Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Faster than a speeding bullet ... my month of August


It was a very odd feeling to take a month off from blogging. I missed you, more than I missed blogging.

My writing brain was in rest mode. But my ...

          *packing and sorting brain

          *hospitality brain

          *vacation brain, and

          *birthday celebration brain

... were in full swing.

Thanks to help from Jenny's friends, she is safely tucked into her beautiful new apartment. (that was a lot of boxes and a lot of stairs)

I prepared loads of summery food for multiple August occasions, including dad and Dorothy's eleven day visit.

We did fun Chicago bits - the jazz festival, Cubs game, our favorite breakfast place (Lou Mitchells) and all the tourist spots. (Dave is a quintessential tour guide)

We drank many cups of coffee and tea, which was accompanied with stories from my dad. I learned some new things about my cool dad. I will tell you the most amazing one later.

We also took a road trip to DuQuoin, Illinois, so dad could see where Dorothy was born (We were in a part of Illinois that is below St. Louis, Missouri.) Dad and Dot were fun travelling companions. We even stopped at Eastern Illinois University, so I could see where Dave attended college.

And to top it all off ... we celebrated Dave's 60th birthday yesterday. I love that man!

I am happy to be home and am slowly getting back to my normal routines ... which includes blogging.

How was your August? Are you looking forward to fall?

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16 comments:

  1. Missed you, Glenda - so glad you had a good month!

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  2. August flew by didn't it?! I've missed you and your blog!

    Glad you had a fun month!

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  3. Wow, has it been a month already??? Hope september will be longer and slow moving :) Glad you're back!

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  4. Glad you are on your blog again ;-)

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  5. Glad you are back, and I'm glad you enjoyed the break.

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  6. So glad you are back!! I missed you.

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  7. Welcome home Glenda, we missed you!!! I think a renewed spirit is always good for the soul! Have a blessed week!

    xo
    Kate

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  8. That sounds like a very full - and lovely - month! I'm so glad you had a nice time away from the computer!! But I'm very gad you're back!

    Sarahx

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  9. August was hotter than Florida and I would have gone back home to Florida if it weren't for all the lovely family members up here. I broke my wrist so I spent most of the summer trying to regain its use...I'm hoping to get back to normal.
    Glad to see you back, I've missed you, Glenda!

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  10. GG--we missed you, too! Sounds like you had a blessed family time. (We went to Ravinia Festival one year we were in Chicago--been there yet?)
    My August was amazing and full of God things and good things. School has started back up in full swing and I am looking forward to the Fall and what Jesus has next.

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  11. Missed you.... Welcome back, my friend! What a busy month you had. So happy you could spend time with your Dad and his wife. That's special, indeed. Moving is work....whether it's a personal move or helping someone move. I continue to go through closets and drawers, still purging! We have a young couple interested in our home and we haven't even listed it yet. They want to come walk through....maybe Saturday. I pray they will still be interested and we can move forward!!

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  12. August was a blur here too. Took a short break as well and got a few things done. Looking forward to fall. It's my favorite season. :) Good to hear you had a great break, and glad you're back!

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  13. Welcome back, Glenda! Sounds like a full and fun August for you. It flew by for me, too - and I am looking forward to this coming fall season. I love this time of year ...

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  14. Welcome back, Glenda! It's lovely to have you, and I'm so glad that you had a fun August. I am hopeful, and indeed looking forward to a lovely fall. Hugs!

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  15. So nice to have you back Glenda!! I find that the blogging community was quiet over the summer but has ramped up this past week. Sounds like you had the most wonderful summer ~ cannot wait to hear more stories. xo

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