Thursday, July 16, 2009

I'm back and I'm burned!

view from the balcony!

Just a slight sunburn, from floating in the glorious Gulf of Mexico for an hour yesterday. I'm SO thankful I got to do that even though it meant getting all undressed, down to the beach, dressed again and immediately transported back to the hell which is Atlanta airport. At least the pain of arriving back was slightly diminished when I helped some poor woman find her way through the airport. She was in tears and said she was from Kansas and had never seen anything like it. I was so happy to help her and got her where she needed to go.

So now I'm back at my desk with only the slight tingling of my shoulders to remind me of the past 2 days. The food was good but it wasn't exceptional so I didn't overdo it at the conference. Yesterdays lunch was a gorgeous grilled grouper sandwich eaten beach-side. That's the best thing about eating in Florida is that I love grilled seafood and am never tempted to eat anything other than that. I had a bite of Key Lime Pie which was plenty although my frozen Rum Runner was probably not the best calorie wise. Luckily there was only time for one of those ;)

I feel refreshed and relaxed and happier than I have in a while. It's amazing what sunshine and ocean does to my spirit. I'm committed to doing whatever it takes to get me back there some day whether it be sooner or later. I need to let go of things I have no control of and allow myself be led down the path of what's next for me. In the mean time, I'm focusing on what I do have control over which is my happiness and my health.

Now, I'm off to catch up on some blogs that I haven't been able to read for the last few days!


  1. A good change of scenery does wonders - especially when fresh fish and fruits are served up.

    Glad you're back safe and sound. That was so nice of you to help that lady. You're so sweet.

  2. Welcome Back! I'm glad to see your little getaway did you good. Now you know what you need to do when life starts to weigh to heavily on your shoulders.

    I'm a big believer in karma, and you have some very good karma coming your way thanks to your samaritanism.

  3. Welcome home. You're sure right about a change of scenery helping one's mental outlook.

    AND, you did your good deed for the month to boot!! Those darned Kansans just never seem to be able to get around, do they? :) I'm sure something good will now happen to/for you since you were a helpful person. What goes around comes around. And that's for good stuff, too.

  4. Ohhh, what a gorgeous view! That picture looks like a post card. Beautiful white sand...I'll bet it was hard to return to ATL.