April 21, 2012

Back Home in Tennessee

Fort Loudoun Reservoir, near Lenoir City, Tennessee

We arrived back home late yesterday. We had a nice visit with my mom and other family members in Indiana. We also had a wonderful time meeting up in Cincinnati with Joan of Joan’s Journeys. Rounding out the trip, we visiting some of Kentucky’s fine bourbon distilleries and enjoyed the thoroughbred horse races at Keeneland. We even experienced some unexpected good fortune yesterday morning in Lexington, thanks to the kindness of a stranger. You can look forward to some interesting photos and stories in the days ahead! It was delightful to get away for a while, and even more so to come home to the comforts of our country cottage.

I see that Marty had a surprise post for you while I was away. The rascal! Since he kept you entertained, I promise not to scold him. The long-awaited retaining wall for the left-front flowerbed also got completed while we were gone. It looks positively handsome. Yes, there will be a photo essay on that little project too.

In the meantime, it’s back to the reality of unpacking, laundry, bill paying, grocery shopping, flower planting, and house cleaning. Downloading my latest photos is on the “to do" list as well, in addition to catching up with all of my blogging friends. I also intend to get reacquainted with my cozy recliner in between the chores!


  1. Welcome home! We don't know what you mean about Marty! He was a perfect angel while you were gone! We all just took a break! Hugs!

  2. Welcome home. Marty did indeed keep us company in your absence. Relax, and then get caught up. See you soon.

  3. Take your time to float back into the bosom of home. Welcome back. You've sure piqued my interest...

  4. So glad you made it home safely. Can't wait to hear all about your tales of adventure.
    Have a great day.

  5. Welcome home, my friend. So glad you had a safe trip. I missed you and can't wait to hear more.

  6. Hi Donna, Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Can't wait to hear more about it...

    Have a great Sunday--and get some REST now.

  7. Welcome home! I love the photo and know I'm missing a lot by not visiting TN or KY more...beautiful.

    Get your chores done and we'll look forward to more photos :)

  8. Welcome back. I look forward to hearing all about your trip. Of course after you get reacquainted with that recliner :)

  9. Looking forward to those photos! Sounds like a perfect time away :)

  10. Welcome home, Donna! Glad you had a good trip, and hope you found Mom doing well.


  11. Girl I'm so glad you're safe home and had a good time. Sorry I've not been around much but I've been busier than usual! Just spent about an hour catching up with your posts and I must say it was a very enjoyable spell. Thanks for all you do. Can't wait to see your pictures and read your stories about your latest trip.

  12. Welcome Home Miz Donna!!! Marty was SO gracious while you were gone!
    He's also requesting a LARGE sack of carrots please!!Hahaa
    I was also gone a few days last week so I'm late in checking in here! Sorry!
    LOVE the photo! Can't wait to hear about your adventures!


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