I’m Home

I’m back home with my husband, my son (although he’s at work and I haven’t officially seen him yet), my dog, my perfect lime green kitchen and my sleepy little town with friendly folks and no traffic.  There’s no place like home .. unless it’s mom and dad’s house!  It’s always so hard leaving.  Once the appointed departure time arrives, I try to make it happen as quickly as possible.  I had my clock set for 4:30 a.m. but I turned over at 3:15 a.m. and saw a light on.  My dad has a habit of waking up during the middle of the night and getting on the computer.  I turned over, thought about whether I wanted to sleep for another hour or get up.  Decided to sleep for another hour.  Almost dozed off and then decided . . heck . . get up and get on the road.  I was up, loaded and ready to hit the road by 4:15 a.m.  Rolled into my driveway at 4:10 p.m.  That’s stopping twice for gas, once for a Braum’s cherry milk shake and once for a chicken wrap at McDonald’s.

Want to know why my dad wakes up at 3 a.m.?


At 4 p.m. when dad was supposed to be checking on his ebay stuff, he fell asleep in the chair!  Yep, he’s sound asleep . . mouth open and all!  Then he went to bed at 8:30 p.m. so . . no wonder he was awake at 3 a.m., right?  I think people should stay awake til time to go to sleep!  Don’t doze in the chair.  Of course, now that I’ve said that, I’d better never ever take a nap with them around.  I gave dad a digital camera and he now knows how to use it.

And mom . .


Does this look like Queen Bee?  She got the grand idea to make Kristy’s husband an LSU quilt for Christmas.  Here’s she is . . contributing her part — moral support.  In the bed where I’m sleeping no less . . with her grimey little feet right there where I put my head!  No wonder I broke out in a rash last night and almost had to go to the hospital.

I’m just kidding (not really) but I don’t mind if mom puts her feet on my pillow or if dad sleeps all day and then wakes up at 3 a.m. and makes noise.  I’m sure it’s payback time for all the awful things I did as a kid. Anything you want to do is just fine . . just don’t buy me that lamb!



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    Oooh, Dad’s gonna get you for that shot! Don’t be surprised if you get that lamb for Christmas after all! LOL

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    I sooo love lime green and would love to see a picture of your lime green kitchen!


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    How special to spend time with your mom and dad! Love the picture of your mom “supervising”. Glad you’re home safe and sound.

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    Welcome home…I bet your men missed you. I don’t think I could drive 12 hours by myself….I already know all my corny jokes!

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    Welcome home! I usually don’t sleep well the night before a trip even without someone waking me up.

    I have to get up at 2:45 AM since the cab is coming at 3:30AM – it’s 12:45AM now and at this point I’m not even going to bed. I’ll try to sleep some on the plane.

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    pdudgeon says

    LOL , Judy just think of all the rest and relaxation you’ll be able to look forward to in years to come.
    that’s the reward for a well-spent life.
    your parents look so sweet, no wonder it’s hard for you to leave.

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    I tell my hubby all the time that when I retire, one thing I look forward to the most is sleeping and getting up whenever I please. So if I want to stay up until 3:00am working on a quilt and then sleep all afternoon, I can!! Glad you had a nice visit and made it back safely.