Sunday, August 23, 2009

Met Monday

Hello Dear Ones! I'm joining you all for Met Monday. We thank our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for hosting this wondrous event each Monday. Please pop over to see her for more transformations.

If you visit me very often then you know I've been popping in and out from traveling. Well, I'm so excited to say we're home for a few days! Oh Joyness!
The downside of traveling is unpacking all the suitcases, sorting the dirty clothes and then doing seven hundred million loads of laundry. So from dirty...


...to clean! Oh, please don't tell Joan Crawford's ghost I have a couple of wire hangers here. Do you remember "NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!" I think I'm almost scared!


Well, how wonderful to be home but...soon, this little bag will transform from empty to full again with clean clothes again. I'll be gone again for a little while and then that's all the traveling I want to do for a while. But since I'm so modern now with my tiny laptop, I'll be checking in with you!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Goin' Up Country

I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go?
I'm goin' to some place where I've never been before.
I'm goin', I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine.
Well, I'm goin' where the water tastes like wine.
You can jump in the water and stay drunk all the time.
I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away.
I'm gonna leave this city, got to get away.
All this fussin' and fightin', man you know I sure can't stay.
Now baby, packin' up the truck you know I got to leave today.
Just exacly where I'm goin' I can not say, but we might even leave the USA.
It's a brand-new game and I don't wanna play.
No use of you running or screaming and crying
But you got a home man, long as I got mine.
~sung by Canned Heat



45 comments:

  1. Oh, how impressionable we are by what we see...I still fear those wire hangers, too! So nice to travel...so good to come home! Have a wonderful Monday!

    Mary

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  2. Hi Sheila
    I know just how you feel. I have been unpacking/washing/ironing for the past few days too!
    I hope you have a relaxing time before you are off again. I can't imagine where you are going now! Somewhere lovely I am sure. By the way Atlantis is now top of my daughter's trip wish list thanks to you. Have a great time wherever you are headed. Keep safe and don't forget your camera.
    Lindsay
    x

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  3. Hi Sheila! I hope you are enjoying all of youir travels! I have worked all day on a Met Monday at my house...cleaning! However, I wouldn't want to post pics of the BEFORE...speaking of scary! It would be rated R for sure for strong dirtiness!! lol Have a happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  4. Leaving again?? I'm so envious - I don't get to travel as much as I would like. Be safe and have fun!! Sally

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  5. I am glad you are home!!! I just got to my home too...camping makes for a LOT of laundry...so I am in sympathy with you....lol....I am not going too far...hockey school starts tomorrow...so I won't be home...but will be close enough to do my own yard work!!!
    have a good rest of your trip...check in lots...and travel safe!!

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  6. Oh, dearness...I just got home last night from a beautiful mountain fishing trip in the Colorado mountains...a whole week.
    I am up to my armpits in washing those dirty, fishy clothes...tomorrow, all will be normal again!!
    hugs, bj

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  7. What fun, Shelia! Not the washing clothes part...but the traveling part. :-) Oh, take lots of pics and share them with us when you return!
    Susan

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  8. I can only travel for so long and then I am done! I am impressed you got all done with the laundry and are ready to go again....have fun!

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  9. I sure do remember wire hangers.
    Summer Blessings to you,
    d

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  10. Hi Sheila,
    You sure have been a busy gal! Have fun and enjoy the get-aways. Cindy

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  11. Glad to see you back home even for just a few days! One of the worst things about traveling is the laundry when you get home and it seems like unending mountains!

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  12. IKnow what you mean about the laundry. I think I finally got rid of all the wire hangers around here.

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  13. I know just what you mean, Shelia! I am leaving again the first week of Sept. and I am not looking forward to packing, and especially not looking forward to unpacking...Christine

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  14. Hi there Sheila,
    I love to pack but hate the unpacking..lol
    Looks like you're enjoying a
    fun but hectic summer.
    It's always great to go somewhere
    but great to get home and enjoy
    your pretty place.
    :0)

    Gayle

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  15. You have just been traveling up a storm. Can't wait to see the pictures of where all you have been. Have fun!

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  16. I actually don't mind unpacking so much - all of the clothes are unloaded straight into the laundry room and taken care of. It is the packing that is a challenge - when we travel, I am packing for myself and three kids (luckily DH takes care of himself) - picking out clothes for 4 people gets to be a challenge!

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  17. Shelia, It seems that is what Summer is about...traveling. Roy and I like to wait until school is in progress, so the crowds are smaller. I know about coming home...everytime I say no more.

    Happy Monday, glad you are home safe.
    Barbara

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  18. I like packing - strongly dislike unpacking.
    My husband strongly dislikes packing - likes unpacking, so it works out for us.
    Wire hangers. Don't ya just love it when several get tangled in a bag or box? [it reduces me to lying on the floor and crying]lol.

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  19. Funny, I have clothes in my suitcase from my trip 2 weeks ago, but no magical transformation has happened yet...keep waiting to see them fresh and clean and hanging up on my nice wire hangers in my closet! ;0)

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  20. I hope you have a wonderful time.

    cheri

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  21. Hi Shelia,

    I'm having to laugh at you cause with your traveling you missed my post that school HAS started. We started back last Wed. on Aug. 19th. Lexi loves being a BIG 5th grader!!!!

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  22. Oh I know that your poor little head is tired from all of that traveling while roughing it at the tiny hotels, like Fontainebleau in Miami.

    And now, washing all of those loads! I guess that's why you did not see the blues, which would enable you to link in to Blue Monday.

    Poor little tired thing.

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  23. Shelia, I can relate! We just got back from vacation and had to unpack. It's great to be home, though. Where are you off to next?

    Jane

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  24. Hi Sheilia
    I hope you are having a great time popping in and out of vacation..I sure love doing that.
    We will be waiting to see what you have been up to and looking at pics.

    Get those clothes all cleaned redone and enjoy...have fun!
    Judi

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  25. My! It is overwhelming at times, isn't it? The laundry is the worse part of traveling. My daughter is a flight attendant and that packing/unpacking would get to me in a hurry but she takes it all in stride. I scrolled down to your last week's tablescape and it is WONDERFUL! Sorry I missed it. I love those sweet embroidered napkins especially, and those dragon fly napkin rings. Oh, don't we have fun with our dishes and such?
    Thanks for stopping by and saying hi today, Sheila. :)
    Donna

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  26. Cute post...you modern gal with your computer and all. Enjoy your travels and have fun.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

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  27. Hi Shelia,
    Enjoy your time at home and then your new adventure!

    Carolyn

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  28. Hello Sweetness... You are the traveler lately... I hope we get more pictures of your adventures. I know that laundry can get out of hand when traveling & having fun!!! Have FUN!!!

    (((HUGS)))
    Donna

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  29. Aha! I am not alone in this I see. I just tossed two wire hangers from my sweet new husbands (1 year!) closet..and felt...wasteful but felt somewhat better for it knowing the ghost of Joan Crawford approved! Now...why is that do you suppose?? :)
    Hugs and have a wonderful time and thanks for staying close to us. Makes me want a laptop..but a camera comes first I think!
    Mona
    P.S. Have we told you lately what an absolutely joy you are to have as a bloggy friend? Have we? Well, you are! :)
    More hugs!

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  30. Thanks for coming by. I hope you come back often and join the party and I look forward to getting to know you.
    Cheri

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  31. Ooh, where are you off to next, Shelia?

    Justine :o )

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  32. Can't wait to hear about your next trip.
    Have fun!

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  33. Thank you so much for the warm welcome back!!! I have missed you and your beautiful songs!!! I look forward to catching up with your blog!!!

    It looks like you are busy having fun and traveling...lucky girl!!! Chat with you soon!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  34. Hi Shelia! Welcome home! I envy you the traveling, someday when all my kids are finished with college I want to do a bit of it myself. In the meantime, can you post some photos so we can see where you've been? Take care!

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  35. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures! Glad you got to "clean up" before your next journey and getting back "On The Road again!"

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  36. I do dislike unpacking...Who is Joan Crawford?



    Just kidding!! ;)

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  37. I like the suitcase transformation!
    Cute.
    It does feel good to be home after a trip doesn't it?
    Rhonda

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  38. Hello Sheila, get some rest with all that traveling girl. I loved our summer but it did wear me out. I smiled when you showed your clothes and suitcase. It brought back all the traveling we did this summer. I do know you are having a wonderful time. Is your laptop what you expected? I love mine and use nothing else.

    Love ya, Jeanne

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  39. ohhhhh I need {want real bad} a laptop. Do you love yours?

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  40. You know, I have never been able to use wire hangers because of that movie!

    Travel safe:)

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  41. How funny~I always get flash backs of that scene about wire hangers!
    What a clever Met Monday you had--dirty to clean clothes! Great idea! ;-)
    Enjoy your time home~hope you get rejuvinated for your next venture out!!
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  42. It's good to be back home. I got a chuckle from the Family Circle comic that was in this Sunday's paper. http://www.arcamax.com/familycircus/s-599194-117180

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