Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Going Home

As you read this in the morning, I am on a flight headed to The Ranch.

It is just the youngest Nighean Dhonn and myself for a week visiting my parents and in-laws and some old friends.  No particular need prompted this, other than the need to simply get back home.

In a way it is the worst time to go:  we have so much going on at work and sometime in, say, September would be better.  But I am old enough and wise enough to know that truly, the "right time" never really comes.

So we are off to go places and do things and see people, and hopefully to get me a little more grounded again.


  1. Hope your time out with your family and friends gives you what you need. Our smallholding here in France keeps me grounded, and when I made a rare trip back to the UK a few years ago I suffered such an unexpected bout of homesickness for the farm that I said I would not go again. Travelling also affects my health, and at seventy one I think I can be indulgent with putting such a stress on myself.
    So I hope your batteries get recharged, and you find what you are looking for.

  2. Enjoy your trip back home TB...I know how much The Ranch means to you.

  3. Thank you Vera, and I can certainly understand that sentiment. At some point in the not too distant future we are going to have to make a decision about coming back or not. If we are not able to, I do not think that I could bear to come back here again. I have been coming here literally all of my life.

    Understand the traveling thing. The Ravishing Mrs. TB and I are of slightly different opinions: she loves to travel, I love to stay home. We are trying to find the balance.

    71? My respect for your endeavors only grows!

  4. Thank you Rain. Yes, it is kind of an indefinable sentiment of home that no other place seems to fill, not even the house I grew up in.

  5. Enjoy your time to recharge and be refreshed! May it be a blessed time and have safe travels.

  6. Thanks Hobo! It is very good so far - if I can actually remember how to relax and not be so concerned about what is going on at work...

  7. Have safe trips and grand times! God bless!

  8. Thank you Linda! It has been great so far.


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