Saturday, October 04, 2014

Traveling Through Italy and Paris - A New Series

My Roommate Debbie
Giraffe Statue in Dusseldorf Germany Airport
Group Selfie, Maryann, Jessica, Tracie and Me

Hello dear readers, this post is the introduction to a new series that will run for the next few weeks.  Traveling through Italy and Paris is my story of traveling through Florence, Venice and Paris.  11 days seeing the sights, experiencing good food, stories of Apocalypse Paulo, the great train rides and many more.

My trip began on Sept. 18th and ended on Sept. 29th.  I cannot begin to tell you how much fun I had and what I learned not just about the places I visited, but also about myself.  40 days from today is my 65th birthday.  I experienced this trip through the eyes of a person entering an exciting time of life.  I have new feelings about myself and who I am.  I have an updated list of things I want to do and accomplish, I have an enhanced zest for life and I really have a new appreciation for my art.

In other good news, I had my yearly check up with my breast oncology surgeon and my mammogram was really good. No changes from last year and I am good for another year. So, I plan to make the most of it.

For the next few Fridays, I will be posting a new installment to this series.  I hope you will be as excited to read them as I am to write them.

Have a great week and hope to see you on Friday, October 10th.  pilgrim


5 comments:

Michele Unger said...

Thrilled to hear the good news on your mammogram! I am doing my happy dance...can. you see me, legs and arms flailing about in a giddy, delighted way? Well, that's all for you and your fantastic news!

I am really looking forward to your blog posts about your trip.

XO

Glenda Hoagland said...

Thanks Michele, I am looking forward to writing them. I cannot tell you how stressful the days coming up to my annual exam can be, but I am learning to just deal with is and live.

XO

JackieP Neal said...

I am totally excited to read the posts! And I am totally excited for your great news check-up!! and...I cannot believe you are going to be 65! are you sure it is not 45? You look Mar-ve-lous! hugs Jackie ")

Glenda Hoagland said...

Thanks Jackie, you are so kind

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

I feel so blessed to have had this travel experience! This opportunity also breathed new life in me filling me with a new appreciation for the large and small moments of the day. Being with such good friends simply added to the overall incredible experience. Thank you dear one for being part of this adventure.... I hope for more adventure in our future!!!!