These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm Off!!


Tomorrow morning I will be leaving on my long and long-awaited trip! I'll be gone for five weeks, and I will be keeping track of things through email and the blog. I may not be checking every day, depending on my location and internet access, but it should be fairly available. I'll be reading your blogs, but perhaps not every day. Don't think I've forgotten you.

Originally I planned to take two months and see a lot of family and friend along the way, but since I've had to shorten the trip for several reasons, I've struck a few out of my itinerary. I'm going to see a couple nephews and their families (thank you both for living where I need to have a rest break, West Texas and near Atlanta, GA!), my niece and my sister and their hubs near Dallas, my son and his family in Wichita, hopefully Caroline will meet me for a few hours of visiting. Then I'll drive East, saying hello to Elvis as I pass through Memphis, and while in GA, I'm going to get to meet Dawn! On leaving there I'm headed to SC where I will meet Patti and perhaps her family, depending on where they are on that day! Woohoo!! IRL meeting with two of my blogging friends! From SC, I will head South and land at my daughter's house in Melbourne, FL. I'll be spending Thanksgiving there ... we are going camping for Thanksgiving! LOL! Only in FL!!!

After all of that I will more or less high-ball it back to NM across I-10. By that time it will be early December, and I will just want to head back home and get ready for Christmas, my first one in this house! I haven't decorated for Christmas in several years. Glenn's health issues consumed us until we didn't have the energy or spirit to decorate, then I've been away from my own home the last two years. This will be a huge job. I have decorations for more than the three trees we used to put up. I will be getting all the Christmas decorations out and sorting them to decide what to keep, as my current home is about half the size of my former one. The ones I can't use or don't care to keep will be offered to the kids and then sold in another yard sale next year, if the kids don't want them. I'm excited about having Christmas in my own home! OK, it is the day before Halloween and I'm extolling about Christmas! Am I Walmart personified, or what????

So, anyway. I'm off tomorrow, and if I don't post as regularly, you'll know why. Everyone be happy, wish me safe travels, and remember ......

...Life is beautiful!!!

PS - Good news! Gail closed on her house this afternoon!! She is feeling the mixed emotions ... joyous about having her own home again, and a bit panicked about having a mortgage!! She will be moving in and getting settled while I'm away. It is going to be strange when I come home from my trip and she won't be here! Just when we've gotten used to each other, too!!

Allan was her real estate agent, and he came by tonight and took us both out for dinner to celebrate! How sweet! Yeah, I (half) raised a good man in him!


  1. Oh my goodness, what an incredible journey you are beginning. I wish you a very safe trip, and cant wait to read about your experiences along the way. Do the dogs go with you? I dont remember you mentioning them. They would be such good "guard dogs" lol.
    Safe travelling, and may God be with you all the way.

    Ruth in Canada

  2. Drive safely my friend. We will talk later about meeting up for lunch/dinner. It would be great to see you and the babies.

    Congrats to Gail on the house. I am sure once she gets in and gets settled she will love being in her own house in paradise.

  3. Oh my goodness, I am SO excited that I may get to meet you during your travels. I hope you took my phone numbers with you :-). Be safe and I hope you have tons of fun!

    YAY, Gail!!!

  4. How did I miss this post???
    Have a safe, wonderful trip Lynilu...can't wait to hear all about it!!

  5. OH*WOW!!! I missed this post as well!! Have a safe journey and have fun!!!

  6. Ruth - Oh, yes, the dogs *have* to go! LOL! And yes, the are the greatest of guard dogs! Thanks for the well wishes!

    Casey - I will! I am!

    Caroline - I will be careful and I'm hoping you can meet me. I would like to see you, too. I think Gail read the blog and probably saw your comment, but I'll pass it along, too!

    Dawn - Me, too!! Yes, I have the phone numbers, and you'll hear from me a few days before I will be there! YAY!! for us and for Gail, too!!

    Sherry - Uh, do you think it might be because I did so many posts in such a short time?? Thanks, I'm being careful, and I'll post when I can!!

    Daisy - Come on, now! Keep up!! LOL!! Thanks, it is going great. I'm enjoying having time with my sister right now, and it is good to be here. :)(:


If you have something to say about it, just stick out your thumb, and I'll slow down so you can hop aboard! But hang on, 'cause I'm movin' on down the road!!! No time to waste!!!