Thursday, April 19, 2007

Odds 'N Ends, This 'N That

I'm using the font called "Georgia" in honor of my upcoming vacation. Yes! We're outta here Saturday morning for a much-needed, greatly-deserved time off the rat race treadmill! We'll be visiting loved ones, then heading out with them for some touristy stuff - headed for the coast and St. Simons Island. I mentioned before that I had years ago read many Eugenia Price books. She fell in love with the island and left her home in Chicago to spend the rest of her long life there. In particular, the first trilogy she wrote was set there and was about the island and its residents. She used actual names, and these people are buried there on the island. The lighthouse was built not long after the Revolutionary War. Now, I've been to England and seen REALLY old stuff, but I'm really looking forward to seeing something that old here in the comparatively young USA.

AND - I get to have a Coke (since I don't do coffee) with Brenda. I'm pumped about that - she was one of the first bloggers I met and joined in prayer for my prodigal, who was returning home.

We'll be gone until Tuesday, May 1. I'm hoping to post Part VII tomorrow, and thinking maybe my obsessive self can find some way to read, if not write, while I'm gone.

After a bit of a hiatus, Kristen is back in true American Idol critiquing form. Check it out. You won't be disappointed. Care Bear has a new post up, with more art. You can compare it with the picture below on Wordless Wednesday, which was taken when she was a little over 3. She's now 4 1/2, and is quite the little artist. I'm sorry it's on red paper, because it's hard to see the detail.

I am going to write about Feisty soon. She's become my afternoon pal and companion, and has really grown up since she has some time alone without her dominant older siblings. What fun!

See ya later. Hopefully tomorrow.


Diane said...

Have a great time!

I will miss seeing you around the blogosphere...but you've got my number! Call if you get bored!
Call if your not bored! Call!



And....I look forward to some photos of your visit with Brenda! What fun! What good planning!

Linds said...

Have a wonderful holiday. I think it is just what you need. I am looking forward to seeing photos and hearing all about it!

Linda said...

Dawn - I'm so glad you're going on this wonderful trip. I've read all those books and look forward to hearing all about the island.
Have a great time. Just rest and relax and enjoy.
I'm praying you have a safe, wonderful time.

Morning Glory said...

Have a lovely trip!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh I am so glad for you and your little vacation! i know you will enjoy it but I will miss you!

kpjara said...

I hope you enjoy your trip. You deserve it.

Enjoy the coke 'and a smile' with the blog friend...I'm jealous and hope one day to have a coke with you as well!

Enjoy...write when you can. I always love your stories.

Diane J. said...

I'm jealous twice! Once for your trip and once because you get MIRL with Brenda. ;D

Have a great time and enjoy your vacation, Dawn. Safe journey, my friend.

Love and Hugs,


Susie said...

Enjoy every moment of your getaway.
Sounds like you've got some wonderful things planned!

Barb said...

Please, please take photos when you have that Coke with Brenda. And give her a hug for me.

What a wonderful trip - I love the way you casually say you're going to the coast. Sigh.