Whew. I always have grand ideas about posting from the road, and keeping up with blogs, etc. It just never happens. I am getting better at typing on my kindle, so maybe eventually I will post once in a while on my trips.
Anyway, it was a very nice trip. Except for UNITED AIRLINES leaving my big suitcase behind both coming and going. I stopped at Walmart in Texas to get some basic clothes to wear. And to be fair, they did deliver the suitcase two days after I arrived (day after Christmas.) And on the way home, I wasn’t that sad that I didn’t have to haul it by myself out to my car in the economy parking lot. I did have a hard time finding something to wear to church this morning…
Anyway, as I knew would happen, there was an unlimited amount of Christmas goodies constantly present. And I pretty much constantly grazed. Oh well.
Here’s a few pics of the trip. My brother’s first grandchild. She really is a cute little girl. And she almost looked like a little angel floating around in her special Christmas dress.
My brother has a dachshund too!! Here he is, being tortured in his Santa Claus suit.
This is my favorite picture of my brother and his dog. He LOVES that little dog, and the little dog loves him.
The second half of the trip was spent in Wichita Falls, where I lived for a few years, and also went to nursing school. It was fun to be back there and see a few old sights and a few new ones too. I stayed in a hotel room–la la la! I do love my ‘alone time!’
On Friday, my brother was kind enough to drive me down to Frisco, where the long-awaited meet-up with Shelley was planned. Here is Shelley and Jeff listening to my normally Very Quiet brother gabbing away!
We met at Scotty P’s where the burgers and fries AND onion rings were every bit as delicious as Shelley promised. Jeff very nicely took pictures of us. And we told him to make sure and get our ‘skinny’ side. I wasn’t too pleased with my appearance, so I cropped the picture to show the important stuff–shoes LOL! Aren’t Shelley’s boots great? And those are my new VERY COMFORTABLE shoes that I got at Nordstrom Rack on the way out of town. That is a very nice place to shop for good shoes at a nice price. These are Clark’s, and I also got a pair of Josef Siebels.
Alright, here we are, in front of the famous Scotty P’s.
Then, we headed over to the frozen yogurt shop. What? You were expecting something else from me and Shelley? Besides eating froyo, the plan was to teach Shelley to knit. I was most excited that I was actually able to teach Shelley to knit! Since I am left handed, it has always been kind of torturous to try to teach people to knit right-handed. Shelley is left-handed, so that is the first time I have taught a left-hander to knit. I was so proud of my ‘pupil.’
Saturday was time to head home. I flew into Amarillo, but I actually saved $100 by flying out of Oklahoma City. And since I was in Oklahoma City, I finally got to meet with long-time blog buddy Jill!! The Oklahoma City airport wasn’t the most exciting place to meet, but we had fun gabbing for a while before I had to get on the plane. Jill’s husband Shawn came with her, and told the story of how they met! I told Jill she needed to write a blog on it, it was such a good story. And I have to say that I have been SO IMPRESSED with all the husbands of all the bloggers I’ve met. Really nice guys, and very patient with the whole unexplainable blog meet-up thing.
Me and Jill:
It sure is fun to meet bloggers in person. Since we have common interests, and we already spend a lot of time ‘talking’ to each other, we never seem to have a lack of things to talk about when we finally meet in person.
So, as seems to be my tradition, I stopped on my way home from the airport, even though it was really late, to get some milk and yogurt starter to make a batch of my homemade yogurt. I made that this morning, and it turned out excellent!
And then after church, I stopped at the grocery store (well, actually, two grocery stores) to stock up on fruits and veggies and cottage cheese. So glad to be home and to be able to return to my foods of choice. More about that tomorrow. I have lots of ‘New Year’s Thoughts’ that I want to share.