After Waverly we were on a mission to find Woogump(red eyed mythical creature) eyes for a Haunted Hayride. We were meeting Kat and Brian for lunch so we headed to Auburn. The day was so much fun. Now...I am NOT and I repeat...NOT a Halloween person. I personally hate the event....but can be a sport about it for those who really like it. This year I am helping with a haunted hayride and participating in Trunk or Treat. I feel I will be in Halloween overload. We just knew that Party City would have some...either glasses with eyes, or red glowing eyes.....but to no avail. So we went to the Halloween store, conveniently located in the old Books-A-Million store....and no luck there....so we thought....we will paint the faces white and take red grease paint and outline their eyes in it. I am writing the story that will be told on the hayride and cooking chili to eat after the hayride.....ok...so maybe my participation is limited....but it is still important. Frank is reading the story I am writing to the people on the hayride....he has a big booming voice....and I can imagine it will scare several of them. After the costume part search ended we drove back to Tiger Town to check out an IPad at Best Buy...(don't tell Frank but he is getting one for Christmas). When we finished with the IPad explanation and demonstration it was time to meet Kat and Brian for lunch. We chose Moe's Southwest Grill. I love this place...it is the Subway of Mexican food places and the food is always fresh. I also love it when you walk in and they shout, "Hi! Welcome to Moe's." We had an hour and a half lunch, talking, sharing, shedding a few tears, and catching up on the past couple of months. Kat and I have been so busy since school started in August that we have not seen each other. We talk just about every day....but we just have not been able to get a visit in. I got lots of Kat and Brian hugs and that made my day. It was now 3:30 and we had been gone since 8 this morning. With a few tears and a lot of sadness on my part we left Kat and Brian in Auburn to head to Alexander City and sell my dad's truck. This was going to be hard. From Waverly to just outside of Alexander City I could not stop the tears....I did not cry out....but they just kept escaping from my eyes...I was selling my dad's truck. We pulled up in my uncle's yard and went in. I had all the paperwork he would need to get a title and tag for the truck....signed the papers, took the check, visited a while and headed back home. It was now....4:45 p.m. Poor Beau (our dachy)...I am sure he was dying. Once inside the Rock Mills limits we had one more stop. We stopped at Marcie's to drop off a qt of the stew and pound of the bbq. Yes, I shared....Marcie had surgery on Thursday and I had been wanting to do something nice for her....and this was it. We visited a few minutes and drove the last few feet to our house. Beau was so glad to see us....and not just to go to the bathroom.....Frank brought him some rawhide treats at White Plains. The day had come full circle and I had survived. Frank achieved his goal....keep me so busy I did not have time to dwell on the day. WTG baby. I fixed some of the stew and bbq for us for supper, we ate, and I was history! Tomorrow Frank is taking me to see Max Lucado, Third Day, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith. Monday we are going to Knoxville to spend a few days with one of my childhood friends and her husband. I mean...can it get much better than this???? Do I have the best husband or what? I will tell you all about the dinner and concert in my next post. I am turning in.
To Joey, With Love....WINNER!
8 months ago