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...................

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I woke in the night with a pounding headache. My nose was clogged, probably allergy(s) to something I'm not used to here. I cleared my nose, sprayed it, took an allergy pill and a couple Tylenol. I was also hot, the room felt stuffy, so I opened a window. In a few minutes it was better, enough so I could sleep. I've not had that kind of headache in a long time, and it was awful. I still have a remnant of the headache this morning, but it's not bad.

I woke to the sound of several birds singing. I like that about having the window open. At home I sleep with the window open, and it is so nice to hear the birds when I wake. The songs here are very different to those I hear at home. I'm certainly not a bird expert and I'm not familiar with the birds of the Colorado Plains, so I don't know what ones I'm hearing. I just know the various sons are beautiful this morning!

I discovered last night that I left some of my clothes behind. I had an outfit to wear to lunch tomorrow that is still hanging on the hook of my closet door. Nothing fancy, but nicer than the jeans capris I'm wearing most days. Oh, well. I guess my lunch companions tomorrow will have to accept "I yam what I yam"! Two of them already know me and know about my "yams," and the third probably doesn't care!

Yesterday was fun visiting with my siblings and two SILs. Today the brother and SIL from OK is visiting with friends in this area, as they lived here for a long time. The rest of us are going to have a quiet day, I suspect. Friday we are going to visit our parents' graves before I meet friends for lunch, the Okies are going to a grandson's graduation, and Sis and the local couple are going to lunch or whatever they want for a while. And somewhere in there, I need to get to a Dodge dealership to have them check my gas cap. It isn't locking into place, and that causes first the "gas cap" signal, then the "check engine" light to come on. I suppose it will need to be replaced. I don't want to drive home with the "check engine" light on, assuming it is nothing more than the gas cap. That could be a disastrous assumption!

I guess it is time to roll out of bed. I'll check in later. Everyone behave. I'd hate to have to report to your moms!


  1. I love an open window, but my allergies become unbearable when I leave ours open....

  2. I am quite sure you look lovely in your denim capris :)
    Please do get that gas cap checked, I would have to have a broke-down Lynilu!

  3. I'm glad you got rid of that headache! Sounds as if the family is having a good visit. Good on you Lyn :)

  4. I'll have you know that I am always perfectly well behaved!
    Definitely get the gas cap fixed, I'd be nervous too driving home with the check engine light on the whole time.
    Glad your havin' a good time hope the allergies go away soon. They are horrible for us here right now!
    Love Di ♥

  5. Andrea, my allergies are usually not very serious, thank goodness. I would hate to not have my windows open!!

    Patti, I'm actually fine with the denim, but I wish I had an alternative, you know? And yep, I'm calling a dealership as soon as I finish these notes to y'all. :)

    Moni, my dear SIL found some coffee for my sis and me!! Yay! I think the combination of no caffeine, allergies was the cause. I'm MUCH better now! On with the fun!

    Di, ALWAYS??? Oh, c'mon now!! LOL!

  6. I just recently had allergy issue, even on my meds. But the rains came and washed them all away. Enjoy your family time.

  7. Sometimes I have that, too. I suppose it depends on what the allergy is, and since I'm in a different location, who knows what it is!

  8. I gather you use your computer in bed since you reported that you were just about to roll out. I really must get myself a lap-top. It sounds so deliciously sinful to blog in bed! Almost obscene!

  9. RR, when I travel, I do often use the laptop in bed. I usually check everything just before retiring and again on rising, as the rest of the day is often pretty full. Now that you mention it, I like the suggestion of something obscene in my bed! It's been a while!! ;D We should take good fortune where we find it, eh?


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