Wednesday, March 10, 2010


We've been back for 1 1/2 weeks now, I am living in the delusion that we just got home.  It helps me get thru the days.  It has been a whirlwind of activity since we've been back.  We got the call right after we got home that Mom was scheduled for her cataract surgery.  WOW...they don't kid around either, the wait is long  (almost a year) but when they call on Monday, they said checkup on Wednesday, 1st surgery on Saturday, recheck on Sunday....then they did the second eye today, Wednesday, and then recheck tomorrow morning. So she's got both eyes done now.  The one from today is bothering her a little more than the one that they did on Saturday, but it'll be fine.  :)

Work of course is crazy, the worst part about going away on holidays is that no one does your job, and the bits that they do aren't done as well.  So nothing flows right.  So with some overtime, and some organizing, I'm getting caught up and should be by the end of this week.  WHEW! was WONDERFUL!!!!  We snorkled everyday, sat by the pool every day.  We went on two excursions....the first was a day on the boat deep-sea finishing, which was amazing.  Hubby thought that he was going to get seasick, but nothing came of it, so that was good.  We did land an 89 inch Sailfish.  GORGEOUS!  I will post pictures soon. I still want to develop our underwater pics from when we were snorkling.  And then the second excursion was to Chichen Itza.  Also amazing.  We are definitely going back next year.  We have a couple of other places that we would like to see, and things to do  :)

I have managed to stitch since we've been back.  Here's a pic of my hummingbird project.  I'm hoping to have a good stitching weekend and might even manage to get it finished. 

I did some stash shopping as well.  I'll post a pic of that too in the next couple of days.  I just wanted to write so that you don't start thinking that I abandoned my little blog. 

Missed you guys!


katica said...

Hurray you're back! I'm so glad you had a wonderful tiem, I can hardly wait for the pictures!

Great stitching progress too.

I owe you an email and its coming slowly...

Carol said...

Welcome back, Barbi! Sounds like you had an amazing time. My dad is scheduled for cataract surgery on Monday--hope his goes as smoothly as your moms. I'm headed to FL today to help my parents out (and get some much needed sun!).

What a pretty hummingbird start--can't wait to see the finish :)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Glad you had a great trip! Isn't it refreshing to get away from the Canadian winter and to somewhere warm? I'm defintaly hoping to run the Dominican Experience program again next year!

The humminbird is gorgeous so far!