Wednesday, January 10, 2018

AT the Ranch!!

I thought we would wake up early this morning - but we didn't.
We both slept past 10:00! Nothing wrong with a good long sleep!
We still managed to leave by 1:00 and decided to have a really late breakfast at Joe's.

I'm not saying that only old people go to Joe's, but I do think we senior citizens make up the majority of their customers. 

My Super Cute Husband!!

We were already having fun and feeling relaxed and we hadn't even left Irving yet!

I'm always happy when we get to go to the ranch!
We drove straight through stopping only once at a Rest Area.
First stop - HEB in Bellmead where Louis Dean dropped me off while he headed over to Home Depot. We got our chores done in half the time that way and it was a Win! WIN!! for me because I dearly love waltzing up and down the isles of HEB!

We came the 'back way' and arrived in Mart just as the sun was setting.

Perfect timing!

This country road leads to the ranch!

We are here! Unloaded and unpacked with lights on and candles lit!
We've already had a fire in the fire pit and sat around it with a glass of wine.
It's chilly but not cold as I sit out here in the 'new room' tonight writing my journal.

This is a partly finished room but there are still openings to close up.
Tonight the low is only 55 so we are good.
Tomorrow the high is in the 60's and low is 28.

Louis Dean has his work cut out for him!!

But for now we are sitting here basking in the glow of my Christmas lights which are still strung up.
We will sip our wine and enjoy the simple life we live when we are down here at the ranch.
Dean teaches Karate class on Wednesdays so we passed each other as we were coming in.
They will be here soon and we are looking forward to a little visit.

I do so love this Country Life!!


Vee said...

Have a very relaxing time at the ranch. Cold snap coming for tomorrow...hunker down and stay cozy.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Your sunset is beautiful!! What a wonderful and relaxing day you have had. And now for even more fun in the country! And the weather is really nice now for working on the room.

Kathy said...

Beautiful sunset. So glad you got there safely with a little fun at HEB along the way. Have a nice relaxing time there. Enjoy!

Sandra said...

welcome home to your country home away from home. looking at your cute hubby i thought how blessed we are to have our hubby's at age 81 and that both are so darn cute... have fun with your critter family, wish i were threre

Deanna Rabe said...

Enjoy! We are having a brief warm up them it’s getting cold again!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you had a good trip and hope you can enjoy this visit without getting too cold. It looks very warm and cozy there. I loved seeing your Happy face and that of Louis Dean's too. Looks like you are in your Happy Place for sure !

Debbie said...

it's so beautiful there linda, and your words really bring the place to life. a beautiful image of the long dirt road!! have fun, enjoy every moment!!

Tina said...

I love the way you've decorated the "new room", what a nice place to read and write in your journal! And what cute pictures of the two of you! Have a great time at the ranch!

Susie said...

Linda, Yes your country boy ,LD is as cute as can be. Glad you got some good rest before starting out on the trip to the ranch. it's always nice to see the picture from there. Once the new room is finished it will be extra nice...even though it looks so inviting right now. Please be safe while there and don't over do. Blessings to all, love you, xoxo, Susie

Anonymous said...

he is a handsome fella!!! thats such a lovely get away!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hi Linda! I saw your blog link and decided that I needed to check it out since my name is Linda also. So fun to read several of your posts and see that we are about the same age (I'll be 68 in June) and you live in Texas and I was born in Texas! Enjoying getting to know you. If you get a chance to visit my blog you can see my cray life. I live in GA, next door to my 87 yr old Mom. I have two Grands who are the light of my life! Anyway, I'm a new follower!