Friday, January 28, 2011

Changes in LaGrange

Since my Papa got hitched last fall, he's been living with the new wife at her casa. We really like Mrs. Lynn, although I have to admit, it's been an adjustment going to visit him at the new place. This probably sounds more drastic than it really is...I mean, Mrs. Lynn's place is less than 10 minutes away on the other side of town. I guess the hardest part is just that Papa has lived in the same house ever since Kate and I came along and we are the only two grandkids, so we've never had to share him. I am really happy to see him so happy with Mrs. Lynn and she's so sweet to us, too.
The semi-sad news is that Papa has decided to rent out his house (thank goodness he isn't selling it!) to a family that he knows that needs a new place to live. That's one reason I love Papa so much, he's always willing to help out his friends. He has and always will be the sweetest, wisest man. So last weekend, we packed up and hit the road for LaGrange, to help him sort through nearly 30+ years of living in one house. I haven't even been alive for 30 years, much less lived in one house that long! It was a little emotionally and physically exhausting, and sad at some points, but I'm glad we were able to help. We also found a few treasures along the way...
Papa's Boy Scout Badges
Some of Grandmama's Pottery...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Catching up in the Boro

Things have been pretty busy lately, since getting back into the swing of things after the holidays. I also have to admit that I was a little sads after the start of the new year. Yeah, it's all great to have a fresh start to a new year, but I already miss the festive feeling of November and December. Everything feels a little better when there are Christmas lights everywhere and celebrations right around every corner. Your day can't be that bad if you come home to a brightly lit Christmas tree, right?
Anyways, I've had a lot on my mind lately and the cloudy weather has been getting me down, so I decided to get out of town for the night and catch up with some old friends in Statesboro.
Two of my college bff's Andy and Kelly.
Cider and a Dirty Hippie (Guiness + Sweetwater 420) makes everything better!
We had a great time catching up and people watching all the college 'kids' while we were out on the town. It's funny what has and hasn't changed about the places we used to go out to while we were in college.
The evening was so much fun that we had to end the night with a quick trip through the McD's drive thru (don't judge!) and some Chocovine. If you haven't tried it, you haven't lived!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snowed In

The weather in Georgia and South Carolina has been a little crazy so far this week. Sunday night snow started to fall and I started getting excited about the thought of a snow day.
It rarely snows down here (although we did get about 5 inches last year!) so when it does we really try to enjoy it. I woke up to snow on the ground Monday, with more snow on the way and got the call that work was canceled-hurray!
So, we spent Monday curled up on the couch watching movies and relaxing. If only every Monday was so stress-free. It was pretty nice to enjoy a big breakfast with some Irish coffee, too!
The temps dropped again last night, causing the roads to freeze over again and since there are a few bridges on my way to work we got the day off again. So, it's been another relaxing day at the house. I've caught up on laundry, vegged out watching daytime tv and even enjoyed a nap. It's been like an extra weekend!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello 2011!

So, it appears I took a little unplanned blog break (yeah, let's call it that instead of laziness) towards the end of 2010. The holidays were a bit busy in between Fakesgiving at work, Thanksgiving with the family, Fakesmas, my birthday, Christmas and New Year's. (It also appears I have a bit of recapping to do!)
It's kind of hard to believe that 2010 is over, although quite a lot happened this year. We celebrated our 1 year anniversary, learned how to live on one income for part of the year, spent more time with family, and tried extreme couponing.
I don't want to set ridiculously high goals that I won't be able to achieve, but I do have a few resolutions this year.
1. Continue to cook more. I got some great cookbooks this Christmas and especially can't wait to try Virginia Willis's Bon Appetit Y'all
and Georgia Cooking by Trisha Yearwood (I tried the chicken pie recipe last night and it was quite tasty!)
2. Eat better and exercise more. This summer was so hot that I practically hibernated to avoid the heat, thus skipping walking and running when I should have.
3. Be a better wife.
4. Read more-should be pretty easy since Santa brought me a Nook for Christmas. I love it!