Monday, April 4, 2011

This 'N That......

Our trip to Knoxville began Saturday, March 26 and ended yesterday afternoon, Sunday, April 3---Nine days.  We spent nights in Atlanta with my mom and the rest of the time in hotels in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and  Jackson, Mississippi.  In all, we drove 2,000 miles.

We were successful in negotiating a contract on a new home in Knoxville after spending over two days with our realtor.  We spent time visiting with Cindy's mom, who, sadly, has Alzheimer's. 

We had a wonderful dinner one evening with Cindy's sister Patti and her significant other, Kevin; and her daughter, Lucinda and son-in-law, Tracy and grandson, Canyon.

We ate too much during our trip.  We didn't get enough physical exercise.  And the last day (yesterday) driving home was tortuous.  But, we made it. 

And then, Cindy got sick last night and is still in bed.  I think it is a combination of possible food poisoning and stress. 

I was up early this morning after a thunder and lightning filled night.  Amid the flashes of lightning and claps of booming thunder, I tried to catch up on the blogs I follow.  It was really relaxing to get back to my blog friends and read their thoughts.

Now, it's time to go wash the dishes and clean things up while Cindy hopefully is able to sleep and awaken later feeling better.

Blessings to all who take the time to read my ramblings.


  1. oh i'm sure you guys must be exhausted and all used up. i hope she'll rebound quickly. i know it is a good time - visiting with relatives and success with house hunting/buying, but the stress of moving is SO draining... glad you're back in Texas safe and sound until it's time to relo for good!

  2. I pray Cindy feels much better. I am glad you were successful with the new home contract and had some wonderful family time.
    God bless you

  3. I'm glad you safely arrived home and that your trip was successful. I hope Cindy feels better before the day is through. Have a good day, Clint. Blessings...Mary

  4. Hi Clint,
    That's not gibberish. 'm glad that you arrived back safe at home. Best wishes to Cindy and speedy recovery.
    Greetings Sabine

  5. Poor Cindy. At least she is home. Nothing like being sick on the road. Well you are going to have a few busy months ahead of you. You better rest up now.

  6. I hope Cindy recovers soon, stress can play much into sickness and there's nothing more stressful than moving.

    Thanks for coming over and the lovely comment.

  7. That's the hardest part about traveling is you get out of your good routines. I often come home from a trip and crash myself. I'll say a prayer for Cindy and a good night's rest for both of you.

  8. Sounds like a lot of driving. Glad you're home safe....and really hope she gets feeling better soon.
    (Glad you're doing dishes;))
    Have a great new week!

  9. Praying that Cindy is feeling better soon. We missed you all when you were gone. I do praise God that you found a great place, and I know that it is where he would have you. You will enjoy the beauty of the mountains in Knoxville, and the weather is not that bad either.

  10. Thank you always for sharing Clint. Moving is NOT easy and the process and transition can take a lot out of a person. I've done it enough times myself - about eight times I think, from one country to another!But it is all for a good reason,you will be closer to your children.Praise God for the new house! Will pray for a speedy recovery for Cindy. Blessings to you both. :)

  11. Oh...first of all: "Get well wishes" to Cindy. I hope she is feeling better today.

    Good to hear that you have had a safe trip back. Still enough work, hope you will find few moments for yourself.

    Good luck an bless you


  12. You have accomplished a lot and got a lot done. I am sorry to hear Cindy is not well and wish her fast recovery. We are of course happy to see you again.

  13. Hi Clint -

    What a journey. You are leaving Texas for Knoxville, TN?

    Glad to have you back on board...

    I hope that Cindy is feeling better.