I’m looking forward to being back in the Outer Banks. It does this Southern Belle’s soul good. I love waking up to this each morning. Less than 100 days till I can sink my toes in the sand of Corolla again. I can’t wait! Is it too early to start packing?
I recently read somewhere that you should make time for reading. I am staring to agree with that. I want to read more but always find myself doing a million other things instead of reading. I need to start doing that for myself. I have a ton of books I want to read but always put less important things in front of them. Sometimes there are more important things I have to do but not too often. I will let you know how it goes.
Being from Kentucky, Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge is the place to go for a long weekend. I cannot tell you how many times I have been there. So I am not going to lie when I say this last (almost) month has been very emotional for me. And it’s not just because I was watching helplessly as a place I enjoy so much was being hurt so badly, but also because we had just left there on that Sunday and the fires started on that Monday. We had just spent a lovely Thanksgiving in the Smokies. So when I heard about the fires to say it was eye opening is an understatement. What if those fires had started on Saturday? The place was packed, there could have been a lot more deaths then there already was. I hate that 14 people lost their lives and the amount of homes, land, and property that were also destroyed, and then to learn it was at the hands of two teenagers. My heart goes out to the whole Server county area. I may not be a resident but a piece of me lives in the smokies. One of the saddest things for me through this whole thing is we did not make it up into Gatlinburg when we were there for Thanksgiving because if we did I would have at least had one last vision of what it was like right before. I know though that they will rebuild and become stronger because of this, and as for me, I will go back. I already can’t wait. I want to show my support.
For the first time since I was in second grade I am dog less. My last baby passed away in December. As much as I have loved all my dogs over the years and miss them, I am okay with being dog less. It is hard to travel and have a dog. Don’t get me wrong I still find it quite odd not having to feed and water a dog everyday. My pocket book does like not having to buy dog food every week. Boy that was really expensive when I had three dogs at one time.
I have been “drinking coffee” since I was two years old. Of course back then it was a cup of mill with a spoonful or two of coffee but I wanted to drink coffee with my grandma every morning. Of course now there is more coffee in my cup and I use half and half instead of milk, but I like a lot of cream in my coffee. And it seems the older I get the more coffee I drink. It does not faze me to have 4 or 5 cups of coffee a day anymore. I really shocked a lady I work with the other week with my coffee drinking. What is odd too is, I drink a lot more coffee when we are traveling in the car on trips. So I guess I will be getting my vacation coffee drinking on very soon.
This Southern Belle is a happy girl right now. The new shows have started! Although it is a little strange not having Nashville and Castle. At least Nashville will be coming back in January, but Castle will not be coming back. As I type this right now I am watching the season premiere of Criminal Minds. And I have seen two new episodes of NCIS: New Orleans and one new episode of Blue Bloods.