Wednesday, October 23, 2013

HEADING SOUTH…. REALLY SOUTH …

Hi, All,

Happy Wednesday. Today it's a very CRISP, sunny day here in Chicago. I like to give you all a special thanks for all the support you are showing for our blogger buddies during each one of my intros. Seems like EVERYONE is coming out with a new book… YAY, YOU!

I hope to SOON join the ranks, but nothing is definite yet. What is definite is that I have managed to get through the ordeal with my accident from nine weeks ago… to the day. My wrist hass mended, but I still need to SLOWLY build up the strength. I am NOT afraid to look in the mirror anymore; the angry scars are fading and my hair has grown over the NASTY spider one, crawling on top of my head.  A spidery leg does reach down onto my forehead, but in time it should fade more. At least I hope so.

The main thing is I am happy again. I have my life back. Thank you all for you prayers and warm wishes. I could never have healed this well without them!

Tomorrow, before dawn I will be heading south the Florida. Two long days of driving will bring me back to blue, sunny skies and warm breezes. I have a small design job there which I will start and finish after I get back from … SOUTH AMERICA!

I had planned this trip a while back with a friend and since the flights are reasonable and we'll be staying with his family, how could I possibly refuse … right? So, I mainly will be in Bogota, Colombia, sipping DELICIOUS Colombian coffee and watching the wonderful people while sitting at a neighborhood cafe'. I hope to do lots of writing while I am there, but I'm not sure about the internet connections. SO from Nov. 2-25th, I may be scarce from the blogosphere. I will have scheduled post and visit whenever I can.

In Florida I will have access, so I'll surely be around. I get back on the 25th of Nov. and will be in Florida for an additional few weeks to finish up my job. Then back home to FRIGID Chicago for the holidays. Brrrrr.

I had to give you all a heads up and let you know. I do have plans to see PK Hrezo and if any of you are in the ORLANDO area during these weeks PLEASE let me know so we can grab a coffee.

I met with Nicki Elson and her charming sister yesterday and had a blast. Also spent MANY happy hours with Melissa Bradley at Argo Tea on Saturday. SO life is GOOD…. Thank God.

May you all have a wonderful Day. On Friday I have a book review, you won't want to miss. So I hope to see you then….


26 comments:

  1. Senor Di Gesu,

    I wish you a safe journey down to Florida... AND to Columbia (and back!!)

    Should your travels take you to Key West, let me know... as a former resident of Key Weird, I know people who can hook a brother up :)

    It sounds like you are in for a trip of a lifetime... don't forget your camera!!

    Bon voyage!

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  2. Sounds like you'll have good news soon about your writing. Can't wait!

    And glad you're feeling well. Have a great month. It sounds like a fantastic time.

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  3. Sounds wonderful. Take some pictures and share stories with us. I love to hear about new places.

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  4. Safe journey and have a good time, I too am working on my third book, very slowly but I'll get there. Good to know you are recovering,
    Yvonne.

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  5. That sounds like quite the adventure! You are going to have such a fun time. Safe travels and hope to hear from you when you hit Florida.

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    1. Made to South of Atlanta… LONG driving day, Alex,,,, So much construction,...

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  6. Oh wow, South America! Your healing was well timed. Now you can go and enjoy. Be safe driving. What is the halfway point?

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  7. Sounds so very, very awesome! Oh if only. LOL I too will be taking a little break from the blogosphere in Nov. too, but not by going all the way to S A ! Have a wonderful, wonderful time! And I promise I'll put some effort towards a very special project - along with many more LOL! Truly, enjoy! Can't wait to read all about the fun when you get back - take good notes!

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  8. We have a musician friend from Bogota, Columbia.He plays with the symphony and teaches. Fantastic drummer and percussionist.
    Have fun in Florida, Michael!

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  9. Sounds wonderful! Hope you have a great time!

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  10. Oh, wow! Have a fun, safe trip. :)

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  11. Have a safe journey, friend. ☺

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  12. Enjoy your vaca and I envy you going to sunny Florida. it's getting cold where I am!

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  13. I'm so glad you're healing! I wouldn't worry about a scar; it'll make you look rakish :)

    When I read of your travel plans, I envisioned you as a current version of the 1920's writers, like Hemingway, who escaped to Paris to write. How cool for you!!! I hope you have a blast. I'm loving the cooler weather!

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  14. Michael, so glad you're all mended and by now you'll be zooming along the motorway to Florida. Enjoy thawing out down there. It will be great timing for your health. But, wow, Columbia. I can just imagine you sipping Columbian coffee, some of the best in the world. Now, I have one request. Lots and lots of pictures - I haven't been to Columbia...yet.

    Many of us will be pretty absent from the blogosphere during November...those masochists like me who write their brains off for starters. I've been going like the clappers trying to clear my desk - er, desk - did I tell you Geo is building me a real office using what we call in Australia in old homes, a sleep out (for casual guests). The shelves are nearly done - he even made fleur de lys cutouts in the side panels, groovy.Very Frenchy chic.

    I'm sure we'll be in touch, Michael. Be safe!

    Denise

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    1. Hi, Denise,

      SO INTO COLOMBIAN COFFEE… it is ONLY the best and it's amazing that it must be brought from there… buying here in the US is much different… not nearly as smooth.

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  15. Have a good trip Michael. Call me if you need rescued from Colombia, lol.

    .......dhole

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  16. Have a wonderful time, it's sounds as though it is just thing for you to recuperate full and recharge your batteries.

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  17. Glad you're doing better and have a blast on your trips! Look forward to hearing all about it.

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    1. Thanks, Nick… I will definitely post pics and on goings!

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  18. Michael, I'm so glad you are doing better. Have a wonderful, safe trip!

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  19. Wow. What a fun trip. I hope you have plenty of time to relax and get some writing done. Happy travels!

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  20. Hi Michael .. glad things are settling down and the accident and its effects is receding too ...

    The trip to Colombia - sounds amazing .. enjoy - you will .. cheers Hilary

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