Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lazy Winter Days

I realize we've been AWOL for a while. We really don't have too much to report. We had 10 days of NEVER stopped. I love snow more than most people, but I've realized I have a limit. I've also realized that I'm a Summer person. I've never cared before, however I do now! I miss my long outdoor runs in the morning, my afternoon walks with the dogs, my evening walks with the husband, and the summer afternoon/evenings spent playing sand volleyball. Well, there's my gripe session for the week!

In any event, this is what our days have consisted of lately:

I recently invested in a space heater, and the dogs are eternally grateful. Especially Emma, who hibernates in the winter!

We did however venture out this weekend for a card night with friends and a great afternoon spent at an outlet mall. I got some killer deals, and even ran into a friend from Mo! It really is a small world!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Redneck Letter

It is so amazing how often mail gets delivered to the wrong address here in West Virginia. I know perfectly well that it is illegal to open up someone else's mail...........however, this letter was delivered to the wrong address and wasn't even sealed. So, I decided to take a sneek peek inside. This is what I found:

Dearest Redneck Son,
I'm writing this slow because I know you can't read fast. We don't live where we did when you left home. Your dad read in the newspaper that most accidents happen within 20 miles of your home, so we moved. I won't be able to send you the address because the last West Virginia family that lived here took the house numbers when they moved so they wouldn't have to change their address.

This place is really nice. It even has a washing machine. I'm not sure about it. I put a load of clothes in and pulled the chain. We haven't seen them since.

The weather isn't bad here. It only rained twice last week; the first time for three days and the second time for four days.

About that coat you wanted me to send; your Uncle Billy Bob said it would be too heavy to send in the mail with the buttons on, so we cut them off and put them in the pockets.

Bubba locked his keys in the car yesterday. We were really worried because it took him two hours to get me and your father out.

Your sister had a baby this morning, but I haven't found out what it is yet so I don't know if you are an aunt or uncle.

Uncle Bobby Ray fell into a whiskey vat last week. Some men tried to pull him out but he fought them off and drowned. We had him cremated, he burned for three days.

Three of your friends went off a bridge in a pickup truck. Butch was driving. He rolled down the window and swam to safety. Your other two friends were in the back. They drowned because they couldn't get the tailgate down!

There isn't much more news at this time. Nothing much out of the normal has happened.

Sincerely, your favorite aunt,