Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ugly Weather, Trash, Church and a Drive to Buford

What is the deal with this weather? It's been misting rain and foggy, humid and disgusting outside for days on end. It's so muddy. This morning on my drive to church, it looked like people left their post-holiday trash out and stray dogs found it and helped themselves. There was trash all up and down the streets. Come on people, let's tidy up. So what if I have 38 Christmas balls that blew off my cedar tree scattered about in my front yard? When I'm done with this post, I'm going to go get them picked up. Or better yet, ask Jeff to pick them up. His shoes are dirtier than mine. (Ha!)

It was good to get back to church. I picked my mom up. Good music, good sermon and I get to see three of my four aunts. That's very special. My church is small. It's the church I grew up in and the church that my MaMa and PaPa Howell were members of. I have tons of memories at that church. St. John Baptist Church. I'll post a picture one day.

We're going to Suzanne and Jason's in Buford tonight for supper. Well, supper and a visit. I'm so excited. It's 50 minutes from my door to hers. We'll pick up my mom and dad since they don't drive on those crazy Atlanta expressways. We're having grilled chicken, baked potatoes, salad, rolls and something else that I can't remember. I'm supposed to bring desert. Since Karla mentioned Krispy Kreme in her blog, it made me crave them, so... I think I'll stop at the Krispy Kreme in Buford and pick up a dozen. Hopefully, the HOT sign will be on! Is there anything better than a hot Krispy Kreme donut?

Jeff's got to go back to work tomorrow. I'm gonna be sad. I always hate it when he has to go back to work after he's been off for a while. He'll probably be glad to go. I've been making him work pretty hard around here. I have to work Tuesday. Then I'm off till after the New Year. Speaking of which, I think our plans for New Year's Eve are almost final. Looks like we'll be going to some friends for a Spades party. I haven't played Spades in months. I was never very good at it in the first place and now that I haven't played in a while, I'm sure I'll stink the place up pretty good. Oh, well. I think we'll have a good time anyway. I have a hard time paying attention to play Uno. I'm can usually focus in for a game of Old Maid, much beyond that and I'm out. OCD, ADD, and who knows what other acronym I'm stricken with.



Crystal said...

You are so right, this weather is horrible! I think it's in our blood that we need sunshine!!! I missed the good time at Suzanne's tonight :( Once again I was HAD by the ex! Oh well, don't want to stink up your blog with all that nonsense. I've really got the going back to work blues also. I guess I should look at the fact that at least it's just a four day work week. It's always such a let down after Christmas is over and it's back to the hum drum of regular life. Although I know I should be thankful that it's hum drum. That means that everyone is healthy and nothing to worry with. But I think to me the fun and joy of Christmas is the entire month leading up to it. I heard a lady say that the other day and thought just how true that is. The excitement, the shopping, the planning, the parties and all the fun stuff. Then comes Christmas day and it seems like after all month of planning and making sure everything is perfect, bam, it's over!!! Now comes the clean up! For those of us that are not OCD, the tree is still up, the outside lights are still on and there is still a mess in the living room!!! Not ready to give it all up yet I guess, or more truthfully just not ready to tackle it yet.
Well, I hope y'all had a great time at Suzanne's (I'm sure you did) and I'm sorry that I missed out.

Theresa said...

Church WAS great and the weather continues to stink! Today will be a good day because your Dad and I are going to see Aunt Dot and Uncle Obie. His Alzheimer's has gotten really bad and he hardly knows anyone, but he seems to always know your Dad. My tree is still up, but I have the Knoxville gifts under it so it doesn't look naked. I am just enjoying it and was thinking last night if anyone would notice if I didn't take it down. Although Marc usually does the dirty work. I am putting notes on the December 2009 Calendar of where I put everything this year so I won't spend time looking for special things that can't go in the attic. I miss the Parrishes already but they are probably on the beach by now. When they pulled out of the driveway Avery said are we almost at the beach:) I talked to Tracy last night and she said it was gorgeous down there. I think the sun is gonna shine soon! Love you!