This is Barbara Shallue's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Barbara Shallue's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Barbara Shallue
Austin, Texas
REALTOR, writer, blogger, photographer
Interests: real estate, music, dancing, friends, movies, reading, writing, photography, traveling, genealogy, playing the drums
Recent Activity
I think kids start out fun, even if you're just watching them, but there's always something fun about them - if you keep your sense of humor, anyway. :) There have been years when we weren't successful at protesting our taxes, too, but I decided to give it a shot again. I'm glad I did!
1 reply
Thank you! I think so, too!! :)
1 reply
Image
Yes, yes. I know I've already mentioned it, but hey, I'm a grandmother now, so you'll probably hear about it a lot! It's hard for me to believe, but my grandson will soon celebrate his 1 month birthday. He is still mostly just eating and sleeping and growing, but it's so amazing to hold him and watch him while he... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2018 at Long Hollow
Thank you! I've always loved hearing about your visits with your grandchildren. I look forward to making memories with mine!
1 reply
Thank you so much, Lisa! He was worth waiting for!
1 reply
Image
"It’s hard to describe the choked up teary eyed swell of love and shaky adrenaline you experience witnessing your first child transform from a stomach bump into a little being. You’re mesmerized by their little sounds and movements for hours. Its like staring at the northern lights, lightning storms, ocean waves smashing cliffs, the most epic sunrise/sunset you’ve ever seen,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2018 at Long Hollow
I would think it's rare, too, but that's a great idea to ask my pilot friends! Thank you!
1 reply
I know - she doesn't seem to be aging at all! And she has the best attitude and so much energy. I've been lucky to have a lot of great role models!
1 reply
Image
"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world." ~Jack Layton When I headed to Florida with Tom last weekend, weather forecasts indicated we could be meeting up with a mini-hurricane. Ever-hopeful, I packed my swim suit and sunscreen,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Long Hollow
Thank you! I appreciate your good thoughts!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2018 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
1 reply
Absolutely. Spring and autumn are my favorite seasons.
1 reply
I came close to seeing the Globetrotters this year, but it was bad timing. I can't believe I have never seen either one. When the kids were little, I'd say 'next year'... every year. Sigh.
Toggle Commented May 12, 2018 on 60 by 60 at Long Hollow
1 reply
I'll admit there may be some countries I don't care to visit. But I'd love to visit Alaska one day, too. Yes, seating is very limited at the ACL. It's like a raffle - and I've never been very lucky with raffles!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2018 on 60 by 60 at Long Hollow
1 reply
Image
If you wait, all that happens is that you get older. ~Larry McMurtry I can't believe I've been 59 for over a month now and haven't yet posted about the "60 by 60" challenge I've made to myself for the coming year. Time continues to spin faster and faster, and there are still so many things I've intended to do... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Long Hollow
That's a great one to add to the list. I may have to sneak out farther west for it - we see less and less in the night sky every year here, too, because of encroaching lights. I love that image of the pioneers rolling through bluebonnets. A few years ago when Lake Travis was way down, there's a nearby park that was covered in them and I drove through it like that (there was a dirtroad!) It was amazing! Yes, you are overdue for a blog post!! I'm glad you're sharing "Complainers".
1 reply
I never get tired of photographing them. I especially love to get them with other wildflowers, though, and I'm hoping to have a chance this weekend to snap some new ones!
1 reply
They come in early spring and only last a few weeks. I wish they lasted longer! Yes, they are a wildflower - our state flower! Oh, those red wigs were so much fun!!!
1 reply
That quote is definitely an eye- and heart-opener. It makes me so happy that you found value in it, too. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know, Sharla. xoxox
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2018 on 2018: Intent on being Intentional at Long Hollow
1 reply
Image
Spotting my first bluebonnet of the year is always exciting. I know that the drab winter days are giving way to longer, warmer days of spring, wearing wildflowers of every color. Full disclosure: these photos are from years past. While I've enjoyed the sight of bluebonnets decorating the roadsides this year, I haven't had a chance to stop somewhere safe... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Long Hollow
10
And to you, too, sweet lady. Are you back to blogging? I hope so!
1 reply
Thank you, Otto. It's one of my favorites. I enjoyed writing it a few years ago because it really made me stop and think about all that we had been through and how grateful I was to have him.
1 reply
Absolutely! "Love others as you love yourself." You have to love yourself first!
1 reply
Image
Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible.~ W. Stanley Mooneyham American minister and speaker, 20th century One of my favorite Valentines from Tom one year ... our little pond shaped into a heart In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd go back into the archives and find one of my favorite posts to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Long Hollow
Yes, I was taking a photo of my food! lol But that's why we were there to begin with - we earned that special night because we all scored points with Google Reviews - and photos add points. It was great for awhile. We had exclusive events in a lot of places. But they changed the program, dang it. You'll be happy to know I haven't taken a food photo in awhile. Oh, except for New Year's Eve of my pot of Hoppin' John. Yes, there were SO many Ninja turtles - kind of like Barbies! He ended up loaning a lot of them to the Austin Toy Museum. I was relieved he didn't sell them. Yet, anyway. :) He doesn't have his mom's sentimental (hoarder) streak.
1 reply
Image
"The next best thing to the enjoyment of a good time, is the recollection of it." ~James Lendall Basford For someone who has a zillion photo albums collected on shelves all over her house, it amazes even me that I rarely print photos anymore. But I didn't want my memories of Italy languishing in a file in my computer, forgotten,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2018 at Long Hollow