Sunday, November 30, 2008

Nil aon tintean!

The Irish have a saying: Nil aon tintean, mar do thintean fein. "There is no hearth like your own hearth." Fittingly enough, in honor of the great truth it represents, I have this motto hanging in a small frame over my own poor hearth.

We are back from a wonderful five-day sojourn at some good friends' ranch in another state. Matchless fellowship, excellent bird hunting, and groaning boards the whole stay. As memorable as the whole holiday was, it's good for me and my pupz to be back at our hermits' lair where all seems to have fared well in our absence.

Tired tonight, but will try to post tomorrow with some thoughts about "time behind the hounds." I hope everyone had a good holiday.

It's good to be home.

3 comments:

Roxie said...

Dorothy knew what she was talking about: "There's no place like home!"

We hosted Thanksgiving, as we have annually since my mother died. I love sleeping in my own bed and cooking in my own kitchen.

Brigid said...

Glad you are home safely. This was one of the first years I had Thanksgiving off and at home. It was nice.

The Hermit said...

The best part of any journey is getting back to your own place.