Thursday, August 27, 2009


It is time to share with you another of my favorite blogs.
This nice lady lives the dreams of many of us.
Her name is Gatina and she sort of lives in Waterloo, Belgium .

She travels, a lot. She vacations often. Then she shares all this with us on her blog with pictures and great narrative.
But even when she isn’t traveling she is busy turning everyday life into an adventure and sharing that with us as well.
She is a wonderful example of how growing old doesn’t have to make you act old.
The only problem with visiting her blog is it leads one to the sin of envy. I can not imagine anyone not enjoying her blog.
In addition to this blog she keeps a photo-blog and a cat blog.

My son Peter is having surgery today. They are removing his gall bladder. Please keep him in your prayers.
Peter is now out of surgery and doing fine. He will be in the hospital at least until tomorrow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her blog is excellent. I love it. Good choice Dr. John. My thoughts will be with your son Peter today as well as you and Betty :) Aloha

1:29 AM  
Blogger Jientje said...

What you say here is absolutely true. Having met her in real life, I have even more respect for the optimistic adventurous fun loving lady she is!

Sending your son thoughts and good vibes, Dr John. I hope all goes well for him. My gall bladder was removed almost twenty years ago, fortunately that kind surgery is a lot less complicated nowadays.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

It WAS his gallbladder! GOOD he's getting it out! Oh, I felt so much better when mine was gone! It really IS a nuisance when it goes bad! I am certainly praying for him this morning ... are they doing it laproscopically? I hope so ... mine was waaaaaaaaaay back before then - so I had the big incision and LONG recovery - but now days it's relatively simple.

YAY for GATTINA!!! She is everything you say ... and more! I LOVE her dearly!

3:41 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Hi Dr. John,
I do hope all goes well with Peter's surgery. I will keep him in my prayers today. I am on my way to check out Gatina's blog.
Love Di

4:18 AM  
Blogger Lou said...

I love the new format, and your "introductions" are marvelous!

Pesky gallbladders. It is a simple procedure these days, but prayer said.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

She sounds like a very neat lady, thanks for sharing her with us!

Will be praying all goes well with Peter's surgery!

God bless!

6:04 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

The surgery of your son must be a big concern for you. Fortunately gall bladder surgeries are quite commun, but still a surgery is never nice.
Thank you so much for all these compliments, I really don't know what to say, I am so touched. I never expected that people would appreciate my blog and that I would meet so many adorable people all over the world !

6:12 AM  
Blogger Cherie said...

Many prayers for your son. :)

6:22 AM  
Blogger Dulçe ♥ said...

Lucky Gatina to get such praise from our DOCTOR.
Dr John I wish you most patience and good will.
I pray from the Canaries for your soN and his soon recovery

10:23 AM  
Blogger Baron's Life said...

Yeah Gatina's blog is question about it and you are right we can grow old gracefully and peacefully and intelligently.
Best wishes for your son

1:08 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Hi Dr. John,
I just came back to see how the surgery went. I'm glad that you updated and that Peter is doing well!Good news.
Love Di

4:21 PM  
Blogger Baron's Life said...

May The Lord look after your son till full recovery is reached and of course after that too.
In God's grace there is power to heal.

4:25 PM  
Blogger Melli said...

Glad to hear Pete's doing well! :)

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Quilly said...

I love Gattina's blog! She was a great link choice for today.

I am glad Peter is doing better. I still said a prayer for his health and For Lori, too, since I am sure she's caring for Peter.

6:01 PM  
Blogger Kathleen @ Measuring My Life said...

Thanks for sharing that blog!

Good to hear your son's surgery went well!

6:46 PM  

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