My blog has been silent for sometime because I haven't had many wonderful adventures. I've been sidelined too much by painful arthritis. That slowed down my ability to get out in the world to do things. My next big adventure is hip replacement surgery on March 14. Will write more about that when I feel better. I find when searching the web I don't find much in the way of personal experiences with such surgery, only what organizations want to write. If they are reputable ones like the Mayo Clinic that is Ok, but I would enjoy hearing from a real person. Hope I can soon write after surgery.