Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Bitch Is Back.... Hopefully



As difficult as the last few weeks have been for me, I have had an epiphany. I can live without the computer and life goes on. Who knew? I thought that perhaps this all happened to me for a reason. I was getting far too dependent on my computer and whatever the forces were, I was compelled to come to the realization that there is more to my life than hovering over my computer day after day. It doesn't rule me and I do still have a life in The Real World. Lesson learned.That said I'm damned glad to be back! I have missed everyone and although I may have learned a valuable lesson, I've also realized that all of you mean a great deal to me, but I have things here that I need to take care of as well. Time management is now one of my main objectives and it's probably something I should have incorporated into my everyday life long ago.



We went to Austin last weekend to meet up with the kids and had a wonderful time eating and drinking our way through our mini family reunion. Snooty Daughter flew in from L.A. for her birthday, so it was cause for celebration. Since our son's birthday is also this month, it was a double celebration.







When we left here, the winds from Hell were blowing, which made for a particularly difficult drive, so I was exhausted when we finally reached our hotel. The winds were blowing in Austin but not nearly like they were in West Texas. We didn't play golf this time because of the high winds, so our son drove us around his college campus one day (St. Edwards University), which is really beautiful.



There weren't as many Bluebonnets along the way this year, due to not enough rain in the fall months. However, there were other colors, although not near as plentiful as we've seen in the past. Austin is suffering from severe drought, as are most areas of Texas. We're used to it out here in West Texas (the desert), but Austin usually gets plenty of rain.




I wish I could say I've been busy moving, but things just don't work like that around here. Mr. Snoots is far too frugal to buy one house before selling the other. I'm sure we'll have to talk & think about it for a few years before we ever take the jump. Remember, we've been in this house for 23 years. We never just jump into anything. Ever.




We had several amazing meals while in Austin, but you'll have to refer to my cooking blog to read about those heady experiences. We did eat lunch at one of my favorite spots... Trudy's. It's nothing spectacular but they do have excellent Margaritas, Tex-Mex food and attentive servers. They also have a lovely outside eating area, so we sat outside as we drank our cocktails and feasted on a delicious lunch.




Today the winds from Hell are blowing again… up around 40-50 mph. I'm so glad that I didn't bother to clean anything up outside… It would have been a completely futile act.



We also ate lunch one day at Hut's Burgers which is another Austin favorite. They have amazingly delicious burgers. Unfortunately, I was so crammed in to a tiny booth that I was unable to reach my purse for my camera. Being close to the University of Texas and downtown Austin, it was literally packed for lunch.

12 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

I am so glad you are back!!! You were so very missed...I think I was having Snooty withdrawals.

I am so jealous of your adventure...it must have been wonderful and I am glad that you had a great time!!!

TSannie said...

We've missed you!

Mental P Mama said...

Welcome back! My stepson went to St. Edward's for a year, and now he is at Tech. I don't think he has any plans to graduate....

Krysta said...

i'm glad you're back... if it makes you feel better i have been going through the same thing...

The Incredible Woody said...

Yippee, she's back!! I have missed you!!!

Snooty Primadona said...

You have no idea how much I've missed everyone! Thanks for the Welcome Back! Now, I've got a lot of reading to catch up on....

hermomsometimes said...

Welcome back to the world of the Blog. I have checked your blog every day or so for a couple of weeks. No Snooty!

I knew it had to be computer trouble or you had run off with some young rich good looking guy.

Great to have you back.

Daryl said...

SO good to see you back .. missed you .. nice to have time with the kids... I hope SnootyDaughter is still loving her job .. Happy Easter xox

Pam said...

I was afraid I was going to have to go through Snooty withdrawal...
so glad to have you back. Sorry/glad about your roof and skylights...mixed bag at best!

imom said...

I'm glad you're back! I've really missed your posts.

Sounds like you had a great time with your family in Austin.

Heather said...

LOVE Austin. One of my favorite places.

I too am undergoing my own time management therapy. Had a little freak out last week when I couldn't hit a club, the house was a wreck and the kids lacked clean clothes. I'm back on track now, but trying not to make my life so crazy. This means pulling away from the computer too.

See you at support group!

thevinylvillage said...

Glad you're back!

 

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