Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I'm Back!!

Hello, Dear Ones!! 

I'm so excited to be back home from our month long road trip.
We had an absolute wonderful time with our girls and other family members along the way.
I just have to tell you, when we were out and about with little Carter, folks would tell me how much she looked like me! You know how I loved that! :)

Okay, let's see, we started out of course in Texas, then Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts, not necessarily in that order.

Well, I'm tired! We were so ready to get home that we drove 800 miles in one day!
I thought I had lost my behind somewhere around Atlanta, 
but no, no, Nannette, when I got home ~ there it was! :)

I must tell you, I think our computers are in trouble...long story. :(
So...Thursday evening we have a puter guy coming over to see what's up.
I can still get on my puter but it's slow.

Know I love you all and thank you so much for popping in to check on me
and I'll be up posting soon when we figure what's going on with these puters.

Just had to leave you with one little piccy!
This was before I was so tired and little Carter was worn out!

You are all my sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

I've Been Everywhere

 I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road,
When along came a semi with a high an' canvas-covered load.
"If you're goin' to Winnemucca, Mack, with me you can ride."
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside.
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand.
And I said, "Listen, I've traveled every road in this here land!"

I've been everywhere, man.

I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to:

Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla, I'm a killer.

I've been to:

Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee to Tennesse Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devils Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

I've been to:

Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.

I've been to:

Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado,
Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.
~ sung by Johnny Case


  1. Welcome back! You have been so missed!

  2. Sounds like an awesome trip Shelia! Glad you are home safe and sound! Hope the puters are OK!!
    hugs, Linda

  3. Good grief, Carter is growing so fast, honey, I almost didn't recognize her. We're due to have our 2nd great grandDAUGHTER, squeeeeeeal, in another month and a half. I can't wait! I was emailing my granddaughter the other day and mentioned "the girls" and she loved me calling them "the girls" but hadn't thought of that. Funny. Yep, hubs says he's getting more "girls" to add to his stash. Anyway, we are truly blessed to have so many grands and great grands. Not many people live to see their great grands. I'm blessed so much by my Lord!

  4. Sheila, me alegra que hayas vuelto, siempre con esa sonrisa tan hermosa. Cartes y su hija la tienen también y sí, se parece mucho a usted. Que bueno que hayas podido disfrutar con tus seres queridos. Un saludos desde Costa Rica.

    1. I'm so glad you popped in to see me, Shirley. Hope you're doing well.

  5. Grand children are so wonderful, love them to death, and exhausted when they leave!! I guess that is the rule! Welcome back!

  6. Welcome home, Sheila! So glad you had a great trip & made it back safely!


  7. Shelia, you are so funny! Glad you had a great trip! I hope you get your puters going, as I have missed your posts! Have a great day!

  8. Howdy Shelia, Sweet Autumn Blessings to you. Your grand is precious! As for traveling, I understand the bottom thing as we traveled from Texas along the way to Boston and Salem and back. My backside went numb from all the miles spent in the car....but would gladly do this again to see the sights and go on a vacation!!!

    BUTT there's no place like home...ha!
    Grin and bare it,

  9. Welcome home!!! So glad you had a safe and fun vacation!!! Yes, little Carter looks just like you!!! Always good to come back home....

  10. Wow, you have been every where! I'm glad you had such a wonderful trip and enjoyed your time with sweet Carter. I hope your computer problems are fixed soon. Maybe you had a lightning strike or power surge while you were away. Blessings, Pamela

  11. That's a long time to be sitting in one seat! I have a hard time sitting that long. Your little Carter is adorable.
    Hugs, cindy

  12. Missed you while you were gone, but glad that you had a good time!! That picture is too cute and precious!!! Carter is a little doll!!!

  13. Oh wow, dear Shelia, you been around, almost the entire USA!! What a trip, my friend, I would say fabulous! Nothing more beautiful and fabulous than you and little Miss both are so alike, I once mentioned that to you as well. So happy you're back and hope all your puter issues get resolved soon. I was away too with not great news, but both are finito and over with too! See you around, lovely lady.

  14. HI SHELIA!!!
    WELCOME HOME!!! AND WELCOME BACK to blogland!!!
    What a wonderful trip, you must have seen so many wonderful places.....traveling teaches us so much....I love to travel and so happy I made it to all 50 states before I turned 50!!!!
    THE good OLE USA is GRAND!!!!

  15. Welcome home, Shelia. It sounds like a fantastic trip, and I think you had good weather most of the time. Carter is adorable and does look like you! Same coloring too. xo

  16. yes, you were missed. But how wonderful to take the time to travel and be with family.

  17. What a long and amazing trip! I'm glad you are home safe and sound! You and Carter are both beauties! I hope your computer woes are over soon.


  18. Welcome back! What a beautiful picture

  19. So glad you had a great time, and so glad you're back. I was thinking Carter looks like you, too, and isn't that exciting! Mary

  20. I missed you!...glad yall had safe travels and made some great memories!

  21. I've thought from the very beginning that that adorable child had her grandmother's smile!! Glad you are home safely. Sally

  22. What a sweet picture Shelia, I'm so glad you had a good trip. I must say...I really missed reading your posts each happy your back!

  23. Welcome back Sheila, happy to hear you had a fantastic trip! Precious picture of you and your granddaughter.

  24. Sounds like it was a wonderful trip! Where in NC were you? Love this picture!

  25. Welcome home Shelia - loved the song you left us with, so catchy and, apt!! As I said in my last comment you and Carter are like peas in a pod - the resemblance is remarkable.
    Isn't it frustrating when the 'puters play up?? Hope the problem is sorted quickly!

  26. Welcome home Shelia and that picture of the two of you is priceless!

  27. So glad that you're back! You ventured through my neck of the woods during your trip. I live north of Atlanta. Hope it wasn't too HOT and trafficy for ya. It usually is. Ha!

  28. Sounds like you had an exciting adventure Sheila! Great pic and welcome home:@)

  29. Sounds like you guys had such a great time, Shelia! Welcome back :)

  30. Oh my what a cutie patootie. Enjoy every moment, well it sure does look like you are! Our come in two weeks, I can't wait! And thank God, they are just 25 minutes away.

  31. Oh Shelia, you must be weary, what a long trip. Wonderful photo's of Carter, I love the reflection one, (previous post) both of you grinning to break the bank. Rest up and we'll see you when your puter is behaving again.


  32. WOW! You really put in the miles but what an adventure! That Carter is just adorable. Glad you made it home safely.

  33. Welcome back, Shelia! That was quite a! I'm glad you made it home & are safe & sound.

  34. Now, that is one cute picture, and she does look just like YOU!

    Love you...



  35. Welcome back Shelia!! What a sweet pic of you and Carter! People say that my youngest daughter looks like my mom (my mom LOVES hearing that!)So glad your home safe and sound:)

  36. Carter is so sweet-it seems like such a short time ago that she was born and look at her now!

    Hope you get rested up soon.

  37. Hi Shelia!

    Oh MY... that sure was a long trip! Sounds like you had a great time. I was gone too but I just took a break to figure some things out. All's good with the world now and I am getting to know and respect the true me.

    Little Carter just couldn't get any cuter, and yes she does look like her grandma :) I envy your getting to spend so much time with her. I still haven't seen my 1st great granddaughter:( I am afraid she will be walking and talking before I do!

    I can't help but notice your colorful shirt... it makes me think that you are a Type 1 Beauty. "Type 1: The Bright, Animated Woman You have a light, upward energy. You brighten a room and easily bring a smile to others’ faces. People enjoy the gift of your naturally fun-loving and hopeful nature." Does that sound like you? See... I have been practicing my Dressing Your Truth course that I have been blogging about.

    xo Bunny Jean

  38. Hi Shelia, Welcome home my sweet friend. I am so glad you had a wonderful time and even happier that you are home safe and sound. I adore the photo with you and Carter. I agree that Carter is a little image of you. I saw that from the day she was born.
    Rest up and get your computers on track.
    xoxoxo, Jeanne

  39. Sounds like you had an awesome trip and your granddaughter is so cute! What a sweet picture of you two.


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