Take Me Home, Country Roads

Most will agree that I’m a pretty energetic person and not much of a whiner but I’m telling you . . I do not think I’ve ever been so tired in my entire life!  I’ve slept in so many different beds over the past almost month.  If I’m counting correctly, and I’m probably not, I’ve not slept in my own bed for 26 nights.

This is the sun rising over Baton Rouge, LA.  Getting to bed after midnight, getting up early, not to mention losing an hour, and doing workshops all day . . I’m beat!  This is the point where I say . . why am I doing this?

We left Baton Rouge Sunday evening, drove to Lake Charles where I had planned to spend the night at mom’s and get up and leave for home on Monday morning but I said . . heck, my stuff is mostly in the car.  Yes, I’m dead tired but I can make it three hours to a decent hotel so I threw the rest of my stuff in the car, grabbed a Dr. Pepper and hit the road.  I forgot how dark and lonely the back roads through the piney woods of east Texas are after dark and I was very glad to get to the hotel . . especially after seeing the deer standing on the side of the road looking like they were watching for some vulnerable little old lady to dart out in front of and scare the heck out of her.

Mom said .. don’t make any rash decisions; go home and rest but seriously, this traveling and leaving my husband and dog and chickens behind . . I just don’t think it’s my cup of tea.  Chad isn’t included in that list because he’s so rarely home but I do miss him too.

We’ll see how I feel about all this next week . . as I’m packing for the next trip!  🙁


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    I know how you feel. I’m a homebody, too. Really, there’s no place I’d rather be. Like you, I’m not a shopper, and I hate traffic. You just gave me confirmation that I’d not be good as an “on the road” teacher (in case I was ever to think of it). Home, where the sewing machines are, my kitchen is, and the bathrooms are!!!! And of course, Dan. 🙂

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    Evelyn says

    Welcome back home Judy! I always love coming home after being away for any period of time. Get some rest. Glad you had a safe trip! Cheers! Evelyn

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    It seems to me like it’s been forever since you were home, too. We need some stories about the chickens and about Vince and about Chad. Maybe you can see about putting a distance limit on how far you will travel to do classes for awhile? Maybe if you can line up enough of them that are closer to home, you won’t have to be gone for so many nights in a row?

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    I hope you’re home safe and sound now. If I’d have known you were on the road that late, I’d have been worrying sick about you! Next time, don’t do that!!!!

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    LadyBaltimore says

    I was just in Baton Rouge on Saturday! Sorry I missed you!
    I’m back home now too. Enjoy!

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    Jackie Warren says

    Hi Judy, am glad that you are heding home. Even though I don’t see you that often, I have missed you. As soon as you are rested, let me know and we will have lunch. Jackie

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    Jackie Warren says

    Opps, I hate it when I post something and then see that I have mispelled something….sorry.

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      Jackie, I had to read it three times to see the mistake. Don’t worry about me catching anything except my own mistakes after it’s too late to fix them.

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    I love to travel but am always anxious to get home too. I’d say ideally traveling once a month is perfect for me — any less and I get antsy to go somewhere.

    I’m going to be gone 16 days over the next 3-4 weeks and in 4 different locations — I’m sure I’ll be ready to get home.

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    Bobbie says

    Don’t know how you do it. I like to go, but not for long times–what about my dogs and my horses and my husband, kids and Grandkids????? I just probably would go crazy without them. But, you are a person that can do it and makes it work and I admire that. The only thing, you never seem to come this way–I want to go to your workshop too!!! Hugs, Bobbie