Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Wanna Go Back To Dixie

I Wanna Go Back to Dixie

That was the title of an irreverent song (as were they all) penned by one of my heroes, Tom Lehrer in the late 1950’s. It is not simply the choice between temps in the low seventies versus wind chills close to zero, though that IS an additional incentive.

But, truly, now I have one home and two houses, and it makes me unspeakably sad to see the look in four beautiful eyes on Skype.

And darnit, I miss my good lawnmower too! Just inside trying to regain feeling in fingers that were wearing insulated gloves while I re-set the gutter drains and picked up forearm sized branches from the 16 Oak trees which have little purpose in life, seemingly, other than to dump garbage on the ground twelve months out of every year.

Guys- I’ll be back as quick as I can.

Trust me on that!!!


Lowandslow said...

So, tell me again....why do you maintain a residence "up north"? Before answering, look at that picture again. ;)


Dorrie said...

ditto what Scot said....
Great picture!!

Chiang Guy said...

Hope you can make it back down there soon.

maggsworld said...

There is nothing I can say that the three up above haven't said before me. Is it getting close to consolidation time?

BenB said...

Ahhh, but it all depends on your perspective of trees. Your home up there is a beautiful home in a very nice area. But it's really just a house, I am reading into this, because there is nothing there to make it have the warmth and feeling of home as the picture you have posted depicts of your place down south. That dog of yours just cracks me up! A lovable ball of joy, I am sure, not to mention the beautiful lady he is snuggling up to : )

Fin said...

Thank you all. The results of a quarter century of trying to simplyify my life seems to have had the opposite effect.

I'm pedaling as fast as I can, and cannot WAIT to return and give those hugs they deserve!