This morning, as soon as I'm done with my coffee, and check my suitcase one more time, give a few treats to the chickens and kiss the ducks....
I'm headin' for the hills.
Tennessee, North Carolina and Georgia.
I'll be visiting the remnants of my father's siblings and some cousins I've not seen in a coon's age.
What I'd planned on telling you was that I was on a relief effort to Nashville to help the poor country stars devastated by the flooding.
I was going to say that I was going to spend the week washing, setting, and teasing all of Dolly Parton's flood damaged wigs.
Why I find that so amusing, I haven't a clue.
I'm not dissin' Dolly. I have some serious Parton love.
I grew up listening to her, Conway Twitty, Roy Clark, etc.
I know almost all of the words to all the classic country music.
Hee Haw was one of my favorite shows as a child.
And I wonder why I was a social outcast. : <>
I can't tell you how many times I've told Glen over and over how to take care of Phyllis (new banty hen) and her babies.
I feel like a new mom leaving for the first time -
'now call me if anything seems irregular' - 'don't forget to check her water and food a few times' - 'keep the cats away from her' - 'I'll call fourteen times a day to check on things'.
It's just me, Aaron and my sister Cindy heading South. I've got Aaron convinced that our family doesn't have running water yet. "I'm really not sure if they have e-lek-tricity or not Aaron".
For all of you friends that laugh at me and through tears say 'Jayme - you are going to end up in Minnesota - (my horrid sense of direction, inability to read maps, etc) laugh all you'd like - I bought a GPS baby.
Tennessee, here I come.
I cannot promise you that I won't come home with more critters.
Thanks for all of your tips and suggestions about the irregular heartbeats.
They are PVC's. I suppose until you experience them, you can't imagine how frightening they are. I hear Heaven is a fabulous place, but for some reason - I don't feel in a hurry to get there.
I started taking magnesium, and it's cleared them right up.