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Barbara Shallue
Austin, Texas
REALTOR, writer, blogger, photographer
Interests: real estate, music, dancing, friends, movies, reading, writing, photography, traveling, genealogy, playing the drums
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"When you're down and troubled, and you need a helping hand... and nothing, nothing is going right..." Year ago, I used to cover for our church secretary when she had to be out of the office. One of the best, but still toughest, parts of the job was answering those calls from people who needed help...with electric bills, rent, doctor's... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago at Long Hollow
Thank you, Otto!
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Thank you! Yes, she is a sweetheart. :)
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I think it's something you are already doing naturally! But reading your blog is always on my list. xoxoxo
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Thank you, Laurie!
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I am so glad you're back! That will definitely make my sweet list for today!
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It's funny - she used to be lizard crazy, but after catching a few, she pretty much ignores them now. I truly thought this one was dead, it was being so still. But after this shot (I kept getting closer) it had enough, and was gone in a flash.
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Yes, it is! And so is your writing! When do I get to read some of it again??
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Thank you, Lisa!
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I know you're a busy man between keeping with those youngsters at the softball games and writing for the Boston Herald - and you do a great job at both! Thank you for stopping in!
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2017 on 35 years!... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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Thank you so much, sweet sister, but I can say the same about how you inspire me and also fill that gap. I'm so grateful for you! Love you!
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"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." ~Rita Rudner If you haven't guessed, it's been 35 years since that Friday the 13th when Tom and I said "I do" to a lifetime together. It's actually tomorrow, but what's a day when you're talking about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Long Hollow
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Thank you, Lisa! xoxoxo
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Ah, it was fabulous. I wish I had brought my big girl camera with me and not just my iphone!
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If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it. Jimmy Buffett You didn't think I could spend two weeks in Florida and only share that one photo I published in my last blog post, did you? I did hope to finish editing all of my photos before I published this post about Florida, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2017 at Long Hollow
Yes! And writing this post helped me re-live it!
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I do, too. In my mind, she's still a puppy!
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I keep telling myself to just post more often, then it won't take such a huge chunk of time, but I never listen! No, no grandbabies for me, although I'm still holding out hope that I'll have my own. I've been getting to hold a lot of babies lately, though! This one is a friend's new grandbaby.
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Yes, even I was surprised when I realized everything that's happened over the past two months. But it has been a good 'busy' for sure! Thank you for stopping by, sweet lady! I know you've been busy, too!
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This is the post I intended to write back in June, when I returned from a glorious two weeks in Florida, visiting my mother-in-law. I've had the intention just about every day since. So enough is enough. I've decided "Today's the Day"! (Click on that to hear the awesome Shake Russell song that is now gladly stuck in my head.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Long Hollow
Thank you, Jennifer! I know you know how tough it is to make time for writing these posts, but how fulfilling it is, at the same time, especially if we know it touched or helped someone else. Blessings to you, sweet friend, and thanks for all the wonderful ripples you send out with your words of love and hope. xoxoxo
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Close! That's the Comal River at a place called Camp Warnecke. We went there quite often. Now it's a part of Schiltterbahn!
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Thanks, Lisa. I love all of those photos, too - that's why I keep recycling posts! :) I hope you have a wonderful week, too, sweet friend!
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I dreamed of Daddy two nights ago. He stood at a distance from me, like at the end of a hallway, a big smile on his face. And then he was beside me, giving me a hug. We talked, but I don't remember what was said. It was Daddy, circa 1980's or 1990's, strong and healthy, and then Mama was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Long Hollow
I agree. I'd love to be able to spend more time in Venice. Next time... :)
Toggle Commented May 30, 2017 on He's still here... and other sweet!s at Long Hollow
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