Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm Back


"Let the bells ring and the banners fly; it's too good to be true, but I'm here.  I'm here! 
a la Daffy Duck and my brother, Bruce.

Ah yes!  Back in Nassau:  the city of sunshine, palm trees, unrelenting traffic, sirens, dust, ferral dogs and NO SNOW.  We took off from Toronto airport in a raging blizzard and arrived to a Bahamian cold front with 30 knots of wind.  Mother Nature has my best interests at heart, I'm sure.  She is protecting my fragile psyche from extreme change, one climate and one life style for another, gradually re-introducing me to the world of being "expat".

Leaving behind the country of one's birth, just at its moment of glory, is almost unpatriotic--almost, but not quite.  O, Canada!  Four Olympic medals in one day, the very best men's hockey game in recent history, baby boys being born faster and in greater numbers than bunny rabbits and the hoopla associated with the anticipation of an early spring.  Have you been hearing those cardinals singing their little hearts out lately? 

Buz told the customs official that he would be visiting the Bahamas for a month.  I made it official that Nelson and I plan to stay through April.  You will spot me wearing my Canadian Woman's Olympic Hockey hat, running my dog on the beaches.  Visitors welcome.

Last Friday, I was too busy being captivated by my sweethearts in the Rockies to participate in Follow Me Friday.  Well, I'm back to the boat and back to the blogging world.  What an amazing place to visit.  I am meeting new friends from as far away as Germany and Malaysia and getting insights into life from different points of view.  Come join in the fun.  Follow me and I will follow you back.




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