Hello, All! It’s been a while…
Summer is rushing past in a blur! It’s nearly Angel’s birthday, then Back to School. Where did it go?
Before the season turns from tomatoes and watermelon to apples and pumpkins, let’s do a Summer Catch-Up. Best way I can think of is to do what we’ve been practicing at home all summer – the alphabet.
Let’s start at the beginning…back at the beginning of the summer. In late June, Grandad, Angel and I (accompanied by Clifford the Big Red Dog!) took a trip to see my mother. Angel’s first airplane ride went off without a hitch – the flight attendants were surprised to learn she’d never flown before! We left Boston at some unholy hour, and arrived in Ft. Worth, Texas by 10:30 am. Into a rental car, then North.
Our eventual destination would be Granny’s house in Oklahoma, but we had a bit of business in North Texas, first…starting with lunch. Lunch with friends. Specifically, Blogging Friends – Artist and Blogess Extraordinaire Kathryn and her husband the Maestro met us for a delightful meal in their adopted home town in North Texas. You won’t believe this, but neither of us got out a camera…A couple of Old Pro’s, and we didn’t Document the Moment!
But, not to worry…there will be other opportunities. Many of them. You see, the BIG adventure is still to come…
We bought a house.
Sometime in the late Winter or early Spring, we’ll be moving to Texas. All of us. Auntie Sarah and Niko, included.
I know. I can’t believe it myself….but there it is.
It took a while to get used to the idea…I’ve lived here in New England for 20 years. Hubby’s never lived anywhere else. But my mother has had some health issues in the last year, and we felt it would be better if we were closer…and the kids will get to know their great-grandmother. My dad is a 5-hour drive away, in Arkansas, so they’ll get to spend time with him as well.
And that famous Texas Heat? That’s why the Good Lord invented swimming pools!
So I’ll be spending the next few months getting the house here ready to sell, and cleaning out the stuff that has accumulated over the years – Hubby’s lived here for 30, and that’s a bunch of Stuff. Hubby will be back and forth to the Texas House (as the kids have taken to calling it) to oversee the work that has to be done before we can start bringing our things down. Blogging (and cleaning!) will be easier in a couple of weeks when the kids are in school…I’ve got most of the Summer Alphabet ready to go, but might be late in answering comments…
I hope everyone’s summer has been full of awesome Adventures!