Thursday, February 26, 2009

Austin

I am visiting my family. Unfortunately, that doesn't leave much time for playing with the laptop. There is just so much to do!

On the way up from San Antonio this morning, I composed a little traveling poem:

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The miles scream by on
Interstate Highway 35
all around are
propositions winking
from billboards and
digital signs and the
windowless walls of
hot pink buildings
saying come on
buy this religion buy
that pair of shoes buy
something else you
didn't even know you needed
and all my energy is wrapped up
in staying alive
all the way to Austin.

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...which I did. Tomorrow, I'll be going back to San Antonio, just for the day, and in a car, rather than the motor home, to meet an online acquaintance and a newborn grand-niece. On the way, my sister and I will indulge in a little Ikea time.

We've gone shopping for enough food to feed the entire neighbourhood, compiled a list of the movies we want to see together, made plans to go get our hair done, and generally filled the next few days with girl stuff. Our husbands will just have to cope. We will be going to the Alamo Drafthouse to see "Slumdog Millionaire". That's at the top of the list.

So if I disappear for a while, it's just because I'm having a wonderful time.

3 comments:

John Hayes said...

Like the poem-- have a great time in Austin.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Austin's a great place. Hope your time there and abouts is great.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Hi Sandra - you were "second place" in the bookgiveaway contest - I'm announcing the winner on my blog this morning, but I had two second place winners - you and Blue Violet....

Miss coming by here - I will soon be in Texas as well....but not for fun and happy things...

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