I’ll have photos to post in a later update. I want to show the tree transition across the country from Georgia to California. There is a definite place where they just stop.
We made better miles today…326 before we had to shut down for the night. My truck is at Bruckner’s Mack Trucks in Dallas, Texas awaiting an air dryer that should arrive after 10 tomorrow morning. They’ve had to order two of them. Joe’s truck is not long before it fails and he has the same trouble as I’ve had. It seems this is a Warranty part so the customer should be happy about this turn of events. Joseph is still in Fort Smith, Arkansas awaiting his parts to be delivered. Maybe he will have his truck fixed tomorrow and he can be on his way to California.
I just bet you guys all thought I was a whiney brat last spring when I lamented in one of my YouTube videos that I did not want to go back out on the road. I even asked if throwing myself on the floor and having a temper fit might help but didn’t think it would work. I think you all understand now why I whined a lot. Oh well…I guess this is all part of making me into the woman I was meant to be. Is there a short cut to get there?
Thank you all, so very much, for the love and support you sent Carissa’s way on her Squash Book Card. Today I talked with her and she heard from the couple that had recently got married and the card was meant for. Krystal loved it and appreciated the personal message that Carissa made for them. Her husband, the other “K” name – Kevin I think – was over the moon with the card and was so amazed at what Carissa had done to personalize it for him. I’m so glad she has had validation from more than just her “Mother” who is SUPPOSED to love and adore all she does. You guys “TOTALLY ROCK” as some young ones are fond of saying. I appreciate all of you for your kind words to her.
OMG!!! Nancy has done it AGAIN!!!! That girl can create, I tell you. She’s posted a new scrapbook page, that is awesome, on her blog thenickelnook.blogspot.com and she has photos of her craft room. It just might make you want to run out and get peg board after seeing what she has done.
Lynn has given us a very descriptive peek in her world in the UK with a new post on her blog gardenpinks.wordpress.com and her husband, Rod, has supplied all the photographs for her post. Totally amazing photos of butterflies that visit their garden. I’ll have to get out my Stampin’ Write Markers when I get home (whenever that will be). I have a new stamp, not even out of the box, of a butterfly that I sure would like to play around with the markers and maybe even some glitter *gasp*. Yes, I did say glitter.
Shelly has a house brimming with munchkins now so I don’t foresee much stamping getting done right away. She’s been the meany and taken them for shots! Glad I was not at her home when all that was going on!!! You can catch up on her blog aspot2stamp.wordpress.com to find out what is going on in her world.
Hmmmm, the only one missing now is MAUREEN!!!! How can we entice her to dust off her old blog and make a post or two. I know. Maureen you can tease Joe with your cookies!!!!! Each time you bake a batch you can post a picture of those delicious goodies and tempt him to no end. She has sent pictures of her latest batch to my phone and I show it to Joe. He groans and says “She is cruel, just cruel”. If the cookies or baked goods are from family recipes handed down over the years I’d like to know about them. How you acquired the recipe, when the cookies are made – seasonal or just anytime. Me with my postings of restaurant food we have from time to time and your cookies we just might get Lynn stoked enough to go out in her neighborhood and try some of the other food offerings and she can tell us about her adventures.
Sounds like a plan to me.
Nancy can tell us about Canadian favorites, Lynn can tell us more about foods of her village in the UK, and Shelly can tell us what the Midwestern people like. The holidays are coming around the corner. What do each of you do for the holidays. Joe does all the cooking of the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce from scratch, mashed potatoes and gravy, and sweet potatoes. He loves the winter holidays and getting to do his thing. The first year we were married I said I’d bake the pies. None got made that year as I hovered over Joe’s shoulder watching what he did. I’ve never made the turkey and stuffing Thanksgiving meal so I had no clue where to even begin. I watched to see what he was doing and if he screwed it all up then maybe there was a chance that I might be able to get in and fix it. Thank You Lord, Joe knows what he is doing and I let him have his head.
I have not made cookies, candies, and pies for such a long time. I’ve been a scrooge since the kids have all gone away. Maybe this year I’ll get myself to the grocery store and stock up on all the flour and goodies to do what I used to do when the kids were home. Gingerbread houses – nothing fancy like the Food Network Contests – but fun and make the house smell so good.
Okay, I’ve put off getting my log book filled out and other paperwork for the day done. It is time to get back to the real world. I don’t wanna, I don’t wanna 😦