Saturday, September 29, 2007

It's Fair Time!!!

Oh how I love a good fair! There's just something about all the lights, the people, the smells, the food - I look forward to it each fall (which just happens to be my favorite season)!
Dan and I spent last night at the North Georgia State Fair eating cotton candy, elephant ears, hand cut french fries, watching people, visiting the animal exhibits where I fell in love with a big Tom turkey named Humphrey (and now have decided I am definitely getting another turkey this spring) and playing this silly ping pong game where Dan won me a goldfish who we named Pong to go with Ping that he won me at the same game last year =). Sadly I can't ride any of the rides because I get a mad case of motion sickness but I enjoyed watching everyone else get flung around and scream their heads off ;).
Now I think I'll have cotton candy and a candy apple for lunch.. I'm kidding mom! ;)

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Full Moon

I love the moon but who doesn't? This was him last night at my house - what a lovely visit =). I wish the picture did him justice but it doesn't.. he was actually a bright glowing orange color and looked so close that I thought I could touch it!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ahhh Fall

Or so I thought! We got a little tease of fall earlier in the week and it even got down to 59 degrees one evening but alas the first day of fall is today and it's 92 degrees! A beautiful day nonetheless with bright blue skies and puffy white clouds but I'm looking forward to days where it doesn't get out of the 60's and I can enjoy my morning coffee without having to turn down the A/C and put the ceiling fans on high. And pull out my favorite sweaters and wear my boots without my feet sweating... please hurry fall I miss you!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Chickens with shoes

Some of our friends dropped by this past weekend with their 2 little girls to visit the rooster ,Gerry, they donated to our little farm a couple of weeks ago (I can't believe some folks don't like to be woke up at 5:30am by roosters crowing;)! )
So anyway their oldest daughter, Lola who is 5, is bending over and inspecting all the chicken's feet when she finally pops up and says "Miss jenn why do your chickens have shoes on?". I couldn't stop giggling to answer her and as she was giggling too she said "You think it's funny too that your chickens wear shoes?" and I said "Yes I do. They must have went to the store when I wasn't looking and bought shoes!" At which point she informed me I was silly ;)

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Eminent Domain Stinks!

So I'll probably be taking a week off here pretty soon to help my parents move. It seems they may have finally come to an agreement with the GA DOT in regards to buying their house so they can build a highway. Their home was built in 1927, sits on 8 acres on the top of a mountain, is surrounded by huge old maple and magnolia trees and is really a lovely setting. And this road is scheduled to go right through the middle of it =(. They've had this hanging over their heads now for nearly 15 years and honestly I'm glad it's about to finally be over. Ironically they bought another piece of property about 10 years ago to build on when they had to move and the DOT changed it's plans about 5 years ago and now the road is scheduled to go through the middle of that piece of property too! What are the odds? But on a brighter note they said they have found the house of their dreams and they put in a contract on it last week. Now let's just hope the DOT keeps up their end of the deal. We'll see.
To be continued...

Sunday, September 2, 2007

And the madness begins...

So my normally calm, collected husband turns into a raging maniac for several months of the year with the start of football season. Specifically University of Georgia football. Using the term "obsessed" is an understatement. He can't sleep, he's worse than a child at Christmas and he keeps threatening to tackle something, i.e. me! We both graduated from UGA but I had never even attended a football game my entire college career - I was too busy studying (otherwise being nerdy ;). And he hasn't missed a game since something like 1982. I came out to find my truck decorated with various magnets, flags and other random UGA items yesterday morning and did I mention he left yesterday morning at 7am for a game that didn't start until 6:45pm? (We only live 20 minutes away from the stadium in case you were wondering). Yes he's nuts but I still love him ;)