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Friday, November 6, 2009

Hi from Shreveport, Louisiana!

Hello! I finally discovered a way to get online here, so I can check in and say hi. Been staying busy with my MIL, and I have taken pics of the beautiful leaves of red, gold and orange! It is so pretty here, and the smell of the pines and other trees especially in the evening along with the sounds of the crickets and other wildlife, have me in hog heaven!!! I feel like I have entered the twilight zone, in the way that it is so different from home and the slow pace of life just about has me shut down. I feel this trip has to be sent to me straight from God...since I really needed to be shut down for a while. I am so happy to be away from work and enjoying a whole new scenery and loving spending time with my other grands here, MIL, kids and BIL and SIL.

Had Mexican (Tex-Mex) here the first two days, and today I forced my hand at getting some Cajun food...so had some world class crawfish etoufee! It was delicious over rice!

Life has slowed so much, that my MIL is going to teach me a few things about crochet...(she is an expert)...and we went to Michaels today to buy yarn and crochet needles...

Will be reading your blogs, but will probably not have time to comment while I am here...will post pics when I get back home...

Julie

15 comments:

Teri C said...

Sounds like this trip was sent right from heaven just for you.

Enjoy enjoy!!

Aiyana said...

Hope you're having fun! I guess you are making good use of your time off.
Aiyana

My Little Family: said...

Have fun in Louisiana! The chow is great there :)

Serena said...

I'm green with envy! Have a fantabulous time!!!

marianne said...

I am so happy for you!
You see this trip is a gift at the right time for you!
You relax and have fun dear!
Thanks for the life sign!

hugs
>M<

soulbrush said...

aaaw thanks for popping in to tell us, crocheting, yippeee join me in this wonderfully relaxing hobby. have fun.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It sounds like you have landed in your own little paradise Julie. Enjoy it, absorb it, go home refreshed.

Claude said...

glad you're having fun... I used to have family close to shreveport, in Doylene, but I haven't been down that way in years...

messyfish said...

sounds like this is exactly what you needed. Looks like you are being looked after by your God. We always are when we listen, and seems to me like you have being listening! Go slow, and stay slow!!

Evelyn Howard said...

Hi Julie
Glad you are having a nice time. I looked up Crawfish etoufee and recipe - sounds yummy!!
Look forward to yr pics (incl new crochet pieces!)
Have a lovely break :) Ev

Arasu said...

Looking forward for your post with the photos you have captured. It seems to be your journey is an interesting one. My best regards.

Chris said...

Julie, thanks so much for visiting Refining Life. I am amazed at all the ways we can "find" each other online!

I am just starting my collection of succulents and can't wait to learn more about them.

I'm off to explore your blog. Hope you have a great day!

Chris

walk2write said...

Enjoy your rest, Julie! Thanks for stopping by. I've been trying to learn how to sew and do fancy needle work for years but always get frustrated. For some of us, it does take a good teacher with a lot of patience to get started on the right track. Have fun with the family and crochet.

yoon see said...

Great trip and Julie thanks for dropping by in midst of business:)
I hope you will continue to enjoy your trip...take lots of pictures to share.
I will be back to witness your sharing.
Till then, happy holidays Julie!

Tootsie said...

I used to walk around with my crochet hook and some cotton...I loved to crochet...I haven't picked it up since I had the kids...there's just no time...and It makes me wonder if I even remember how!