Life Goes On and yes, My dear readers, I must tell you how happy I am to be back among you.
I really missed posting.
First, I will update you on my wonderful ‘wellness’ and zest for life.
I FEEL GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!
When I open my eyes in the early mornings, the first thing I do is thank our wonderful God for bringing me on this journey and bringing me through it all.
And then I hit the ground running…well, maybe walking is a better term….slow walking actually.
And I take a deep breath and marvel at how just a few months ago, I was flat on my back.
Thank you my wonderful Lord and Savior!
It is so good to be able to walk into my kitchen and make myself a cup of coffee… or a steaming cup of hot tea.
Last week I had another Cat Scan and the usual bloodwork (labs) and it all came back perfect.
No sign of cancer or metastasized organs.
In case you might not know what that means….Metastasis means that cancer spreads to a different body part from where it started.
I still have to have these tests every 3 months for 5 years before I am pronounced “cured”.
That is if there is such a thing as being completely cured….but praise God, I am currently in “remission” as the doctor’s like to say.
So without further ado…let me tell you about our week-end.
About 15 years ago, the Captain and I bought a 38 foot fifth wheel camper, which we took all over the continental United States.
And we loved it.
But when we moved to Florida….we parked it in storage and enjoyed living in Paradise.
After my illness, I began to think about my family and how much I missed them.
Because of Covid…we were not able to visit each other even during the life and death situations.
The Captain was there for my surgery, but a week later he was banned from the hospital.
Luckily, my Whipple surgery was in early March…. and the restrictions began right after.
So my family was restricted to face timing and let’s face it, I didn’t feel like talking, etc.
NOW, as Life Goes On…
I want to see them and travel is still somewhat restricted and my immune system is still pretty bad.
I feel that travel in your own recreational vehicle is a lot safer (and cooking too)….than hotel rooms, etc.
Now, here comes the best part.
The Captain determined that after being stored for such a long time, the fifth wheel needed a lot of TLC., so he hired a “fix it guy” to bring it back in shape.
On one of his excursions for parts, he just happened to visit an RV dealer.
You can see where this is going can’t you?
And he decided we should invest in a “Class A” RV.
If you don’t know what a Class A is…it looks like a bus….whereas a fifth wheel is a trailer pulled by a pick-up truck.
The fifth wheel trailer is pulled by a contraption in the bed of the pick-up.
Sooooo the Captain bought a 40 foot Class A.
What is it they say about a man and his toys?
The only difference between men and boys is the size and price of their toys. LOL
Yep! And Life Goes On.
And it just so happens that one of our sons has always wanted the pick-up and fifth wheel, so we are selling them to him.
The Captain says it is a win/win situation and he did all the wheeling and dealing while I sat comfortably at home….available by I-phone.
Which leads me to our week-end.
The only places I have ventured out to is, doctor offices and a few outdoor breakfast cafes, .all masked up and socially distancing of course.
Last week-end we decided we needed to take the new motorcoach on a maiden voyage to see how it measured up.
All reservation booking is done on-line, and upon entering the RV Resort (Park), masks are ever present.
There is no need to come in direct contact with anyone.
So Me and my Captain, 🙂 and Jesse James, (the little bandit that stole our hearts) spent a wonderful, enjoyable week-end.
Just 10 miles from home on a water inlet.
So in spite of Covid…we had a much needed vacation, safe and sound in our second home away from home.
Blessings Always my dear sweet friends.
Thanks for your continued prayers.
After reading your St. Patrick’s day post I had to go back and find out more of the story. I’m glad that you are recovered and able to travel AND blog. Jesse James is so cute I thought he was a stuffed animal at first glance. Your captain really did go all out for your future adventures. You will be traveling in style!
Wow, that’s a real home from home 😍and so perfect for boosting your resilience, zest for life and new adventures. Captain Tom has you firmly and securely in his heart. I’m sure his new toy will be well used even if you just park up and view a sunset somewhere for the time being due to Covid.
Perhaps there is a new blog waiting to burst forth…. “travels with my Captain”❤️
Mega hugs from across the pond. (Currently in our 3rd lockdown)
Stay safe xx
the Painted Apron says
Wow Kari, What a way to travel in style! Like having your home with you everywhere you want to go!! You are truly on a new journey now, so happy for you!! Kudos for the Captain really coming through!! ❤️
thanks Jenna….so far we have only made one small trip for two days 10 miles from home but is was wonderful and refreshing. I love your coastal home, so glad you have a place to go for R&R. Have a good day my friend, Blessings!
the Painted Apron says
Me too! Thanks Kari!
Tammy in Albuquerque says
Hi Kari! I’m so happy you’re feeling better and you’re RVing. What fun! Please take care. Love, hugs and blessings to you~
We will take extra precautions during this pandemic for sure. thanks for your thoughts and prayers sweet friend. Hugs
Beverly Jones says
So happy to see you are ‘out and about!’ after such a long struggle of health issues. We’ve moved away, but I shall watch your adventures from afar…take care! I’m so sorry we didn’t get to chat more often but One Day in the future, yes? Hugs…Beve Jones
We will get together as soon as this awful Covid goes away. I miss you but am so glad you are near and with family now. Blessings to you and Gary.
donna milbee says
So glad you’re back at the typewriter or whatever…😂. That’s a NICE looking RV. That’s the best way to travel these days. Stay safe & type in.
we have only made one small trip for two days 10 miles from home but is was wonderful and refreshing. I still treasure your sweet caroling at my front door for Christmas. Bless you my friend.
What good news. Your optimism likely has much to do with how you are feeling.
Lulu, God has Blessed me and my Captain, I can’t wait to shout the good news. I am getting stronger each day! Thanks for your encouragement.
Rita C. says
Kari, this absolutely thrills me! It is so good to hear from you again and to know you are feeling zest for life again! I have prayed and prayed for you, and will keep doing so. I have told before of a neighbor’s wife who was on a very similar path (and timing) as yours, and she is doing well too. Praise God, he is SO good! Enjoy that big Class A girl! Jesse James is the boss, I guess you know that. LOL!
Your prayers are what sustains me, I am truly Blessed to have such sweet and faithful friends and prayer warriors. i pray for your neighbor’s wife and my heart breaks when I hear of new cases of pancreatic cancer. Within the last month, the Captain has flown two different families, freshly diagnosed with this awful cancer and I cry for them as I keep them in my daily prayers. I feel their pain. He tells them my story which seems to encourage and give them hope in an otherwise dismal prognosis.
Yes, Mr. James (as he likes to be called, LOL) is definitely the boss! It is amazing how much they comprehend and sense.
God has Blessed us in so many ways…..more than we could ever imagine…just as scripture says. Ephesians 3:20,21
Luv you my dear friend.
Blessings on your continued good health. What a wonderful, thoughtful husband to get a beautiful home away from home. We have a fifth wheel and have had many lovely trips with it. Hoping for your continued good health. We live in Ontario Canada and are on a thirty day lock down right now. No travelling.
Thank you Darlene….we had some wonderful times in our fifth wheel…even visited your neck of the woods about 12 years ago and would love to go back. Pretty country, especially in the Fall.
Perhaps when Covid goes away, we can visit again and you can travel again.
Blessings to you and your family.
Dear Kari, I’m so glad you’re thinking about traveling this way. I hope you and The Captain, and Ron and I can get together for a visit. I understand you’ll primarily want to visit with family, but if you feel up to it we would like to see you both of you.
Keep getting stronger my dear friend.
Love you and prayers,
Sandy and Ron
We will definitely try to see you and Ron when we get up that way. I am hoping we will have all been vaccinated by then. It is a slow process here in Florida and the snow birds are flocking down here to get their shots….so it is quite congested.
Thank you for your prayers and sweet ecards…you are a blessing my friend.
Bonnie Morgan says
I am praising the Lord for all He has done for you! So happy you are feeling good and able to do things. It is great to read a post from you.
I am excited you have a new luxury RV! We had a smaller RV while we lived in Alaska and enjoyed it very much.
I know the getaway renewed both of you. A change of scenery is good for everyone if only for a weekend.
You are inspiring, Kari. I am so thankful that all your scans are clear. Praise the Lord.
Enjoy the weekend. So good to hear from you.
Bonnie, your prayers and encouragement have been a Godsend to me and I thank you so much. My blogging friends are/have been amazing.
The doctor is scheduling the removal if the IVC filter…a little ear ring-like contraption that is supposed to filter blood clots close to the heart; because???… it sometimes causes blood clots. Go figure! LOL When it is removed, my body will finally be free of all tubes, needles, etc. Praise God. 🙂
I find such pleasure in being able to do little things like cleaning out the fridge or making the bed after having it unmade and ready for entry for so so long. God has truly Blessed me. 1 Peter 5:10
Hugs and Blessings
Everyday Living says
Kari, I praise our good, good Father for your clear scans and for your renewed energy. You truly are a walking miracle. How fun that your Captain bought this gorgeous traveling home for y’all to enjoy. I am so happy for you, enjoy my friend ♥️
You are such a dear and loyal friend and I am proud to call you a sister in Christ…God has a plan and will reveal it in His own time, and I am so grateful for His healing graces. Thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers. Hugs Always
I praise God for you to be up and running … aka
And your new Home Away from Home is gorgeous! Such fun you will have! Enjoy every Minute my friend!
thank you sweet friend. i am truly Blessed with such great friends and prayer warriors. Hugs!