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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Home Sweet Home

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     We arrived home this evening , after a long drive, and supper was waiting.

     A dear friend dropped off comfort food from Luby’s:  fried chicken cutlets, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, green beans, whole wheat rolls, green salad, carrot salad, tomato and cucumber salad, and congealed pistachio salad. The large iced tea- with lots of ice- was just for me.

     She also brought this because it is my husband’s favorite.

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                    Coconut Cream pie

I felt like weeping. Her husband had watered my plants- as had other dear friends.

     My father drove up (Boy do I have a post about him.  His house caught on fire day before yesterday!), and he began to spray two of my rose bushes.  The cutter ants had stripped them- just to keep things real around here. I followed my father around the yard as he sprayed, asking him about the fire like a little girl tugging on his sleeve while he was busy working , and he said:

“Now don’t you be worried about that house.”

The end.

     Lastly, I opened the refrigerator and saw this.

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     Our daughter Lauren harvested my first home grown tomato- well actually, it may have been the second; she said she ate one.

     Home Sweet Home. Thank you God for traveling mercies , wonderful friends, and dear, sweet family.

23 comments:

Jensmere said...

So happy that you have the comfort of good friends and family! Glad that you are back....missed you!
Susan

Susie said...

You must feel so relieved to be home...all will be right with your world...you have the love of many.

Blessings,
Susie

Blondie's Journal said...

Welcome home, Laura! Get some sleep. Everything will be waiting there tomorrow... I feel like I have missed a good friend (your blog does things like that, I think).

xoxo
Jane

Frippery said...

So glad you are home. Tears of joy are shed for you. Take a rest and tell us more when you have settled back in. What lovely friends and family you have to care for you, Pam

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Glad you could get home! (((hugs))).
lenda

Jodie LeJeune said...

Welcome Home Laura.
There is no place like home and being with family.
Life is full of little blessings! Pat yourself on the back, you are able to see them...

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Debbie said...

It all gives you a renewed appreciation for everything doesnt it? It feels good to walk from room to room, just looking, and "absorbing" being home again.

Debbie

Karen said...

So glad to have you back where you and John belong!
David and Lauren can give you the details on the fire. So glad I didn't see the firetrucks on Scout Lane. Would have reminded me of another fire next door to your dad. ugh!
Enjoy being home even if it is just for a little while.
Karen

Joy said...

Sweet friends and family. So sorry about the fire. What a sweet daddy.
Can't beat Luby's. Sometimes that's just what you need. Congratulations on your tomato.

Joy

Scrappy Doo said...

Welcome Home. Get some rest.
LUBYS PIE!!! no better comfort food :-}
Scrappy Doo

Cher said...

Welcome home!

The Texas Woman

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Friends are such a blessing; friends who think about your homecoming and bring you food are twice the blessing! How great was that, huh!

Dixie said...

Laura... I'm so happy that you and hubby (and girls) are home again... There is no place more healing and comforting that "home"...

Have a restful weekend... recharge those batteries... and enjoy the warm thought being sent your way...

hugs. Dixie

Stacey said...

Laura, glad y'all made it home. Just take care of your hubby and regroup. Hug your sweet Dad!

Domestic Designer said...

Glad you are home safe and sound. Hope your husband is doing well. Sounds like you came home to a wonderful meal and wonderful friends! Take it easy and have a great day...at home!:-)

Dirt Princess said...

You are surrounded by such wonderful people. How great is that tomato!! And the pie, and the dinner...lol!

Lynn said...

Wonderful friends show that you ARE a wonderful person.

The Stylish House said...

Hi Laura,
I am glad you and your husband made it home. What an ordeal, but it looks like you have wonderful family and friends supporting you through it. I certainly appreciate when things go smooth. Actually, boring is perfectly fine by me. Oh my, here I am trying to be good on my diet and eyeing that coconut cream pie! hugs, Cathy

Amy J said...

What a true and rare friend! How sweet and that food looks great! So do your tomaotes, great job! :-)

trash talk said...

I think home is one of the most beautiful words in the dictionary. You are a blessed woman to have so many loving and caring people in your life.
Debbie

Joycee said...

Laura, I'm so sorry to see all you have been going through. Such good friends and Lubys would make anyone feel better! You are blessed with a strong family and good friends.
joy c. at grannymountain

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Great to meet you, thanks for stopping by! I can't wait for the first picked tomato and BLT's! I'll be back!

Susie Q said...

Glad you are home safely...and the Luby's makes my mouth water. We are (willingly) stranded here in CO...and there is not a single cafeteria unless we drive to Denver (an hour---no thanks--had my fill of that!), much less a Luby's. BUT, 3 weeks ago a Blue Bell ice cream shop opened down on our main drag. Have to take my youngest in wearing her Aggies Tshirt and borrow my son's hat...see if we get a discount!

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