Friday, February 24, 2012

Three Weeks Off-line (part three) ~ What I Did

Hey, sweet blogging friends, thanks for the nice welcome back after my three weeks off-line. Have you been wondering what one does when you are not on-line?

What I did?

     *took six flights

     *slept in 8 different beds

     *had my first visit to WorldVenture's headquarters (beautiful) and met amazing WorldVenture missionaries

    *enjoyed the gorgeous mountains in Colorado and in Washington

    *walked along the stunning Pacific Ocean in Cannon Beach, Oregon

    *enjoyed hanging out with Dave's teammates 

    *went on a tour of the Celestial Seasoning tea factory in Boulder, Colorado (Thanks, Shauna and family)

     *got to hear a lot of sweet voices saying "Aunt Glenda"

    *went to the Lake house where we used to live (sigh)

     *saw all my brothers and sisters, as well as my brothers.in.law and sisters.in.law. (love, love ,love) 

     *was with my dear friend, Anne, in three different states

    *enjoyed the early Pacific Northwest spring (blooming daffodils)

     *lunched at Chang's Mongolian Grill (how we miss you)

    *had coffee with Dave in our two favorite Seattle coffee shops (The Met and Seattle's Best Coffee)

    *Saw loads of friends in Seattle and Spokane (happy) but didn't get to see everyone (sad)

    *read three books (Major Pedigrew's Last Stand, Warm Springs, Gilead)

    *attended my nephews basketball games (and cheered loudly)

    *watched fun movies with Dad and Dorothy

    *received two beautiful necklaces (thanks Ruth and Kae)

    *discovered Bad Blake (thanks, Rich)

    *watched all 3 3/4 hours of Whitney Houston's funeral (powerful music and Scripture) while my sister attended her friend's mom's funeral

    *did not drive a car once (never miss that)

    *enjoyed being with my baby brother on his 41st birthday

    *spent our 25th year at Ecola Bible School where Dave teaches each winter for a week. (25 years ... that went fast)

    *had breakfast with my sweet friend, Dawn. (we usually have breakfast in Ireland)

    *only bought one thing ~ a small candle holder from Sesame and Lillies (I know, Dave ... that is a first) This is funny ~ I woke up at 3 am last night and the first thought that popped into my mind was ... hey, I forgot that I bought 5 shirts at my sister's favorite consignment shop.

Well, I wrote this during my last flight home. Got the last standby seat ... yeah! I cannot wait to see Jenny, skype with Christy and reconnect with Dave, who flew home last week. 

I have missed our vintage Chicago apartment, the busy city and ... my lime green computer.

THANK YOU, GOD, FOR YOUR PROVISION AND YOUR PROTECTION. 

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21 comments:

  1. It sounds as if you had a wonderful three weeks off. Cannon Beach is beautiful. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time away.

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  2. Sounds absolutely WONDERFUL!! I hope to visit the NW someday. I love Colorado and the Rocky Mountains, have been to California but not Washington & Oregon.

    As for purchases...do shirts purchased in a consignment shop REALLY count!?!? *wink*

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  3. Glenda - welcome back and whew! What an adventure. Am most curious about the Celestial Seasonings tea tour!!!!! I love factory tours - are these open to the public?

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  4. Is there any better vacation than one filled with loved ones--friends, family and places? You sound refreshed with loving memories.

    Did you get much snow? We awoke to a slight "dusting".

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  5. AMEN to your last statement! Sounds like you had a wonderful time and packed about 25 pounds into a 10 pound sack - who needs a computer!? God bless you today and always, thanks for sharing!

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  6. WOW! Super busy and exciting too. :O)

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  7. What a rich 3 weeks that was! I'm glad that you enjoyed it.

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  8. Glenda--Cannon Beach, Oregon, ahhhhhhhhhhh. One of our favorite places to head to here on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Sounds delightful!~

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  9. Sounds like a wonderful three weeks! I'm leaving for Cannon Beach this afternoon for a Women's Retreat. Can't wait to visit Sesame & Lily again and Bella-Espresso! I'm glad you're back to blogging--the blogosphere was not the same without you.

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  10. Looks like you had yourself a fun filled bang~up trip. Ya can sure cram allot in three weeks girl.

    What fun you must of had!

    God bless ya and have a fantastic weekend!!!

    Rest up sister!!! :o)

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  11. I was SO lovely to see you Glenda! I really enjoyed catching up...let's not wait 15 years for our next visit!

    Love,
    Shauna

    PS, We are loving BIG cups of coffee and tea in the Chicago mug and think of you when we do! xo

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  12. How wonderful to be able to touch and visit those who make past memories so pleasant. You must let me know the next time to plan a visit to Oregon. I sense the makings of a party. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  13. What a busy and fun time you must have had. How tired you must be. Welcome back

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  14. Sounds like a perfect combination of friends/family/celebration/quiet. So glad you had such a lovely time, Glenda. But I'm very glad you're back.

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  15. I so enjoyed reading these posts about your experiences away from the computer. It sounds like a delightful time. And you had time to read! I am trying to take an hour a day to read. I would never have thought I'd have schedule my reading. No matter how we love getting away there's just something about being back home, isn't there?

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  16. wow! you were busy!!i love you and your bullet points :) glad you had a great time off-line.

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  17. Sounds like it was a very fun time with family and friends - and also that there was no time for online time. :-) And always good to take a break ...

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  18. Catching up tonight Glenda and you have been busy!! So glad that you made so many new memories in the time that you were unplugged. Glad to have you back.

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  19. So fun and not a dull moment! Who needs the internet? :o)

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  20. Sounds like a grand
    adventure! How did you
    like Major Pettigrew? I
    really enjoyed it. Were you
    able to score any of that
    lovely CS Candy Cane Lane
    Tea when you visited the
    factory? I am down to my
    last box!

    xx Suzanne

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  21. "usually have breakfast in Ireland..." that count my eye, oh yes indeedy. I'd LOVE to have breakfast in Ireland!

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