Thursday, September 18, 2008

Counting the Hours



One more day to work and then I'm off! I'M GOING HOME! It's been two very long years!

I thought this would be a good time to share one of the two Louisiana hankies that Jane bought for me at the Long Beach quilt show! Isn't this just the neatest thing?!

When enlarged, it should be readable. Those little dots and names represent forty-something years of my life. I was born in Opelousas, and grew up over near Lake Charles. I went to LSU in Baton Rouge and then stayed there and worked as a court reporter for over 20 years.

On this trip I'm flying into Lafayette, and then heading down to Franklin. I always think of where on the boot or the foot things are in Louisiana. Franklin is way down south in about the middle, the arch of the boot! Judy and I were raised over in the heel area! Okay, no wisecracks here! Judy just recently taught at a quilt shop in Houma.

In the 14 years since I've been away, only one other time have I taken a whole week off for vacation. But since my ex was involved in that trip, I really didn't get to do anything I wanted. This time I will! It's always so much fun being around Don and Gail, and we really don't have to do much except be together. I'm sure lots of wonderful seafood will be involved, and, of course, swatting mosquitoes. There aren't any where I live so it'll take me a day or two of flapping my arms around to get used to them. Everything is SO slow there! And NO traffic to speak of! That alone is worth the price of the plane ticket!

I'm flying American from Ontario CA through Dallas and then on to Lafayette very early Saturday morning. I picked out a really safe plane, but please think good thoughts for an uneventful trip. I'll be back on the 27th.

Thank you, Jane, for taking care of Daisy for me! ILY!

19 comments:

Kim said...

Have a wonderful time! We'll look forward to hearing about your vacation when you return!

Carol said...

Have a wonderful, wonderful, safe trip!

Vicki W said...

Have an absolutely wonderful trip home!

JudyL said...

I didn't realize you were going for a whole week! You deserve it! Think how much good food you can eat in one week! :) Enjoy every minute of your time with Don & Gail!

Holly said...

I hope you have a peaceful, restful, and FUN time. You sure deserve it after the last few months. Be safe and I'll keep your plane in my prayers.

Infinity Quilter said...

Have a great trip! Be good and don't buy anything if you go to any quilt shops! ;0)

harts4Him said...

Hope you have a great trip. Lafayette is my home. Mosquitos are TERRIBLE here right now, so make sure you have insect repellant if you plan to do anything outside. The traffic is pretty bad here as our population swells with evacuees after hurricanes. Welcome home!

Loretta said...

Vicky,
I am so glad you are coming "home", as there is no place like Louisiana.
Wishing you a wonderful vacation with your family.

Yvonne said...

Have a wonderful time Vicky! Will keep you in my prayers while you're traveling and a safe return. Have fun!!!!!

Kathy said...

Have a great time! Can't wait to hear all about it. ILY

Lynne in Hawaii said...

Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip! Take lots of pictures and show us everything when you get back!

Jeanne said...

Have a great trip! Travel safely.
Jeanne

vickibellino said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip! I love Louisiana. . . especially the food! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Becky said...

Hope that you have a fabulous trip! Looking forward to hearing about it. Enjoy!

from little acorns said...

Hope you having a wonderful time & relishing each moment "home"! xo, Bren

julieQ said...

I sincerely hope you have a most wonderful time! I really like your "hanky", I collect them.

qltnbe said...

I had to laugh when you mentioned about pointing out places on your foot or boot. I live in Michigan and we always point to our "hand" because we live in a state that looks like a mitten. I hope you are having a great time on your well deserved vacation.

Karen said...

Your hanky is very special. It seems to be giving you lots of good memories.

jacquie said...

hope you're having fun at "home". love these state hankies!