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Home again, home again, jiggedy jig!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My mom used to say that as we drove up to our house after every long trip when we were little, and it ran through my mind as we got home yesterday. :)

So, we made it home safe and sound, thousands of miles traveled. It was a wonderful trip...I'm tired, and very grateful. There were some 23 tornadoes and one major flood that we "just missed," and actually seeing the devastation is so much different from viewing it on a little TV screen. I'm both thankful for our travel mercies, and so very sad for those whose lives have been turned upside down. The power of wind and water, evident on this trip, are truly humbling - I think I'm still processing.

Aside from the weather events, I have to say that what impressed us most was the beautiful diversity of this country. We saw so's all different, and each place has its own special charms. We talked to lots of people, and we learned a lot. Some of you asked me about pictures, but I'm afraid they're all in my head. (All our little phone does is connect to another number, and we didn't even bring the camera.) As things settle in my mind, though, I'd love to share some of the stories. Till then, take good care, Spark Friends, and THANK YOU for your cheering all along the way. :)

Oh, by the way, on a SparkNote, managed to "maintain" the whole way - didn't lose, but didn't gain, either! I count that as victory. Have a beautiful week, everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEANJEAN6 6/7/2013 9:05AM

    Wow! Yu did well to stay the same weight---It sounds like a wonderful trip!--I still say that--"Home again, Home again-Jiggity jig"--Lynda emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 6/5/2013 12:46AM

    That is a victory to not gain on a vacation!! emoticon
Glad you had a good time, but sad you encountered the weather problems! Did you see where 3 of the tornado chasers for the Discovery Channel got killed in the on last Friday in OK?! Wow-and one was experienced at them for 20 years! They are so unpredictable! So sad to see all the damage and death they have caused!

Always interested to hear good stories! Keep blogging! emoticon

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KENWANNE2013 6/1/2013 5:27AM

  Missed you to and glad you're back safe and sound. Congratulations on maintaining - you are as always an inspiration.

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SLIMLILA 5/28/2013 8:38PM

    Wow, wonderful safe trip and didn't even gain a pound....that is super success... We leave tomorrow for a little trip to see my mother in PEI. SHe just got back from ARizona today. HOpe she brought some heat with's been cold here, time for summer...... emoticon

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AWESOMECHELZ 5/28/2013 5:49PM

    Oh my gosh!! I hadn't realized that you drove by the tornado area. WOW!! You were so lucky not to be hurt with 23 tornadoes nearby!! I mean, hurricanes scare me but tornadoes scare me more since they are so unpredictable. Once in a while in SE Florida, we get tornadoes but nothing like those poor people. emoticon

AND I was out of town only 4 days and I was happy to be home, very happy. emoticon No place like home. emoticon

Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon

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AUTUMNHOPE 5/28/2013 3:26PM

    emoticon on maintaining ! After eating out so many times. Good for you.

Can't wait for you to share your stories. I'm so thankful you missed the bad weather & I think it's OH so thoughtful of you to remember the others that it didn't miss.

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NHES220 5/28/2013 2:32PM

    Welcome home and sounds like a wonderful trip! Glad that you were not caught in any of the bad weather. Maintaining is a victory - well done!

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MARTYLYNN1 5/28/2013 1:17PM

    It is good to have you back with us again. Glad you had a safe trip!

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KIRSTENLYNN62 5/28/2013 1:14PM

    Sounds like a wonderful trip, an congratulations for maintaining! Now relax!

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    So inspired to hear that not only did you enjoy yourself, make it home safely, but you also maintained. You're a star!

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MSHEL7 5/28/2013 11:18AM

    That is a victory for sure, any time you can maintain after eating out is great and for so many days, woo hoo. That is nice that you have the jiggedy jig in your memories, that is very cute. Glad to hear that you were not in any of the storms, it would be so hard to be away from home and in something like that. Hard enough for those who were at home. Have a great first day back.

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ONTHEPATH2 5/28/2013 10:44AM

    There's no place like home..... Glad your travels were safe and congrats on maintaining! That is AWESOME!!!

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MATTEROFHEART 5/28/2013 10:34AM

    Missed you and so glad you are back safe and sound! Look forward to hearing your stories!

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