I am not addicted to the internet! I am not addicted to the internet!
Yesterday I drove most of the day to get home. There were quite a few tears and I always have to be careul how I say it because Vince will think I’m not happy to be home with him, and I am, but there’s a big chunk of my heart in Missouri. I always come back to Texas wanting to move to MO, but after a few days, I’ll get over it . . I hope. As Addie gets older, it’s harder to leave her but, if grandkids are anything like kids, by the time she’s a teen, I may wish we were farther away!
I may have called a realtor and casually mentioned that a vacation home in MO would be nice! 🙂
Anyway, while driving home, I was mostly cut off from the world . . I don’t check my emails much via the cell phone.
As soon as I got home, and we got the car unpacked, I was ready to sit and catch up on Ravelry, emails, facebook and the like. Vince turned the TV on. There was a show we wanted to watch . . some kind of news special on The Blaze from earlier in the week that he had waited to watch with me. About the same time he turned the TV on, I had booted up my computer and we both said “Oh heck . . no internet!” It was off all night and came back on just now . . about 9 a.m.
Without internet, we have no cell phones (we can text but can’t send any pictures), no home phone (Magic Jack), no TV since all we have is The Blaze and Netflix. Yes, we were in bed by 9 p.m.
Today I will spend getting caught up on things around here. Bread is already rising. Eggs are boiling for chicken salad for lunch. A chicken is seasoned for roasting tonight. I’ve been wanting roasted chicken and dressing and don’t laugh, but I like Stove Top just fine so that’s what we’re having tonight .. roasted chicken, dressing, cranberry sauce, green beans and rolls.
It’s good to be home . . I guess. I can say that it’s good to be off the road. That’s such a long trip for a country girl to make alone . . especially driving through Tulsa and Oklahoma City. I do not like cities and I do not like traffic!
Linda in TX says
Our grand-dudes were born and lived only a half hour from us for the first three years of their lives. Then they moved an hour and a half away. We almost always had them for the weekends. When they were close, the parents dropped them off (I really just wanted the dudes!) and when they were farther, we met them half way. Then they moved to Phoenix and we moved to Ohio. They came for Christmas and all that but I really missed them. Then within 18 months we moved to Texas and they began to fly out for a month each summer (they were almost 5 and almost 6). Glory glory glory! We had such wonderful times – and so did their parents (without kids for a month!). The dudes were both here last summer and they were almost 20 and almost 21. So there is hope that Addie can fly to see you and you can have many, many happy years even though you live in one place and she lives in another. I always knew if there was a way to see them, I’d figure it out. And I always have. Now I go to Phoenix to visit an old friend – I stay with her and we quilt and shop – and the boys come over all the time. It’s still wonderful!
Do you recognize that chicken????? Or is it store bought? Better go count your roosters!
Yeah!! I’m glad you are back with the internet world!
There are worse things. LOL Could you two leave the ranch often enough, or for long enough, to justify putting a used 5th wheel or trailer on a spot somewhere near Chad? Sort of like a vacation home.
Linda in NE says
It’s always fun to go places, but it’s always good to come home too. I wouldn’t want to drive through the cities either. Drag out your maps and route yourself around them….look at it as an adventure. You’ll get to see some countryside you haven’t before.
Four of our grand-kids live about 45 min. away and one just moved about 4 hrs. away this summer. Going to school and working in Lincoln. It’s just strange thinking of her that far away.
Unfortunately, the trip is right on the verge of being a 2 day trip and adding even 1 hour to it would mean a night in a hotel and one less day with the kids so I suck it up and drive through the cities. I stay on I-44 so it could be worse. Trust me, I do the very best I can to avoid cities but sometimes they just aren’t avoidable.
Honestly, Joplin traffic has gotten almost as bad as Tulsa traffic but I’m thankful I exit before Springfield, MO.
Judy, I’m glad you made it home safely. I’m sure it was hard to leave the kids, especially the little one. Such a cutie she is. How long do you have to wait for the next trip?
I know what you mean about missing them ..Our granddaughters live 4 hours away and its like across the world. Everytime I go there (after 7 years of driving there; before that we lived close together in CO for 10; I babysat every other weekend and on Fridays when they did poker night); I cry most of the way home. The oldest one is 17 and we keep in touch via cell phone, internet as well as the middle one(she’s 15). The baby well she’s not a baby anymore (7years old) calls me on Mom’s phone to talk to me. Sigh .. I sure miss them….