Monday, January 20, 2014

Its been a few weeks

Hi everyone.  In preparation of our trip to California for the holidays, I made lots of card and pre-scheduled blog posts.  My last one on January 8th, when we were to return from California. We had flight delays and eventually arrived home in the pre dawn hours of January 9th.  

After some sleep, unpacking, and getting groceries in -- it became quite apparent that hubs had brought back more than just his luggage and memories.  He had the ICK...aka the flu.  I too soon fell to the bug and we have been knocked out for almost 9 days with this ICK.  We are both on the upswing now; and things are getting back to normal. That explains my recent blogging absence.  I have made a couple of cards but they are for exchanges so I cannot quite post them yet.

Instead, I thought I would share pictures from our day trip to Pasadena. I lived in California for decades and had never gone to see the floats. It is a 90 minute drive to Pasadena, so we made the trip to view the parade floats on January 2nd.  

While our friends and family to the east were dealing with harsh winter weather we strolled about admiring floats and taking pictures in 79 degree sunshiny weather!  I enjoyed the day tremendously. Below are pictures of some of my favorites.

2014 Rose Parade Floats
I hope to be back soon with some cards. Thanks for stopping by.


Vicki Miller said...

Love the floats. Especially the cats!

Greta said...

Oh how awful! So sorry you both got sick. Such a bad flu year, so I'm glad you're on the mend now! I'm really jealous you got to see the floats--always wanted to do that while I was in college near there, but didn't ever do it. We did walk around the Portland Rose Festival floats when we lived there & it was always such a treat.

joy said...

So sorry both of you were hit by the bug!
Glad you are feeling better, Cat. I love the photos of the floats; my granddaughter lives in LA but I don't think she has made it to the parade yet.

lenny said...

Hi Cat!!
Fun photos!!
Hope you're feeling better now!!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Cat ~ I'm so sorry you and hubby have had to deal with the flu...but glad to know you're starting to feel better! I'm looking forward to seeing some new creations from you, but hope you'll take your time getting back to your studio...we'll be here when you're ready!

Thanks for sharing these great pics with looks like you had a wonderful time on vacation :-)

MS said...

The ICK, no fun! Glad to hear you're feeling better!