Monday, September 15, 2008

Greetings from North Carolina!

Hello! Hello!

How are y'all doin?

We are up to our eyeballs in unpacking and humidity and green, green landscape. But we are finally here.

The last time I posted we were in Tennessee and were about to visit Dollywood.  We went and had a lovely time, and even Kona the Wondermutt was able to have some fun at Doggywood, the canine resort for pets who like to travel.

Yes. Our dog stayed at the on site dog hotel in Dollywood. Darril and Marie, please stop laughing. You should take Truck (the Dog) sometime. He would love it, I'm sure.

Truth be told, the day away from our mutt was much needed. Seven nights in hotel rooms with that cantankerous canine was "fun" (kind of like a root canal), but everybody needs a break now and then. She did actually do a good job traveling, and she only threw up once. I won't go on about my relationship with my four legged friend because when I write about her I get hate mail. 

And I don't like hate mail.

Have a mentioned we are in NC???

I have a ton of pictures. But haven't yet had the chance to sit down, what with all the unpacking, and starting up school today, but I just wanted to to tell you that I am alive, and my North Carolinian accent is coming back.  Just this morning I told The Mister I was "fixin' to go to the store, and did he want p'tatahs for suppah? Cuz I might could get some." 

Oh I kid!  Because, honestly, I think the North Carolinian accent is really the sweetest accent there is. It truly melts my heart. 

And y'all, I had forgotten how nice the people are here. Yesterday when I went to the grocery to pick up a few quick items, the lady at the check out counter greeted me with a "Are ya ready sweetpea?!"


You might need to be sitting down for this...they built a new Starbucks just 4.74 miles from my front door. Just 4.74 miles!!

And it's a drive thru!

I drove by it on Saturday, but showed great self control and didn't go in. I decided to wait until Sunday so I could take The Mister by for a look-see. 

When I showed it to him, his exact words were: You better start saving your money. Your gonna need it. 

And then he bought me a grande, skim, Cinnamon Dolce latte. Cuz he's good about keepin' me in my habits. 

Anyway, I just wanted to say Hello! I am looking forward to peeking in on all you bloggers out there soon!

La Vida Dulce!


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

So now that you're back in the South, are you gonna start saying "ya'll"? I love it...and miss it...and the few people who do say it here in Colorado DO NOT have the lovely southern accent to go with it! So bring it on!

SO glad you're there safe and sound.

Oh, I would totally need a break from our dog too after 7 nights in a small space.

Lindsay said...

yay glad you made it save and sound! Can't wait to see some pictures! Good luck w/ all of the unpacking.. its fun for about 1 day :-P

Tiffani said...

Hey Kellie!! Welcome to my neck of the woods!! :) My heart is just happy when you talk about southern accents, humidity and green landscapes because that's home to me!

I'm so so glad you made it safely and even got a special trip to Dollywood! What a bonus for the hubby would support my habit as well, considering he's an espresso guy himself...

I hope that you guys get settled in and that you have a great week at school and may you finally have some good stretch out time and relaxation!!

Megan O. said...

So glad to hear you're there safe and sound. I can't tell you how sad it makes me to know you're so far away now, even though it's so rediculous since we've never met. But it was just so nice to know you were a fellow desert dweller. But I'm glad we can still be friends even though you're talking in a southern drawl and you'll have real seasons and such.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you made it safe and sound. Oh, but you feel so far away now!

Good luck with the unpacking. I certainly don't envy you. I want to see pictures of the new pantry once it's done. You know, to make sure it rivals the old one...

Michelle@Life with Three said...

Glad to hear you made it safely! Can't wait to see the pictures and get updates on your new/old digs! :) And the Starbucks! Oh my word! That is just fantastic!

meh said...

You know God put that Starbucks in just for you!!!

Carrie and Jim said...

Glad to read that the move has went well. I'm excited to read what God is doing in your life. Sounds like provision so far with the Starbucks.

Jackie said...

So glad you gave us an update...I was wondering how everything was going. I envy you in the midst of warm accents and amazing green grass.

And yay for that Starbucks close by!

Anonymous said...

Oh for the grace of God!

Glad you made it safely.

C D said...

Glad you made it -- miss the thought of you already :-(

Musings of a Housewife said...

You sound so happy! And yay for Starbucks!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Pea,

I would never send you mean mail for blogging about your dog.

Welcome back! Your dreams were your ticket out. (That's the Welcomd Back Kotter theme song.)

I'm so excited you are here, with me, the humidity and the y'all!

Tanya said...

You sound so happy! Seriously, you sound good. I'm glad you made it safely and -- best of all! -- have Starbucks so close. I'm jealous!! :) Have fun unpacking.

Chel said...

When they built a Starbucks right in front of my favorite grocery store, I thought I'd gone to paradise. :)

Beth Cotell said...

Welcome to NC! So happy to hear you are so near a's the simple things in life!

stephanie j. said...

Praise God for your safe arrival! And Praise God for Starbucks!!! (Not spoken lightly...)