Hey y’all! It feels like forever since we had a good chat.
So sit down here and let me yak at you for a while.
This little guy was yakking up a storm to us in Ocean City, MD. this summer. We gave them a few fries and that did it. I loved it though. The grandkids have come and gone. We had a great time with them. Ocean City was our last week together and Ian loved the pool. He was afraid of the water and each summer in Maine he got a little more brave and a little more brave, but he wouldn’t swim without the life vest on or jump in the water. This summer he was swimming like a fish, underwater! By the time his folks got there for the last two days with us he was cannon-balling into the pool and diving to the bottom in the 8 ft. end to retrieve toys we threw in! His dad couldn’t get over it. He is nine now, you know 😉 they grow up so fast. I love having them to spoil and enjoy for a whole month each summer.
I was so lucky to get into poison ivy at the back of the yard a week before we went to the beach and I had it all down my neck and on my arms! It was so embarrassing!
While my friends were here for the eclipse we went up to Elizabethton and Johnson City shopping and sitting at a red light in Johnson City a Ford Expedition rear ended us! Thank goodness she swerved a little at the last minute and hit to one side of my car instead of square in the rear! I’m surprised it didn’t have more damage. She hit us really hard and pushed me out into the intersection. My car is a 2005 Taurus wagon. They couldn’t total it, but there are a couple parts no longer available too! It’s not too bad of damage so we can live with it. We are going to get a new car next year probably anyway. Its a great car though, this is our third one. We love it. 2005 is the last year they made them and its getting harder to find one that isn’t high mileage now so we have to come up with something else! I’m just glad she had insurance, not everyone in Tennessee does! Your suppose to but you don’t have to show proof of it to get your license or tags. It’s crazy.
We’re excited about our church’s new building. It’s almost done and we should be able to move in soon! It’s not real big, I’m afraid we will outgrow it too soon. But that would be a good thing! We are holding a City Worship event in Greeneville in October at a place called The Shed. It’s kind of a public building and grounds that different groups use for lots of different things. There’s Bluegrass bands there every Thursday through the summer for free and there are food trucks etc.
Friday for Agatha Christie’s birthday I went to a play at the Capitol Theater, ‘And Then There Were None‘. It was excellent! Last year they did Mousetrap. Their going to show The Creature From the Black Lagoon and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane for halloween! I LOVE my Capitol Theater!
We are off this week back home to Pennsylvania for nine days. Bossman is golfing with his league. We are taking the new camper and camping instead of staying with someone. It will be nice to have so much time to visit. It’s always hard to fit everyone in. My friend and I are planning on taking a day trip to Shanksville to see the Flight 93 memorial. Did you see Vice President Pence’s speech there on the 11th? It was so good. He said he was in the Capitol at the time the plane would have hit and he would have been killed so they saved his life.
Have you ever read Sarah Ward’s DC Childs books? There are three in the series. I have not. I’ve been following her blog, Crimepieces, though and would like to. Well, I just won all three in a contest she had! Stop over to her blog and check it out!
I’ve hosted the Read Scotland challenge for four years now and really enjoyed doing it over at Goodreads. I’ve read so many wonderful books by Scottish authors. But I’ve decided to not do it next year. One of the gals in the group is going to take over for me though so it will continue. I’m glad for that. I’m going to sign up for a challenge but I won’t have to be ‘large and in charge’!
We’ve always played acey-deucy with our backgammon board so I’ve never learned to play that. Recently I was helping Ian collect gems for a dragon game he plays on his kindle. I installed and played different game apps to certain levels to win the gems. Backgammon was one of them. I had to watch videos on Youtube to figure it out. I kept trying to play the wrong pieces! Its confusing after playing acey-deucy, but I really like it and I’v taught Bossman how to play. We play occasionally, but he prefers acey-deucy. Do you play many games and which ones are your favorite? I love playing games!
I picked up a couple new old books recently, Agatha Christie’s Funerals are Fatal/ After the Funeral in the UK, The Silver Leopard by Helen Reilly. It’s an old Dell paperback with the crime map on the back cover! And Michael Gilbert’s Blood and Judgment. Everyone says they like him so I’ve been picking his books up when I see them. One day I’ll get one read!
Well sweeties, my Green Bay Packers are playing and Bossman is waiting for me to get in there and watch with him so I better sign off for now. Hope your doing well and life is treating you grand! I’ve got a few post scheduled for while I’m gone so you won’t forget me!