Friday, July 13, 2012

Transitions

So....I left the beach this week to come back to barns, curvy roads, and mom duties. It's all good, but quite a change. My mom had been cooking for me, (thanks Babs!), and beach life can be pretty laid back however, I hit the ground running on Tuesday. 



School starts at the end of this month and sports practice is filling our days, but my re-entrance into small town living has not been without its quirks.  

*At a local sandwich shop a very elderly man asked me what my real hair color was underneath that, "red paint".  Seriously, I thought there weren't any secrets left in this small town!  

*My son tried to do me a solid by taking the clothes off the line when it started raining.  He draped them over the.....wait for it.....dog kennel.  Awesomeness. He left his sister's, "unmentionables", out in the rain.  Said he wasn't touching those things. 



We have a break from our hot weather and life is good!  

Enjoy the weekend! 


40 comments:

  1. OHHHHHHHHH that is rich.

    RED Paint and Dog Kennels...you nearly made me spew my coffee on the screen in a laughing fit.

    Have a great day and thanks for sharing this with us.

    In Him,
    Grace

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  2. i truly think that kids start school earlier & earlier each year. we started school in early sept. usually around labor day. what a sweet mom you have. need to talk to my mom about that. ha. ha!! not sure how i would take the hair comment. hopefully you were having a good day & took it with a smile & a grain of salt. hey, i bet your boy thought he was doing a great job. i'm laughing. men (boys) mean well, even if it is not quite what we hoped for. ha. ha!! to hilarious!! you have a fun life. so entertaining. love it. enjoy your weekend. ha. ha!! are you laughing with me... because i'm laughing with you. ha. ha!! thanks a bunch for the fun post!! (:

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  3. Good thing he was elderly... questions like that often end in a bad way. hahahaha File it under 'inappropriate'. Have a great weekend Red!

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  4. Reality after vacation is a transition, isn't it? Love the barn and the fence. I thought you were going to say he draped wet clothes over wooden chairs.

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  5. Gotta love that boy.....great post today.

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  6. haha about the elderly man...i find that a lot of older people lose that sensor filter...when i was pregnant with my twins, i was 35 years old. an elderly woman at our church asked me how old i was and then preceded to tell me that i shouldn't have anymore babies after the twins, i was too old lol...

    yes, the weather has been much cooler here in virginia this week too...welcome home!

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  7. LOL!!!!! My son would have done EXACTLY the same thing!
    Welcome home! The red hair and all.
    I can't believe school starts so soon! For us it's 6 weeks.

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  8. haha...Oh, I'm laughing. happy transitioning. :)

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  9. love that top image, and THANK YOU for the laughs!!! :)

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  10. Michelle you made me laugh with this one. Have a nice weekend:) B

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  11. Love the red paint story -- and all of your photos. Terrific! So glad I found your blog.

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  12. Old country people are priceless! I hear some kind of crazyness everyday. That's why we take vacations. It is great to get a break from the heat. I wish we would get rain.

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  13. Hello Red :O) So lovely post . Made me smile and feel happy , thanks .

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  14. Yep, it's kind of hard to go back to reality after a vacation. But we're retired now so every day is a vacation.. and I like it! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  15. Getting back to normal can be as refreshing as leaving to go on vacation -- sometimes -- barbara

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  16. A little dog perfume huh? So funny!!

    I always find it a tiny bit rough transitioning back to full time mom duty after a nice break! Glad you could get away!

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  17. Too funny, and just like a little boy- wouldn't want to catch any girl coodies!

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  18. And what lovely red paint it is !!

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  19. Lol! Your photos are gorgeous as usual!

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  20. Going back to daily routine is often... refreshing!

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  21. Until Sept. 11th school's closed over here. Miss rain and such wonderful environment. Please have you all a good weekend.

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  22. Hah! Funny things happening in Smallville. So, why does no one ever ask what color my white hair really is when it isn't dyed?

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  23. OMGosh, Your son did exactly what my boys would have done back in the day...leave their sister's unmentionables on the line for another wash...lol...made my day.
    We had a play Day, just a day, but it sure revitalized. Breaks are great but it is good to get back to the norm and good ol country life.
    BlessYourHeart

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  24. Love the photo of the gate. Excellent color.

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  25. Wow...very funny post today! School starts early there...glad you are getting a break from the heat...we have it here now along with rain and very humid...we normally never have humidity here and I've decided I don't like it one bit! have a great weekend!!

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  26. Wow, your school starts back up in July? That's so early!

    Too funny about the clothes.

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  27. About the hair comment -- I would have likely come back with a retort about his appearance. Geez!

    I'm glad your son helped with laundry -- his heart was in the right place. xo

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  28. Don't you just love how people feel so free to comment about your life? hair. I am having good laugh about the clothesline and dog kennel. Kids, you gotta love em!

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  29. Love the first photo...beautiful and I always like a good laugh..nice post

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  30. Wonderful photos and insight into small town life.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  31. hair comment! haha
    and i knw mom feel so happy when their young lads help them out :)

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  32. I thought summer was supposed to be a lazy time. I'm busier now than I am during the school season. Ugh.

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  33. Your son sounds a lot like mine! Your small town life sounds pretty amazing, too! Funny and delightful insight into your life.

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  34. Oh Michelle - I'm holding my sides laughing at your son! Doesn't that sound just like a loving brother!!!

    Gearing up for back-to-school. I miss those days... Have a great weekend!

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  35. I'm sorry but I had to laugh at the clothing removal to "help". Sounds like something my kids...any one of them... would do...and touching the unmentionables, might cause their hand to fall off! Sheesh!

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  36. Fun post! No break in the weather here.

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  37. Good stuff... we're glad your home safe... school teachin' doesn't start for us until mid-August...

    Dann in Ohio

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  38. hahahahaaa!!!! funny stuff!!

    LIFE is GOOD...that's the best part! keep on smiling!

    (i can't believe SCHOOL starts so soon!! seems like it should STILL be SUMMER vacation!!)

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  39. Priceless. That's why I like to visit you. xx

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  40. So funny about your son and the 'unmentionables'. My daughter won't take her brother's boxer shorts in from the washing line either.

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