Princess of York

Once upon a time there was a little girl, Maria, who was the Princess of York. She lived a quiet life on a quiet street with her Mother the Queen. Then one day as she looked out the window she saw a big, white animal walking down the sidewalk in front of her castle.

Maria tells the Queen, Christina, that there is a polar bear walking down the sidewalk. Her mother informs her that there are no polar bears in York. We live to far south for them to be here.

Princess Maria in front of her castle
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David Does It Again

Well it has been almost 11 months since something like this happened to David. We were in Seattle and someone pushed David. He landed flat on his face. He was knocked unconscious. He scared me to death.

This was after 7 stitches.

He says he made it almost to 70 before he got stitches and a black eye. That time he ended up with 2 black eyes. Actually, he was bruised from his eyebrows to his collar bone. We were lucky though because it healed up and nothing was broken. I did have to drive us back home to Anchorage though.

So can you guess what I am going to tell you next?

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Stages of a Black Eye

I decided to take a daily photo of his eye, so everyone could see how it developed and now is almost gone after about a month. His eyebrow is still a little bit swollen. You can still see a little discoloration.

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Checking Away

Well I followed my checklist and only two more to do to complete it. One of which is to blog today, so as I wait for David to get home from donating blood I write.

Maybe I made my list too easy but I have to admit I seemed to get a lot more done. As I checked things off my list I kept by my side. I even added to it at times. I will start putting harder things that I need to finish.

Well camper all packed and ready to go. We are going to camp by a river we camped at last fall and we picked high bush cranberries. I am sure I will go back to pick this fall. I got the camper cleaned good. Took snacks we can eat.

Well I am planning on having a great weekend. I hope ya’ll are.

Florence

Florence is one of my favorite places in Italy.  It is really beautiful.  We left our hotel in Montecatini and after about 40 minutes we arrived.  We were given several hours on our own to find lunch a look around.  David and I stopped for lunch at an outdoor restaurant.  I sat down and was trying to take my camera off when I found that my hair was stuck on the button on the back of my shirt.  David started trying to get it out.  Next thing I know our waiter comes over and starts making the motion of scissors with his fingers.  I am going no, no! Then a waitress comes over and is trying to help David.  David finally gets it out and everyone cheers him. I did get my pizza in Florence.

After our free time we went on the walking tour with our local guide.  I do enjoy these because they tell you things that you don’t read in tour books.  It was very interesting to see the marks that were on the buildings to show the flood lines.  Some of them were 6 feet up in the main square.  This still happens in modern times. Also, on the first Sunday of every month is “Sunday at the Museum” and there are no entrance fees so the lines are long.

David is at the Accademia Museum but the lines were so long we did not go in.  The photo that I have included is a replica of David.  I have seen the real one before on one of my other trips over here.  Besides I have my own David.