I'm Back!

Monday, July 6, 2009

I've recovered from EVERYTHING!  

The Colonel is doing really well!  
He goes back to Ft. Dix on Thursday of this week.  Of course he needs to be seen by the doctors down there for them to say it's okay for him to return to work.  
The nurse is coming today probably for the last time to see his wound, which looks really good!  
Well, it's still a hole.  
I guess I'm just use to it by now!

We had a great week relaxing and getting a few small projects done around the house.  
The Colonel had all these plans to do these HUGE projects.  
First he actually considered putting in a new walkway to the front porch.  
Imagine that!  

Then he said, "How would you like a potting shed?"  
I'm glad both the doctor AND the home care nurse said, 
"You can't do that!"  
So we were all able to convince him to take it easy and just try to rest.  

We took a trip on Friday to a nearby town called Jim Thorpe; named after the Olympian from the 1920's.  It's a beautiful town and we only live about 20 minutes from it.  
My brother and his family came with us and we had a great time!   

Beautiful Jim Thorpe...
I have no words for this...
A cute little cafe in between two buildings...
An old tunnel in someone's back yard...
Beautiful building...
The Colonel waiting for me to finish shopping...
We had such a great time.  
I'm off to spend some time with all of my friends.  
I have missed checking in with you all!  
Love my blogging friends!


  1. What a lovely lil' town, I agree with your thoughts on the grungey toilet with grass tho....UMMM...NO COMMENT, LOL!!!!!!! Kind of mars the scenery dosen't it?

  2. Glad you're back and had such a great week. Also glad to hear the Colonel is feeling better.

  3. Glad your husband is taking it easy and I am happy you were able to do some shopping in the cute little town. Now there is no reason to get rid of old toilets:)

  4. A garden comode...who would have thought! ;)
    Glad you had a fun and restful holiday. Praise God your husband is recovering so well.

  5. What a fun place to visit!
    I have missed you too~glad you are back.
    You were so nice to say nothing at all about that toilet! Oh my stars~I am not sure why anyone would think that was a good idea!
    Have a wonderful day.
    I am glad your husband is doing better!

  6. What a cute little town! I have no words for the toilet either. Glad you're all rested up!

  7. What a great place to visit. The toilet planter and the backyard tunnel are great!!!!! Glad to hear the colonel is doing better! God is so good! Have a beautiful day! Hugs, Loretta

  8. Glad everyone is doing well. Being ill sure makes us long for the routine, and the routine sure seems so wonderful afterwards!

    Been watching your followers - you are about the hit the big 100.

  9. Darling little town ... love the toidie. Glad you had a lovely time ... TTFN~ Marydon

  10. Glad you guys are doing well and back in action. Loved the pictures! Looks like a great little town. Will have to check it out sometime.

  11. Morning Lois! I have missed you so. Glad to hear that great report on the hubby. I have prayed for you two.
    Looks like you had a great time on Friday.
    Tell hubby not to overdue it...

  12. It's great to have you back! I missed you for those few days!

  13. I was all set to write sweet words about how I am so happy to read that The Colonel is doing better, and then I spotted the planted toilet, and I forgot what I had planned to write!

  14. Hello Lois, Praise the Lord for the good report on your hubby! So good to have you back and thanks for sharing the wonderful photos-looks like a great place to visit.
    Have a blessed week.

  15. Beautiful little town!

    I love the picture of your hubby waiting for you!! Hope things get back to normal for you all soon!


  16. I'm glad the Colonel is doing better! Your day on Friday looks like it was fun. The cafe is too sweet; the town is just the type of place I'd love to spend a day. Glad you had fun!


  17. TY for popping over to visit. Did you go to the blog beneath my present post & help us leave a message for Amy, who is very very sick. If not, I hope you will. TTFN ~Marydon

  18. What a pretty town and I am so glad the Colonel is doing well.. You need a potting shed. I would give you mine!!!

    Glad to catch up with you. I have been out of the loop too.


  19. Hi Sunshine,
    So glad you are back and that Phil is doing so well! Praise the Lord
    for He is so good!!
    Hope you are getting rested up, these sort of things take way more out of us than we realize at the time. That looks like a very nice little town to visit, glad you all were able to get out and enjoy that while hubby is still off on
    leave. Thanks for stopping by tonight and leaving a comment, it was great to hear from you hon.
    Have a peaceful nights sleep.
    Love and Blessings, Nellie
    P.S. My son is doing great, soggy but good!!
    I did write a lil bit about him in
    todays blog, it was sort of in the middle and I highlighted my son
    in case you didn't catch that. I know it was long and a lot to read.
    God Bless!!

  20. I'm glad you're back! And that the Colonel is on the mend!!:)
    It looks like you had a great tour of the town- I'd never heard of Jim Thorpe- the city- before.
    Thanks for the great photos!!

    Have a great day!!


  21. so glad your all doing better, what a fun little town to visit.

  22. Hi Lois,
    So glad the Colonel is up and about, I know how it feels when they aren't, we are the same with our dh as with our children, we would rather it be us than them.
    What a beautiful town, and that toliet display so cute. The last picture reminded me of my sweetie when we go shopping, standing or sitting ,so patiently waiting.
    Aren't we the most blessed gals!!

  23. This town is so pretty~thank you for sharing all your great photo's. I am glad your husband is feeling better and you are all rested up. God bless, Rose

  24. Wow, my friend you have been through the wringer lately. Glad to hear you had some down time and hope you destressed. The town looks romantic and like a great place to wine and dine and just walk around and hold hands. Glad your hubby is better, how scary.
    Have a better than ever week,

  25. Lovely to have you back Lois - the photos are gorgeous!! So glad you were able to do something relaxing and enjoyable at the weekend. And so pleased that the Colonel is almost mended! Love and prayers to you both for the week ahead x

  26. Oh my.... *happy sigh*
    It looks like you had a FABULOUS
    time! It is great to have you back
    I have missed you!!!

    Many Blessings~ Jen

  27. I'm so glad hubby is doing so well. Looks like you had fun going around in that cute, cute town. Take care of him.