I want to thank you all for the comments, letters and other ways you have kept in touch with me. This feedback is what we bloggers live for! But I have to share with you that it might take me a little more time than usual to respond because, although my mind is willing, my body is not. By that I mean that I am having back and shoulder aches from spending so much time on the computer, and I will have to take a little break to let my body heal — even if it means cutting my hands off! I will still post. Dear husband has offered to help in any way he can, even if it means typing and posting what I scribble in long-hand.

I also just got a teensy-weensy “netbook” computer which requires little arm motion, and I think it will be easier on my body. I got the wrong cord with it, but in a day or two I should be good to go with it.

In the meantime, I want to share with you some photos from my recent vacation to Canada and New England. We hopped on a cruise ship right here from New York City and spent a week visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia, CA, St. John, New Brunswick, CA, Bar Harbor, Maine (and Acadia National Park), Boston, MA and Newport, Rhode Island. What made this trip particularly enjoyable was that the guests hailed from all over the world. Lots of folks from different parts of the US and “Old Europe” :-))

Enjoy the pics and keep in touch.