Sunday, October 19, 2008

so many new things.....

I know it has been awhile since I've Blogged (is that even a word?) but I've been so busy with so many new and wonderful things in my life!!

Saw one of my Idol's Kathy Mattea and I will never be the same. The voice this woman has moves me. We went to see her at Agnes Scott College, the venue was Presser Hall,Gaines Chapel. Impressive place with soaring ceilings and great acoustics. Kathy sang and talked about her life and growing up in West Virginia near the coal mines. Her latest album COAL are all songs she found to get across the desperation and hardship of coal mining. She sang some of her famous songs and at one point she asked us to sing with her on 18 WHEELS AND A DOZEN ROSES! I sang out in that lovely chapel with several hundred other fans! I sang with Kathy Mattea!!!!! If you ever get the chance to see her, you will not be sorry.

Last weekend, Carter and I went to the Mountains of North GA and North Carolina ~ more of a road trip! The leaves were just starting to turn and we saw some beautiful scenery. It was a welcome respite from our jobs and the hustle and bustle of Atlanta. Of course we hit some Flea Markets and went Junkin! We had to be careful because we were in the Miata, but we had fun and found a few treasures!

This weekend was a stay at home weekend, well that was the plan. But after some housework and errands the beautiful weekend beckoned and today we went to the Botanical Gardens (the site of our very first date). The flowers were beautiful and there was a display of Scarecrows of all shapes and descriptions. We took our cameras and spent a few hours taking pictures....pure bliss! Once developed I'll share some here if they turn out.

Since it's October my heart always turns to two things, my Mother's birthday (on Oct 18th~Happy Birthday Mom) and Breast Cancer Awareness! SAVE THE TA TA'S! I wore a pink t-shirt today and my pink breast cancer hat and tried to take as many pink pictures as I could. I hope I got some good one's. This has been my "cause" for many years. I had an Aunt with breast cancer and I lost a good friend to this dreadful illness. I support the Susan G Komen organization!

I can't believe how quickly the Month of October is flying by! It will be November and time for Thanksgiving before I know it. I'm enjoying the crisp fall air and spending time with my Honey. I told Carter I am so content! Can it get much better this this?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

THE KINDNESS OF NEIGHBORS

My Mom who will turn 78 this month, lives in Houston and recently went through quite an experience. She stayed in her house during hurricane Ike and then endured 10 days without electricity. I have spent several hours without power, but 10 days! My Mom was lucky to have very caring neighbors. A wonderful couple who live across the street, Ricky & Angela Smith, who provided her with ice and warm food. They checked on her several times a day and helped her with any thing that needed doing, A friend of Angela's brought Mom her small generator to use once she got power herself. Kathy then came by everyday to make sure it was running, checked on the gas to run the generator (which she also brought) and provided Mom with some bread and milk. I was so very happy to know that my Mom was so well taken care of when I was so far away. I called her everyday (the phone worked) and she was a real trooper during a very long week! So when I think I miss the "good old days" when neighbors knew each other watched out for each other, I can just look to Sagepark Lane in Houston, Texas and see that the kindness of neighbors still exists!