I'm back~

Home again home again jiggity jig ~ after our quick little run to Texas and we're back in snowy Wisconsin again.

What a quick trip ... a week and a half is just too short of time for a trip of that caliber.  Dear Hubby and I and our middle daughter, Sara had a wonderful time though.  Catching up with my sister and helping her out in preparation of her moving north to Wisconsin as soon as her house sells down there.  So this was possibly our last run down there.  It was a bitter sweet trip.  My sisters husband had passed away this last December and we hadn't seen her since his passing.

My brother in law used to be in the stucco/construction business and he had a lot of tools and such and a big garage of equipment, etc... that my sister wanted help going through before her sales.  Dear Hubby helped her out going through everything, making sure what worked and what didn't and getting what didn't to work, etc... A lot was accomplished in a short period of time :)  I'm glad he was able to to that for her.

 Despite the short time frame we were able to fit in some of the tourist things though.  We spent an afternoon down in Fort Worth and saw Titanica at the Omni Theatre - awesome!  We visited the Traders Village in Grand Praire ( the 80 acre flea market).  We made it over to Justin Boots where Dear Hubby found a new leather belt and Colleen got the cutest lil' cowboy boots ... 2 pair in fact.  I love the smell of leather in that store!

Coming home we stopped for the night in Branson and took in a Legends Concert.  We saw the Blues Brothers, Elvis, Diana Ross, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Brooks & Dunn ...

Then in Springfield we stopped at the Fantastic Caverns ... very interesting!

There was one stop that I was really hoping for but just wasn't able to do it ... I wanted in the worse way to give TexWisGirl a call and meet up with her - but I forgot to take cheese curds.  bummer!!!  There just wasn't enough hours in the day!

Also another bummer about the whole week ... 2 days before we left I had a flare up with shingles ... very painful to say the least.  I had a swollen face the whole week; but thankfully due to some antibiotics and pain meds I managed.  Thank God Sara and Slim did all the driving!  I couldn't of made it without them.  I hurt so bad and just laid on the back seat with my head buried in a pillow most of the time.

I'm "fluffy" anyways ... but you can see how swollen my face is.  Luckily I didn't break out too bad ... just a few pox behind my ear and up in my hair line.  It was nice though to soak in a few rays of sunshine for awhile. 

So.... I'm still healing from the shingles and I'm recooperating from the fast trip to Texas. 

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. glad you were able to help your sis. bless her...

    sorry about the shingles, though! miserable!

  2. Hope those shingles go away soon. Sounds like you had a nice trip though. Glad your hubby could help out with the tools. I wouldn't have a clue either!!

  3. Sorry you couldn't enjoy your trip as much as you might have. Nice of your hubby to be the help he was to your sis.

  4. I am so sorry to read of the loss of your brother in law. May our Lord hold your sister you & the family close for his strength & comfort. I wish her a fast sale of the home. Grief is a very painful lonley road for your sister to travel so far from her loving sister. I pray you heal fast.Those shingles I've heard are so painful. Blessings! Lara

  5. Thanking God for your safe trip and the comfort and help for our little Sis. I'm sure she truly appreciated Slims assistance with the tools & equipment. Glad you were able to make the trip even with the shingles. Talk to you soon.
    'love & hugs from afar'

  6. My Girl said, WHAT, WE didnt' comment on MEL'S BLOG?

    I did so! Cause I was talking about Silm looking at the tools etc.
    But I come back and sure enough it did not post.

    Sorry about the Shingles. My BIL said that is the worst pain he had ever had. I hate that but glad you got to see the Blues Brothers and Elvis.
    Also we have never been in those caverns, but they are now on the list.

    Anyway, Sending Love from down here in Florida to a very sweet lady. Hope you are weller..
    Sherry & jack

  7. I'm so glad you were able to visit with your sister for I know it had to be a huge comfort for her to see you and receive help with her house sale. I'm so sorry to learn of her husband's passing and will keep all of you in prayer. Take good care of yourself with those shingles. I hope you're feeling better soon.

  8. Shingles! Poor you! When D and I got back from a month long train trip across Canada and the Northern US, i was no sooner home when i started to get them. I didn't know what it was at first so it was too advanced to get much help by the time I did get to the doctor. VERY painful - I really feel for you. On your face yet. Not in your eye I hope. Mine was across half of my back and under my armpit. I shudder to remember.

    Glad you had a good bisit with your sis and were able to help.

  9. I hope your shingles clear up, my brother in law had them for a bit and it was terribly painful. How great you got to stop in Branson and Springfield. We used to go to Silver Dollar City with our kids when they were little, we had season passes and it was only about a 4 hr drive. (we camped),

  10. Hate to hear about your Sister's Husband...I know she'll be glad to get back up closer to you and the family. You have a sweet hubby, Mel!
    Glad to know that there's a name for the affliction...Hahaaaa...I think I'm a bit on the "fluffy" side as well!