I am so excited. Number one I am in Knoxville and visiting with my precious friends, Chuck and Susan.
This morning Frank and I rode to Wears Valley to see the scenery....but the clouds had the mountains covered in a fog.
We piddled around a little bit and headed back to Susan's for dinner. Their daughter Jan came by this afternoon with her son Michael and new baby Aaron. I sat for a couple of hours and enjoyed holding little Aaron while he slept. I had forgotten how good a new baby feels....and smells.
Tonight, I got to meet my blogging buddy, Mary from Life in a Small Town, face to face. This is the third time we have tried to connect. The first time we had too many obligations and not enough time to add one more. The second time we were here was when my mother died and we had to leave and go back to Alex City. Tonight, Susan and Chuck had obligations at church and Frank and I met Mary at Shoney's on the Alcoa Hwy by the airport. I would have known her anywhere. She came in after we did and her smile was so infectious...I knew it was her. I made sure I took my camera so Frank could take our picture and here we are!
Tomorrow we are going to the Craftsman's Fair in Gatlinburg. If the weather holds out we are going to try Cade's Cove so I can make pictures.
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.