Sunday, September 12, 2010

Escape to Florida

During the last bit of excitement I knew I had to keep a tight rein on emotions and worried how I would cope with transmitting updates to a large caring family scattered far and wide. We arranged that one of our sons would phone me in the evening and then email the rest of the family with the latest. This was a great help and worked well.

Now he has gone to Florida for a holiday with his wife. I've just received these photos. This is him just finishing a 5K race in aid of prostate cancer. Although it was 7.30 in the morning he said it was ridiculously hot.
The photo below is now on my desk top. I think it is Indian Rock Beach.






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23 comments:

The Cloudcutter said...

Congratulations to your son for completing the 5k! Such a good cause too.
The picture of Indian Rock is just lovely. I could look at it for hours!

Pat said...

CC: thank you. I'll be over to see you soon:)

The Cloudcutter said...

Take your time, am sure you have a lot on your plate.
I just finished making a cake for someone who's ordered it. I was actually thinking about you and wishing I could send it to you instead :-)
It's dark chocolate with Cointreau, cocoa whipped cream and ganache!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Lovely photo. Just like Bacup.

Pat said...

CC: I know:) I've just been salivating.

Kevin: and Stacksteads don't you think?

Kim Ayres said...

Kudos to your son for the race and money raising :)

angryparsnip said...

Great idea about the updates ! I think that worked the best...

The Picture of Indian Rock Beach is absolutely lovely.
Congratulations to your son !

cheers, parsnip

Queenie said...

Hurrah for your lovely son.

R. Sherman said...

I know what it's like to get overwhelmed. (I'm only now checking in after a hiatus.)

I hope all is well with you and yours, dear. I'm sorry I missed the prayer request earlier.

Cheers.

kenju said...

Congrats to your boy. The sunset photo is fantastic!!

Pat said...

Kim: :)

Parsnip: thank you. He'll be pleased.

Queenie: other people's emotion gets to you and he coped brilliantly.

Randall: hope all is settling down. I had a prayer you left earlier;)

Judy: I'm full of admiration at how you kept everything going when Mr Kenju was ill.

Madame DeFarge said...

Glad to hear that you're back with us. Do take care and why not imagine that you're lazing around on that beach with cocktails?

Eryl said...

What a marvellous, and fit (7.30am! ridiculous heat! 5k!), son you have.

Lovely beach photo, not surprised you've put it on your desktop.

Do hope things are easing up a bit for you, X

Pat said...

Madame D: good idea;)

Eryl: I do hope he reads that:)

mapstew said...

xxx :¬)

Warden Files said...

Peace of mind, priceless. I may develop a dish in your honour, but first I must gather only the purest of ingredients to capture the essence of the lady herself.

Pat said...

Warden dear I'm pure as the driven snow - in Rawtenstall alas:)

sablonneuse said...

Belated good wishes for your return home and lots of positive vibes for the patient's recovery. I'm sure he'll get better quickly under your care but I hope you get time to rest and relax sometimes if you're doing the work of several nurses singlehanded. xxxx

Pat said...

Sandy: thank you. My biggest problem is getting him to eat and listen to the doctor explain to me exactly what I have already been explaining to the patient - endlessly. I think I've got a ring appearing above my head.
Are there grumpy saints? I could do with some of your equability:)

Maggie said...

So glad he could complete that. So glad too that he could help when it was so needed.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

What a BEAUTIFUL Picture that is....And Congrats to your son on doing that 5k....
Hope all is moving in the right direction Pat....I send BIG hugs to you both. And all good Healing Thoughts, too.....!

Pat said...

Maggie: yes he's a good boy - even if he is in his fifties:)

Pat said...

Naomi: it's up two steps - down whatever. I'm dredging up patience from goodness knows where. At least I got a nice surprise today in that the chemist will deliver the 60 containers of high protein drink. My back and I are so grateful:)