I am so very excited. Today we are having a huge cookout in our back yard. I have been planning this event for several weeks now. I love to hostess things. It thrills me to plan and implement a party. We have the hamburgers and hot dogs bought, along with the buns and condiments. There are white ultralite tables standing like soldiers, complete with folding chairs in our back yard. In just a few minutes our neighbor Wayne will be over with a 20 X 40 canopy for Still Magnolias and the people to sit under. There is a 10 x 10 canopy for the grills to go under. The grass is all cut (thanks Frank), the grill and mower will be moved to the side of the yard. Amanda will be here (her flight made it out of Cinncinnati last night after several attempts). Rebecca wil be here....and Still Magnolias will have 4 glorious hours in which to sing for our friends. Patti (Patti's Got Her Wheels On) will be here and so will Kimble. But the most important thing to me is that Still Magnolias will be together. We have not sung together....just us....since 2009 when we opened for George Jones at the Civic Center. I am so excited I can hardly stand it. Frank has done miracles with the flower beds....the yard looks great and as soon as I get off this computer I will become the tazmanian devil - vaccuming and mopping. The rest is done. Then it will be cutting up tomatoes and onions time....and before long it will be THE TIME! There is a 30% chance of rain today...and you know...even that can't dampen my spirits right now. I will be sure to make plenty of pictures....and maybe even a video. I will be sure and post my pictures on my Project 365 post tomorrow. Have a wonderful Saturday! I know I will.
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.