Did you ever get in a "funk" and even though you had no reason at all to feel that way, were just plain depressed? Well, I've been like that for a couple of weeks now.
Here I am in an absolutely beautiful resort in a beautiful city, with my wonderful husband, in our beautiful new fifth wheel , and I have been so down in the dumps I could hardly keep from crying most of the time.
I have no right to feel this way, but until my niece, Cara, got here a week ago today, I was just dragging myself through the days. I have never been away from home and my family this long, and I believe I was just very homesick.
My lovely mother was admitted to the hospital a week ago Tuesday, and I was so far away, and so worried about her, that I wanted to pack up and head North. My younger son, Justin, had been having some serious dental problems, and I was worried about him too.
Dennis and I kept busy doing lots of fun things here. We went sightseeing, shopping, to several different beaches, out to fun restaurants, all of the typical vacation things. And yet, I couldn't find any words to put down for you to read. Talkative me didn't talk very much. Then Cara Jo got here.
When we picked her up at the airport, I cried and let it all out and immediately felt much better. We stopped at the Cracker Barrel restaurant right by the airport and fed her, and started planning her visit.
When we got "home", we changed into our swimsuits, and hit the pool. Then the rainy season hit us! Well, that didn't slow us down! We came home, changed clothes and went to the outlet mall just south of Fort Myers. Closed that place down! We bought LOTS of stuff, including matching Coach purses! (Great sale there!!!)
Thursday, we went to The Shell Factory (which is a really odd name for a place that one just can't begin to describe). We spent quite a few hours there shopping and looking at all the strange and wonderful things they had to sell and amaze you. We bought quite a few of those wonderful, amazing things too!
We packed so much into her visit, that it now seems like a big blur! We went to Fort Myers Beach, to Siesta Key Beach, to Naples and Bonita Beach. We went to worship services Sunday, out to eat a few times, and cooked out several times. We hit the pool every chance we got, rode bicycles, and just had a wonderful week!
And then today, we had to take her to the airport and put her on a plane to go back to Ohio. And I started crying all over again. Poor Dennis. His "very emotional woman" is back.
When we got home after taking Cara to the airport, Dennis told me we are going home. He could tell that I was way too homesick to enjoy this any longer, so tomorrow we are going to start our preparations to head back to Ohio. And guess what? I am not in a funk anymore!
This evening I went outside and took pictures. I haven't done much of that in a couple of weeks either. We didn't even turn the television on this evening. Dennis read and I played on my laptop. And tomorrow, we are going to start planning our trip back home, so I'm going to head to bed with a smile on my face, and in my heart. Lord willing, I'll see my family and friends in just a few days, and that makes me very happy!