I said . . I’m not going home from Missouri and complaining about Texas. The funny thing is . . if Chad, Nicole and Addie were here, I’d love Texas! But they’re not here.
So, all I’m going to say is this:
You saw the pictures from MO. This is the stream that’s just down from Chad’s apartment. These type places are everywhere there.
You saw the grass at Nicole’s parents’ home.
Here at our place, we have not had a drop of rain since the flood the first week in July. This is what it looks like.
Do not ask me why there’s that big dead “U” there. We didn’t spray it with anything . . it’s just deader than the rest of the grass. In addition to those dreadful grass burs, the dry, cracked ground, we have horrible crunchy brown “grass”.
I just wanted to share this with you so no one thinks I’m being overly grumpy about being back in Texas!
I’m rooting for Missouri!!!!
Amy (Waunaknit) says
Missouri IS closer to Wisconsin. Which could be a good thing or a bad thing depending how you look at it. ;0) LOL
Dar in MO says
I’m in your corner for MO too. I’m live in MO, but the area around where Chad and Nicole reside is even prettier than where I am. I would move there in a minute if my children and grandchild were there too. It is really beautiful and peaceful looking in that part of MO. Keeping fingers crossed (and toes too).!
Janice S. says
Well…ummm…look on the bright side…you don’t have to mow! ????
I have to keep telling myself…Now I know how Mom felt when I moved out of State. I also have to keep telling myself…she lived through and so will I. But I had no choice if I wanted to keep a job that paid well and gave me a good retirement income. Life sure throws us some hard choices sometimes. I don’t care how far it is between Moms and Kids or Grandmas and Grandkids it always seems to far.
Glen in Louisiana says
A friend of mine has the same sort of ring in her yard. They just moved in at the beginning of the summer. Come to find out, the previous, previous owner filled in a swimming pool…….
Happy Room Diana says
Oh I like the look of that big U in the dead grass, maybe its the site of a buried homestead full of interesting items?
Big difference in the scenery for sure. Those burrs would get to me after awhile. Hopefully some day you can all live closer to each other.
I’ll never say ‘i know how you feel’ because that’s not possible for anybody. But I’ve found out over the years what ‘bloom where I’m planted’, means:)) My only daughter has been living in Australia for 20 years. Before I was so severely oxygen depleted I visited them occasionally, but I last saw her eldest in 2006 when he was 4, and my twin DGS and DGD were 2-1/2. I have grandsons 65 miles down the road whom I see every once in a while, and a son here in the same town whom I see daily. Each of them, kids and grand-kids, has its own special place in my heart. If I think emotionally I’d be a blubbering heap. Greta came back and spent six weeks after my heart surgery, so I saw her last in July 2011.
Hi Judy, not certain about the “U” shape but an archaeologist would probably say there are brick walls under there somewhere, not so much soil as the rest of the area so grass dies much sooner. I think you’re amazing, I love to read how you all deal with the situation of living in what I feel is a difficult climate and area (can’t deal with heat, snakes, crawlies etc ), and the wonderful things you bake and make, so very interesting. Enjoy hearing of the critters you live with, including cat. Glad you have such a lovely family and hae had a wonderful time with them recently. Take care . Elaine (safely in England, no snakes, crocs, biggy spiders etc and oodles and oodles of rain this week).
It’s so hard to be apart. As you know, they seem to grow up so quickly. When I’m in MO, I see the grands and we discuss that I’m going back to TX for “a little while to spend some time with Grandpa.” His work in TX will take a few more years to complete. By then, our little granddaughter will be in kindergarten.
When I return to TX and talk to them on the phone, it’s heart wrenching, especially when my little guy asks ‘grandma, is this really you? I miss you so much.’ My waterworks start before I have a chance to talk with the rest of them. I am planning another trip to MO this year. I’ll be there about one month and it will be too short of a visit. I’m enjoying my life in TX but it’s bittersweet…The career opportunities outweighed being near family this time around.