Saturday, November 17, 2007

D. and I'll be departing the home abode today. We'll be off to build more memories! Since our flight leaves Ottawa at 0700 tomorrow, we will motor up to the capital city of Canada this afternoon and get a room in a no-tell-motel near the airport for tonight.
Tomorrow we fly to San Antonio ,Texas, where we will rent a car and drive the couple hours to Corpus Christi, Texas. Our son, the police officer, his companion, and their combined, 4 daughters and therefore are four grand-daughters, there reside.

We will stay there one week just making memories and getting a chance to do Christmas shopping for the Texas clan, meet L's family, spoil our girls, and the "piece de resistance": celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner. Our son J., and his companion K., will join us Monday through Thursday, and leave on Friday. The only downer will be the absence of our daughter M. and her beau J.. They are in money saving mode at this time in their life. (the whims of political life.)
Their jobs depend on who's sitting on the throne of State office.

Even though you aren't aware of it, there has been a half hour hiatus in the writing of this blog post due the fact that I was on the phone with above mentioned daughter. She informed me as we were say our au revoirs that yesterday she and J. received some presents in the mail that came from her brother J. and K. and consisted of wine and cheese and a wish for a great Thanksgiving.....Now, wasn't that the most thoughtful of gestures? I think so. Way to go K. and J.!!!!! We are all going to miss their presence at this Texas festival of thanksgiving.

A week from This Sunday, D. and I will drive back to San Antonio and I will attend my yearly anesthesia continuing Education meeting. In the past our granddaughters have been able to come and visit us for a couple days while we are there but perhaps not this year due to school, but we'll see. We've done this trip for Continuing ed. 5 or 6 years now and we never tire of the Riverwalk and the festivities in San Antonio. Last year we went to Tucson, AZ. for a mtg. It was due to a co-worker requesting the same time period off for a mtg. before I did. The mtg. in Az. was a terrific experience and if you recall, we made friends with a nice young couple, Scott and Michelle, from Ohio.

I am taking a laptop with me, so with any degree of perseverance, I'll meet the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words by the end of November. Even if I don't, I'll have a great start on a novel and a story that I'm enjoying relating!

Home for a week at the Weston Riverwalk.

Back in 2 weeks!
a la prochaine,

Addendum: Just talked with J. and K. J informed us that he has been promoted to comptroller of his company with an attendant 20% raise. Yahoo...way to go J. As always ; we are so proud of your accomplishments. But, we love you 'cause your you.

I negotiated a 16% raise last week and thought I'd done well. As they say in Australia (so I'm told by an inside source ,
Robyn) Good-on ya to both rel and J.

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Blogger paisley said...

well have great fun,, and congrats on the raise!!!!

3:21 PM  
Blogger tumblewords said...

Oh, happy trip and holiday to you all - you'll be in one of my fave cities...enjoy, enjoy!

4:03 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Hey - both of you have a great time with family etc. Sounds like a fantastic time is ahead. Looking forward to reports - and congrats on word count.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Have a great time both of you and Happy Thanksgiving:)

5:07 PM  
Blogger Shameless said...

Travel safely and have a great time! :-)

9:26 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Have fun. At least your kids live in warmer climates.

11:28 PM  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

A very happy holiday and Thanksgiving to both you and D, Rel.

Congratulations too, to both you and J on your respective raises. Onya, boys! lol!

2:05 AM  
Blogger PEA said...

Good morning Rel:-) Seems like I'm way behind on your news again! How wonderful that you and D will be with your sons and their families for Thanksgiving...I know how much that means to you:-) I remember the meeting you went to last year in Tucson...gosh, has it been a year already!! Congratulations on both yours and J's raise, you certainly both did good!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, dear Rel, and may you have a safe and fun trip!! xox

9:25 AM  
Blogger Flossy said...

Have a gorgeous holiday and a wonderful Thanksgiving.
See you when you get back!

3:53 PM  
Blogger Wanderlust Scarlett said...

Have a wonderful and safe trip, I am SO excited for you!

Good luck with your novel.
Can't wait to hear all about the trip!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Brian said...

Have a fantastic holiday with the family and bonne chance with the writing.

4:23 PM  
Anonymous UL said...

Have a wonderful holiday, happy thanksgiving. Hope to read your novel when its good and ready. Safe journey.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

congrats to you and your son on the raises! Wishing you and D a lovely trip and a wonderful time with your family! God bless!

1:11 AM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

Hope you and Diane have a wonderful trip! Enjoy spending time with your family.

3:05 PM  

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