Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Janna's Journal

Dear Journal,

Lots of things are going through my head right now, foremost that my toes are cold. Perhaps I should get socks? The day turned chillier than I expected.

It's been a busy week, with just half gone. I've been laundering and straightening, making lists and running errands, all in preparation of our up-and-coming family vacation (we leave Saturday). We're going to Florida! We try to go once a year, for fun and escape (and theme parks!), and to see misterwrites' family. This year's timing couldn't be more perfect, as winter weather seems to have hooked its claw into our part of the country, as yet unwilling to be swept away by spring. (See cold toes comment above.)

I'm secretly hoping my bloggy buddies will somehow learn of this trip, because quite a few live in Florida. (And we're driving from the Midwest, so others are dotted along the way, I'm sure.) Wouldn't it be grand if time and location worked in such a way that coffee and a meeting could be had? Maybe I should post about it. Maybe someone will e-mail me, and plans can be made...

In other blogging news, dear journal, I seem to lose a wayward follower now and again, and am very saddened, until a few days later when they magically reappear. What gives?

I do suppose that's all for now, for there's more to be done!

Sincerely,
Janna

37 comments:

Kathryn Magendie said...

I sometimes go to blogs where I KNOW I "followed" and then it asks me to sign in or follow again - weird!

Oh, too bad you aren't coming by way of our mountains!

Ang said...

Hey Janna. I'm back. Big internet problems in my house, but I think it's solved. WOW! A trip to Florida. I love the beach and yes it sounds like you could use some warmth and some socks...lol. Hope everything is going well with you. I plan to catch back up soon. Be careful on your drive and enjoy!

Jessica said...

WooHoo! Where are you all going? I'm in FL! :-)

Woman in a Window said...

Yup, I've heard tell of following troubles, appearing and disappearing. Not you...just blogger, I think.

Fun in the sun...can only imagine.

Janna Qualman said...

Kat - I guess there will always be glitches.

Ang - Missed you! Glad you're back in cyberspace, and hope all is well.

Jessica - E-mail forthcoming! :)

Woman - Whew. I was trying not to take it personally.

Joanne said...

Sounds like lots of fun, hope you can meet up with some of your blog pals. You're not driving by way of New England by any chance, are you? Have a wonderful week!!

scarlethue said...

I want to go! Where do you go in Florida? I love the Orange Beach, Destin, Seaside area. I spent time every summer there as a kid. I still go back pretty often. My Southern town is a pretty cool place to visit, but it's probably not on your route from the Midwest.

Amy Sue Nathan said...

If you detour through Chicago - give a shout.

Cold toes. I can relate. It's Spring Break here and bears no resemblance to Spring whatsoever!

T. Anne said...

Cold toes are a no-no in my world. Quick get your coziest socks on ;)

Cindy said...

Oooh, a trip to Florida. Can I come? I promise I'll sit quietly in the back of the car and only speak when spoken to.

Shey said...

I have an extra pair of warm fuzzy pink socks. I could send them to you. I gave the violet one to my hubby who reluctantly accepted it because of the "girly" color but he wanted his toes to be warm too. *teehee*

Have a happy trip.

Beth said...

Have a great vacation in FL! Hope you can warm up your toes in some beach sand. :-)

spyscribbler said...

I thought for sure I was following you, but I double checked. You kicked me out! (Just kidding, I know you didn't, LOL!)

I sure could use a trip to Florida. Maybe next year!

Rebecca Nazar said...

Maine would be quite the detour, but you're welcome :-) Have a safe trip. Florida, whoot! Fun in the sun.

Lori Tiron-Pandit said...

I hope you have a wonderful vacation. Oh, warm feet, family and friends...

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

What are the dates you're coming my way? Would love to meet you! Weather is wonderful and I live about 35 minutes from Disney.

Janna Qualman said...

Joanne - Well, I guess if we hooked up and around, and added a day or so... No, but I wish we were! :)

scarlethue - We used to go to Boca, but hubby's gparents moved. Now we're about an hour outside Orlando. It's so beautiful! I can't wait.

Amy - We often make short trips to Chicago, but will be too far south this time. :(

T. Anne - Yes, ma'am! ;) I shouldn't put up with cold tootsies for as long as I do.

Cindy - If you can keep the kids quiet, too, you can come! LOL ;)

Shey - As luck would have it, I got the warm fuzzy blue ones!

Beth - Indeed! Warm sand, here.we.come.

Janna Qualman said...

Spy - Load up! We'll take you with.
And who knows why the following system does what it does?

Rebecca - I've always always wanted to go to Maine, though. Someday!

Lori - Thank you! Doesn't it just sound perfect?

Donna - I'll e-mail you!

Terri Tiffany said...

Whoo hoo! Donna told me you are coming here and of course we have to meet! Tell us what works for you and we will meet you in Orlando if you want!

The Hat Chick said...

mmmmmm, theeemmme paarrrks! Wish I could stowaway. Have fun!

Janna Qualman said...

Terri - I'm on it! Yay!

Hat Chick - One of the best parts of having kids, eh? ;)

thedomesticfringe said...

Have a blast in Florida!!! I want to go this summer to visit my nieces and my brother and sister-in-law, but really my nieces. ;-) Luckily they leave close enough to the beach to have great fun.

I hope you get to visit with bloggy friends along the way. That would be awesome.

-FringeGirl

Brian and Kelly said...

You should so stop and see me. Nix that. You should so stop and take me with you.

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, what a great idea! I don't suppose a detour through southwestern Mexico is on the agenda?

Janna Qualman said...

FringeGirl - I'll think warm thoughts of you while I'm there. :) I wish I could travel to meet all of you!

Kelly - LOL! A blast that would be!

Melanie - Not this time. :( When we thought we might go to the southern part of Texas, we pulled up a map of Mexico to see where you are. Someday, whether it's here or there!

Janet said...

Well, if you turn left instead of right, you could come to my place for a cup of coffee or two. I make a great French Roast. But bring your socks.

Janna Qualman said...

Janet - No, thanks. I'd love you AND the coffee, but not the cold. *shivers*

Melissa Marsh said...

Have a wonderful vacation away fromn all the cold and snow!

giddymomof6 said...

Ooh! Florida! I'm so excited! How fun for you guys! Eeeh! you're gonna have a blast! And what a perfect weather time too! Sheez! I wish i went to florida every year! Jenni

Janet said...

Harumph! I'll have you know that it's actually spring here, unlike, say, Colorado or Oregon. Shirtsleeve weather today. Well, OK, with your thin blood you'd probably want a sweater. And socks. Still, pretty nice.

Janna Qualman said...

Melissa - Thanks, lady. *hug*

Jenni - It absolutely helps that hubby has extended family down there!

Janet - I'll take your word for it, mm'kay? :D

Lynnette Labelle said...

I'm so jealous. We're talking about bringing the twins there this summer, but haven't decided yet. I'd much prefer to go now while there's still snow in our yard. Oh, well. We'll see what happens.

Lynnette Labelle
http://lynnettelabelle.blogspot.com

Turkey Lurkey said...

Dear Janna's blog,

I'd love to meet up with you in Florida, I totally miss the sun. It is one of the draw backs of living in the Pacific Northwest. If you ever have a hankering for rain and moss, please come by and visit any time! Have a wonderful trip!

Turkey

WendyCinNYC said...

Yeah, I think the "followers" widget can be itchy sometimes. Have a great time in Florida!

Janna Qualman said...

Lynnette - I hope it works out for you!

Turkey - I've never once been to that side of the country, so maybe a trip is in order!

Wendy - Thanks! *scratch scratch*

Linda said...

I'm so happy (and a bit jealous) that you're going to get together with Donna and Terri! Hope you have a fabulous time!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Hope your trip is wonderfully magical. Be safe!