Monday, March 14, 2011

Home is the most popular, and will be the most enduring of all earthly establishments…

It is true that home is where the heart is. Home is where you hang your hat. Home is the place where you can scratch where it itches even though your wife would prefer you didn’t. Home is also where the house is.

Yeah, we have two of those.

One house has the dogs and my husband, which all have my heart. That would be home, right? But, BUT, it has no stuff in it. One bamboo slotted spoon and a Paula Deen saucepan does not a kitchen make. And isn’t the kitchen the heart of the home?

We have another house that has ALL of our stuff (and my shoes) but no husband, heart or dogs. But it has the pacemaker for the heart of any good home, the Kitchen Aid mixer.

I’m sure you’re wondering “what is a gal to do?!” Well, I’m going to tell you. This gal is going back to Texas and getting her stuff! Mixer, aprons, pot & pans and spices, too, I’m bringing it all.

I can live with two LaZboys, two lazy dogs and a TV, as long as I have my Kitchen Aid. That will be the first step to making this house the home it wants to be.

Once I get all my kitchen stuff loaded up, I’ll think about what else to bring, like oh, I don’t know, clothes and shoes. When I left, I thought I was only going to be gone for a week. Yeah, I’m pretty sick of those three outfits! The dogs want their toy box, too. They have already killed the “welcome to your new home” toys.


There are other things I’ll be taking care of while I’m back in Texas (notice I didn’t say “home?- even though Kitchen Aid, hello?) like the annual boobie squish. I know I’ve reminded you in the past, and I’m not going to forget this year – Take care of the Ta-tas! (not you, Ron)

Breast cancer is most treatable when it is found early – when it is small and has not spread. There is no way to predict who will develop breast cancer and who will not. For these reasons, routine early detection tests (checking for breast cancer when there are no symptoms present) are recommended. – American Cancer Society

I am also going to have my hair cut and colored because who likes having to find a new hairdresser in a new town when it’s been almost two months since your last visit? Trying to explain what your hair is supposed to look like when it’s not overgrown, shaggy and various shades of grey is not something you want to attempt with a stranger.

CGMan thinks I should just take this picture in:


*sigh* This is why he’s not allowed in the beauty salon with me.

Anyway, tomorrow is when I head back to the Republic of Texas and all its warmth and good Mexican food. Oh and my Skater! I’ve missed him!

Let me know if I’ve forgotten any essentials for the new home!


  1. I can't imagine what it's like to have to up and leave your 'house'. I'm happy you are going back to get the things that give you comfort.

    I haven't been to the salon since December. Yeah, picture that.

  2. Good luck with the packing! I'm glad you're getting all your essentials. And I bet the dogs will be happy, too!

  3. Wishing safe travels and good times for you this week Dawn.

  4. Yeah, I don't do Bad Mama Gramas.

  5. Safe travels! I bet your KitchenAid will be happy to see you.

  6. Because of all the moving we have done I have a list of what items need to go with me. One thing I figured out real quick is a cutting board, one good knife, potato masher and a strainer can get you out of most kitchen situations.

    Have a fun time in Austin and I will be hoping and praying there are some wildflowers for you!

  7. Yeah, so on the Kitchen Aid thing....
    KA decided that she likes it better at my house, along with her cousin, big chopping board. KA thinks it would be neat for the foreign woman to learn how to mix, knead and blend like a true American. What can I tell you? You are welcome to visit us anytime...

  8. Oh the price of having your "friends" picking up and shipping the dogs...

    I'll bet they'll be almost as happy to see their old toys as you will seeing your old friend, the Kitchen Aid - if you can track it down...

  9. One last trip to the familiar MD and hairdresser is a good thing. Nothing's worse than losing a good hairdresser; unless you find a better one in DC.

    Happy Trails getting there and then back HOME.

  10. Safe travels, and here's to a well stocked kitchen!

  11. Have a great flight to Texas, great time with Skater and all your friends before you start the long journey back with a loaded truck, be careful and have a safe trip back to DC. (HOME)

  12. It makes me happy that you're going to see your kid.

  13. Yay! She's coming back to us. BOOO, she's leaving again soon for good! :(

    Have a safe trip back, and enjoy the time with Skater!


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