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31 January 2011 @ 09:55 am
From this valley they say you are going...  
Our weekend to the cabin was abbreviated, although not by much. I got what I'm pretty sure is strep/flu combo and since I met Nolan there, had to make the two hour trip home by myself. Urgh. And since all I seem to be able to do since is sleep or stare, glassy-eyed at the television, propped up by pillows, I'd do a little photoessay of the two days we were in Childress.

There are too many commas in that sentence. My fever is too high to figure out what's wrong.

I should preface this post with the fact that I finally got a new camera. Thanks Dad and Jerry & Lanell. :D

Ethan. Pensive. Working on his audition for The Outsiders. Or waiting for us to get in the car, one or the other.

Aaron being Aaron. It's a full time job.

There's this massive train engine from the Ft. Worth Denver line in Childress. And the boys (all three of them) inexplicably like to climb all over it. It might be illegal to do this. I don't know. But, you know, that's how I roll. I color outside the lines and let my kids do borderline juvenile delinquent things, like play train robbers on a retired engine. *flips up my collar*

You'll note that Ethan's feet ARE NOT TOUCHING ANYTHING.

I told him to BE CAREFUL and that I wasn't taking him to the emergency room, that if he got hurt, he'd just have to suck it up and bleed out.

His answer was a sunny, "Okay, Mom!"


Feet ON something. Better, but not ideal.

Abs is one photogenic dog.

She and I went on a walk to the front gate, where she thought she might just sit and wait for the boys and Katie to come back.

We were stopped by stickers in paws (I TOLD her to stay on the road, but she can be hardheaded - to her credit there's much more interesting stuff in the grass to sniff. And stickers, though. That's the price a dog has to pay), cows and deer.

Jerry and Lanell joined us on Saturday night and we had dinner together.

The cabin might be in the sticks, but it has the best sunsets.

I assume the sunrises are good, too, but I haven't ever seen one personally.

But the sunsets are enough for me.

If you are inclined to do so, would you mind shooting up a prayer to the Big Guy? I haven't been this sick in a long time. Thanks!
I am:: bed
I feel:: thirstythirsty
Comic Book Goddess: Brit Pack - Bobby's Arserainpuddle13 on January 31st, 2011 04:01 pm (UTC)
You're right! Put a few years on him and Ethan could totally nail Ponyboy Curtis, although I think he's handsome enough to pull off Soda!

Man, I *LOVED* that book back in the day!
Carrie Leigh: Bluebonnetscarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that somebody got that. I live in my own little world, sometimes...
Comic Book Goddess: Writing - English Majorsrainpuddle13 on January 31st, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
*giggles* You live in a very nice little world, cold of death aside...
stardust_20: Castle - Beckett looking down (sad)stardust_20 on January 31st, 2011 04:24 pm (UTC)
I remember The Outsiders very well. Awesome, if a little frightening, book for me back in the day, me being so sheltered in my upbringing.
O Demanding One: Books: Colorful Stackheyurs on January 31st, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)


One of the best books ever. Movie wasn't too shabby either. ;D

stardust_20stardust_20 on January 31st, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC)
Awesome pictures. Looks like a fabulous place to get away.

Feel better soon! ♥
Carrie Leigh: Arthur shycarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
O Demanding One: Express: Holy Crap!heyurs on January 31st, 2011 06:34 pm (UTC)

Gosh, would you look at that kid! Carrie where did you get him? He even has dimples around his eyes! Good night in the morning! AJ is already a heartbreaker... wait til he's 16! Look out, Momma!

Ethan could be the next Ponyboy Curtis. *g* Stay gold!

*sends lots of get better prayers*

Carrie Leigh: Bones - Wendellcarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2011 10:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know. There's already girls coming around. *purses lips*

Stay gold, indeed.


seegrim: pansiesseegrim on January 31st, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Your boys are all adorable, and I especially love the picture of you with your little guys. You're looking really good! And I'm glad to see Aaron's looking as cute as ever. He's going to make a fantastic son-in-law.

Thanks for calling me from your sick bed. It meant a lot, and I hope you're feeling at least slightly better soon.
Carrie Leigh: fairie kisscarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2011 10:17 pm (UTC)
*giggles* If Becca will have him!

Antibiotics in hand. Three times a day for ten days. Woohoo.

Mala13oct on January 31st, 2011 07:51 pm (UTC)
Hope you feel better soon!

Gorgeous picts. Your kids are so good looking!
Carrie Leigh: wine is cheaper than therapycarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2011 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks on both counts!
maureen: Crossmaureen on January 31st, 2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
Prayers headed his way NOW. I came home early from work today and already told them I'll be out tomorrow. Yeah, this blows. Mine is all in my sinuses... my face HURTS, you know? I have the fever thing going on too. I cannot get warm enough.

Cool pics.
Carrie Leigh: lovecarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
I know! I had the heater on full blast on the way home yesterday and I still had chillbumps.

There are what I can only imagine are fire ants in my throat. Good grief.

Prayers right back atcha.
Elizabeth: deanlittlebit_liz on January 31st, 2011 09:02 pm (UTC)
Love the pics! Especially the train, I bet your boys had fun climbing all over it. I know I would have *giggles*

I'll send up a prayer, hope you feel better! I've had a bit of a throat thing myself lately, but it's not too bad, I think it's just the weather.
Carrie Leigh: Death had a Dean Winchester experiencecarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
Hello, stranger!

Hope you feel better, too. :)
slitherhither: ron_sufferslitherhither on January 31st, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
OMG, your boys (all three of them) are all so handsome and fun-loving! *dies* Many female/male hearts shall fall for them - the younger two - in a few short years (if not already; how old is Ethan?). Guh is all I can say. And how much do I love their matching denim jackets?

LOL at Ethan's "Okay Mom!". He's so sure he won't get hurt, and so sure you'll fix it, despite your words, if he does. Except of course he would never get hurt when it's sooo fun. Boys indeed. *has a heart attack with you*

I hope you recover quickly, and sleep through the worst of the symptoms. (btw, if it's strep you should get it treated, did you know? It can have nasty complications. Get thee a strep test?) *healing vibes and requests sent*
Carrie Leigh: nose wrinklecarrie_leigh on January 31st, 2011 10:23 pm (UTC)
Ethan's ten, and already has little girls dropping by... ugh.

I went to the doc this morning and have copious amounts of antibiotics, some chloraseptic, advil and cough drops. I'm giving it all I've got.
slitherhither: ron_sufferslitherhither on February 1st, 2011 01:56 am (UTC)
Yes, I'm afraid you're going to have to share him...

And I hope the meds help!