Monday, September 15, 2008
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?!"
OH! AND THE MOST IMPORTANT THING OF ALL!!!!
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!