November 13, 2010

Slapdash Sunday Topic: I'm Back....What's New?



Hosted by Kayla at The Eclectic Element
Slapdash Sunday is a day for your proverbial week 'leftovers.' Is there something you wanted to say, but just forgot? Is there something you want to write about, but isn't worth a whole page? Do you have a random thought, funny or otherwise that needs to be written down?
That is what Slapdash Sunday is for!
  Hi Everyone!!!!  Not sure if anyone noticed I was gone for a few days, but if you did, I'm back  lol.
  Hubby and I took a road trip to PA to visit our youngest son, Mark and his gf, Jess.  Mark knows that hubby loves Pink Floyd and there was a sold out concert for all 3 performances, but, he managed to get tickets at a decent price, so we drove down on Thursday.  It was our 1st time to visit him since he moved there, couldn't go sooner because of my surgeries, so we were excited to go.  The 5 hour drive was a bit rough on my back but I passed the time reading and finished a book (now need to write the review).  I thought that I would, at least, check my emails and blog, but we didn't even take our laptops out of the trunk. That's not to say that I didn't have blog withdrawals lol.
  Thursday night the kids picked us up at the hotel and we went to supper.  Jess dropped off the boys at the concert (Jess and I aren't fans of Pink Floyd) and then dropped me back at the hotel.  I, was unable to do much else that day because of the discomfort, and we knew that Friday was going to be a long day.
  Friday we drove to where Mark and Jess live, and loved it!!!!  The complex is huge and its like a resort with everything they have access to.  An indoor pool, gym, restaurant, daily activities, huge outdoor pool, etc., etc.  They then took us on a tour of Philly, to see many of the historical sites.  And of course, we had to see the stairs at the Museum, where Rocky Balboa ran to the top.  Hubby said that he was going to run those stairs with no problem, UNTIL he saw them.  So instead Mark took a picture of him in front of the statue.  Friday night we went to dinner at another historical restaurant that was built around 1850.  It was quaint, had a small seating capacity, the fireplace was lit, and the food was delicious.  Jess' mom made the arrangements and the 6 of us, the kids and Jess' parents had a wonderful evening. 
  And yesterday, back on the road to come home. 
  So since I never even took out the laptop, and have so much to catch up on, and it is Slapdash Sunday,  My question and topic today is:
How are you?  What did I miss while away?  What is new with you?  Did I miss out on some great reviews of books that you read?  Which ones?  What is happening in book bloggy land that you think I might be interested in?
  I missed everyone!!...and now its time to play catch up.... so will get to work, and TTYS!!!!


Bev Hankins said...

I did notice that it was awful quiet from your neck of the woods. Glad you had a nice trip! I reviewed a few books while you were gone and joined up for a couple of holiday read-a-thons with a charity-based component--donating toys or money based on participation (and based on number of pages read for one of them). I thought that a great idea for the holidays!

Glad you're back!

Carol said...

Sounds like u had a great trip, apart from the actual journey!

I have suddenly hit a reading block.
The reason being the last book I read. I am still in love with it and not ready to move on!
I have reviewed it on my blog - 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff.

enjoy ur week!


Nise' said...

So glad you had a great time! Love to visit our historic cities! My back has been giving me trouble since Friday, so I haven't done much this weekend but baby it.

CMash said...

Hi Bev:
You are right and I know mouth and fingers are always going. I even ramble in comments lol. You should see me in real life!!!!
Matter of fact, I thought about you while we were away. The concierge at the hotel was reading Jane Austen and my 1st thought was Bev, we started, or I should say, I started, talking with her about the book, different genres, about the book blogging neighborhood, etc etc (see..told mouth is always going lol). Told hubby I was just going to the front desk to grab something and would be right back. He came looking for me because I was gone for quite a while and he thought something had happened to me lol. What a great idea of the holiday read-a-thons and what a generous heart you have to donate. GL! TTYS (I'm sure)

CMash said...

Thank you for letting me know...will stop by and definitely read the review. Sounds to me that my personal tbr just gained another one.
Next time we visit...we are flying!!!

CMash said...

It was our first time there and we saw so much in the little time we stayed. We are planning to go again and hopefully see more. The skyline was beatiful at night. Driving in the city, however, was a nightmare.
Get off your feet and pamper yourself. Having back pain is not fun!!

Gigi Ann said...

I didn't know you were away until just now. I haven't been on the computer much until this morning when I did my One Shoot Poetry photo prompt. But, that is on my other blog,

So nothing interesting going on here. I did have some friends come by for lunch today, but the was nothing fancy, pizza, salad, fruit, iced sweet tea, or water. This evening I watched "You Got Mail" I usually watch that movie once a year, it is my favorite. And now I going to read for a while and go to bed.

Unknown said...

It sounds like you have had a lot of fun with Mark and Jess. I'm glad you were able to take the trip : )

I must apologize because i too have been absent so i didn't get a chance to miss you.

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you had fun! It sounds like a terrific trip. It's great to know that your son's life is going so very well.
Nothing much going on. Glad the weekend is over!!