Monday, October 19, 2009

Going Home

First of all - you guys are the best thing since sliced bread. No, you're the best thing since bread. Pumpernickel, Honey Oat, Sourdough, the whole lot of it.

Today has been a brand new day, and your encouragement helped to make it such.

Other things that helped: hanging a quilt on the line, picking up some pretty leaves, midol, baking a batch of cookies, taking a walk along the river with my peeps, discovering a divey sub shop for dinner, wrapping myself up in a blanket -burrito-style - and watching Netflix with Cory.

And if that wasn't enough - I'm heading home tomorrow for a few days with the kids while he jet-sets off to DC.

Am I the only one who still refers to my childhood home as "home"? Mom and Dad are hatching a move and I'm not sure what I'll do then.

For now, I'll head South with the windows down. I'll listen to 2 chatter boxes and pray that they fall asleep during Rush. We'll eat grapes in the car and maybe get milkshakes.

Then, after 3 and a half hours, I'll be here:









I will eat the best salsa in the free world, meet my sister's new beau, eat my mama's cooking, visit my top-dog antique store, and stay up late talking with family. At night, lying in my childhood room, I'll find it impossible for my mind not to wander back to my high school years, which at the time felt so complicated - full of promise, but with the edges traced in 16-year-old despair.

I'll read some magazines and some books and hopefully see some of my sweet, old friends.

I think it may be just what I need.

20 comments:

  1. I had to roll down and read the previous post also to comment on this post. I'm sorry that you were down. But so happy to see that you're feeling better and going "home" to eat the best salsa in the world! That sounds great!

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  2. I'm so glad you're feeling better.....answered prayers! Tell your sister her California grama
    says hello. Enjoy the time you'll have with your family

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  3. I just finished my 3rd post & am having so much fun! I was looking around to see how other people make their blogs magical & I feel in love with you just how you share yourself with everyone! Your writing is so honest & real...I especially love what an impact your 2 pictures made going from color to black & white to show your moods. Thanks for inspiring! Hope I can make mine as heartfelt as yours someday :)

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  4. Oh, I'm so glad you're taking a trip home. And it looks like a lovely, delightful, peaceful home. Have such a wonderful time, and I just know that you'll come back refreshed.

    I feel like I'm missing out on my fall lately, which is my favorite time of year. But I've made a strong resolution to enjoy it, so that's what I'm trying to do.

    Have a great trip home!

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  5. Good for you! Have a wonderful time with your family!

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  6. sound like a fun trip!! can i go!!

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  7. It doesn't matter how old I get, spending time with my momma always makes me feel better. Hoping the same for you!

    Enjoy your travels...and your little traveling companions. :)

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  8. The place is beautiful! A perfect place to get back in kilter. Life can overwhelm us at times and we just have to step back and breathe! Loved the bean jumping shot! :)

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  9. Have a safe trip. No matter how old we are, it feels good to go "home". Enjoy your little break. I wish I could share the ride and a milkshake with you, Lori

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  10. Sounds like you are doing so much better! Yay! I'm so happy that you get to go home. I'm at the age now, where there is no home, other than here. I'm ok with it now, but my goodness, was that a hard transition...I felt rather orphaned.

    I hope you can soak in how incredibly blessed you are while you are gone! Have a safe and happy trip!

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  11. Home just may be what your soul needs. I know I am always happy to return home and visiting with my Mom and just kicking back and enjoying some down time. Please remember that life is full of ebbs and flows and be gentle with yourself.

    Hugs!

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  12. heaven is only a 3.5 hour drive from your house?! :) Looks gorgeous!!! I still call my parents home, home--but when I walk into it I get into a funk of thinking I'm still a kid. I think they need to move so I can really grow up :)

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  13. Yay for you. I'm glad you get to go home. I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time...and it always makes the time while the hubby is away go faster too :)

    I didn't know that Keisha has a new man :) That's exciting!

    Have fun and relax...and eat some awesome salsa for me.

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  14. hope your time there is great -
    i'll miss you!

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  15. How wonderful! Have a great time!

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  16. Your "home" looks just lovely... My parents moved from the farmhouse I grew up in right before my son was born, and it's strange not having a "hometown" anymore. But I do still think of where my parents are as home, because I feel that same comfort you described: favorite things, favorite people, good food and the ability to let my guard down (and have backup on the childcare front!) and just read and eat and shop and be. Have a safe trip...

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  17. So glad you're feeling better! Hope you have a safe trip and a lovely visit with your family. :)

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  18. Sounds like a perfect day!!!!! :o)

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  19. Does Keisha know you are calling him her "beau"? Watch out, I thought they were just "friends." HA! I love those pics and I love that I know that Ohio home well! Hope you have a great time!

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