October 9th

I am traveling again this week, so imagine my delight when I came home to find this in my mailbox (filled with chocolates, no less):


Why yes, that is the cowgirl bag I admired several weeks ago on Julia’s blog. She made it for me, including that incredible handmade tag. It is loaded and in Chicago with me for the weekend. Love!

Thank you, Julia. What an incredibly thoughtful gift. I had my friend O take the photo yesterday morning after breakfast. I thought the cacti coordinated nicely; he thought I was crazy.

Speaking of Chicago, how about that President of ours?! Wow! Mr. President, Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Put that in your pipe, Darth Vader Karl Rove. (To be honest, I’m a little surprised by the announcement. Not that I don’t believe in our President, but wowza. That’s fast. I can only imagine the hemorrhoids currently boiling on the butt of Glenn Beck.)

I’m spending the weekend in the Midwest with some of my closest friends. We are attending a wedding tomorrow night that has been anticipated for, oh, 18 years or so. And I couldn’t be happier to be here, right now, with these wonderful friends enjoying this great time. Today, I’m off with the husband of one of my friends for an adventure. He’s a botanist and we need to collect seeds for future greenhouse work. A 3-mile hike, smart conversation, dogs and cool weather. Ahhh, this is one hell of a life I’ve been given.

Giddy up, cowgirl — away!


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12 Responses

  1. Yay Kelli! That bag is almost as adorable as you! Travel safely and have a GREAT time on your hike and in the windy city! XO

  2. Cute bag. Have a great weekend trip at your friend’s wedding. (Yes, I agree with you–the news was shocking!!! That’s all I say about that.)

  3. Just died laughing at your Glenn Beck commentary.

    Have a wonderful trip!

  4. Cute bag!! Have lots of fun and come back with good stories to tell us 🙂

  5. What a cute bag, you deserve it. Have a fun and wonderful weekend!

  6. Very nice bag, it’s so you!! (My mom used to say that a lot, and it just popped into my mind), hahaha) Enjoy your trip.
    (p.s. the pumpkin flower quesadilla recipie is posted in the blog, check it out and hope you like it)

  7. That’s a very cute bag. Bet there’s not another one in Chicago anything like it. Good thing it had cooled off a little here or those chocolates might have been hot fudge. You sure are traveling a lot lately, how fun.

  8. You had me at “Glenn Beck”

  9. Your in my neck of the woods, enjoy the Windy City, and great bag!

  10. That bag seems perfect for you. Giddyup! lol. Enjoy the traveling.

  11. I only hope the cowgirl bag reminds you to come play cowgirl in the Mile High city again, and again, and again. This state loves you.

  12. I love it! What a thoughtful gift.