Florida Family Fun

Mom and I had tickets to Florida
long before I knew I had to have surgery.
I almost cancelled them
the threat of flying with a cast.
Blood Clots, Swelling....
How miserable would I be?
How much could I walk?
what to do?
In the end,
the doctor had me take an aspirin every day for the
two weeks before I left.
And we went.
Last weekend.
And while there were a few minor issues,
we had fun! 
So nice to have a great visit with family
spend some time with Mom.
Pictured above
from left to right.
My brother in law, Ron,
Sister, Jan
My niece, Amber,
My new nephew, Larry.

I even got a painting project in!
Amber wanted her mailbox to look like an old saddlebag.
You can see it in the top picture also. 
It was a fun project!

It did rain a lot while we were there.
Florida's wet sunshine.
We did get some regular sunshine also!

How about this garden edging? 
Amber and Larry insist that the neighbor drank all the beer.

Amber locking up the house.
Isn't this just the cutest house?
I love the yellow door!

One of the many junk/antique shops that we explored!

A china store for Mom.

Some pretty cool pottery yard art.

And Leroy, my favorite store proprietor!
He was so nice and I found
two coffeepots
a whole set of wooden bowls
he gave me the "blessed" price
as he called it.
$10 total!
He told me that he didn't want his picture on the Internet
that he was in the
Witness Protection Program
I am sure he was kidding?

We have a joke about wearing
couch camouflage.
My Mom's couch is brown and blue striped and one day
my SIL, Brian had on a shirt that matched it.
One morning, I laid my clothes on the bed to get ready
Bed Camouflage!
And last, but not the least of the stories...
There is no picture to accompany this story.
You will understand.
The first morning of our visit.
I stand and look at the tub and shower.
I don't have a garbage bag and duct tape to cover the cast
I am not sure if I can get over the edge of the tub anyway.
So, I think.
I need to wash my hair.
If I can get in that tub,
lay down with my head under the faucet,
cast over the side of the tub...
That's it! 
I can do that.
So, as my leg is still pretty sore at the point,
I lower myself into the tub,
lay down and proceed to suds up.
One thing that I didn't factor into this equation
was the tub is sloped downhill
slippery and wet,
I keep sliding downhill
which puts my FACE
under the faucet and not my hair,
causing drowning worries.
The OTHER factor
that I didn't take into account
was how slippery I would be
trying to get back out of the tub
with one leg out over,
of no use for much weight
the balance of the weight
slipping and sliding
that I am going to have to call someone
to get my
55 year old
body out of this
It could have burned someone's retinas.


Karen said…
What a great family picture!!!
So glad you got to go to Florida regardless of the cast and pain - sounds like all the fun outweighed any discomfort.
How fun to find all those great shops - and that mail box you painted....GOODNESS LADY YOU ARE AWESOME! But we all know that. Just had to re-enforce it! lol

Now there was no need for photos on the bathtub paragraph....I already saw it in my minds eye...lol
Is this something I'd try and do....YEP!
Thanks for sharing this little tidbit...gave me a giggle this morning.

Glad you didn't cancel your trip cause of the cast....we wouldn't have gotten our daily laugh for the day!!!!!
I'm stilling waiting for stories of the grandchildren and the crutches!!!
All in all, looks like you had a great time. Great job on the mailbox....looks real!!!!!
LMBO. I can just see you. I'm sorry I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time. Why didn't you just wash your hair in the sink if possible.

Glad you had a good time. do love the yellow door.

Nice family. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said…
What an awesome time Cathy, great pics! I think I would have gotten permanently lost in that store, on purpose of course! glad you made it out of the tub! I feel your pain.
Ann said…
Glad you got to make the trip and it sounds like you had a great time. Well except for maybe when you were trying to wash your hair in the tub :)
Love how you painted that mailbox. it's really fabulous
Crafts By Jodi said…
Cathy I can always count on you to give me a good laugh! I'm glad you survived the bath tub experience!
I love the mailbox, great job!
Susannah said…
I am still laughing about you in the bath tub!!!! How did you finally get out? Did you have to call some one? I hope not. I imagine you made it out by yourself! Fun to see all the antique shops.