Sunday, May 24, 2009

Home again, Home again Jiggity Jog

Do you know this  little rhyme?
 To Market, to market to buy a fat pig
Home again, home again, jiggity jig
To market, to market
To buy a fat hog, 
Home again, home again, jiggity jog!

This is a little rhyme that I have repeated over and over and over again, first with my girls and now with the grands.

As you know we went out West recently to visit our DD and her family.  This past week we went to the NE to visit the other two DDs and their families.  Kellen and Little Man had birthdays.  We celebrated Kellen's 9th on Sat. the 16th and Little Man's 1st yesterday.
We just got home a little bit ago after a 15 hour drive!  

I am intrigued by words and their origins.  On this trip I really paid attention to the names of towns.  Poughkeepsie, NY, Wilkes Barre, PA, Roanoke, VA, and lots more.  I plan to research to learn more about some of these names. 
 The drive through Connecticut, Massachusetts, NY, Pennsylvania,  Virginia, and Tennessee is a beautiful one with lovely scenery.  My DH would ask how I know that because I'm usually reading or sleeping, but I pay attention more than he knows.
I read Ruby Among Us and Rose House by Tina Forkner on this trip.  Very good books.  I recommend them.
I will post photos tomorrow or the next day.
Today is actually my mother's 85th birthday.  We are celebrating tomorrow. 
On Tuesday, I get my sewing machine back.  Yea!!  I sewed some at my DDs homes.  I mended a few things ad made a few cushions, but no real sewing.  I had two messages from one of the ladies who wants 5 grandchildren outfits.  She needs them by June 1st rather than June 6th.  Hum.... I'll do my best, but I also have one other sundress and bonnet due this week.  I told her I would be out of town.  She must have forgotten.  Thank goodness the others aren't needed till the 16th.  
My DDs and their families surprised me with a wonderful bird house that one of my SILs made and some very needed sewing supplies for my birthday and Mother's Day.  They also cooked a DELICIOUS meal!!!!
My eyes are closing as I type this so I. think. I'll. go. to. bed. now.  ....zzzzzzzzzzzzzz.............


Back Porch Blessings said...

Glad to hear you had a good time and that you made it home safely. Sounds like now that you are back you are going to be one busy lady.
Well give your mom a hug for me and tell her happy birthday, what a blessing to still have her with you, you sure miss them when they are gone. Hugs

gwensews said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I'm sure you miss your children, being so far away. I hope your mom has a pleasant birthday. You are going to be sewing up a storm! Congratulations--you are getting your wish!

Trudy Callan said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. I never thought about looking up all of the little towns that I pass through when traveling. That would be interesting to learn of their history.

window dressing said...

I'm glad you had a great time on your family visit. I personally love road trips (I have a flying phobia). But what I love about them is all the little towns and cities that you can visit and learn about. Would love to hear more about your research on the places you visited. Pictures would be a delight also if you have any that you wouldn't mind sharing.
Btw, many happy birthday wishes to your mom. I hope she has a fun filled day spending time with her family.

From A Creative Heart said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip and a great time with your family!!!
Glad you got home safely!! And I would love to see pictures of the new things you are creating....

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