And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Friday, June 18, 2010

Honey, I'm Home!

Honey, I'm home and I had a hard day
Pour me a cold one and oh, by the way
Rub my feet, gimme something to eat
Fix me up my favorite treat
Honey, I'm back, my head's killing me
I need to relax and watch TV
Get off the phone-give the dog a bone
Hey! Hey! Honey, I'm home!
~Shania Twain, Honey I'm Home~

We rolled into the garage at Barefoot Manor at 5:15am. We walked into a blessedly clean (if somewhat stuffy) house and proceeded to pile suitcases, coolers, and bags of souvenirs on every available surface as we fought to each be the first in the shower after 39 hours on the road.

It was heaven.

Oh, we all cried when we left Grandpa D and Grandma J in CA. Leaving their house was so hard, knowing that we probably wouldn't see them for another whole year. But coming home was wonderful.

Mighty Cat came running, and hasn't stopped loving us for a moment since we walked in the door. Loop, my dear friend, came to keep her company regularly while we were gone, but Mighty Cat missed her humans.

What a great feeling.

I am sitting now on my wonderful bed with my wonderful pillows, my favorite relaxation CD playing in the background and some spicy-sweet incense burning to cover the musty absent smell that the house developed while closed up and empty for 2 1/2 weeks.

I am so thankful we had a safe trip both to and from CA. I am so grateful that we were able to see and do so many amazing things. I am so happy we have such loving, fun family we were able to visit. I am so tickled to be home.

My daylilies (ugly orange ditch-lilies) are blooming. The flower beds are in good shape. I haven't gone out to look at the veggie patch yet, but that is on the list.

I am home, and I plan on enjoying it to the fullest!


Deb said...

Welcome home! We have a one week trip planned in July, and I am very nervous about it.

Peg Leg Pirate said...

Ha ha I hate ugly orange daylilies too! I dug 'em up and tossed them.

Finding Pam said...

I am glad that you made it safely home. Ah, there's no place like home. Rest up and enjoy your garden.

Lisa said...

You're aliiiiivvvvve! Glad you are home safe and had a fabulous time!! Now get some rest, but hang on to the happy feelings!

webb said...

There's no place like home, there's no place like home...

Good trip, good blogging record, now back to the garden. Glad you are safely there.