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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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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 2 days ago 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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"There will be peace in the valley..." Almost every morning I run up a small hill near our home to take in this view of the Texas Hill Country. The last couple of days of 2019, I was greeted with this image of golden light, crisp blue skies, and mist forming over Lake Travis. In my mind I could hear... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Long Hollow
I totally agree with you, Bill. Sorry for the delay responding - this came when I was in Florida for Thanksgiving and I had to go back and find it. I hope all is well with you and you had a great Thanksgiving!
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2019 on The Home of the Brave at Long Hollow
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Thank you! Hi Barbara Shallue, Lady Fi (fiona@arcanel.se) has left you a comment: A moving tribute. Status: Published Options: Unpublish
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2019 on The Home of the Brave at Long Hollow
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I was lucky to be a child of the late '70's, which means none of my contemporaries had to serve during time of war or in a war zone. While many of them volunteered, and there is never any guarantee that a war won't break out on any given day, their service was focused on preserving peace. On protecting us.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Long Hollow
I finally took my own advice and started a new journal for him! I hope his parents are keeping them, as well!
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I believe it will be! I've always loved your posts about spending time with your grandkids in your country home. I look forward to the years ahead when I can introduce mine to all of the things I love!
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Yes, his smile is contagious!
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He really is... he usually has a smile on his face and he has such a great temperament. I'm hoping that means they'll go for a second one!
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I think that's normal to get overwhelmed by the chaos. That's why we're the grandparents now! My mother-in-law has forbidden all of her sons to visit at the same time now. It's too much for her! :)
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Every child begins the world again.... ~Henry David Thoreau As some of you know, just over a year ago, I experienced the sweetest of 'firsts' - I became a grandma. I've already mentioned it a few times, but as you're well aware, grandmas love to talk about being a grandma! It was a complete transformation that I felt deep in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2019 at Long Hollow
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Thank you for taking the time to read it and leave a comment here, Jennifer! I still need reminders to treasure every moment!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Thank you so much, Fran! I absolutely agree with you. I'm so grateful he survived, too.
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Amazingly, some days it's so easy to forget how blessed we are. I have such a short memory. It's why I write these things, so I don't forget. Thank you for taking the time to read and leave a comment!
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Thank you for reading it again, Hilary, and taking time to comment! I like to re-read it to remind myself to be grateful for each day we have with our loved ones. It's so easy to take each other, and the next day, for granted. There's something to celebrate every day!
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Barb, thank you for reading and taking the time to comment! What a sweet surprise! Yes, I'm very, very grateful I still get to see that smile.
Toggle Commented Jun 9, 2019 on In the Aftermath of a Car Crash at Long Hollow
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Amen! I agree!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2019 on What is Love? at Long Hollow
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Thank you! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!
Toggle Commented Feb 16, 2019 on What is Love? at Long Hollow
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