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Back home from Florida with a few things on my plate

I was completely bushed last night when I arrived home. I had not been able to sleep much the night before, and after spending 12 hours driving or flying, I was so happy to touchdown at the Seattle airport.

The flight companions sitting next to me on both legs of the journey were wonderful. Laura was a 38-year-old lobbyist living in Florida. Raymond was a 24-year-old student from Jersey City.

I was also able to catch close to a two-hour nap from Chicago to Seattle. I am happy to have purchased one of the neck pillows in Tampa for way too much money.

Arriving at rush hour on a Friday afternoon is not the best time to keep driving, so RGD and I stopped for dinner about 4:30 p.m. for dinner buffet at a casino in Tacoma. He then drove, while I dozed off and on, as we made our way back to my place. I barely remember him dropping me off before he left for his hour plus trip back to his home.

Asleep by 8 p.m., I did not wake up until 6 p.m. I am still very tired. My legs are not nearly as swollen this morning, but they are still achy. I am going to take it easy for the next few days and see what happens.

If they do not clear up and get better, then I will head back down to Urgent Care on Monday. Perhaps, there could be something else going on, or the cellulitis was not eradicated with the last batch of antibiotics. I guess we shall see.

Today, I do have to make my way to the post office to mail out two more post cards (totaling nine) now that some are arriving and being registered on Postcrossing.com .

I was disappointed not to have received a postcard in my mailbox just yet, but am hoping that I will receive one soon. I know it takes awhile to get into a system and get it moving.

I also need to get to the libraries to pick up some things being held for me at both the Pierce and Kitsap branches. I will have several series to watch over the next 10 days before I get back to work on the 1st of December.

I need to get to Trader Joe's or the commissary to buy a few grocery items that are necessary. Thankfully, it is not to buy food for the holiday. I am glad that I will be going out to dinner for Thanksgiving, so I do not have to cook or clean up. Once families dissolve, and people do not make invitations, the big get-togethers seem less important. It is another day to spend time with a chosen one or two to have a dinner together with good food, low stress, and good conversation.

Time for me to get up and walk around a bit. I am hoping that will help some with my legs. Other than that, I will put my feet and legs up and relax!

Have a great Saturday!

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Copyright © 2015 Coral Levang


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Comments

luvcrabtreefalls wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:05 PM

Glad you are back. You have a happy Saturday as well. God bless.

Rufuszen wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:11 PM

Must be very good to be back at home. Hope you feel better without having to visit the medics.

alexdg1 wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:34 PM

Pity that you were on the Left Coast of Florida and I live on the Right Coast. Otherwise we could have had a cup of coffee with Loreley here in Miami.

wolfgirl569 wrote on November 21, 2015, 4:46 PM

Hope you start feeling better soon. Glad you are home and did gt some rest.

DWDavisRSL wrote on November 21, 2015, 5:37 PM

Glad you are home safely and hope your legs clear up without any need for medical attention.

markgraham wrote on November 21, 2015, 7:07 PM

Take it easy for you deserve it. Have a great restful Sunday.

MegL wrote on November 22, 2015, 3:21 AM

Sounds like you need a good rest. Training is fun but it is also very tiring, especially with travelling. After being at hotels for a week or two, I love to get back to plain baked beans on toast as a meal!

Paulie wrote on November 22, 2015, 3:56 AM

I hope you are having a great weekend resting up from your trip. I just got back from my medical checkup in Bangkok and every thing is fine with me.

Lillybell wrote on November 22, 2015, 3:29 PM

Welcome back home. Happy to hear you had a safe trip back.