Sunday, March 14, 2010

Making a Round


        Although there are some self-imposed calls on my time (my garden, blogging, spring cleaning), I am ‘making a round’ right now.

        ‘Making a round’ is a term my father used my entire life to signify he was off to check on things on the ranch or at his farm. It involved driving around to look at things- to check on things.

        Where I live, people may also say something very loosely translated (in that hybrid of Spanish/English) like-

I am going to make a little vuelta.” 

(in the Spanish pronunciation substitute a w for the v)

        So I am making a round. I am on a little vuelta.

        First return stop was back to my oldest daughter’s house for my oldest grandson’s birthday party.  We were at his house last weekend (6 hour drive away from ours), to celebrate his younger brother’s birthday, and I had given him his gift. 

        My grandsons’ birthdays are a week apart.

        But on Friday morning, as I began my day, I thought, what am I doing? I need to get there; I must get there.

        Yesterday, while at the birthday party, my youngest daughter texted me with a sweet invitation to visit.

        I thought, what am I doing? I need to get there; I must get there.

        So I am headed out again.  Daylight savings time has this beautiful Sunday morning on a runaway train anyway- so, I am taking my time.


Note about my spring header:  I took the pictures of the zinnias in my new header.  They are from the small farm coop that I visit on Saturdays to get vegetables.

Outlining the beds of vegetables are rows of zinnias. I admired them one Saturday, and as I was leaving, I heard someone say,


I turned and was given a wonderful gift.



Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful flowers! Love the colors.
Enjoy the time with your family.

Julie said...

Love the flowers...Do hope you have a wonderful day with your family...I have 4 girls 2 grandaughters and one on the way...I do so love spending time with mine...
Happy Sunday

Blondie's Journal said...

Have a wonderful day. Family doesn't get any better than that!


Theresa said...

Beautiful flowers! Love that you went to see your Grandson:) I am sure you thoroughly enjoyed the ride and the party! Have a blessed day my friend and enjoy you vuelta!

Helen said...

Bless our families!

Sandra said...

Have a great time! I don't blame you one bit. That's exactly where I would be, too! Rainy and gloomy here for several days now. I love DST, but I would appreciate some sunshine with it. xoxo

Karen said...

I was tickled to read about going on a "vuelta". That is what we say... 'course probably your readers don't know that we are neighbors and sometimes speak the same language.
This reminds me of other expressions that are used here that would sound so strange to other people who are not Valleyites.
Glad you are following your heart and going when it's time to go!
Ladybug Creek

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, making a round...gotta love it! Heard that many, many times! Oh I would be exactly where you are, with sweet precious family too! I would call that my kind of a day!

Love to you and yours.

Nancy's Notes (a newbie and loving it!)

Julie Harward said...

Have fun on your rounds...I love the header..stunning! Come say hi :D

June said...

Hi Laura, I can definitely tell you are a girl with her priorities all in the right place. How wonderful of you to put your family before anything else in the world. These are the things that will last, the things that will bring us the most joy.
You have been such a delight to get to know.

Terry Lee said...

your header is soooo lovely, laura! and what a sweet story behind the flowers.

enjoy your time with family. the sweetest gift of all.

terry lee

House and Garden Boutique said...

Sounds like a fun day.....nothing like a day with the family! What great memories those days make for you.....

Debbie's Garden said...

The flowers are so vibrant and energetic! This coop sounds like a place I'd like to go to on Saturdays too.
You have blooms in your yard already! We have little green sprouts just coming up here.

Dixie said...

Laura... you're the gift. Dixie

suzyq said...

Senora, how lucky were you??

Anne Marie said...

Good morning Laura! Actually, it is just now reaching the high 40's so nothing outside except branch cleanup (so exciting)......but inside....little seeds.....planting.........but mostly waiting!!

trash talk said...

Zinnias just happen to be my favorite summer flower, Senora L.B.!
I'm glad to hear you "must" and "did" a girl with wheels on her butt!
P.S. My daddy always said "take a look see".

Chatty Crone said...

The zunnias are beautiful - your weather must be a touch ahead of ours - although our trees are budding.

I am glad that you stopped long enough to hear that inner voice and even happier that you listened to it.

Have fun seeing all your grandchildren. I have one and one more due in November!


Rebecca Nelson said...

So glad you stopped to smell the Zinnias!


B. said...

making a round has now found its way into my vocabulary too. Its charming.

Marguerite said...

The zinnias are georgeous, so vibrant and cheerful! I need to "make a round", too! Enjoy your visits with your precious family!

WhisperWood Cottage said...

I like the idea of making a round or little vuelta! I find the concept inspiring in some way. And the flowers are wonderful!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The Zinnia's are sooooo pretty! Such a simple but gorgeous flower. I am a new visitor to you blog. Love it.

Linda @ A La Carte

Terry said...

Howdy Laura
Oh my how wonderful a lovely reward as you stopped to admire one of the special moments in life !
I am so thrilled for you .
Today I am making my rounds here in blogland and had to stop by to wish you and yours a very happy St.Patrick's day .
Thank you for pointing out something I take for granted living here in Texas "vuelta" making the rounds has simply been a part of what we do.
Your such a sweet blessing to us here in blogland!
Thank you Laura for being you .
You constantly amaze me.
I am so glad spring is finally arriving so I can start spray painting in the great outdoors :)
Love and hugs
Happy Trails

Unknown said...

Love reading your posts. It's like a continuing wonderful tale!

Anne Lorys said...

I just had to tell you that your header is absolutely gorgeous! GORGEOUS!

See you in Warrenton!



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