Believe You Can and You Will – Yes! A Well Anticipated #Blogging Break!

Did I Say Blogging Break?

 

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Sunshine, sea and sand. I hear the ocean calling.

 

After a veryyyyyy long 2018 and much of 2017, I am ecstatic to share that we are heading off to Mexico!

We had planned our 2 month getaway last year – supposed to have spent February and March in sunny Puerto Vallarta, but my husband’s health had taken a turn for the worse in January, which had me cancelling our trip. I’m wondering if my angels were at work when I phoned to cancel the beautiful beach condo we rented, the lovely woman told me they would still hold the March reservation until later in February until my husband’s followup scope took place and we’d find out the results of his surgery and if he could fly.

We went back to the hospital for followup 2 weeks ago and we received a good report from the doctor. In an instant my husband piped up and asked Dr. B if we could go to Mexico.  Dr. B said he didn’t want to say yes or no because of my hub’s ongoing condition and he pretty much left the ball in our court. I’m a worry wart every second of every day and had already resolved myself to the fact that this would be the first winter since we’ve been together that we weren’t getting away for a dose of sunshine. But within 2 days later my husband declared that he was sick and tired of sitting on a couch all day looking at darkness, snow and cold and said he’s got to live his life instead of sitting around waiting and wondering what might lie down the road. We both need a boost from winter and illness. So he asked me to call the condo lady and tell her we’re coming.

So I was busy last week re-booking our flights, with a minor penalty we had to pay, which I was more than happy to, and confirmed with Mexico that we will be coming. Of course, there was a lot of work involved to put this trip together, getting everything ready here, ample medications, travel insurance, and checking out the medical availabilities in Mexico should we need them, and HOUSE SITTING IN PLACE. Hubby can no longer walk for long distances, such as the good mile walk between airport checkin to the gates so I told him I’ll put him in a wheelchair and push him to the gate along with carting our carryon baggage. I’ve been sharpening my packing skills for sure, as carrying and lifting luggage is now all on me. I suppose going to the gym a few times a week will be paying off soon!

So, now that I’ve updated you all, I just want to add that I’ve never taken a vacation and stayed away from the computer, maintaining blogging while away. I can honestly say I am burnt out from the last year and particularly these past 2 months and want to inform you all that I have no set plans to post blogs for the month of March . . . maybe. We are leaving this weekend to spend the month down in Mexico.  All I want is to be in sunshine and do nothing but walk the beach, read books and write. There will be no big adventures other than looking at the ocean (from the front view of our condo) and the mountains (from our bedroom). My brother and sister-in-law are already there staying in the building next to ours so it will be lovely to spend some time together.

Don’t be surprised if you see my ‘mug’ show up to read the odd blog if I should get ambitious.I just don’t intend on spending my precious vacation time reading 4 hours of blogs nightly, but I’m sure I’ll catch a few posts as I will be checking social media and may be tempted to click on a  few posts via Facebook. Come on, I can’t stay away completely!

Most likely I’ll put up a few posts while I’m gone – after all, I may have to share a few photos of spectacular sunsets and such, so stay tuned!

Bon Voyage

 

 

108 thoughts on “Believe You Can and You Will – Yes! A Well Anticipated #Blogging Break!

    1. Thanks so much Toni, I do plan on it. But staying away from the computer completely is impossible, lol. I’ll do my morning ‘checkups’ and visit social media later in the evening on some nights and anything more than that will be a surprise! 🙂 ❤

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  1. hi Miss Debby. hooray for you and your husband heading to Mexico for some sun, sand and surf. you’re husband made a good decision. i’ve been there and done that and although Jamaica didn’t cure me, for sure it made me feel lots better and way happier. and i have cool pics and nice memories for reminders. so…go…leave the cold and illness behind and enjoy each other and have a ton of fun in the sun. adios y buen viaje

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    1. Hi Lenny. How kind of you to drop by and read this post. Thank you so much for the wonderful wishes and encouragement. You are so right, as is my husband – you only get one shot at life there’s no dress rehearsal. So we will go on a wing and a prayer. 🙂 🙂

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  2. Oh my goodness! A month offline! Please, please do it, Debby. It will give you a chance to just be where you are, be mindful, replenish, enjoy your husband, breathe. Breaks are so important. Time to rest in your body and heart. And guess what, we will all be here when you get back! ENJOY!

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    1. Oh thank you so much for your lovely wishes Diana. Although I will be online at uncertain intervals, I won’t be around blogland much. And Facebook is a good medium to keep me semi-up-to-date, lol. You never know where I’ll show up but thank you for the encouragement. 🙂 ❤

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  3. Hi Debby – just enjoy and I do hope all goes well – take care and I’ll be thinking of you recovering and just happily being together … cheers Hilary

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  4. I am so happy for you and your husband! You have earned a nice, long, relaxing, warm, and carefree vacation (well, you’ll still have cares…but…Mexico) and I wish you safe travels and a wonderful trip!

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  5. Yippee!! 😀 Debby, I’m so happy for you and your husband!! You both deserve the break away, espeically after all the trauma, worry and frights of the past few months. Go and have a fabulous time. If you have a chance to send some pics that would be great, otherwise just relax, unwind totally and enjoy being together with no musts! Wishing you a brilliant holiday, my friend! hugs xxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Oh thanks so much Annika for your lovely wishes. I plan on doing just that. This year has seemed so long for me already, lol, time to rejuvenate! And yes, I will definitely share some photos! Hugs back! 🙂 xxxx

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  6. No kidding, just a few days ago I felt sad that you and Gordon will be deprived of your winter vacation. And now – voila – you are going to MEXICO! I feel relieved and positively jubilant at the great news. May you have an uneventful trip, except for delightful memories, the best souvenirs.

    Thanks for showing up on my blog in “comments,” but I will not expect you to keep this up as you rest and relax. Take a vacay too from your own blog. You can bet your bottom dollar your readers will be here when you get back. 🙂

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    1. Aw shucks Marian. Thanks so much for your kind words and send off. Yes, the universe works in mysterious ways sometimes. It’s been a hectic 2 weeks on overdrive re-putting this trip together, but so worth it! I’m not disappearing completely I’m sure I’ll have something to share on Facebook, lol. 🙂

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  7. Wonderful, WONDERFUL! Life is too short to not grab that brass ring and go to Mexico. I’m so happy for you and your hubby, Debby. ❤️

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  8. Oh my goodness, you ENJOY yourself! This is well-deserved, Debby. I hope the weather is gorgeous, the food is stupendous, the traveling smooth and easy, and you get to just chill and relax and refresh. 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Kate for your lovely wishes! I hope they all come true, especially the smooth and easy travel. You will hear all about! Take care for now Kate,. 🙂 x

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  9. Hope I’m not too late in wishing you a wonderful holiday!! This sounds like just what you two need. R & R and some sunshine and salt water on your skin. Soak it all up Sister. I had to smile at that last paragraph, Deb. Because you will cheat on your blog break…haha. Love you!!

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    1. Thanks bunches Lis. I’m still here! Off tomorrow, just getting ready for rays. And lol, you know me eh? Ya, I probably will cheat on my break, but randomly with no pressure! 🙂 Love you too girlfriend! See ya on the other side! ❤

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      1. I’m so glad to hear that. Settle in. Cocktails and sunshine. Sigh! looking forward to photos, but remember that is low priority for you. Vacation first.

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      2. Lol Jennie, thanks. Yes, I’m remembering that. The odd pictures on Facebook and taking daily notes to share it all when I return. ❤

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  10. Have a fabulous time. You and your husband deserve it after what you’ve been through. And don’t worry. We’ll all be here when you come back (and very envious!). Housesitting… I’m doing a bit of that at the moment… Never visited Canada…:)

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    1. Thanks a bunch for your lovely wishes Olga. Maybe you need to house sit in Canada for a visit??? I’m not completely invisible and will surface occasionally here, and nightly on Facebook, lol. 🙂 xx

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  11. Debby I am delighted that you and your hubby are getting away and that your hubby is feeling up to travelling.. I am certain the sunshine will do you both a world of good. And turn off the WiFi lol.. 🙂 Enjoy each other and relax… See you soon and oh so many hugs coming your way xxx ❤

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  12. Oh this makes me so happy and delighted to read this, Deb! Your hubby is so right about not staying home in the cold! Leisure and sunshine are medicine for the heart and soul, so go enjoy and take some much-needed time, my friend! I’m sure we’ll see some nice photos on FB! Maybe I’ll be getting back from my break soon after yours 🙂

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    1. Thanks Terri. Yes, the sunshine is like a huge dose of medicine alright! We are just starting to unwind. I’ve posted a few photos on FB and taking notes for stories when I return. And so great to have you back soon too!!!!! 🙂 xx

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  13. OH Deb, how wonderful and well deserved! You’ll love that gorgeous area with its fabulous food and relaxation. (I know what you mean by taking a blogging break – it gets to be a chore for me to never miss a week of posting but it can be a discipline goal as well.) Go and think no more about your blogs – rather, dream about another book idea! Come back tan!!! ❤

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    1. Thanks Ellie. I know what you mean about the discipline. I’ve kept up with blogs throughout vacations in the past but this one was not only a desired vacation but desperately needed. I must have been exhausted because I’ve been passing out much earlier here on vacay than I do at home, lol. Thanks for the well wishes, and working on that tan! ❤

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    1. Thanks so much Robbie. The sunshine is already paying off for both of us. It’s amazing what a change in weather and sunshine can do for us. 🙂 x

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  14. So pleased to hear you’re having a much deserved break, Debby. I’ve already seen some photos of your sunshine on Facebook. Enjoy! Relax! Refresh! Renew!

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    1. Thanks Norah. It’s been years since I’ve just relaxed and not worried about anything. We’re up very early and and at the beach til 5! By the time after dinner rolls around were zonked! Not much time for the computer, just some quick checkups on FB. Lol, I fell asleep on my laptop last night. 🙂

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      1. Oh, that doesn’t sound very comfortable, Debby. Better forget the laptop for a while and enjoy the sun and relaxation while you can. We’ll all still love you. 🙂

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  15. Have a wonderful vacation, Debby!!! You have both deserved it. Enjoy the sunshine and the easy life for a bit, away from your computer. Oh how I wish I could do this one day as well. In the nine years that we have ran our business (of which one whole summer dealing with an exhausting situation similar to your start of the year), Mark and I have NEVER been on vacation. And, the rare few days away still involved computers, emails and business sh*t. Our blogs, social media and your computer will still be there when you return!

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    1. Lol, surprise! I just dropped in and found your lovely message here Liesbet. Thank you. Life is short and this vacation is doing us both a world of good. We’re up and out early and by the time dinner is done we sit on the balcony looking at the ocean, listening to a great band play right below us on the beach. Hardly any computer time but I squeeze in 20 minutes or so early morning and after dinner and I’m done! The fresh ocean air knocks us out early, so weird since I’m used to going to bed 1am! I could get used to this! ❤

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  16. Happy holidays, Debbie! I hope you and your hubby are enjoying Mexico. Lovely to hear things worked out and you got a nice place to stay while kicking your feet back someplace warmer. It is always good to have a blogging back, to get away and live life and just appreciate what you have…and then come back and tell us all and be a great entertainer 🙂 Enjoy the rest of the holiday. Hugs to you ❤

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    1. Thanks so much Mabel. We are having such a marvelous time. I can’t even remember how many times I’ve said how grateful I am to be here. A tonic for the soul. 🙂 ❤

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      1. A tonic for the soul…what a lovely way to describe your holiday, Debbie. That’s a very good thing for the body and mind. Make the most of it while you can. Enjoy and relax ❤ 🙂

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      2. Thanks again Mabel. I’m doing a good job of relaxing now – getting back to real life will be the problem when I return, lol. ❤

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  17. Vacation, changing the scenery and setting to some place as beautiful as Puerto Vallarta sounds wonderful! I am secretly (family not informed yet, lol) fantasizing next summer trip to Hawaii. Kids are ready to snorkel in the ocean with us! Loving your pictures on FB!

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    1. Thanks so much Bonnie. Keep those dreams in focus – we get what we focus on so may as well focus on beautiful things. And thanks for checking out some of my photos on FB. When I return, there will be stories with the photos. ❤

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  18. Debby, hope this finds you basking in the sun and having the Best Time relaxing with your dear husband! 🤗
    If you get a chance~ please stop by and check out my latest post (1/23/18) which features your books, how you inspired me to travel and try out eHarmony online dating service!!
    You’re one of my favorite people who give such warm comments and supportive, encouraging words of advice. 💮 💕

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  19. I hope your time in Mexico is going well. It must be wonderful to have family next door–a way to appease that “what would happen if” mindset. I fully understand your need for a break. I’m so glad you’re taking it. I have lousy internet connection for my AZ break, but that discourages me from spending much time at the keyboard. It doesn’t slow down writing, so I finished an article to submit when I return home and have another well on the way. Write a little. Walk a little. Watch a sunset. Eat well. Go to bed early. Watch the birds before breakfast. Write a little. Take a hike… You get it. I haven’t heard a peep from my mother-in-law’s nursing home. Hospice and her residence are handling her needs. I’ll visit while she continues her gradual decline and I still have to go through the Medicaid application process (with a helper), but my 24-hour on call status has over. I’m so relieved.

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    1. HI Elaine. I hear you completely. I only returned late last night and have lots at home to catch up on before I get back into blog land. Sleeping early and rising early to the birds and sunshine was a gift alright. And I know all about bad connections. Often it took 5 minutes to open a new page – certainly not time for writing on the keyboard. but lots of reviews and handwritten articles I’ll be translating onto computer this week.
      So glad you’re also having your well needed time out and no more 24 hour calls! Hope you’re enjoying all beautiful AZ has to offer! 🙂

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  20. I am SO happy for you, lovely lady. This is the way to take a blogging break! Enjoy your time away — away from the cold and away from the online world. Soak up that sunshine and positivity. Cheers! 🏖🍹☀️

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