Saturday, January 07, 2012

Southern Withdrawals

Here I am at home pining for the river. Sure do miss it all. 

I brought a bag of Satsumas home; but the three above are dried from Darlene's tree. I've been drying them in the sun, rotating and such. Each time I glance at them, I think of her.

The teenager stayed a couple of extra days with me after the others left for home. He has a grueling class load coming up before graduation. Twenty-one credits. Ouch. So this was a well-needed break before the storm.

One morning I woke up to find a beach across the river. I knew it was quite shallow on the bank there, but I had not seen the water so low. Ever-changing river. Love it.

The Women Folk of Fish River went on a treasure & trash hunt to the local thrift shops one day. (I'm going to start a blog one day from down there, I swear! "WFFR," coming soon to a screen near you. ha.)  Anyhoo, our day began when we spied this hawk with some fresh nibbles on top of a building. (Hi Johnny!) Stupendous.

Of course, we had to have our own nibbles. Linda had suggested the Dragonfly Foodbar; neither Dar or I had been there.
Linda knows her stuff. She had a bowl of noodles; and both Dar and I ordered the taco special. Oh my. It was wonderful. Miss those two. It was such a wonderful visit with both my river "girls."

New Year's Day, we were all invited to Darlene's for supper. Of course, black eyed peas, hoppin' John and greens were served (in addition to the best tiramisu I have ever had made by Linda). Dar passed out little reloved gifts. She is just the best. Only Dar. She found these gnome faery lights for me! Vintage to boot! Oh, Darlene.

Ok, now that I have that out of my system, perhaps I can get something done around this house. Ya think? Brahawahahaa! NOT!

PS Happy Ukie Christmas. My Ukie Santa is out of town, so not much going on here.


Janet said...

Those little gnome lights are too cute!

PEA said...

It's no wonder you miss being at the river, it's so gorgeous and peaceful there. Sounds like you had a wonderful time with your friends over there and how I would have loved to have gone to that thrift shop with you guys...and to that restaurant! Yummm! Ooooh, those vintage gnome lights are so darling, I've never seen anything like them!!

So good to have you blogging again:-) xoxo

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Cute lights and awesome taco! The Riverside sure is a unique place...



Annie said...

I had to laugh when I read "have that out of my system, perhaps I can get something done . . ." Hah! How many times have I had THAT thought? Nah. Not going to happen. But I sure hope that proposed blog does. That will be a read pleasure to enjoy.



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