February 28, 2009

Home Again, Home Again

I can't remember the complete line of that nursery rhyme, but you get the idea. We went home. And I'm sitting here in the truck now frantically typing because I'm having a moment of inspiration and motivation to write, but we're going to drop into no man's land Nevada here shortly, and I won't be able to post. SO.....
We got home last Thursday. Oh yeah, you got the brief note on our sudden Montana snow storm as I ended my post on Southern Cal. Well the storm let up just as we got to Billings and in fact we only had a dusting in our yard.
The plan had been to take a few days off and go to the ranch in Baker to visit, help move some dirt with the bull dozer, and get a quick stitching lesson from Malcolm's mom. However, as rotten luck would have it, they all came down with a nasty flu like bug, and not wanting to get it ourselves, we opted to steer clear. So we spent the days at home getting a few things done and enjoying home time. (reports are that everyone in Baker is mostly recovered and we're greatful.)
Malcolm for the most part played around with Brandon the first few days as they were both home at the same time. In fact we had dinner with them the first three days we were home. Twice grilling at our house, and then Jessica fed us Sunday. Then after Brandon went back to work, Malcolm got busy building shelves in his shop and getting things organized. He was pretty much out there the entire week.
I spent time at home reading. I read this book, one my sister recommended to me weeks and weeks ago, and I just go to it. It was a GREAT little read. Took my maybe two hours to read the 150 some odd pages, and I think everyone should take the time to read it. Great great little story!
And I read the Montana Quarterly, which is a really nice publication that I picked up at the bookstore. I enjoy reading about my new state.

I also cooked good meals, spent some quality time with my good friend Barnes and Noble, took Ella to school to learn how to be a beauty queen, and got my hair colored at last (my sparkles were showing through up top again and I had put it off too long!) Here's a recent shot of my little beauty queen.
We had a week of beautiful weather. It was sunny everyday and like in the 50's or even higher one day. Just wonderful weather. Then of course, Thursday it had snowed during the night a little, just an inch or two, and gotten cold again. Friday morning, we woke up to about 4 inches on the ground and more coming down. It snowed till about noon, the big fat pretty flakes. And fortunatly, it was one of those snows that melted off the roads quickly once it stopped. In fact the roads were dry last night by the time we left.

And when we left last night I checked my email for the first time in a week and got two big pieces of news!

First, my friend Laura who lives in Nashville now had emailed and asked if she could come out for Spring Break the beginning of April. I'm so excited about this! Just giddy with the thrill!

Second,there was an email from the company that I ordered my bookshelves from saying that they have shipped....a month early!!!! I can't wait to get them, get my books out of those stuffy old boxes and let my friends get some air and sunshine where we can gaze fondly at each other in our special room. I miss seeing my books!

So that was our week in a nutshell. Overall, it was uneventful, but I have to say the way our lives tend to go, uneventful is a blessing, and it seems to take that route more and more, thankfully!

Hope your week was just as enjoyable and relaxing as ours. I'd like to wish you all a happy weekend, but from the looks of the weather channel, most of my southern friends and relatives are in for a heck of a weekend weather wise! Hang on to your hats and stay warm and dry! In short, stay inside with a good book...maybe Small Change!

1 comment:

Meagan said...

What a wonderful break! I like hearing about you spending time at home!

We got 4 inches last night!!!! So fun!