Whoo! Back from Tampa and Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, where the weather actually held up for most of the time we were there. We all had a fantastic time lolling by the beach at my sister's lovely beachfront condo. Fortunately, there was a pool there as well, because Red Tide struck the Gulf Coast, resulting in a cavalcade of dead puffer fish and horseshoe crabs decorating the shoreline. My best friend from high school Janet rented a place a block (or 217 dead fish) away from us, so we had a great time hanging out, as our little daughters are almost the same age (5 and 6) and big pals as well. I also got her started on blogging; we've started a blog for the two of us, Old Shoes, and I'm expecting that once she gets her feet wet, she'll start her own. She's a great writer with a unique perspective, and I can't wait to see what she'll come up with.
I went through computer withdrawal - my sister's place did not have a phone line (everyone uses cell phones) and there was not an internet café anywhere in the vicinity, so I just went cold turkey - no news, no e-mail, no blogs. Plus, I misplaced my digital camera, so no vacation pix, except cell-phone ones, which aren't the best. I will have a lot of catching-up to do before I can post about anything topical!
Another highlight of my trip was having lunch with Cookie Christine of It's Recess-Time Somewhere, one of my favorite blogs. It was great to meet up with one of our fellow bloggers, and we had a nice lunch at a fun Mexican place. I ordered the 'Soft Naked Guy' (I think that's what it was called). Cookie updated me on the Robert Novak hissy fit. I really enjoyed meeting her.
Well, that's about it for now. Thanks for all the good wishes - they all came true!