Sunday, November 20, 2011

Celebrating Being HOME With an Apricot PIE!

I have been SO hungry for an APRICOT pie!!! Coming home from Houston this afternoon I stopped at Collin Street Bakery for a cup of coffee. GUESS what they had????
I was so excited!! Forget the fruit cake! I wanted APRICOT pie!!!

It was as good as we hoped it would be!!!
We had planned on baking one ourselves this week but will wait until December now that we have had our 'pie fix!' MMmmmmmm......GOOD!!!

It is so nice to be home. I had a lovely time with Amber and - while I really was not QUITE ready to leave - I WAS ready to be home! I KNOW!! It doesn't make sense!
The good thing about it is we will be heading south again in a few weeks for Amber and Mike's annual Christmas Party. We will probably take a day or two to go on down to Galveston. Perhaps I can be there for Dickens on the Strand.....a celebration I have yet to see.

Lucy was happy to see me! I honked at the stop sign and she went wild!!
I admit it! I missed HER, too!!

She and Louis Dean seem to have done some 'bonding' while I was gone.
She has not barked at him since I have been home. Nearly 6 hours now!
He intends to take her out of her kennel
every morning (since HE gets up earlier than I do!) and go for a short walk.
Maybe this will keep us from losing ground with her.

After greeting everyone and unloading the car - mainly the APRICOT pie! - we watched the Cowboy game LD had saved for us to see together. Cowboys WON!!!
I unpacked and put up. Normally I put in a few hours of 'Damage Control!'
You know......Louis Dean being left HOME ALONE for 10 days!!
He is REMARKABLE!! All was well.
Not 'Linda Clean' but not too far from it!!!
Which meant we have been able to visit and catch up and NOT do a ton of housework!
I am loving THIS!!!

So on this Sunday before Thanksgiving I am so very THANKFUL for my home and husband.......for my and happiness.

"Thou hast given so much to me,
Give one thing more, - a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if Thy blessings had spare days,
But such a heart whose pulse may be Thy praise."

~George Herbert


A Vintage Green said...

Glad you are safely home AND with an Apricot pie.

Kathy said...

Welcome home! That apricot pie looks mighty good. It's always nice to get something we've been craving. Enjoy spending time with LD.

Texas Tales said...

Glad you found what you had been craving!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Welcome home, Linda! I know how good it is to be back home after traveling. The aprocot pie looksd amazing.

I love the Herbert quote...beautiful!

Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Pondside said...

I'm so glad you got your apricot pie, Linda! There's no place like home, with a sweet husband waiting for you and the house pretty clean too!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Glad you are home safely, and all is well. I admit, I was getting a bit *antsy,* for a new post here, even though I knew you were visiting.

So glad you got your PIE! :-)

Gentle hugs,
"Music is a friend of labor for it lightens the task by refreshing the nerves and spirit of the worker." ~William Green

Nita said...

Welcome home! so glad you had a good visit with Amber but there really is no place like home...Good for Louis Dean cleaning up and he's a great cook too! Wow!

Anonymous said...

I totally understand the "not ready to leave but ready to be home statement". I feel like that everytime we go on vacation!

Glad you had a good visit & that you are back home safely. Super glad you found your pie. Do you know I've never had an apricot pie!

Have a good week dear :)

Flora said...

It's so nice...when they keep the house at least half clean:)...and that pie...yum!! Welcome home!

Anonymous said...

love the new look of your page. I know LD was happy to have you back home. Happy Thanksgiving. Luann

Carla said...

Glad you finally got what you're taste buds have been craving! ;o)
Wanna know something crazy .... I haven't been to Dickens on The Strand either. One day. See you in a couple of weeks. I guess I need to RSVP because I don't think David did. Oops.