My many adventures

Hi Folks, I want to dedicate this first part to all the Houston people and now the Florida folks who were and are in the path of dangerous hurricanes. I pray for you, your family and your pets to get through this terrible time in your life. Some countries all around the world are facing flooding, mud slides and war, please send help, relief and prayers their way.

I survived breast cancer, to travel around the world to some of the many places I've always wanted to go. There are lots more places I still want to visit.

I've been to Scotland, England, Vancouver, Victoria BC, an Alaskan cruise, Yukon, Alaska (Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway), a fab Mediterranean cruise which took us to Barcelona, the Vatican & Rome, the island of Crete, Izmir & Sulcuk, Ephesus Turkey, Egypt and Malta. I have been to Las Vegas, Hollywood LA, Cabo San Lucas, Orlando, Daytona Beach, Tampa, a Disney Cruise to Bahamas and Disney's Castaway Cay island, all over Canada and Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We can add Cozumel, Costa Maya, Mexico, Belize City and Honduras. What a fabulous way to see the world!
Take the time to do the things you want to do because life is too short and if you wait until you can afford it, you'll likely never go. So get your plans ready and pick a place and start booking your trip. It is so worth it.
Thanks for dropping by. I have lots of posts to put up so stay tuned...

BLOG POST OF THE MONTH: September 7, 2017

Hi Folks! My daughter and her new husband have been married one year. WOW that went fast. Was invited to Toronto in July to receive an Honorary Membership award from my union PSAC/USGE. They even brought my grandson up with me. We visited Niagara Falls, CN Tower and went to Medieval Knights dinner theatre. We had such a fabulous time!

I still have a great deal of travel posts to put up. I want our vacations and travel to be shared with you all. I'm not sure of what our travel plans will be for 2017, but for 2016, I rested all the time. Retirement is so awesome!! I was able to take pictures of the summer's Totally Eclipse of the Moom, which I'll share with you here on a post. It was incredible for sure.
I just love summer! I hope the winter will be gentle to us.

Still trying to find my ancesters with the Foran/Forhan name. Apparently two brothers came over from Dublin, one was name Edward who had a son named Edward born in Prince Edward Island and he had a son named William who had my father. I love doing ancestry but it is very frustrating when you can get no further without the "parents" names.

I have so many posts to write about so please keep patience with me. I received a great posting from which looks to be a great animal site. Hope you enjoy it.

My granddaughter Layla moved back in so now the family is together again for a while. She is a musician and is going to Community College for a Certificate in Music Finance. She also wants to cook for a living because she just loves food and boy can she cook. I wanted to help her to go to Culinary School but we will have to wait to see when she finally makes up her mind.

My little guy Rialey is now 14 and is 6'1 1/2 ". He is so thoughtful of me and helps me a lot.

I really wanted to travel this year but since retirement, the money is too tight. I'll have to save up but I have all those beautiful memories to keep me smiling for now. Thankfully I have posted most here on my blod.

Take care my blogger friends.

Thanks friends,


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Travel, children and living

Life is like a blink of an eye.  It's here one minute and gone the next.  Nothing is promised to any of us.  We are born with disabilities or not.  The difficulty life gives us are the many challenges from day to day.

No one asks for syndromes or disabilities or diseases but it happens.  We have to pick up the gaunlet and forge on, but some of us need help.  Friends, neighbours, family and co-workers can play and are a big part of our lives and they can help make a difference.  They can give us that strength to just keep moving forward, regardless what we face.

I faced severe breast cancer which nearly took my life twice.  I lived and now bring up my grandchildren, 8 & 16.  Difficiulties?  I ask you, do you think???  When I travel with the children, which I do a fair bit of, we do have difficulties especially when the little guy starts to become angry and upset.  He can run away, throw things, say horrible things and call names but eventually he begins to calm down and is very sorry but the damage it done.  As parents we just have to move past it and hope the next one isn't too bad. 

On the cruise, he only had a few upsets and the teenager gave me attitude issues, but we made it through and had a wonderful vacation in Europe.  Now that Egypt is calmed down and democracy is shining through the stars, we will go back.  There is so much we want to see and explore and we will give ourselves more time.  I definitely want to go back to Rome, Egypt, Turkey, Malta and to see Athens.  My upcoming vacation to Kauai, Hawaii will be awesome.  In the meantime, I will be doing lots of work travel.

Don't forget to support the Dragon Boat race coming up in May 15, 2011 and check out the site on twitter @battleinthebay This will be an amazing fund raiser and awareness for breast cancer.  Please support and give what and when you can.  If you're really adventurous then put a team into the race yourself!!

Thanks for letting me vent, I needed that!