Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Bath-time at Grammy and Jim's....

Little Emmy visited all of her Indiana relatives this week, spreading joy and smiles throughout the middle and northern part of state. It took Josh about 10 seconds to fall in love with his new little niece. He was quite smitten! We were lucky enough to have the N.C. kids for an overnight, and lucky too, that it was bath night! We put her in the kitchen sink, just like her Mama and Uncle Josh did when they were babies. Grammy grabbed the camera and Jim got them into the computer, lickedty-split.
Her loving parents hands share the chore, and babygirl came out squeaky clean. It was hard to say goodbyes this morning, as they headed back to N.C., arriving safely home, thirteen hours later.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Spring Follies~

What a perfect weekend this was weather-wise, and activity wise. Our camping group met in Shipshewana for a fun-filled, activity laden weekend,
and the twice canceled Vince Gill concert was last night in Wabash. Too much activity for a pair of double-nicklers, almost! A great campfire Friday night, following a beef stew alfresco supper, shopping downtown (scrapbook store!) on Saturday, and then the concert Sunday night. Our only complaint is that Vince seems to have strayed from his roots somewhat, and has heavy leanings towards "brass" in his band now, where we enjoy the bluegrass sound, or his romantic tunes. Our ears were thumping on the way home, and frankly, we were a little disappointed, considering the price of the tickets. His personality and sense of humor was very enjoyable, and he rocked the sold out house with it.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Emmy's First Roadtrip......

Emmy is 2 months and almost a week now.

She's cuter everyday. Every inch of her is

adorable. She's coming to Indiana next week, from her home in North Carolina!

Her Grammy and her Great-Grammy can't wait, and her Uncle Josh is totally excited about

finally meeting his darling niece. The INDIANA family awaits her arrival.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Winter Blizzard Blues~Making Maps

It's mid-April, and we've been watching a stinkin' blizzard all day outside our window. Jim's coping by consoling himself, making a map of all the states we've stayed in on our travels to someplace via RV. This makes him feel better, knowing that we're not always stuck, looking at blizzards. Men are funny, aren't they?

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Spontaneous Trip~

We left Findlay, Ohio, on Thursday to head home following a visit there to celebrate Mom's 90th. We got as far as the Flying J, and Jim says: "Y'know, we could go see Phil and Rose, they're camping somewhere in TN." Well, he'd been a trooper, running over to Ohio whenever we needed to, so I said that I didn't care, and off we went, heading south, snow blowing, and into a head wind. The state park in western TN, close to Nashville, was really nice. Densely wooded in pine, and blooming redbud and white flowered dogwood, had a lake, inn, restaurant, and even a golf course. The campground was full of tenters huddled close to their campfires, and some left after the first night of low 20's overnight. It was nice to see so many families making pancakes, roasting hotdogs, and the smell of woodsmoke is always divine. There was a rocky, babbling, brook behind our sites with the clearest water. It reminded us of the Smokies. It was great to see our White Pine buddies. Jim will see them the end of May when he returns to be a campground host in the western Illinois state park. I'll join him there by the end of June. It's a great place to spend a summer, living in the woods. Phil and Rose bought a Safari Serenghetti, so we'll both be in motorhomes this summer. It's so roomy, we watched "Flight of the Phoenix" the old 1965 flick with Jimmy Stewart, ate oranges and popcorn, and had a good time last night. The sun was shining on this Easter morning as we said our goodbyes and headed north, towards home. Traffic is a real bear, surprising us both, with back-ups from wrecks here and there, making people do stupid things, trying to make up lost time.

Y'all come back now...

Y'all come back now...

Everyone is special, and counts!