Get Me Out Of Here

I spent four consecutive hours yesterday watching, HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.  For those of you who know better and spend your Sundays reading, writing or doing something productive, this particular segment on the HGTV network features people who are tired of renting and are looking for beachfront vacation properties to buy.  A realtor shows them several properties until they find the beachfront oasis of their dreams. 

After bombarding my brain with images of pristine aqua-blue waters framed by miles of golden sandy beaches, clear blue skies, thirst quenching tropical beverages and sling-shot bikinis, I felt even more depressed than I already was.


I am no different from the 1.3 million US residents living with Rheumatoid Arthritis. If you have RA, you will experience pain.  If you have RA and you live in a cold climate, you will most likely experience even more pain.  And stiffness.  And aches. And sadness.  And isolation. 

I know I do.

As a result (and just because) I am leaving tomorrow (weather permitting) for an almost 3 week hiatus, landing directly in the warm and comforting arms of my wonderful mother, who happens to live on the island of PUERTO  RICO.


Just what the doctor ordered.

60 thoughts on “Get Me Out Of Here

    1. Thank you so much! I have returned just last night, in fact. I am trying to remain positive and keep the positive vibes going despite the snow storm coming on Sunday evening. I had a marvelous time so I cannot complain. 🙂 Hope you are well.

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  1. Have a truly wonderful time Maria…what better place to be than in the warm embrace of your mother…and in the sunshine too, woo hoo! Forgot that TV show…you’ve got way better 🙂 Happy, safe travels and see you when you get back >3

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    1. Gracias, Sherri. I have arrived and was already taken out to a wonderful Puerto Rican dinner and delicious Sangria. Ahhhhh…..There’s no place like home. Although I left PR at the age of 9, it still feels like home to me when I visit. I even hugged a palm tree on the way to the restaurant! LOL.

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  2. Well, about all I have for comparison is I have lots of nausea and fatigue with our cold, rainy weather. Many, many days where I crawl in bed mid-to-late afternoon to warm up and ride out the pain, napping for a few hours at a time.

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  3. Enjoy your special island, Mrs. B. Please duck the arms of your mom a moment, concentrate really hard, and telepath me SOME WARM. Make that pretty please. Have a great trip, my friend. Buenas suerte. Hasta luega, mi amiga.

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    1. I feel so bad about leaving Mr. B alone for so long! Usually the kids have been home when I’ve gone, but this time the nest will truly be empty. Once that plane lands tomorrow (God, willing), I will soak it all in and enjoy every single second of my stay there. My mom sure does love spoiling me, she does not let me even wash one single dish. I am looking forward to getting some warm fresh air and not feeling so trapped in my house. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Darla! I am sure you are getting quite fed up with winter up in ME! There are only so many snow days a mom can handle. I am hoping that my flight does not get delayed or canceled tomorrow after all the cancellations that occurred today. 🙂


    1. Gracias, Arturo. I have been too “down” lately so I am looking forward to some warm sunshine and pampering from my mama. Every winter I ask myself, “Why the hell am I living here?” 🙂


    1. The funny thing is that my mom is so welcoming and warm that she would spoil you to death also, if you were there. I don’t know what I would do without her! I am very blessed to have the supportive family that I have. My hubby will not be thrilled about being solo for that whole time and I will miss him, but he’s the first one to tell me to go and heal my bones! 🙂


  4. Yay! Hope you enjoy your reprieve from the cold and the pain and the stiffness and the aches. I know that I feel MUCH BETTER since moving to Florida ~ less pain, less stiffness, and fewer aches.

    Enjoy yourself to the MAX!!! 😎

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    1. Hello my dear Nancy! Sorry I have not been by your neck of the woods lately. I haven’t been myself and have been doing mindless things lately. I cannot wait to be spoiled by my mama and to feel the warmth in my bones. You are a wise woman to have moved! I ask myself everyday what the heck I am doing in the northeast. 🙂


    1. Thanks, Andra. I need to get out of here asap! Looking forward to being spoiled by my Mama! I hope you are doing well in your tour. I will be finishing your great book while flying tomorrow! 🙂


    1. Thanks, Ally. I know, it’s hard to be the one staying back in this miserable winter-land! It’s been horrible for everyone. I am very lucky that my mother lives in PR and that I have a free place to stay. I just want to hurt less and enjoy the warmth. 🙂

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