I often write about all of the wonderful “myeloma friends” I have made over the years. And one of the great things about living in Florida is I often get to see them again–especially this time of year! January, February and March all roads seem to lead to Tampa. It isn’t unusual for us to have lunch or dinner with someone we know from up-north every week.
But like most things in life, timing is everything. Last week myeloma survivor and old friend, Barb Davis, and her husband, Fatih, met us for lunch in nearby Dunedin, Florida.
Dunedin is the winter home of the Toronto Blue Jays, which explains my T-shirt. Always fun to take in a spring training game, relaxing in the bleachers while sipping a Labatt’s Blue.
The weather was seasonably warm–in the mid 70′s. We had a wonderful time, visiting the farmer’s market and walking through some of the shops.
Sunday I shared brunch with myeloma survivor Ed Wolfman. Pattie and I stayed with Ed and his wife, Susan, in California when we flew west to see the Rose Bowl. His sister snapped this picture after our meal. Unlike the week before, our sweatshirts forecast a much cooler day–I don’t think the high ever reached 60 degrees.
Next week we hope to meet-up-with good friends and support group leaders Karl and Lorrain Vollstedt from Hastings, Minnesota and Sue and Harold VanDuyn from Grand Rapids, Michigan. The weather should cooperate by hitting high’s in the mid to upper 70′s.
Inspired to escape a winter that seems like it will never end? The bed in our guest room is empty and waiting–that is if you aren’t allergic to dogs and cats!
Feel good and keep smiling! Pat