I am such a romantic...but do not play it out very often. It's usually when I am alone, buried in a book, or melted into a movie! Suffice it to say, I'm a sap!
Tonight, I did not move, while watching "To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday." Yes, it is sappy, but the scenery, OH!----struck such a chord in me, that I pushed the "stop" button so that I could stare at the beaches, the sand dunes.
Someday, I WILL live by the sea.
Sunday afternoon, especially THIS one, as I was alone, was sedentary, solitary, and soul-FULL. While leafing through magazines and ogling cozy cottages, ANOTHER chord was struck. I could live in a nest. Our home is not that large; yet...I do not even need this.
...I think I'm leaning toward getting lean. We need a bedroom, a kitchen, a bedroom for #2 Son when he returns and for guests, and a room full of books. Throw in a couple of potties, ok, ok. Really! What else does one NEED??????
My Guy shall return tomorrow. I've had four nights by myself with much time to think. I wonder what HE'LL think!!!???
Now, all of this processing could very well be due to the fact that on August 1 I head off to India for 11 days. The Lord has been preparing me for that journey - and I am absolutely thrilled to go. I've had a visual of a cork or a stopper on my soul...and HE wants ME to pop. So, pop I shall, in INDIA!
These times of solitude really do a number on my soul.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Road trips - we love 'em! They most often begin with...
...and good tunes!
My Guy can SING this one!
We arrive at THE warmest home in the panhandle of Texas
and share a libation...
Mornings on the porch are cool. Doves coo. And trains whistle.
Fun is not an option. My sister + brother-in-law host well.
We girls tend to drift from Our Guys. A girl's gotta do
what a girl's gotta do...
Shop, laugh, get pedis, shop, hit antique stores, eat, shop.
Pete's Greenhouse is a MUST! We played "Where's Patty?"
Time to eat again. A throwback, The Golden Light!
A little tomfoolery while antiquing!
Friends of all ages are in Amarillo. A good time for all!
Nary a garage sale escapes us!
"Gabby" got us to our destinations.
Note The Driver's focus...
"Seriously? There's a LOOP in Amarillo?"
Seriously....we drove a ways out in the country for this garage sale!
For July 4th, Our Guys even got into Pinterest! The end result was a hit!
Meet Max. I tried
kidnapping taking him home. I think he'd really like Houston!
Amarillo behind us, heading south on 287...
home again, home again, jiggety-jig.
...and I agree. Life IS beautiful!