May 16, 2006

Home again

My brother's four kiddos that I got to see while on my trip--the youngest of the nieces and nephews from their Christmas card photo taken last fall. Quite a whirlwind of activity at their house which gives me an inkling of what it may have been like for my parents with 6 kids. I believe my mom said she went home and took a nap after we visited, LOL.

DJ and I got home about 6:30 last night having left IL at 6 a.m. It rained intermittently the whole way back but thankfully, we got home in one piece. DJ drove most of the way but I took over once we hit the Alabama rest stop on I-59. There is much less truck traffic and winding steep grade hills than on the approach in towards Chattanooga on I-24. I am a bit of a white knuckle driver, I admit when it comes to that sort of thing. Kentucky, Alabama or Southern IL, I would help drive---TN, not so much. I am, after all, a child of the corn and bean field flat lands.

Had we not stopped to eat supper in 30 miles north of us, we would have had time to get Pippi from the pet store boarding area. Dang, you think one of us would have checked for sure what time they closed! I was just sure it was 5 and didn't verify that fact. I'll go spring her as soon as the shop opens at 10. See? that part I knew for a fact, LOL.

Today will be spent getting groceries, doing the trip laundry and just general catching up. I finished up all the applique pieces for Betsy's quilt--a long car trip will do that for you. I'll be ready to get the top assembled tomorrow. At some point this week I expect to make a trip to pick up a quilt from the long arm quilter so that might make a little dent in my plans. Gotta make a trip through the blog ring to see what the rest of you have been up to.

There is nothing like sleeping in your own bed, is there? Good to see our family especially since DJ had not been back for two years but good to be home. Maybe the poor man will finally get warmed up, LOL. Not like the 90's Pam and Cher have been dealing with but some low 70's would be nice. AND no rain, please, as long as I am putting in an order.


  1. Glad to see you are home again, safe and sound. Visiting is great, but there really is no place like home..*VBS*
    I'm sure Pippi will be thrilled to be rescued and life will get back to normal..I look forward to seeing more Betsy Blocks..*S*

  2. Cute kids!! Glad you are back. I know how great it is to be home and sleeping in your own bed once a long trip is over.

  3. Cute photo!! Glad to see you are home and had a wonderful trip! Yes, I agree, it feels wonderful to sleep in your own bed!

  4. Cute photo. Welcome home :-)

  5. I hate it when Chesty has to stay an extra day in the Kennel because we get back too late to pick him up. That's the FIRST thing I want to do when I get back in town. Glad you had a nice visit with family.

    I've got a trip to Virginia coming up in 3 weeks to see mine and the boys, Keith, and Becky (Chris' fiance) are all coming too!

  6. Those smiles are wonderful!!


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