Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 3 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.
Summer is a busy time for us here in SC. Our proximity to the beach seems to be a great stopping point for friends and relatives ultimately headed to the ocean. We’re about 3 1/2 hours from the salty water so a perfect stopping point for the day before. This works out perfectly for us, because we always love to see friends and family, but it also means they are excited to get to the beach so they won’t be overstaying their welcome!
A friend once said, “guest are like socks, after three days they both start to stink”.
But this year, after the last year of isolation and sheltering at home, we are looking forward to seeing most if not all of our summer visitors. This Friday, for example, my BFF and her husband are coming and I cannot wait to see her! You may remember she almost died when she had a brain aneurism and had to have emergency brain surgery! You’d never be able to tell it now! She has had a miraculous recovery thank God! Even though we go months sometimes without talking, months without seeing each other it’s always as if we never left off when we do get together.
The following weekend, our oldest daughter and family are coming to introduce us to our brand new great-granddaughter! Our little Adi was born on Jul 6th and she is healthy, happy, and beautiful and I CANNOT WAIT TO GET MY HANDS ON HER! I told our granddaughter that because of her we now had to get divorced. She looked at me with a look of horror until I said, “I am much too young to be married to a great-grandpa!”
Not sure if I mentioned the new boat that my husband received for Father’s Day. Unfortunately, it’s been a nightmare trying to get it legal for SC water. They are months behind issuing titles so it looks like it may be Fall before it is legal to take out. This is a BRAND NEW BOAT!!!! It has never once been in the water. My son-in-law even drove 2 hours away to the capital to try to get it done quicker, but they said it would be about 2 months! Ridiculous! I should have known because every single thing you have to do dealing with the government here is a clusterf&^k!
Need to get your car tags? Literally, you have to go three different places to take care of that simple thing. It’s crazy! You start off in one place, pay them money. They give you a slip of paper to take to the next office, where you pay even more money and finally they give you a slip of paper to take all the way across town to actually get the docs and pay even more money! Being from KY this was so confusing for us because back home you went to one place and done! Of course, it’s South Carolina so enough said!
We are excited and counting down the days when we finally get to head out on our vacation. The Canadian border will open to vaccinated people on Aug 9th and we’ll finally be able to use that passport! If not we’re heading to Niagra Falls and Acadia National Park in Maine. Either way, it’s just me and hubby getting away for two weeks and I cannot wait. If we can go to Canada then we’ll head north into Michigan to Mackinaw and then will head east to Maine.
The garden is growing and so far I’ve been able to make zucchini bread and a couple of bags of confetti corn (even though that didn’t come from my garden) and a couple of jars of bread and butter pickles. It’s been fun to learn new recipes. I also broke down and finally purchased a Kitchen Aid which is something that I’ve always wanted but couldn’t justify as my cooking skills leave a lot to be desired. But practice makes perfect, right?
On Sunday, I decided to try to make Parker House rolls. This is unusual given the fact that I have always been terrified of Yeast so I had never in my life tried…until Sunday. I figured it would be the perfect recipe to break in my new mixer. They turned out, but I have a long way to go. They tasted great but looked like a kindergartner’s art project. I’ll get there…or burn the house down!
I had a strange conversation with the twins a couple of days ago. Bella wanted to know what the place was called where we went to visit her great-grandma, the nursery school. After a few minutes, I realized that she was referring to the nursing home. Well, apparently all of this time they thought they had been visiting their grandma in heaven.
Then we moved on to the clock “Grandma’s clock” I’ve mentioned it before, but apparently they are afraid that she is going to get bored in the clock so they’ve taken to writing her notes and holding them up for her to “read”!!!
Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:
Baking In A Tornado https://www.BakingInATornado.com
Menopausal Mother http://www.menopausalmom.com/
Battered Hope https://batteredhope.blogspot.com/