Thursday, May 07, 2009

Like choosing between tots and fries

I've been back from my little trip for a couple of days, but I have been holding off on posting because I was really hoping that I would've picked a winner from my little Name That Blog contest by now.

Obviously I forgot to factor in my inherent indecisiveness, and also the fact that you all are amazing and came up with so many choices that my head is pretty much spinning.

I feel exactly as I do when we pull up to the Sonic menu board. I've talked about this before, haven't I? Where I just sit there, and also make my very patient hubby just sit there, while I study the menu for a good 10 minutes. Because everything looks fabulous, and I don't quite know what I want. And since it's such a monumental decision, you know, deciding between a cherry limeade or the lemonberry slush, you can't just rush these things.

So. I haven't picked a name yet. I'm pretty torn.

But - we had an amazing trip! It rained the entire time we were there, and I loved every second (sorry, Sara - I know you are sick of the rain!). And it was so green...real, live grass, enormous trees, and my grandma's garden that was exploding with lettuce and onions.

Something else I learned last week...Savannah loves crab legs. I had no idea. My uncle cooked a feast of steak and crab legs one night, and it's obvious that she is my offspring - the girl likes her meat. I spent most of my meal cutting up steak and cracking open the crab for her, and I couldn't keep up. More crab, Mama.

She has expensive taste, this one.

My extended family has had their share of issues over the past few years, and so we didn't really know what to expect going into this. We weren't sure if we'd be welcomed with open arms, or if the entire week would be spent awkwardly tiptoeing around trying not to offend.

We got the open arm treatment. Reconciliation is a good thing, y'all.

It was good to get away for awhile, and even better to come home. Because there really is nothing like your own plush mattress and pillow that is squished in all the right places. It's the little things that do it for me.


Kellie said...

There is nothing that will make me more indecisive than a HUGE menu. I usually have to take a poll of what everybody else is having and then choose from that.

Your grandmothers garden is awesome!

Rachelle said...

Welcome back!

Is it wrong to now want Steak and crab for breakfast? That Savannah is a smart one! If you ever make it for a visit, I will have to get her some Maryland crabs! I bet she would love it!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Crab. Mmmm. Savannah and I would get along. :-)

I LOVE that you are starting your own design business. If I had any sort of creative bone in my body, I'd offer up another name suggestion, BUT I don't. So, I'll just say I'm thrilled for you! Yay!

Carpoolqueen said...

My own squishy pillow's the best. I'm considering becoming one of THOSE people and traveling with it, for I do love it so.

Welcome home!

Carrie said...

Glad you had a great time! And YUMMY food...mmmmm! I get huge sighs from Dan when we pull up at a drive-thru, because I never know what to get either! hee hee!

Good to be home...!
Good luck on your decision, you will pick the right one! Can't wait to see your new blog designs!

sara said...

hey no need to rush on the name! I can't decide what color I want my signature on mine (several thought the red looked like blood dripping off my name! yikes)

So glad you had a great time with your family!! that is a great gift!

welcome home!

Erin K. said...

It's raining right now, and just as I read your comment about the rain, it launched into a full fledged downpour. Thanks for helping me appreciate it. :-)

H-Mama said...

Love the garden. I wish I could do that! :)

I agree, no need to rush on the name. To add to your dilema though, I could suggest "Passionate Pursuits" or "Tapestry of Life". I've always loved a good tapestry analogy... we're all a mess, but God is making something beautiful of us, much of it is scripted on our blogs. ;)

Happy name picking! I have trouble choosing myself... another reason not to go to Sonic. That was not meant to offend the many Sonic lovers in blogdom. Ha...

Glad you had a good time with family. We must all have situations like that with family, no?

Elizabeth said...

It is such a gift to be welcomed by family, esp. after a rough patch. I'm so thankful for that for you.

You know of my love for Sonic! I hope your meal was superb, and included a vanilla diet coke. They're the best, especially with tots. I don't like their fries.

I didn't comment on your last post b/c I have no ideas. But you know how excited I am for you to start your business. I will send lots of people your way!

Jennifer @ Taking My Time said...

You and I have talked about our love of rain and inability to make a quick menu decision. I love and needed the rain lately too. Glad you had a good trip!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

The trip sounded wonderful Jackie! I'm so glad you got the open arm treatment. Family politics can be - comlicated.

And I know just what you mean about the relief of being home and in your own bed. So comfy and wonderful isn't it?

Jenn @ A Country Girl's Ramblings said...

Okay, I'm going to show my country hickness here! I have never been to a sonic. I don't even know where the nearest one is! But, the lemonberry slush sounds delicious!

I'm glad you had a great getaway. Your grandma's garden looks great. It has been so wet here that we just finally got ours disked (yes, we use a tractor with a pull behind disk, more country bumpkin showing!). Hopefully Joel can rotatill it soon. Usually I have lettuce,spinach, radishes, onions and such up by now.

Oh well! Hopefully soon!

The Fritz Facts said...

I just LOVE crab yummy! Boo loves them too, so we split orders when we get the chance to have them.

Those gardens look wonderful! The green is so bright.

Anonymous said...

So glad you had such a wonderful trip! I can't wait to see what you choose for the blog name!

Gretchen said...

Ooops, you're contest totally fell off my radar, Jackie! Sorry. But I'm so glad you're back and had a great time. Reconciliation IS the best. That garden looks so wonderful. Good old midwest soil. :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

So glad your trip was a good one! I have some crazy family issues and sometimes I just never know what to expect. Glad your time was redemptive!

And now I'm hungry for tater tots AND fries. And neither choice is an option. :(

(Hey, I'm about 10 posts behind on your blog. I have a few minutes here but will likely be back to finish catching up tonight!)

Lois Lane II said...

My hubby has expensive tastes, too. ;)

I'm so glad your trip went well. =)

RosyRose said...

welcome home friend!
I love the garden tall already!!!!

Amber said...


So I just read your line, "So, I haven't picked a name yet. I'm pretty torn."


"So, I haven't picked a name yet. But, I'm pretty TAN."

I was thinking...well, alrighty then. At least you have sun-kissed indecisiveness.

Sorry. Up too late.

Glad you had a great trip!! I, though, am sick of the rain.

mamajil said...

Jackie I think I am gonna have to spend my weekend catching up on whats going on with you! :) I am so far out of the loop. I'm trying to figure out what are you trying to name.... Have a great weekend
BTW beautiful garden pics!! Glad you had a good weekend!

Jamie said...

I can so relate to the indecisive's so me!

I'm glad you are back and that you enjoyed your trip.

Heather of the EO said...

Maybe I'm repeating someone, I didn't read all the comments, but you could do a poll with your favorites of the suggestions? Then you'd know what's appealing to the most people? Just a thought :)

And I'm so glad your trip was GOOD.