3.15.2008

Our Favorite Place in the World

Sunday is Mr. Wonderful's birthday. So, to celebrate, we are visiting our Favorite Place in the World this weekend.

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St. Augustine, Florida.
There is nowhere on this earth I'd rather be. It's our second home. We only live about an hour and half away, and we visit often. We never tire of it. We'd love to live there, but the time is not right. Maybe one day.
Being there is soothing to the soul. It's such a nice break from day-to-day life. We usually stay in a hotel, but this time we are staying in a cabin. We were actually going to tent-camp, but there were no sites available. So, we will rough it in a cabin this time. No kids, just the two of us. The weather is predicted to be beautiful. I cannot wait! We leave in the morning. Happy Birthday, Mr Wonderful!

And on another subject......I ate a pickle today. Hardly blog-worthy for most people, but I have been on Full Liquids, and then Purees, since my surgery on February 25th. I've done ok with it, but a couple of days ago I started craving a pickle. A nice, sour, salty pickle. I ignored it as long as I could. Tonight, nothing was open but the convenience stores, and I NEEDED a pickle! So, I got one of those huge ones that are in weird plastic bags full of juice. I opened it up, avoided the 'skin', ate the inside and just chewed the bejeezus out of it.
It was truly one of the best things I'd ever eaten in my entire life.

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YUM.

-19½ lbs. since surgery

9 comments:

LunaNik said...

YOu always seem to make me smile! I love that eating a pickle was such an occasion!!

Also, have fun on your weekend away.

And...

19 1/2 pounds! You go girl.

Motherhood for Dummies said...

Oh I hope that you guys havea great time! And happy b day to your hubby

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

I would love a pickle too! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Have an awesome weekend!

Groovy Mom said...

Way to go! Yum, I love pickles. Enjoy your time away. Sounds heavenly!

Rhea said...

Beautiful pictures of Florida, looks like a great place to go frequently!

Too funny about pickle craving. Congrats on your weight loss and surgery. I had lap band surgery four months ago, so I understand your leap of faith. You go, girl!

krissy said...

OMG.....almost 20lbs! You Rock my little friend.

I still think a journal about your experience is a great idea.

I'm weeping right now b/c I want to be in St. Augistine. It's freaking snowing here! *tear*

MamaWise said...

My parents live in Florida. I miss it so much at this cold time of the year! St. Augustine is beautiful!

P.S. You have an award waiting for you at my blog!

Huckdoll said...

Stunning photos! I'm SO in the wrong place.

Kathryn said...

That place looks heavenly!
Yeah for pickles!!!!