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Monday, March 7, 2016

traveling feet...

traveling feet...

Thinking about traveling to the Hill Country to visit daughter and her family. This pic was probably taken last time we were on the road.  My legs are short so it's easy to stretch them out onto the dashboard. 

I actually like traveling by car... more relaxing than by plane... but then you have to balance relaxing vs time saved. I do like flying. It's definitely not the act of flying that's the problem. It's all the hassle about security and cancellations, etc.  And I'm the type of traveler that loves to stop if something interesting pops up along the way, or perhaps to have a cup of coffee, or a few pit stops...

Love spending time with family of course, but also enjoy the Hill Country scenery, SIL's home garden, as well as their horses, cats, dogs, chickens, and turtles! Fun!!  



taken from front porch


chicken coup





chickens




horses


dogs


garden

Some of these are old pics, but my photos got messed up this morning... either by something I did or they upgraded themselves?? Not sure, but having a little trouble getting around the photo site. So I used what I could find.

And I may not be able to be on this computer very long. The sky is dark here and the weathermen are forecasting rain and severe weather (possible tornadoes) for the next day or so. If it gets too bad, I will have to shutdown. Hopefully they will be wrong... and we'll just get a little rain...

If you read my last post on My Mulberry Days, you will know that I've been a bit pensive lately... over thinking things... never a good thing. But I've decided to put it aside and "Let go and Let God" (as the saying goes). 

Easter is almost upon us and I really like Easter... for so many reasons that I won't go into here. But obviously the world seems to renew itself in the Spring... and that alone is worth celebrating. 

Here are some of my Easter decorations (that you've probably seen before):














and I'm just finished some Easter quilted hot pads...



They are not pot holders as I didn't put in the heat resistant fabric, but they have 2 layers of batting, so they should work as hot pads.

Guess that's it for today... Happy Monday! 


14 comments:

  1. I love seeing all that a red hair in your family. It's just beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, Vic... must be the Irish in us.

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  2. There's a lot to be said for the slower, more scenic route. :-)

    I, too, love Easter, not from a religious standpoint, but from the standpoint of the rebirth of the Earth. Spring is my favourite season, the time of year I feel my absolute best and most connected to Nature. :-)

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    1. I agree, Kim... with the slower more scenic route and with your views on Easter and Spring.

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  3. I too enjoy the drive along backroads in the process of getting somewhere, but sometimes one has to go for the fastest way.

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    1. True, Olga. The slow easy road trip has it's place, but sometimes there's a time element involved.

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  4. Happy Monday Rian! I love spring time too.. always happy to bring out the pastel colored decorations and put away the dark winter stuff (which seemed so bright and cheerful a few months ago.).

    I hope the bad weather stays away...NO tornadoes! Safe travels however you decide to make your trip.

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    1. Yes, Eileen, I love the spring pastels... all the light pinks, blues, and yellows!
      This morning the weather is bad, but so far... no tornadoes... just threats. Some trees down and some homes damaged from high winds (most a little west of us). I'm not going to my exercise class. Will stay home and stay alert.

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  5. I smiled at the dog picture. Now that's love. My legs are short, too, so I can stick them on the dash like that. It's been a long time since we've gone on a long drive, though. Thanks for such an uplifting post. :-)

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    1. Willow (grand daughter's dog) is devoted to her. They rescued 7 baby pups out on a country road a few years ago. Found homes for all of them and kept Willow.

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  6. Enjoy the trip. Always a great thing to reconnect with family especially around the holidays.

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    1. Thanks, Rosaria. Hope the weather holds out. Spring in the hill country can be beautiful... but also lots of flooding if too much rain.

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  7. Oops! I read that last bit as ‘Hot Pants’ and was about to squeal when I looked more closely. It’s old age, you know.

    Hope you have a lovely trip. we don’t go anywhere anymore because husband isn’t able to. A place with that many animals and beautiful scenery would be just up my alley.

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    1. Quilted hot pants, huh, Friko? Sounds interesting.
      As for traveling, we don't do a lot either, but luckily the hill country is only a few hours away. And with our blogs, we can visit other places "virtually' (not the same as physically, but a good alternative).

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