Along for the ride:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

An Unplanned Journey!

If you're going on an unplanned journey...
take along good people...

and, above all, take along a friend.
Pre-appendicitis Sunday beside the ocean.
Barbecue in competent hands. Roast Venison "Yum!"
The Artistic one doing his thing.
Lovely Daughter with Handsome Hubby and Young Enzo, the Standard Schnauzer.
View over the Flea Market on Saturday
These are not fake orchids!

There is a lot of competition at the orchid vendor's. 


  1. Eek - so that's where you were gone! Hope you will feel better soon!

  2. OMG! Poor you! I'm glad you're on the mend...

  3. Yikes!

    Look, there's no need to go to these lengths to get our attention. Honest.

    Ditto to the feel better soon!

  4. Oh, my, oh my!!! I was afraid something happened to you...but this....

    Mend well and feel better soon.

    You'll have to fill us in on the dreadful details once you are stronger and better recovered.

    Sending my love!!!!

  5. Very best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  6. Wow - scary! Please feel better soon!

  7. That seems to have been a very busy weekend !
    I hope you're feeling much better now and can take it easy for a while .

  8. Get well soon - those horses don't ride themselves ya know.

  9. Well, if you are blogging again you must be feeling better.
    Glad to hear it.
    I hope you will continue to improve.

  10. I remember when mine ruptured 43 years ago like it was yesterday...what were we talking about..?

  11. Hope your recovery will be swift and complete!

  12. Oh dear, I bet that hurt!! Hope you feel better soon. x

  13. Aren't you the clever one to have The Pliers so close to hand, eh?
    This happened to my eldest daughter, so, I sympathise with what you've gone through. I send you healing and happy thoughts. I'm glad you are on the mend.
    Bisouxxx, Kitty

  14. For heaven's sake!! When I spoke with Ms Pliers the other day, she had no idea she would come in so handy!

    There's a theory going around that we subconsciously choose our moments to be ill - seems to me you chose well. Wishing you a speedy recovery, dear ER!

  15. Thank you all. I'm off the pain pills and will start to catch up with everyone soon. (Deborah might have a point)

  16. Holy busted guts, batman !

    Looks like some folks I've seen before somewhere, with the charcoal bag and in the hospital visitor chair... what a trip for them and for you. I thought these things were supposed to happen between the ages of 10 and 25... well ok, so it happened for you at 26, just outside the normal time frame. After all those years of service without a hitch, it waits till a nice winter picnic to begin complaining... gosh, that's intestinal gratitude.

    Sincerely hope you are well on the mend now, and if the Pliers and her Frencher half are still in the vicinity, please give them a hearty hello from Mr Toad.

    You could let the Frencher stone-age man know that I'm off to re-visit an abandoned stone quarry in the Oise tomorrow where there is a lovely stone lion carved into a wall near the entrance, and deep in a tunnel an altar carved there for religious services to troops in WWI.

    My goodness... was it the venison ???

    Be well !

  17. Owen, as the pain began on Monday, I too questioned the venison. I didn't want to believe it, as then the rest of the gang would have been sick too. As we now know, the venison was blameless. Enjoy your quarry adventure. I'll be looking for photos.

  18. Wow! Hope you are doing better. What a shock it must have been. Keep well!