Inside the Mind of Isadora

Cafe Chat – Where have I been?


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Tree of Life

Like the image above, LIFE can get in the way of things. It’s been that way with my blogging. It’s been difficult to get back to blogging with so many unavoidable things happening.

It started when I had issues with my computer/ WP. This was in May, 2021. No matter how many times I tried to get my blog to add a post, a blank page would be showing. Yes, the happiness helpers were very helpful. But it didn’t always work after the help was given but I’d still try again and again.

I blog because I want to expess my thoughts in my mind. If I’m having difficulty with the postings, I’m gone. I want to enjoy life not be frustrated by a machine. I decided it was a good time to take a break. I couldn’t post the break so I just accepted that my followers might assume I didn’t care if they popped by. Of course, this wasn’t the case but it couldn’t be helped or fixed. I wondered, for sure.

Shortly after that decision, I had a bridge crack. My dental nightmare began. It’s been quite a lot of work to create 5 permanent bridges on one side of my mouth. The discomfort was unbearable. Now, I’m taking a break from this pain and will do the other side soon. LOL The dentist is questioning that.

In June, my middle daughter got married in South Carolina. We had been quarentined the entire year of 2020 and 5 months into 2021. No visitors, just Facetime and text messages plus no dancing, concerts, plays, restaurants … Nothing!!!

Despite my reservations about travel, we ventured out on a road trip to SC. We’re extremely happy we did. It felt wonderful to be with family again. The entire wedding was outdoors on her acre of land. The theme was a country wedding. She looked beautiful and very, very happy. It was laid back fun loving clebration of love.

My grandson decided to hop a ride with us to Florida after the wedding. It was great because he was able to help with the drive home. It’s a 12 hour drive. We were exhausted for a bit afterwards but still worth it. Family is nurturing.

Then, I got my 1st COVID 19 shot. I had a big round circle on my injection site which was very painful. A slight fever and body aches accompanied the arm ache. It lasted a few days; however, it’s made me feaful of how I’ll feel after the 2nd shot. I will complete the series. I can’t see not doing it due to a lillte discomfort.

AND … last but not least, it was my birthday yesterday, July 20th. I always enjoy celebrating the entire month with a variety of different events including game marathons but, this year, I decided it might be best to have small celebrations at home. After all, we’re still in the midst of some COVID warnings. My loving husband made a delicious dinner at Casa de Paz De La Vega with a giant balloon, flowers, candles, wine and soft music for a twirl around the living room. He’s such a romantic.

My plan is to start writing and posting photographs as much as LIFE allows me to.

May your hearts be filled with LIFE’S blessings of family, friends and LOVE … Isadora

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.

34 thoughts on “Cafe Chat – Where have I been?

  1. I remember following you …. must have been years ago. I dropped out of WP in 2016. Last December I just picked up where I left off. I think we don’t change our style of blogging. (We just add a few more birthdays.) Maybe we are wiser. Maybe we are bolder. Whatever and whoever we are, it was in us the day of our birth.

    Glad you are back. Continue on. πŸ™‚

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  2. Happy Birthday, Isadora! And such joyful wedding photos too… congratulations all around!
    Hopefully these current WordPress issues will be fixed for you now as well! Fingers crossed… and good luck! πŸ˜€

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    • Smiling from your birthday wishes. Thank you, Tom. It was a great celebration of love
      at my daughter’s wedding.
      I do hope my WP issues are solved. I’m still walking on egg shells. Let’s see how it goes.
      I’m happy you made your way back to my humble blog home. I hope to be here much more consistently. πŸ˜€
      Hope life is treating you kindly. Be safe 😷 Cheers to another year of celebrating birthdays 🍷🍷
      Isadora 😎

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      • I always say as and when, when it comes to blogging. That helps with a lot of things, including the stresses of technical issues! Which I do hope are now a thing of the past! πŸ™‚
        Cheers to another year!

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  3. Beautiful wedding photos! Congratulations to the newlyweds! So nice to be able to get out and see family again. Wishing you a Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚

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  4. My dear Isadora, I’m very happy to see you back (here too!) Happy Birthday from here also. Happy to hear about your daughter’s wedding and you being able to visit!
    Love and hugs!!!!
    PS I hope your dental nightmare ends very soon!

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  5. It’s wonderful to hear from you again, Izzy, especially the good news of the wedding, your getting away, your first shot (we’ve had our two ), and your birthday. Happy belated birthday and May this upcoming year be filled with joy, health, and blessings! πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆβ€οΈβ€οΈ


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    • I’m glad that things are slowing down for me again. Although my daughter planned and made everything for the wedding (invites, thank you’s, floral arrangements, well everything) I still had some involvement which took up some time. Yes, it felt wonderful to be in the presence of family. We never realize how important something is until we don’t have it. Thank you for all the lovely words and for coming back to my blog to see me.
      Have a super weekend … stay safe and be well 😷 Blessings πŸ™πŸ»
      Izzy 😎

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  6. Congratulations to your daughter and happy birthday!

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  7. Great to hear that you’re done with the WP problems and are back to posting. Am always supportive of a fellow writer continuing writing. Wishing you all the best!

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    • YUP … as long a WP keeps me in the loop and no problems occur, my goal will be to get back on the writing horse and ride. Glad to see you here and will be popping by all, as time allows. Thanks so much for the encouragement. Have a super weekend … stay safe and be well 😷
      Isadora 😎


  8. Hello Isadora… I loved all the wedding Photos, … and what a wonderful wedding .. and wow ..Happy Birthday,,, and it’s my birth date too !! .. it was my 70th .. πŸ˜€πŸ˜ŽπŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚ Cheers

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    • I enjoyed the wedding tremendously. I’d never been to an outdoor wedding. The safety was perfect. My granddaughter will be having #3 as you can see. It’s difficult to imagine being a great nanny. My youngest posed with her son and another pic with her dad. I’m pleased you enjoyed the photographs. HEY … I knew there was a reason why I enjoy your writing and music. You’re a MOON CHILD. We’re great people … aren’t we? Happy Happy Birthday cheers to you. May the coming year be filled with great health, good friends, affectionate family and more LOVE than your heart can hold. Happy 70th 😍🍰🎈🍷🍷
      Isadora 😎
      (you mustn’t tell anyone, 74years)

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  9. Hi Isadora, so good to see you back! Your family is beautiful, congrats to the newly weds and happy birthday to you! Welcome back to the blog world πŸ™‚

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    • So far, the computer and WP are friends again. πŸ˜€ let’s hope it continues that way.
      Yes, I’ve missed reading and commenting on the blogs I follow plus writing. I hope to be consistant now that I have more time. Thank you for the kind well-wishes, Elizabeth. I’m truly blessed. πŸ™πŸ»
      Isadora 😎

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  10. I am glad you ventured out and had a great time at the wedding. The 20th is my birthday too Isadora Happy birthday to us πŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚

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  11. Congratulations on your daughte’rs wedding

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    • Thanks so much, Larry, for the well-wishes.
      We had a grand time. It’s wonderful to be back to bloging and reading blog posts from my followers. I’ll try to be consistant.
      Have a super weekend … stay safe and be well 😷 Blessings πŸ™πŸ»
      Isadora 😎

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