Monday, July 5, 2010

4th of July Weekend

We just returned from a great trip to the mountains. Every time we go, we have an amazing time. If you've never been to Western North Carolina, you really must plan a trip. My parents are on a road trip and decided to make a stop in Western North Carolina. They rented this great house. Ollie hadn't seen my parents since Christmas. It didn't seem to matter. He took right to them and had a great time. As a matter of fact, the first words out of his mouth on the second morning were, "Get Bop-pa. Where Bop-pa?" He ran out of our room and found him. We spent some time walking and sitting on the porch enjoying the scenery. Unfortunately for my dear, sweet boy, he got a little to close to the scenery of a bee stinger and got stung right above his left eye. This was quite traumatic for his mama who thought it got him in the eye and cried. Luckily, he didn't seem to have an allergic reaction. Medical care was quite a drive away. I also had Benadryl in the car. A bit of that and a nap- viola! Good as new!

We also took a trip to visit Dry Falls. After the Falls, we enjoyed a picnic lunch at a nice little park and then checked out the shopping in Highlands.

Although we were only there for 2 days, it seemed like time stood still. It always does in the mountains. It was tranquil and thoroughly enjoyable. I will miss being close enough to go for a visit!

You might be a redneck if...

I'm officially married to the most frugal man alive. My dear, sweet husband bob went out to mow the lawn. A short while into it, he came in and informed me that the transmission had finally gone kaput on the lawnmower. This lawnmower we inherited from our neighbor about 6 years ago. Bob has fixed it and fixed it but it's held up. Well he said he was going to go out and fix it. Not a few minuted later, I hear it crank back up. I just assumed he'd fixed it. Here is what actually happened.

Yes. He is riding it backwards while sitting on the hood. Clever? yes. Embarrassing? Heck yes! Oh well, at the least the lawn got mowed! Also, you must note that we are moving in less than two weeks and did not plan to take the lawnmower with, therefore it is not worth the time, effort or cash to fix it. Although, I really wouldn't put it past him to ride it like this for an extended period of time!!