gone.

Have a lovely summer with your family. Maybe somewhere along the way you can find an Apple Store and go to the Genius Bar and they can show you how to post from the iPad. They are usually pretty helpful.

Happy Trails!