23 December 2019

Back From Texas

We hadn't been home to Texas in 3 1/2 years, and this was our fourth attempt to get down there since we moved back in April. Such is military life. We finally made it home.

We brought back a box of groceries--because as y'all know, they don't have groceries where we live. Mr. Wonderful brought home 9 (n-i-n-e) jars of salsa. Everything we got (besides his favorite coffee) is spicy. Everything. (*waves at fellow Texans)

Yes, those are pickles--the best pickles in the whole world. Even Mr. Wonderful, who is not a fan of pickles, likes these. 

It's a 15-hour drive one way, and we do it in one day. Tough, but not impossible. I came down with strep throat about halfway through our visit, but I was able to see a doctor and get some antibiotics so the trip back home wasn't too bad. Now we're in recovery mode (me, literally) and hoping for a restful Christmas.


  1. I'm glad to hear you were able to get home to Texas for a visit! Sorry you got sick, hope you're continuing to recover. It's great you brought back lots of favorites to enjoy. Wishing you, your husband, & Tiger Lily a peaceful and joyous Christmas! (And hopefully a fun and relaxing "Stitchy Planning Week"!)

  2. Wow, that's a long journey in one go. How does Tiger Lily cope without you at home?

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  4. Fickle Pickles are amazing! When we discovered them, we brought home 3 jars. We're only 90 minutes or so from the shop, but life has kept us from getting back there. Texas is definitely a special place; glad you were able to visit!

  5. I am glad you were able to get there. I enjoyed your photos! Sorry about the strep, but it sounds like you are on the mend. I chuckled about your grocery purchases. We would do the same when we visited the in-laws. Never heard of Fickle Pickles, so off I go to investigate them. Wishing you, Mr. Wonderful and Tiger Lily a peaceful Christmas and look forward to hearing the results of your stitch planning week!

  6. Glad you made it to Texas & back safely.
    We would do the same when in a different state, they have different foods in other areas. Never heard of Fickle Pickles.
    Hope you are feeling somewhat better.
    Wishing you, your hubby, & Tiger Lily a wonderful Christmas!

  7. So glad you made it home for a Christmas visit! What on earth is on top of that tree?!
    Merry Christmas to you all!

  8. I'm glad to hear you had a nice visit except the strep throat.