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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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Yes, it does. You still feel their physical absence, but it makes it easier to bear.
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Yes, I really thought it would end, but now I realize there are a whole lot of things she taught me that I'm just not aware of yet. It's a nice feeling. And grandparenting is so much more fun!!
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It didn't hit me until today, but I'm sure my mom must have been a bit nervous as the birth of my first child drew close. After all... I had been the baby of our family... and relished the role As a little girl, I preferred stuffed animals to baby dolls. My only two babysitting gigs were with older children.... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Long Hollow
Thank you, Pauline!
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Thank you!
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In gratitude to all of you who have served, or who continue to serve, here's my annual tribute about my own favorite veterans. All too often we take your service and sacrifices for granted. Thanks for serving anyway. "Lord, if your people need me, I will not refuse the work. Your will be done." ~St. Martin of Tours . My... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Long Hollow
Thank you! I agree and had to share, which helps me remember and continue to notice them!
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... let's take a step back to October. I need to finish a post I started weeks ago, because October is one of my favorite months, for lots of reasons... Although we met in September, it was in October that we knew we were in love. Aren't we cute? Sigh. That's probably enough reason right there to love October, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Long Hollow
I agree with you! I can't believe October is half over. I've been intending to write a post about it because there have been so many sweet!s, but I just haven't found the time.... because there are so many sweet!s. I'm grateful! (But still determined to write one - so I remember!)
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2018 on "Is, then, September come so soon?" at Long Hollow
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We've dropped into the 60's at night and I'm happy about that! We're finally out of the 100's during the day, too. Whew! It does help me to look back and think about what I've done when time seems to fly. I realize I'm not just letting it fly by unused!
Toggle Commented Sep 12, 2018 on "Is, then, September come so soon?" at Long Hollow
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No superhero gigs, alas, but we do live out in the boonies. There's a small airport in our little town, so they were able to park it there overnight. Pretty cool! I just picked them up from there - much closer than the Austin airport!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2018 on "Is, then, September come so soon?" at Long Hollow
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Yes, I have, despite the heat!
Toggle Commented Sep 4, 2018 on "Is, then, September come so soon?" at Long Hollow
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Is, then, September come so soon? Full time doth summer ne'er abide? While yet it seems but summer's noon, We're floating down the autumn tide. ~Eunice E. Comstock, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1873 Is it just me, or did Summer just set a new record for "Fastest Season Ever"? Temperatures are still climbing to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more every... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2018 at Long Hollow
Thank you so much, Jennifer. It has already presented her some challenges but she has risen to the challenge and I'm so proud of her. xoxo
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2018 on A Daughter...a Gift of Love at Long Hollow
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Thank you. It wasn't always easy, but it was worth it! Love you, too! xoxoxo
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2018 on A Daughter...a Gift of Love at Long Hollow
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Thank you. She truly is such a blessing!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2018 on A Daughter...a Gift of Love at Long Hollow
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And a lot of prayer and luck, too! Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2018 on A Daughter...a Gift of Love at Long Hollow
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A daughter is a gift of love. ~Author unknown My daughter had a birthday recently. When pressed, she allowed me to have a small family gathering, for my benefit. She told me it should be my celebration, since I'm the one who did all the work that day. That's a perfect example of the woman she has become. When I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Long Hollow
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!
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Thank you! I think so, too!! :)
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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!
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Thank you so much, Lisa! He was worth waiting for!
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"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!
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