Life Travel – “Temporarily Out of Service”

Lone Tree, Colorado, La Mia Casa

Sick. As a dog!

Feelin the pain buddy!

One horrible month of sick. After a sinus infection, bronchitis, condocondritus, and a wicked virus I can’t pronounce let alone spell, I have been through three rounds of antibiotics, four visits to my doctor, anti-inflamatories, Physical Therapy appointments, x-rays, a CAT scan and an ultrasound, two hospitalizations, six bags of fluids and numerous narcotics…I am very happy to report that I am still alive.

But until I make it back 100% I am just going to curl up here by the fire, drink my herbal tea and pretend I don’t look and feel like a blowfish.

See you soon, right back here…heading back to California next weekend for my grandmother’s 90th birthday and will post it all here on my blog.

Be well!!!!



  1. suzzan says:

    Hi I hope you are better now.
    and I am single too but not happily single I need man I need sex but I dont like sex without emotions Oh my God will I EVER HAVE sex again hahaha………
    good luck and all the best

  2. Carole,

    Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting my blog! Your comments are especially meaningful as you know the M/S Paul Gauguin so well…I must assume you love it as much as I do if you’ve sailed on her 5 times! I’m jealous!

    I can’t tell you how much your words encourage me in this new endeavor to become a writer…they will keep me going for a long time to come. So appreciated…

    Please keep visiting — who knows, maybe I will be as fortunate as you to return to the PG as a veteran one day!

    All my best,


    • Carole says:

      Thank you for your reply. I hope that you are feeling better and are on the mend.
      As far as your new endeavor to become a writer, you ARE a writer. I believe we have enormous things in common. I too had aspirations of becoming a writer. I found a writer’s group(very small)which was comprised of two professional writers and two novices. What I learned after approximatelyl one and a half years of meeting weekly, writing, reading and commenting on each other’s work(s), is that I am a writer. You are a writer as well. Just keep writing. As a result of being in the writer’s group I completed a book(not published)as of yet. It is a non-fiction collection of ten short stories chronicaling important inanimate objects as well as several influential people that have passed through my life.
      Perhaps we can talk one day soon. I am a divorced remarried mother of five daughters between the ages of 18 and 27, the oldest of whom is getting married this Thanksgiving Eve.
      Have a wonderful weekend with your grandmother and write when you have a free moment.
      By the way, although I have sailed on the PG five times, I was jealous reading your memoir of your voyage. Be well.


      • Hi Carole,

        First, let me say congratulations early on the marriage of your daughter next week! How exciting! I have an 18 year old daughter, but am not ready to see her walk down the aisle yet. I also have a 20 year old son. We are all together this weekend in Northern California for my Grandmother’s big celebration and I am enjoying my time here immensely. Thankfully I turned the corner when I did so I could make this trip – I didn’t want to miss it.

        It does sound like we have a lot in common! Would love to talk sometime – and thanks for the encouragement about writing. It really helps me to keep going. It has become more than just a passion, it’s almost cellular – like I physically need to do it. Does that make sense or do I just sound like an OCD woman on a binge?!!

        Have a wonderful, wonderful week with the wedding and Thanksgiving…



  3. Nick Smith says:

    Sickness is just God’s way of telling us we need to take it easy for a while!

    I think that first commenter might have a sex addiction ;)

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