Tuesday, November 02, 2010

It's Been Awhile!

A couple out riding their bikes today stopped me as I was on the way back from the laundry room and asked if I was the lady who did the blog. I thought they meant the Periwinkle Park blog but he said, no, they meant mine. And they said they were worried about me because I hadn't posted for so long. I admitted that I spend a lot of time on Facebook, therefore have let my blog go by the wayside. But--it did kind of give me a kick in the you know what so thought I would catch everyone up on what I've been up to.

I was spending 4-5 days a week at CROW but with the snowbird volunteers back, I'm only working 3. We pick up patients on Thursdays and I work in the clinic on Fridays and Saturdays. We have been feeding MANY baby squirrels this fall. Very time consuming but I really enjoy it. Another plus was that we have hired another vet. Dr. Steph was an intern a couple of years ago and stayed on for two years as a rehabber. She left last June but they hired her back this fall. YAY!!! Be sure and check out CROW's up to date, new and improved website.

In October we headed to Walt Disney World for 4 nights staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. If you stay there, you can take a special tour of the Savannah and get up close and personal with the animals. Part of the tour includes a wonderful meal at Jiko's, their really nice restaurant.
I also treated myself to the Characters in Flight in Downtown Disney. This is a balloon which is tethered but goes up in the air. I've been wanting to do that forever. Chuck doesn't like heights so I went alone.
From Orlando, we headed up to Stone Mountain, Georgia to attend the Stone Mountain Highland Games. We met up with our friends, Vard and Lora from Michigan, and our Montgomery "cousins" from Clan Montgomery and we got to see our favorite Scottish singer, Alex Beaton. We are enjoying the cooler weather here in SW Florida. It was a very hot summer. And thankfully, we have (so far) escaped any hurricanes or tropical storms. We still enjoy our deck. Here are a couple of sights from our deck. So, I guess this posting is thanks to the people who stopped me today and asked if I was the lady who had the blog. I neglected to get their names but thanks guys. Hope you read this.

11 comments:

gpc said...

Welcome back to Blogland! You have had a very busy few months!!

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Nice to see you back. We (daughter and I) stopped at CROW while in Sanibel a couple weeks ago. Didn't see you, but enjoyed the Education Center and saw a picture with you & Mr. in it! Really nice to read your update as I don't Facebook.

Gayle said...

I love your post. Although I "talk" to you on FB it is really nice to see the photos of all the things you are doing. You are one busy lady! I hope you keep the pictures coming!

The Florida Blogger said...

I've been over to the Animal Lodge a few times. Looks pretty cool!

The Farmer Files said...

You have a stronger stomach than me. Tethered ballon, um, no thanks. So glad you have been happily busy.

yu said...

I hope you'll have a good luck.
I'm always with you.

Anonymous said...

Are you ever coming back? We miss you! :)

dana said...

I see you aren't posting now, but I just wanted to tell you that after 60 years of being depressed in Indiana, I found the answer is to suddenly run off to Florida and start LIVING before I finish dying. Love it here.

Native Mom said...

So jealous. I've always wanted to stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Ja Broadie said...

Holy Cow! These pictures are awesome. Especially the ones of the animals. You cant beat Florida. Here is a site I like to use that is getting a lot of buzz. Its fundivvy.com and it helps people find fun things to do near them based on a budget and time available. They even split the ad revenue with you for activities you upload. Its nice. Check it out. Keep enjoying life! :)

Virginia Allain said...

Very attractive blog. You have been a busy snowbird. I winter in Solivita (south of Kissimmee) and we love Florida. Obviously you do too.