Monday, December 1, 2008

I'm Back....



Well..hello, all! I am back...Back from the South and back to work! Thanks to all of you that left such heart warming Thanksgiving wishes for me on my last post! You guys rock.

Our Thanksgiving was nice..busy, but nice. It took us 15 hours to get to South Carolina. As I stated in my last post..we left our house Weds Morning at 3:45 a.m. and arrived at my Mom's at 7 p.m....we did ok, until we reached Atlanta, the 285 by pass all the way into South Carolina, was pretty much grid locked, bumper to bumper, 5 miles an hour...for 3 hours! It was horrible. I have never seen traffic so bad. I have made that trip probably 3 dozen times since I have lived in Indiana, and never have I seen traffic that bad. Of course, it wore on our nerves and hubby and I had a few short tempered moments with one another, but...as the saying goes, "All is well, that ends well"...we arrived safely and Mom was thrilled to see us.

Thursday, Thanksgiving, was spent cooking with Mom, as dinner at my brothers was going to be at 5 p.m. that evening. Believe it or not, it went off without a hitch..the sister in law and I were cordial to one another, we didn't have too much to say to one another, but no shots verbally or otherwise were fired. My brother didn't have the white lighting, but he did have a nice bottle of Merlot for me, so that was good. We had a great visit, and a great time....I got to see one of my favorite aunts and uncle's...they made an hour trip down from their house, just to see me! The only one out of four other aunts and one uncle they gave 10 hoots enough to come over and see me. My time was too limited to drive all over half of hell and tarnation to look for them..so, they were the only one's. Oh, well..maybe next time.

Mom and I had huge plans to go do some Black Friday shopping, but we just could not get up and out the door on Friday morning...we finally did venture out to the mall, but the one mall in Anderson was tiny, I forgot how small it really was, we couldn't find anything. WalMart was the same....too many people, it just wasn't worth it to me.
Friday night, hubby and I went to Greenville, which is the larger town, about 20 miles from my Mom's..to check out the Blind Horse saloon...
It was fun, but I was just a tad bit over dressed...lol. Anyway, we left there, went downtown and explored a few other bars, met some nice people from Buford, South Carolina....had a drink with them and ended up at a jazz bar, where I had a George Clooney look a like, totally hitting on me..it was so much fun! Even hubby got a kick out of watching this poor guy make a fool out of himself...

We spent Saturday, our last day, just hanging out with Mom, laying around dozing, watching t.v....we ended up going to pick up take out for dinner, then I went and visited my brother for one last visit, say good bye to my nieces, then we headed back to Mom's...packed up and hit the road at midnight Saturday night...so we could miss the traffic through Atlanta....we did fine there, and it was smooth sailing until almost out of Louisville, KY into Indiana, two accidents caused us to be delayed and once again, a trip that should have took 12 hours, took us 16 hours....

I was extremely glad to be home....now, it's back to work and the start of the Christmas Holidays. I have not even begun my Christmas shopping, still have to put up my tree...the pressure is on....

I will be so glad when the holidays are over and things can get back to normal.

I hope all of you had a terrific Holiday and a great weekend!

5 comments:

Toni said...

Sounds like a pretty good visit except the actual traveling part- ick.

I am so glad we stayed close to home.

Welcome back-

and you better get busy, D, Christmas is only 24 days away! (:

Jamie said...

You definately had a better thanksgiving than I did that's for sure.

Sicilian said...

Great job on the holding back. . . . it sure made the visit more fun. . . I am glad you all got back safely.
Ciao

DIXIECHICK said...

Toni...yes, next time, I swear, we will fly! I hate dealing with traffic like that!

Jamie...I hate to hear that yours wasn't good, what happened?

Sicilian..it was awkward there for a while..but, I got past it...wine helped!

DIXIECHICK said...

Oh, Toni...don't remind me about Christmas! Yuck! I hate it...I hate spending the money, the shopping everything. It woud be different if we were milliionaires...then it would be fun! LOL....I do look forward to getting to spend more time with my boys though...that's always nice.