Dear Jonathan and Marcus,
Thank you so much for checking on my majestic vessel, the Esclapion. (Some of you may be wondering – it means “a place to heal”, which was also the name of my grandfather’s boat and the reason why I named my boat after her.) I could use some healing now, I have all kinds of things that need it, so it would be nice to get back and go sailing on her. We had so many awesome sailing Saturdays, week after week, on the boat. From sailing downtown to sailing to La Jolla Coves and then just bombing around the bay drinking brews, San Diego is such an awesome aquatic play land. I can’t wait to get back to play with my boats. As you said, unfortunately you guys will be heading back to Sweden soon, but I know, as I have made good friendships in the past, that we will not lose complete touch. We just need to make sure that you guys let me know how I can keep up with you once you are back at home. My number and email isn’t going to change, but I am guessing yours will. Don’t worry about not being able to see me before you go I will never forget all the fun times we have had. Love you darn Swedes, Your captain.
Tari – I would love to have you visit. The afternoon should be just fine. Stop on by if you get a chance. If you want, you can call Kalli first, but otherwise just stop in.
Amanda - thank you so much for passing on the prayers. We will make sure to get that on the map!
Oh Maeghan – can’t wait to see you. But, don’t worry just because I am taking a shower doesn’t mean I’m doing anything in there. I pretty much lay in a chair and they scrub me down. It’s wonderful, some of the most relaxing experiences I have had since the accident are just sitting in that shower chair with some nice warm water running over my face and getting scrubbed head to toe. It feels great.
Jaci – you have definitely been entered in to the gauc-off competition. As soon as I get out of rehab, it’s on! Just a warning to all that will be entering the competition, my mom has been making guacamole for probably 40 years and can do it blind-folded and with one arm tied behind her back. So, watch yourself and start practicing, Kathy is in.
Holly – I am actually having a book signing and autograph session next Thursday at 5pm. It will be held in the Bradley Center in Milwaukee in order to contain the crowd. Get your tickets soon; I think it is almost sold out. Tickets are available by donating through the blog. I haven’t seen you in a while Holly, it is great to hear your typing voice. Give little Brooke a smooch on the forehead for me. Thank you for all your prayers and support.
Rachel – this might have been the funniest blog of the day. I have forgotten about someone throwing up upstairs in the front hall bathroom. How your parents never found out until now is awesome. It is funny how even parents can get a good laugh from an event like that (that was right under their nose) after years and years have passed. PS Mrs. Gonnering, it is so great that you were able to find it humorous now and thanks for hosting such a great boozer of a party – your chips and snacks were great too!
Dear Beth, everyone has been saying such wonderful things about me and you call me a girl. Thank you.
Gina – thanks for the suggestion. It is actually right down the street from us (or so I have been told). I can’t wait, now that I am getting out of this place every once in a while, to go and try a slice!
Tari – sorry, can’t hang things on our door, so you will just have to enter at your own risk. Basically, flipping a coin whether or not I have pants on, odds are against you.
Laura – sounds like Grey wants to be part of the pantsless party too – I can’t blame her, it’s going to be a blast. See you next weekend. Love you too.
Hey Luke – as long as we are being inappropriate, remember that time we put a camera in George’s room – and you hurt your back from snowboarding?
Guillermo – that would be sweet if you brought those cookies I really do love devouring them. You are pretty much my only guy friend that makes good cookies – haha. Can’t wait for you guys to visit, now that my mom and Kalli have an apartment everything is all set so you guys have to come and crash with them. Just let me know when you guys are going to so we can get it on the calendar and make sure we have room for you. Shouldn’t be a problem though, can’t wait to see ya! DJ Hipdog.
Oh Heine – can’t wait to see you. Thanks for throwing me under the bus. Have a good one.
Anjali – sounds good. Can’t wait to see you when you get back. Have a great time in Canada – tell your whole family I say hi.