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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

tomorrow is September 1st!

It seems crazy to me that tomorrow is the first day of September!
Where is time going these days?
I feel like time is moving faster & faster everyday...

September does mean that fall is not far away!
I am so ready for cooler days & the feel of fall in the air...

Here's to hoping September brings lots of...
cool mornings & evenings,
warm (not hot) afternoons,
fewer mosquitos,
outdoor activities,
check-marks on my to-do list,

Sunday, August 29, 2010

i was there too!

Tonight I was checking out one of my favorite blogs, The Lettered Cottage.
It's inspiring author, Layla, wrote about her weekend venture to the Nashville Flea Market.

I WAS THERE TOO! Oh, how I would have loved to run into Layla Palmer!

Chris & I went to the once-a-month flea market at the fairgrounds Saturday morning.
Since moving here, we've heard many people talk about it so figured we needed to check it out for ourselves.

We had no idea just how big this event is...we were only there for a couple of hours & spent time outdoors & in 5 or 6 partially-enclosed buildings full of all sorts of stuff!

We only bought one thing- a collectable glass Coke bottle from 1980 when UGA won the National Championship.

We didn't have as much time as we would have liked, so next month we're planning on spending more time there!

I'm hooked...

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

not feeling it...

I just haven't felt like blogging lately...
i'll think "oh, i should blog about that" or "oh, i should upload this picture", but i obviously just haven't.

Chris' grandpa, Pa Tarr, has been sick for almost the past 2 weeks.
We have been in GA for the last 2 weekends spending precious time with him & Chris' family.
We found out this afternoon that Pa Tarr had passed away.
We feel glad in knowing that he died peacefully, but will no doubt miss him dearly.

Loss is never easy...
so thankful for memories to cling to & an assurance that there is more than this life.

Until I feel up to blogging again...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

lamp re-do.

Chris' grandmother gave me this lamp this past Christmas.
I love lamps & had been looking for a milk glass lamp.
It wasn't much to look at, but it worked!

Here it is today...

A little cleaning up, some black paint & a red shade goes a long way...
It looks perfect sitting on top of our piano.
I *heart* it!

Monday, August 2, 2010

can you see???

Can you see the pennant flags across the top sides of my blog?

I could see them last week & since downloading updates to my computer I can't see them anymore...hmm...

Just curious.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

random Nashville observations...

We've been here in Nashville for almost a month & I know I've said very little about it in general.

Truth is we've been quietly exploring, plundering the library for books weekly, & trying to avoid the heat.

While quietly exploring & taking everything in, we've made some interesting observations...

-every other street is something Pike...it's rather confusing to me

-cut-off jean shorts are quite popular ("jorts" as we like to call them!)

-people wear their hair B-I-G

-there is a candidate running for governor who stated that TN should secede from the United States...excuse me, what?

-our general election is this week, on Thursday...I thought all elections were held on Tuesdays, what in the world???

-when Shoney's restaurants went out of business in other states, they must have tripled their businesses here...there's like a Shoney's on every other corner

-where there's not a Shoney's, there's either a White Castle or a Krystal...TN must like the small, square burgers

-everyone assumes that if you're new in town that you moved to enter the music industry...no friends, we're no song-writers or performers!

More random Nashville observations to come...(i promise pictures of the house soon too. just working on getting everything just right!)