Inside the Mind of Isadora

Where’s Isadora?


It’s been eerily quiet around this blog as of late. I haven’t been well but not, ill, in the sense of sickness.

Our 50th Anniversary is this August. We thought we would celebrate with a cruise through the Panama Canal, down through Central America on up to South America then finishing with a weeks stay at the last port San Francisco. Although it’s earlier than our anniversary date, we chose this time due to the itinerary being offered by the cruise line. I had prepared for this trip for months.

The night before our departure the winds were blowing and the rains were torrential. When we awoke my husband did an inspection of our lanai. To his surprise the storm had broken through 2 of our lanai screens; tossed our patio chairs into the pool and my orchid arbor had been moved 6 feet. While he was quickly repairing the screens to prevent birds and wildlife from creating homes on my lanai, I snapped into preparing for our departure.

1. Luggage in car – check
2. Passports / ID / charge cards – check
3. Camera – check
4. water bottles – check
5. purse / sunglasses / kindle / hat – check

It was time to go.

Once in the car, we exhaled and sat back to enjoy our 2 1/2 hour drive to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

We were still on time for our 9:00 a.m. departure. This would get us to the pier at 12:30 p.m. It was the right amount of time for a stop along the way to rest. There was plenty of time to find long term parking for our vehicle since the ship would depart at 4:00 p.m. We were prepared.

It’s an easy car ride to the pier. We have to travel from the west coast of Florida to the east coast across the lower part of Florida on a road called Alligator Alley.

Yes … it is called by that name because it was built over swamp land where alligators, to this day, still occupy. The road is fenced with barbed wire at the top to maintain a clear road from these primitive alligators laying out on the road.

With one lane going west to east and one lane going east to west you do not want to run into any type of vehicle problem. Help is slow coming and the bugs from the swampy stagnant water can make for an uncomfortable wait in the heat.

After a bit of conversation and a few fun happy tunes on the radio, I decided I’d get my Kindle out. I wanted to start reading one of my books from my summer book list.

BTW – I was reading ‘Never Look Back’ by Lorna Lee. If you haven’t read it – shame on you.                                                                         It’s a page turner or slider as in the case of reading on a Kindle. LOL

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Suddenly, I heard a rattling sound from my side of the car. I popped a glance over at my husband.

Looking quite serious, he shrugged his shoulders and said, “I may have to stop and see what that is”.

With no exits available that meant a rest stop. Fortunately, there was one about a mile away.

We pulled off there so he could check-on what the noise was. I made a quick stop to the ladies room as long as we had stopped. When I came back he said he couldn’t find any reason for the noise. With some apprehension, off we went once again.

Ten minutes down the road, as quickly as you could blink, we are off the road in a tire blow-out crash. Because I had my seat in a reclined position while reading, I could see him trying to keep our car from rolling over. The side areas are soft – remember swamp.

I tried to sit up but the angle was steep. Finally, I got my seat up as he’s managed to get the car stopped. We literally sat there with the emergency alarm on, stunned and in disbelief.

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To be continued *****

Because of my injury, I am unable to sit, stand or lie down for any length of time without discomfort.                                              

Due to that, I hope to add the rest of this experience in segments.

Thank you dear blog friends for your emails and notes of concern.                                                                                                        

You brighten my day with your kind friendship hugs and love.



Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

36 thoughts on “Where’s Isadora?

  1. Isadora so sorry to hear of your challenges, sending you healing hugs and hope you are back on the road to recovery soon. I do sympathise and understand how frustrating it can all be. I could not drive, due to vertigo and fatigue like I had never experienced before. Blessings xxxx Kath


  2. So sorry about your injury, Isadora. Wishing you a smooth recovery and good health.


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  4. So sorry to hear the troubles you are going through… Take care, Isadora!

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  5. Oh my my …. nothing but bad news so far … and now I have to wait for the next post. Hang in there … and you must be feeling a little better. Cheers.

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  6. Oh Issy, I’m so sorry to read of your troubles. What a way to celebrate your Golden Wedding anniversary! 😯 Please feel better very soon. So great to see you again, but I’m not liking your bad news. Yes, I have read Lorna’s book, and loved every page. 🙂 Healing hugs to you. xx

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    • Some happy times are ahead in the story but in the end, my injury was a lot worse than I ever could have imagined.
      I plan on healing day by day as my body chooses. But, in the near future there will be surgery to go through.
      Yes, I enjoyed Lorna’s book too. It was a wonderful story.
      Thank you for your kind words and healing thoughts.
      Izzy ❤ hug ❤

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    Buna dimineata prieteni dragi ! Va doresc sa aveti o zi asa cum o doriti fiecare,frumoasa,fara stres,cu multa pofta de viata !Pupici !
    Good morning, dear friends! I want to have one day as we want every beautiful, stress-free, with plenty of zest for life! Kisses!

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  8. If this was a story I would tick the like button but as its about you dear Issy I can’t. I hope you’re feeling better every day and will soon be able to tell the rest of your disaster! Take care lovely lady x:-)x

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    • I’m trying to get it written before my impending surgery. I’m awaiting the date.
      The injury was more than I or anyone else would have imagined. I think that why I have to
      tell the story in order for it to be a lot clearer. 😳
      Thank youf ro your kind words and good health wishes. One can never have too many of those. ❤
      Izzy 😍


  9. Gosh – what an awful way to start a holiday. It sounds really scary. I hope you are recovering ok.

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    • Yes, totally unexpected which is something we need never forget. I believe we should never take for granted what can happen at any moment in our lives. My eyes are very open to that now.
      Thank you for your kind words for a speedy recovery. It will take surgery in the near future. Awaiting the date.
      Isadora ❤ hugs ❤

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  10. This sounds exciting Izzy if only for the wrong fingers are crossed…

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    • Hi Gerry,
      These are your types of stories. The mystery and the intrigue of what is around the bend.
      I hope to continue bringing the adventure to life as often as I can so as to get to the conclusion.
      Keep those fingers crossed ….
      Isadora 😎


  11. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear your news! Please keep us posted as you can.

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  12. So very sorry to hear this, Izzy. I noticed you hadn’t posted for a while but then I rarely post anything myself and just thought you had taken a “sabbatical” like me. Sending you some healing light to help alleviate your pain…hope you’re feeling better soon.
    Gayle xo

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    • I was supposed to post that I would be going away for a month but time got away from me. Then, I decided I would post it on the ship. Then, my intention was changed. It was out of my hands. In an instant, life can change.
      I will be getting the date for my surgery in a few days. I am not looking forward to it. 😳
      My story will continue until I am no longer able to write because of the surgery. I don’t know what my recovery will be. I hope to, at least, add a few more posts.
      I really miss when I don’t add something to my blog even if it’s just a You Tube song.
      Thank you for stopping by and being concerned, my dear, Gayle. It’s always good to see you hear. Your kind words are energizing.
      Izzy ❤ hug ❤


      • I would think because you were in a laying back position that perhaps that would have protected you a bit more but I guess not. 😦 I’m very sorry to hear that you’re facing surgery too…never something to look forward to even though it may well fix you up…and I hope it does!

        Please know that I’ll be thinking of you and beaming well wishes to you, sweet Izzy. I’ll be tuning in to follow your posts (as long as you’re able). And I’m glad my words were energizing for you…thank you.

        Namaste and hugs, my friend,
        Gayle xoxo


  13. Oh, no, Izzy. Sorry to hear even just the beginning of your troubles. 😦


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    • There’ll be more to come as my energy holds up. Pain meds make me loopy and extremely tired.
      I’ve been taking them sparingly but they do linger.
      In the end, my injuries were a lot greater than I ever could have imagined, Janet.
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind words.
      Izzy 😍


  14. Oh, my! I don’t have a good feeling about this (even though you kindly plugged my book!). You haven’t lost your writing skills, my friend! 🙂 ❤

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  16. Hi Isadora, so good to hear from you! I was worried, I left a message in your About page, and I asked Becca if she had news about you. Sorry to hear all the trouble are you going through. Hope everything gets better for now on. Hugs to you!

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    • Hi Elizabeth,
      I send you super special hugs for your note on my about page. I had seen it awhile ago but this has been my first semi-good day I’ve had. I hope to pop on my blog to continue our adventure and explain my injury but each day is as it is. I have no control for now.
      I hope to bring all into light soon. Thank you so much for your message. It’s those types of things that heal and bring love.
      Happy Weekend and Blessings to you!!!
      Izzy 😍😍😍

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