Thursday, February 9, 2012

Roamy comes Home!

 Roamy came home yesterday... alittle worse for wear, bursting with stories of adventures near and far. I helped him unpack his treasures, and one is a bit of a mystery...  If you've been following Roamy, you might recognize where these treasures came from...

..but the slot machine!.... Vegas??  He tells me his last stop was Reno, Nevada...
but so far he's tight lipped.  What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?....

Have you seen "The Hangover"?....

You can't get anything out of a Gnome that he doesn't want to give up...
So I put him to work for the remainder of the evening...
finishing up a batch of Monster Cookies...

Monster Cookies
1/2 c. butter
1 C. Brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. peanut butter
4 1/2 c quick oatmeal
2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. M & M's
1 c. cocolate chips

Beat butter, sugars, eggs, vanilla and PB in  large bowl. Stir in oats, candy, choc chips, and baking soda.
Make balls and flatten. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Makes 2 dozen  cookies.  YES.... THERE IS NO FLOUR!  - thanks Patti- the Ossage Bluff Quilter, for a yummy recipe.

and then chores around the farm...

We did some egg gathering and Roamy talked with the girls about  poultry prices in Denmark

Next was feed time at the barn...

Roamy watered the horses while we mucked stalls

He and Opie talked about the current political climate,
deep groans and heavy sighs were all I could hear...

..and when barn chores were done, Graduate girl and Roamy
had a heart to heart about  the trials and tribulations of joining the adult world
 and finding your way, one step at a time.

Roamys favorite quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Roamy and Ben are catching up this morning...
I'm wondering if Ben will get the scoop on Vegas.

One thing my Roaming Gnome did fill me in on....
He's not done traveling.
Next up?  He's jumping the pond... to ENGLAND!!...
Apparently he's made a friend named Helen...

Stay tuned...


  1. Good Morning Karen Sweetie...
    Oh how exciting for Roamy and family to arrive home. He has had a wonderful adventure and I so enjoyed hosting him here. He is quite adventurous.

    Thank you for the wonderful time we have had following along, and I look forward to seeing his adventures in England of all places.

    Have a glorious day sweet friend. Give Roamy and family our love. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  2. I'm he's jumping the pond and not rowing. Poor little Roamy, it would take him ages.
    Will be looking forward to his British adventures.
    Fun photos!

  3. Roamy watch out those cookies are addicting!

  4. It's good to see that Roamy has had such wonderful adventures, and that's he's itching to set out again.

    The only thing I don't have for these cookies is the M&Ms ... and I'm going to the grocery store later this morning, so you can be assured that M&Ms will be in my cart.

  5. I'm terribly envious of Roamy's next trip since I'd love to join him as he tours England. Good thing he's not going to Ireland, he might fall in with the leprechauns!

  6. I would love for Roamy to come see me before I leave Charleston!!!

  7. Quite the little traveler! I'm sure he's glad to be home at least for a little while with all his friends on the farm.

    I'll stay tuned. :)

  8. Welcome home Roamy, and don't tell her anything! ;-)

    Give him a hug for me please and tell him that they are still asking about him at the college!

    Kat :)

  9. Loose lips sinks ships... shhhh.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  10. He's going to need to come to Florida for a vacation soon! He knows how to LIVE! ♥♥♥