April 20, 2013

A Journey and More

Although not much painting, all is not lost as I'm working on a few other projects. 
In a few weeks, May 7th I'll be leaving Florida for the West Coast . A very generous invitation from a dear old ( no she's not that old ) friend which will take me to Washington state, a week long cruise to Alaska,  and trips to Oregon and northern California . I'll be back  in Florida sometime early July.
I'll definetly be here, blogging .. so check in with me if you can, I know I'll be looking at what your doing..
 When I get back I'm scheduled for a surgery on August 13. No, not life threatening, but surgery is tough .. I remember last years.
 A close family member has been very much clouding my thoughts for  the last 3 years.  I always hope for a reunion, and that is always welcome.  
    hugs to all, your friend BJ, and your Mom.

   

17 comments:

  1. Dear Barbra Joan, I know it must be hard but try to forget about the surgery till July, at least. Enjoy your friend's company, the cruise and the trips. Wish you a great time togheter! I'll be here when you're back to tells us the news.
    Lots of love, Anamaria

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  2. Sounds wonderful Barbra Joan! I wish you a very wonderful time. Just enjoy:)

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  3. Wow, your friend and your trip sound wonderful, and very good for you. I wish you the best with your close family member. Time usually is a great healer in these matters. Take care.

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  4. Now you tell me about Northern California! You can't get from Washington to Northern California without going past my backyard! You and your friend are now officially invited to lunch! I have more flowers than ever this year, you'll love it!

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  5. Hi BJ,

    I'll start with you last bit of news about your surgery, life threatening or not, some prayers are always good, so you will be added to my list of nightly prayers.
    Now for the fun stuff, you go girl, how wonderful a trip to the West Coast then on to Washington State and then a cruise. Wow, wonderful. You will have plenty to paint in your journal. By the way, your new journal is lovely.
    Take care my friend and will be looking forward to you post.

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  6. Sounds like a great trip...lots to see and sketch perhaps? Keep bloggin' :)

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  7. what a wonderful journey - I look forward to hearing all about it here, bonnes vacances!

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  8. Thank you all my friends, I intend to have a great time. It's a wonderful unexpected event, and I'll make the most of it as you all know.. Yes, I'll sketch, paint, blog and take lots of photos to share with you all... BJ

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  9. Ah, BJ...your last words haunt me. I know your loving hopes and dreams and where they lead. I am praying you have the best ever month away and come home renewed, refreshed, and ready to take on the world, despite the surgery. You will just heal all the more quickly.

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  10. Thanks Sherry, life is like that.
    Sweet and sour, but we learn to balance out the two. BJ

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  11. That's so exciting! I hope you have a fantastic time and return overflowing with inspiration! And I hope the surgery goes well :0)

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  12. Have a wonderful journey Barbara. Sounds amazing the trip you have planned. you will be going past Canada on your way up North. Be sure to wave as you go by! We'll be thinking of you, praying for safe and pleasant travel. Blessings always.

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  13. Dear BJ - looks like you are preparing your journal for the trip...will be looking up for a reconciliation with your family member. Hope you are staying well and may God bless your creative endeavors today. hugs Debbie

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  14. BJ, Hope your trip is fabulous and your surgery is fine. sending you a big hug.. love to you ,Diana

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  15. Have a nice journey (trip). Hope you will have a nice time and the surgery will go smoothly.

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  16. You will be in WA where I live. I hope the weather will be beautiful and not rainy for you. Have a wonderful time.

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