Saturday, June 23, 2012


. . .the sun is just now coming up and the birds are chirping. The cat is eating in peace because the puppy is in his crate snoring. 

I AM THINKING. . . about all the things I need to do before leaving town on Monday. Things I need to take care of for my 91 year old mother.  Laundry.  Packing.  Can I really get it all into a carry-on?  What about my essential oils?  My supplements? My books?  This might be a good time to seriously consider getting a kindle. . . . I always travel with books. 

I AM GRATEFUL. . . for continued rain.  No flooding; nothing nearly that drastic, but some nice afternoon thundershowers.  

IN THE KITCHEN . . . are lots of squash, zucchini, cantaloupes, watermelon, peppers, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, etc., etc., etc., the typical produce from a Texas summertime garden!

I AM GOING. . .to do laundry, pack, repack,tidy the house, make some salsa to use up some of that produce and to have here for hubby while I'm gone.

I AM READING . . .Bragg's book about apple cider vinegar.  Hubby and I took it in the 70s and I don't know why we stopped.  The stuff comes close to being miraculous!

I AM HOPING . . to stay calm while readying for my trip.

I AM HEARING . . . leftover raindrops falling from the trees onto the metal roof. And Atticus snoring.

AROUND THE HOUSE . . .are lots of pieces of Atticus' rope toys.  He shreds them and scatters them all around.

I AM WEARING . . . a blue nightshirt and white socks.  Yes - I'm stylin'!

I AM THINKING. . . that I'm like a little kid about traveling.  I get so excited that I can't sleep!

I AM WONDERING . . . if my hubby is going to try to take down that tall tree by himself.  He's 61 and still acts as if he's invincible.  There is a dead tree that has to be felled just right.  On one side is a fence.  On the other side is the electric line!  Trees on the other two sides.  It's gonna' be tricky, but I don't think that will keep by husband from trying!  :(

ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS. . . my home.  There is no place I'd rather be than at home.

SOMETHING YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME. . . even thought I get excited like a kids about taking a trip - I don't like traveling.  Home is where I prefer.  So no matter how exciting the trip may be; no matter how much I may like my traveling companion; no matter how much I want to go.  I prefer to be home.  

I really need to start working on that time/space continuum thing!  

ABOUT TODAY'S PHOTO. . . Atticus has been with us a little more than a month. Atticus, our dog with the eyebrows.  Our dog who eats watermelon, carrots, apples, zucchini, peppers, eggplant and pumpkin.  Oh - and cow poop!
And runs and fetches and plays keep-away as if his very life depends on it!

In one month he gained 8 pounds, now weighing 50#.  
How much bigger will he get?

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  1. Wow I'm sorry it took me so long to read this. Please don't forget either blog Vera. I love reading them. Yes, I get excited about a trip but also dread it in a way. Packing is horrible since it just takes more stuff to maintain this 61yo body! LOL I love being a homebody also so I always look forward to getting back home! Have fun on your trip and stay safe. I'll be sharing pics of our NM trip when we get back and look forward to you sharing about your trip.

  2. Atticus is a beautiful dog! Have a wonderful trip!

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