Monday, April 23, 2012


We are finally home! If my niece reads this, don't get me wrong, I loved every minute of my time with you, but as Dorothy says, "There's no place like home."

I didn't know how much I missed the trees and green grass. And the little hills we have in West Kentucky. But there was beauty in the flat country and scattered trees. I loved seeing the oil wells pumping. We also saw a small dust storm.

Can you imagine what it was like for us to see a niece we had not seen in forty years? We had not known where she was. It's such a long story, and for Lisa's sake, I won't go into it. None of us has the words to express the feelings we all fell. I go down as far as I can in my writer's heart and there are no words. No actions, no thoughts. It cannot be expressed. It is only joy.

We had never seen Lisa's children or her husband. We met all but her daughter. We have been hugged and kissed so much, by such lovely people. We fell in love with the whole family and made such wonderful connections. It was great.

We also ate soooo much. Lisa is a wonderful cook. The plane had trouble taking off. In Dallas/Ft. Worth they even left early to have plenty of time to take off with our heavy bodies. Just kidding. It did leave early, but not because we were heavy.

I'll try to get some pictures downloaded soon, by Wednesday. I have to write double duty today. I'm behind on my word count. I'll tell you more, but I don't want to bore you. By the way, I have a handsome great-nephew who is handsome as they come and single. Cute as a button. I love match-making.


  1. Katt - Sounds like you had a wonderful trip! What a neat blessing - to reconnect with family after such a long absence! My brother returned home after being out of town for a week and tweeted this last night: "Walking barefoot on your own floor and sleeping in your own bed are two of life's great under-appreciated pleasures." Sounds like you're feeling the same way. Have a great Monday, settling back in at home!

    1. That's about right, Brooke. I did write 2,600 words yesterday and I need to write 2,500 hundred today plus go to the doctor. I'm getting back in the swing of things. I do love trees and grass better than red dirt.