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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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Close! That's the Comal River at a place called Camp Warnecke. We went there quite often. Now it's a part of Schiltterbahn!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on A Truly Rich Man... at Long Hollow
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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!
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on A Truly Rich Man... at Long Hollow
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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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Tom and I once spent a week in a downtown Austin high-rise which had fabulous views of the city. It was especially beautiful at night, with the Texas State Capitol and other downtown buildings all lit up. Unfortunately, that high-rise was Brackenridge Hospital, and Tom wasn't in any shape to appreciate those gorgeous views. He was recovering from a head-on... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Long Hollow
Me, too! Thank you for taking the time to read it, Sharla!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2017 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Thank you! And I agree about 60! It's funny how that used to sound old!
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That trail and area had a definite wild west/pioneer feel to it, which I thought was really cool and had my imagination going. Tom's hair is deceptive. At first glance, it looks like it's still blonde, but you get close and realize there's more silver than sandy blonde.
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He had a blast on his weekend with the boys, he said. I'm so glad they thought of doing that for him!
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Thank you for joining me on my walk!!
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Thank you, Lisa! I love that photo, too. I took several of her buried in the flowers, but then she finally sat up where I could see her face!
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That's so funny! I'm glad he's doing so well it was easy for you to forget about it!
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About 50 years ago, this little cutie was collecting turtles near the Magothy River ...pretty much having a Tom-Sawyer-like childhood in the Maryland woods where he grew up with his 8 brothers. He just turned 60, but still loves playing in the woods around our house, discovering and observing wildlife, and he still looks pretty dang cute in a pair... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Long Hollow
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I'll check it out! Thanks, Bill!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2017 on Just Call Me Ironmom at Long Hollow
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Ah, thank you! As far as his asthma goes, I think the best we can do with that is keep it under control and not let it create fear or keep us from our dreams.(I have it, too.) I'm grateful for awesome doctors when they were young and for our decision to move away from Houston!
Toggle Commented May 5, 2017 on Just Call Me Ironmom at Long Hollow
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I think he's very goal-driven. He knows if he sets something like this, he's more likely to work out. But this took a LOT of time which he's relieved to have back. I think this is scratched off his list and he's moving on. :)
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2017 on Just Call Me Ironmom at Long Hollow
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Thank you! I don't know how they do it! I met a mom whose daughter was trying to qualify for the championship Ironman in Hawaii. And one of Tommy's friends who was there did his Ironman in Costa Rica, I believe. Wherever he was, a whale popped up right where everyone had been swimming! I'm glad Tommy was swimming in a manmade lake, although he said it was pretty nasty. Ugh.
Toggle Commented Apr 30, 2017 on Just Call Me Ironmom at Long Hollow
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Yes, one I really can't imagine!
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2017 on Just Call Me Ironmom at Long Hollow
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Be proud to wear you. ~Dodinsky Last Saturday my oldest completed an Ironman Triathlon in the Woodlands, Texas. He was up around 3 am to eat breakfast, left for the competition site at 5 am, and started the swimming portion at 7 am. Around 14 hours later, he sprinted across the finish line. In case you're not familiar with Ironman... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2017 at Long Hollow
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A friend of mine died yesterday, my Aunt Becky died the day before (the last of that generation on my side of the family) and within the past couple of weeks, four high school friends have lost a parent. On top of that, today is my birthday, the first one since my mom died. Naturally, I'm writing a blog post.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Long Hollow
I agree! I wish I knew more about her.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2017 on Shallue Go Bragh! (revisited) at Long Hollow
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It is, isn't it? But I think everyone's family history includes some great stories.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2017 on Shallue Go Bragh! (revisited) at Long Hollow
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And you, too, Lisa!!
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2017 on Shallue Go Bragh! (revisited) at Long Hollow
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May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. Happy St. Patrick's Day! This is mostly a repost, slightly updated, but when you can trace your husband's family back to Ireland in just a handful of generations, what else is there to blog about on St. Paddy's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Long Hollow
I agree! That's one of the points they make in the book. First block time for God (your spiritual life) and your family. Also for your physical health. Then you block time for whatever will help you in your business (for real estate, that's lead generation, because you have to be sure you always have clients!) It's easier said than done when you work a 9 to 5 job, or there are huge projects. But that's the ideal, and if you get close to it pretty often, that's good!
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2017 on An Acceptable Time at Long Hollow
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