“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


On the Road

hittin' the road today.

Austin today,
Gruene Hall Friday night,
tubing down the Guadalupe River Saturday.

Anxiety level high for this short trip,
but baby steps,
baby steps.
If I say it out loud here, it will be okay.

It is after 8 and I still need to pack,
but not much needed more than a bikini
and skirts and cowboy boots.
God bless Texas.


First trip after Maggie's death.
Her gift to me.
And, of course, the ever-wonderful Michael's.
She made me promise to try,
to tell the anxiety disorder who's boss.

This one's for you baby.


  1. Yes, honey! Be the kind of boss that gently says: No, I am not going to go sit down~~you must. :-)
    Have a beautiful trip; Maggie's with you all the way!

  2. It WILL be okay. And she will be with you, ridin' shotgun.

  3. aw, sweet thing....
    you can do this !! and you will do it with your head held high and maggie will be around every corner, every bend, cheering you on !

  4. with you in spirit!! go get 'em!!

  5. Baby steps, yes, but really they are big and gigantic - wonderful - steps in disguise. Good for you! I can relate so much.

    Hope you have a wondermous, beautiful time. ♥

  6. Oh, Debbie, I cried. Your beautiful Maggie is so happy for you, and purring with pride that this one's for her. My heart is smiling too. Baby steps are good.

  7. a bikini? a bikini??? dear lord, girl, have you NO idea how brave a word that is to any woman over 40?? if you can pack THAT and cowboy boots you've already kissed your anxiety good-frickin'-bye.

    i am every bird along the roadside you see.

    love you. safe travels. xo

  8. It aint fair,,,,lol,, but you deserve the vacation,, and yes God Bless Texas....

  9. i have been on that road ..in that hall..in those boots...i hope that you did well...a gift indeed!!

  10. Oooh, river tubing. I haven't done that since I was a teenager. I hope you have some stories to tell in these next few posts!!!


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