Sunday, March 25, 2012


Paul Harvey

So it’s been over 30 days and I think that might be sufficient time for a cliff-hanger, non?  (My apologies, sometimes those two years of high school French just slip out unexpected) 

Where were we?  Traveling back from Texas, ah yes.   I arrived back at PBI at about 4:30 pm on that first Monday in February – post Superbowl for reference.  My Harley Stud swept me off my feet and into my carriage and off we went to our Home Sweet Home. 

We pulled into the drive and Oh yes, I remember it well:

Twas the night after Texas and all through the house

Not a creature was stirring.  No one was in the house.

But out on the lawn, there arose such a clatter

I sprang from my reclined position in my car to see what was the matter!

And what to my wondering eyes should appear?

Two delightful Canadians in a camper with lots of wine……and beer!


Tessa!  And The First Husband!  FTW!

I was sad to leave MLS and HBL but happy to come home to MHS.  And ecstatic to find Tessa and TFH in the drive!  OK, it wasn’t really a surprise.  If you’re a long-time reader, you may remember when MHS and I first met Tessa and TFH on their Florida vacation a few years back.  We had a great time then and were so excited to hear that they were heading back our way.  I heard through some sort of social networking that Tessa and TFH were headed south with a camper in tow.  A very exciting adventure ahead of them, I emailed Tessa and asked = pleaded that they come to visit. 

I received an email from Tessa when I was in Texas.  She said they were coming from the West coast of Florida and looking for a campground near us so that we could visit before they started heading back North.  Being the country girl that I am, I said that if they didn’t mind doing it “redneck” style, they could camp in our yard.  We live in a rural community and there is plenty of room for a make-shift campsite on our property.  (The Biker Nazi and Co. had just done the same for Christmas)  Much to my surprise, the very sophisticated Tessa took me up on my “redneck” offer and Yeehaw!  Let the games begin!

We had a delightful time.  We went to dinner at our favorite haunt with a Irish name (in Tessa’s honor) but alas, a very American menu.  Good stuff anyway.  We were joined at dinner by Daughter # 1.  After dinner, we all went back to the camper and may or may not have had too much to drink.  I will never tell.  But suffice it to say, we gabbed and gabbed, caught up on stories and made up stories.  It was really hard to go to work the next morning.  I hated to see Tessa and TFH go and I really hated to get back to real life but it is what it is. 

Tessa and TFH’s fun didn’t end there.  They moved their way North and even visited Daughter #2 in her college town.  (PS – They had never met before either) and then small world that it is, they worked their way to our home town in Indiana where they had business to conduct.  It really is a small world. 

And once again, I must recommend that if you have the chance to meet a bloggy friend, go for it.  I have never been disappointed.  I have been blessed beyond measure to have met such wonderful friends in these pages. 


Love and Kisses,


PS.  I had some surgery that will require me to work from home for a few weeks.  This may mean you will see more of me…..or not.  Time will tell. 





Brian Miller said...

that is very cool...and i def dont mind redneck style camping...been a while since i met a bloggy friend...need to fix that....

Mike said...

I'm still trying to figure out what all your abbreviations mean. lol

Vodka Mom said...

I hope that all is well.

And I must say, i ADORED Paul Harvey- so this was lovely.


tera said...

Yay to working from home! Boo to having surgery to have to make that happen, though. I hope you are feeling well. :)

So glad you got to have some fun... how's your weather down there? It snowed here yesterday. Rained today.
*sigh* I am done and ready for summer.

Hugs to you!

Anonymous said...

Surgery? Yech. Hope you're mending well.

Love to read about your adventures.


MLSandHBLthinkSMBandMHSandD1andD2needtocomebacktoTX said...

I'm always a day (or in this case several days) late and a dollar short because somehow I missed this post.


o.k. so I knew she'd be there too but I had to go with the cliffhanger theme and make my response appropriate.

I think you need one of those abbreviation charts like they use for knitting/crochet. I got a little confused too and forgot which abbreviation I was. :)

love you and miss you!!

nerima roberts said...

Wishing you a speedy recover!

Unknown said...

Hope the surgery is nothing serious and your recovery first class all the way.

Like Otin, still trying to unscramble our abbrv also!

JeanMac said...

Look forward to your posting from home - wouldn't it be a blast to have a get together in a central location?