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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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"If nothing ever changed, there would be no such things as butterflies." ~ Wendy Mass, The Candymakers I found this sign in a Florida thrift shop a couple of years ago. It's been hanging above my desk ever since, a good reminder that I need to keep pushing forward out of my comfort zone. But while I've experienced some growth... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at Long Hollow
I'm sorry about your older sister's family, but grateful they weren't sick enough to go into the hospital. I learned yesterday that a high school friend's husband just passed away from it. He went into the hospital on the 10th. So sad! It's weird how it hits some people so hard, and others barely get a fever. We just have to have patience and stay safe, to keep others safe, too! I'm glad you've been okay!
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It is a glorious autumn day here in Long Hollow. The window behind my monitor is filled with cloudless blue sky and shimmering leaves of orange and gold. Tomorrow I will be focused on cooking and celebrating with a few of my kids, so today I'm indulging myself with reflection and the sharing of a few major "sweets" since my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2020 at Long Hollow
Thank you!
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2020 on The Beginning of Us at Long Hollow
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Yes, they do!
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I agree with you. We did eventually lose Max, and now his "puppy" is 10 years old and my constant companion. I already find myself mourning for the day I have to say goodbye to her, but that just makes me appreciate the time I have, so I guess it's not a bad thing. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!
Toggle Commented May 26, 2020 on As if I were beside you... at Long Hollow
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Yes, which I think we too often do.
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This is a repost originally published on my other blog almost 5 years ago. I was thinking about it this morning and felt it was a fitting tribute to those we are remembering on Memorial Day. I'm proud to say this young Airman is now my son-in-law. I was honored to attend the Air Force Boot Camp graduation last weekend... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2020 at Long Hollow
That other voice can be very persuasive!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2020 on Even in the madness... at Long Hollow
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Every morning Belle and I take a walk on our caliche road. We have a set path of about 1.5 miles. First we head in one direction where the road twists and turns and dips, then we backtrack past our house and up a short hill before turning around and returning home. Belle sets the pace, mostly at a fast... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Long Hollow
It is actually going by fast for me somehow. It doesn't seem possible this has been going on since March!
Toggle Commented May 24, 2020 on I couldn't help myself! at Long Hollow
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Yes, I'm grateful I've been able to go places and keep working, since Realtors were considered essential personnel here, but I've been very cautious and it worries me when I see people congregating just as they did before, as if they think the problem is gone or it never existed. I don't let much scare me, but I admit this is a huge concern to me, and makes me want to to just stay home!
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on I couldn't help myself! at Long Hollow
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I think this has certainly taught us to appreciate and grab onto the chances we have to spend time with loved ones, whether in person or virtually. And how grateful I am for the technology we have today that allows us to see and talk to each other in real time!
Toggle Commented May 22, 2020 on I couldn't help myself! at Long Hollow
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Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do. ~Author unknown In the old days, before masks, hand sanitizer, and social distancing became customary, I would get an achy feeling in my heart if it had been more than two weeks since I saw my grandson in person. I had a physical... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2020 at Long Hollow
Thank you! I hope you're healing up!
Toggle Commented May 6, 2020 on Sweets in the Time of COVID-19 at Long Hollow
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Jennifer, your comments always brighten my day. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying hi.
Toggle Commented May 3, 2020 on Sweets in the Time of COVID-19 at Long Hollow
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Hi, how are you? I hope you are doing well and staying healthy. What a strange time we're living in, right? But to be honest.... my life hasn't changed much over the past couple of months, despite the shelter-in-place orders, toilet paper shortages, and face masks. Realtors are considered "essential workers" because people are still moving to Austin and needing... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2020 at Long Hollow
Thanks, Otto! I'm very grateful it's not more serious. The specialist says it's something you're born with and they aren't sure what triggers it, so I can keep drinking my coffee! Yay! So far we are all staying healthy and maintaining our social distance. I hope you and your family continue to stay healthy!
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2020 on On Hearts at Long Hollow
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Thank you, Jennifer! So far, so good. Just a regular steady rhythm again. I appreciate your prayers that it stays that way!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2020 on On Hearts at Long Hollow
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Even the doctor and her staff didn't know about that trick! I'm keeping the syringe handy, that's for sure.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2020 on On Hearts at Long Hollow
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Yes, it was very frightening! I'm so grateful that it seems to be pretty common and is treatable. I still hope I don't have another episode!
Toggle Commented Feb 10, 2020 on On Hearts at Long Hollow
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Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart? ~Pablo Casals I had just stepped into the last house on a property tour when it happened: my heart seemed to turn a somersault, I nearly passed out, and the pounding started ...as in, my heart started pounding in my chest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2020 at Long Hollow
It is tough to find the time (or justify the time it takes) to keep up with blogging, but I have to remind myself of the benefits of the slow-down and contemplation it requires. Not to mention it's where most of my memories of the past 10 years are stored! So I'll keep popping in every once in awhile. Thanks for taking the time to read it! Peace to you in the coming year, Jennifer!
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2020 on On Peace, and a decade of surprises at Long Hollow
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Thank you! I hope you're feeling better by now, too!
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2020 on On Peace, and a decade of surprises at Long Hollow
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I love that connection to 2020 eyesight. We can only hope!
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2020 on On Peace, and a decade of surprises at Long Hollow
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