Thursday, June 25, 2009

Home Sweet Home

2,220.86 miles, 36 hours driving, 9 days, and 3 major storms, we are home. It was wonderful to see family and catch up. I haven't been back to my childhood home since my dad died a year and a half ago. I even bumped into a childhood friend that I haven't seen in more than 20 years. We are all bigger, not just the kids.


And green. I had forgotten how green Iowa is in June. Not just any old green either. But a million zillion shades of luscious greens. Greens I would love to bottle up and decant when I need a little pick me up.


But it is nice to be home again.


It seems like six months since I've worked in the studio. Just what was I up to? I'm sure there is a list somewhere. I'm also sure that the list has not been thrown away as I see no evidence that the fairies have been in to clean up my studio. You just can not get reliable fairies these days.

12 comments:

Katie said...

Welcome back! That's quite a trip you were on! I've never been to Iowa, but I visited my Great-Aunt's farm in Ohio when I was younger, and I remember all of the different greens in all of the fields we drove through...I bet it was beautiful!

And, if I find any cooperative fairies, I will send a couple your way (after keeping a couple for myself...of course...)...I can only seem to find the ones that make a mess...

SummersStudio said...

Hi, Katie. I have dozens of mess fairies!

Tammy and Rob said...

Welcome home! Sounds like you had a great time, glad you are back in blog land with us :)

2ifbysea said...

Welcome back, Leann! You were missed! Glad to hear you had a good vacation...

sharon said...

WOW....missed you soo soo much! So good to hear you had a good time , but glad your back!! The fairies weren't here either!

No Easy Beads said...

LeAnn welcome back home. You have been missed. I am glad you had a great vacation.

Prairie Emporium said...

LeAnn, glad you are back home safe and sound. Missed you.

stregata said...

LeAnn,
I soooo missed you! So glad you are back, but I am glad you enjoyed your trip also. Welcome back! That is quite a road trip you were on!!

If anyone finds those clean up fairies, I would like some too!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

You were so CLOSE you could have easily detoured over to Saint Louis to see me! I'm now headed in the opposite direction toward Louisiana, we just aren't coordinating this right somehow! Glad you're back, though. Missed ya!

SueBeads said...

Glad you had such a great time!

Silver Parrot said...

I don't know about fairies, but I've heard you can lure brownies to clean for you if you leave milk and honey by the back door at night.

SummersStudio said...

You are all so sweet to give me such a big welcome home. Milk and Honey? Ummm got a big cleaning project, might be worthwhile. Lynn, next time!