Thursday, August 31, 2006

Doing Better !!!!!!!

Hello Dear World !!!

How are you this evening ? I am happy to report that I am feeling better today. Thanks for all of your get well wishes that also helped to get my spirits lifted as I have gone through this cold I've had. Before I continue on I want to thank Diane a.k.a. Loststream for all of her wonderful and inspiring comments to my journal. Its nice to make new friends and to be able to know that I entered someone's life who I have NEVER met before. Diane if your reading this.........Hello !!!!!!! I hope that I get to learn more about you in the future.

Okay on to my other news........I have to tell you about one of my favorite shows that came on television last night. "Bones" is a show that I watch on Fox which is a very great show let me tell you. One of my favorite actors on the show is named David Boreanaz. David is a big part of why I so lovvvvvvvve the show. Its season premiere was last night which was wonderful. I got hooked on it the first time I saw it. On that subject I've rambled long enough.

You might be wondering.........Today I spent most of my day at work. Yes I can honestly say that my job is going fine. My boss is a pretty cool guy. My job does keep me busy but maybe that's a good thing. I do a lot of walking at work and let me tell you its a building which consists of 4 floors which is a very big place to work in. The people are pretty nice and the guys there are oh oh oh and that's all I will say on that.

When I arrived home I found out that my favorite movie "84 Charing Cross Road" was on. As you know I lovvvvvvvvvvve lovvvvvvvvve lovvvvvvve lovvvvvvve lovvvvvvve lovvvvvvve the movie. I was heartbroken that I couldn't watch it because I had to take a little ride with my mom and youngest niece. I'm sure it will come on television again sometime. The movie is a great classic with one of my very favorite actors Anthony Hopkins. I find that I fell in love with "84 Charing Cross Road" before any other movie. When it comes to movies "84 Charing Cross Road" is my very 1st LOVE.

I am sad to report that Tropical Storm Ernesto is still ripping through different certain parts of the world. In my part of the world there was quite a bit of thunder and lightning. The thunder being so loud it practically shook the house. It also rained today and then the sun came out and then the dark clouds rolled in yet again. I am so longing for Winter....for hot cocoa, winter blankets, sweatshirts, rereading my favorite Robert Frost poems, the soothing relief of the frosty Winter wind and of course hoping for a chance of snow.....though it never seems to come.

How was your day dear world ? I hope your day was a good one. I will talk to you again soon. For now I wish you the sweetest of dreams.

Good-night !!!!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


Hello Dear World......

How are you these days ? Well first things first. I know that you haven't heard from me in a while and I will explain why. Over the weekend I was hit by a rather terrible cold that has kept me medicated, covered in cold rubs and in bed. I am sorry for not being able to come and visit with you in a while so please do forgive me. I am working on getting better but it might take me a while to get back to my old self again. I can say that the common cold should be considered a very dangerous biological weapon.

On a different note someone by the name of Loststream from Las Vegas, Nevada has been dropping by my journal which I just found out since I was unable to come and visit with you which I really would like to thank this person and the so many others of you who come by and offer me kind words, wonderful comments and your gifts of friendship which mean so much to me more than any of you will ever know. Thank You All For This And More......YOU ARE ALL SO VERY DEAR TO ME. Your many words are appreciated so thanks again for all of your friendship.

Anyway.......In recent news Boulder Colorado prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr on Monday just an hour before he was supposed to appear in court in the killing of JonBenet Ramsey. The Boulder District Attorney's Office said Karr's DNA did NOT match the male DNA found at the scene of the death of 6-year-old JonBenet. Karr told authorities he had killed JonBenet which led to his arrest on August 16th. Well dear world do you think anyone will ever find out who killed JonBenet ???? I just don't know. I just don't know.

Of course it was another hot day in Atlanta, Georgia it was probably 110 degrees or higher. I'm definitely longing for Winter. I am sad to report that I heard on the news that a hurricane watch was issued Sunday for the Florida Keys and Gov. Jeb Bush ordered a state of emergency in anticipation of a Tropical Storm named Ernesto. Its weird the only thing that I think should be named Ernesto is a guy that loves to teach Latin Dancing..........I'm just saying.

By the way.......Earlier today I finished reading a book titled "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" written by Stephen King. The story was about this nine-year-old girl named Trisha McFarland who gets lost on a six-mile hike on the Maine-New Hampshire branch of the Appalachian Trail. For solace she tunes to her walkman to broadcasts of Boston Red Sox Baseball games and she follows the performances of her much beloved hero who was a relief pitcher. His names was Tom Gordon. Trisha in the book imagines that Tom Gordon is with her protecing her in the woods where she was lost. I myself found the book hard because it went on and on and on and on. I also wish there hadn't been as much reference to Baseball in the book. I have to say that I was quite filled with the urge to jump into the story and rescue Trisha myself so the story could have ended quicker. Don't get me wrong I am a fan of Stephen King's books but "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon" just wasn't one of my favorites.

Anyway......Thanks for listening dear word.


Friday, August 25, 2006

IT'S FRIDAY !!!!!!!

Hello Dear World !!!!!!

How are all of my dear friends out there in J-Land doing today ? I hope you are all well. Today nothing much happened except I went to work and after I got off I went home. For dinner I had Snow Crab Legs which were steamed at Kroger which is a grocery store I shop at in my neck of the woods. I also had a baked potato which was smoothered in chives, butter and sour cream and let me tell you it was good. The crab legs were also pretty delicious.

Anyway......The weather here in Georgia was pretty okay despite the fact that it was an overcast day. The clouds were grey, the wind was pretty cool and it looked like it might have rained though no rain appeared it was a pretty nice day all in all. I am longing for Winter. I can't wait for frozen fingers,  winter sweaters, fleece blankets, hot cocoa and seeing my breath in the air. How is the weather where you are ? Are you longing for Winter as I am ?

Of course I still haven't met anyone of course but you never know. How are things with you my dear world ? How is life treating you ? I just wanted to drop in and say hello and let you know I'm still here and that I'm getting along fine. I will talk to you again soon.

Have a good night !!!!!!!


Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday In Review......

Hello Dear World !!!!!!

How are you these days ?? I know that I haven't been with you in a while but here I am. First things first today is my Dad's birthday so let me say a big happy birthday to him. " HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD !!!!!!!!!!! " Anyway.....Life happened to me while I was away I was out doing this and doing that. I also wanted to congratulate J-Land for its " 3 " years. CONGRATULATIONS J-LAND !!!!!!! I also wanted to congratulate Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom for winning not 1 not 2 but 7 Teen Choice Awards for the wonderful movie "Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" YEAH FOR THEM AND THE MOVIE !!!!!!!!!! I also loved it by the way.

Anyway.......For the last couple of days it has rained, thundered and there has been plenty of lightning in my neck of the woods. Yadda, yadda, yadda, blah,blah,blah. On Monday my oldest niece had a volleyball game. My niece is #6 on her team and she is doing wonderfully for a beginner I must say. The name of the volleyball team is the "Mercy Bobcats". The name of her school by the way is "Our Lady Of Mercy" which is a Catholic School. I am sad to report that they didn't win on Monday but today she is having another game which I'm sure she will do great at. All in all it was a nice day on Monday.

On Tuesday I wasn't feeling so well. I just stayed home until I got to feeling better. I don't know if it was the weather or if I had come down with something. All I know is I didn't feel well and so I stayed home and watched some television.

Today I spent the day working at my job which has been rather busy lately. All of the judges have had big trials going on and there has been lots of jurors at my work. After arriving home I watched some television. Later my family and I will have a nice dinner to celebrate my dad's birthday. For dessert he bought a chocolate cake which I'm sure will be good.

So how are things with you dear world ?? How is the weather in your neck of the woods ? How is life treating you these days ? I hope you are all well. I have certainly missed talking to you my dear world........I will talk to you soon.

Have a good night and sweet dreams !!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Hello Dear World !!!!!!

How's it going ? It was a rather amazing day today here in my neck of the woods. Today my mother, my oldest niece and I went to Northeast Atlanta today for a MS Seminar which was held at a Hilton Hotel. They had a brunch at the seminar which consisted of bacon, mountains of eggs, grits, sausages, fruits, biscuits, muffins and a variety of breakfast drinks including coffee. I can say that the brunch was delicious. The reason we went there if I haven't told you before my mom has MS otherwise known as Multiple Sclerosis.

After the MS Seminar we came home and got my dog Hobo and took him to PetSmart for the very first time. We took him there to get groomed but unfortunately they needed his papers from the vet which unfortunately I did NOT have with me at the time. A lady at PetSmart did help us quite a bit. She found us a good collar and leash for Hobo to help train him. She also helped us to see that he will have to be put on a different type of dog food which will be healthier for him and I certainly think he will enjoy it. She also showed us a kennel we will get for him next time since he outgrew his old one. My dog Hobo I can honestly say is  he is now 28 lbs. He is getting bigger and bigger every day. I also got to find out that he is a mixed Labrador. Let me tell you there was one dog there in particular in PetSmart which was quite large. It looked more like a horse than a dog though. It was a very well behaved dog I can say that. Hobo did enjoy the car ride. We are in the process of training him on his new leash which he seems to be challenging at the moment. I'm sure he will get used to it.

Anywho......Recently I purchased the men's magazine "GQ" which has Clive Owen splashed on the cover of it. He is a very talented actor. He has been in tons of movies and he has starred in many of them. He did make a movie recently called "Derailed" with Jennifer Aniston. I have to say that he isn't just a talented actor but he is a very handsome guy. He also has the most amazing eyes and an unforgettable smile. Here is a site for you to see him for yourself ----------> .

Of course it has been warm here in my neck of the woods but it was a really nice day for me. I have been feeling pretty good and my family is well. How are things in your neck of the woods ? I hope you had a great day as I did.

Anyway....I'll talk to you later dear world. Have a good one. Byyyyyyye for now.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


Hello Dear World......

How are you ? Let me begin by saying that I missed you all and thank you for letting me know that I was missed. So okay here I am....

I can say with certainty that its quite nice when a guy gives a woman a compliment which I am happy to report happened to me today. Earlier this morning at my work I was told by one of the guys that work in the building where I was working that I looked nice today. The guy that I am speaking of dear world is a really nice looking guy let me tell you. He doesn't know this but from the first time that I started working there I instantly liked him. He is always so nice and he always has a smile on his face. It is also nice when I get a chance to stop and talk to him. You could definitely say I have a crush on him.

On a different note I have some rather great news. My oldest niece was accepted on the Volleyball team at her school in which she is a Sophmore as well. She informed that she likes it and will be having a game pretty soon.

On another different note earlier this evening my family and I watched the movie "RV" with Robin Williams which is by far one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. My family enjoyed watching it and I also loved seeing it. The entire movie is funny from start to finish. I can say that Robin Williams is both a tremendous actor but he is a very funny comedian as well. As you know my family and I like to go camping. Let me say that I wish my family and I had an RV so we could take more road trips. DON'T GET ME WRONG I LOVE OUR POP-UP CAMPER but I think it would be nice to go on road trips in an RV for a week or two.

I am also happy to report that I managed to get my room picked up and organized. I can tell you that I cleaned my room fully from top to bottom. It took a while but its finally done. This has been a really great day today. I felt extremely good today.

Anyway.......How are things with you dear world ? Anything new ?? By the way our weather here changes in an instant here. One minute its raining and the next minute its warm again. It was cool for a while.

I'll talk to you again soon dear world.


Sunday, August 13, 2006

I HAVE RETURNED !!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Dear World !!!!!!!

How are you ? I am back no I wasn't on a vacation or anything let me explain my absence though I wonder if I missed. Anyway.....For a couple of days we had thunderstorms late in the evening here in Atlanta, Georgia leading to a huge amount of rain, lightning and of course thunder. With all of the weather we've had our power at our house had gone out leading to the fact that we have spent evening after evening after evening sitting in the dark by candlelight. We are finally back to air conditioning and lights thank goodness. Its never fun sitting in a hot house with no end in sight.

Well I can officially say I'm back !!!!!!!!

Anywho....You might be surprised to know this but I am happy to report that this weekend when the power was restored I actually managed to get quite a bit done including cleaning up my room which I have to say was a monster of a job.

I have to honestly admit that I had slacked off in not picking up my room. The stuff in my room had piled up and you could say that Mount Everest had nothing on the mess in my room. I hate to say it but it was getting to the point that I was losing sight of my floor due to the mess.

Its no wonder that there hasn't been any romance in my life to speak of. A messy room is far from romantic or cute. Now my room is definitely clean and hopefully and I say hopefully I will keep it up. I can say this with certainty "Procrastination can be a very, very dangerous thing".

On a different note earlier today while I was finishing up my cleaning I sat and watched one of my favorite movies. The title of the movie is " CHASING LIBERTY ". Its one of my guilty pleasures but I love it. By the way after cleaning up my room I happened to have found a ton of change. I'm sad to say that it wasn't enough to make me a multi billionaire. With the change that I did find I'm thinking I'll cash it in and treat myself to a few items I like. I think that once in a while you have to treat yourself to something nice. Its quite a shame in my opinion that stores don't sell cute guys.....that was my attempt at humor......You don't have to admit you didn't laugh.

Anyway my dear world.......I just had to let you know that yes I'm still alive and kicking. Although after all of my cleaning I did I'm not doing much kicking. I've been spending much of the remainder of my weekend on my floor. Tomorrow is back to work for me.

How was your weekend dear world ???? I also wanted to know how was the weather in your neck of the woods ?? I will talk to you tomorrow. If you don't hear from me know that I am on my floor in my room too tired to move.

Take care dear world

Good-night !!!!!!!!

Monday, August 7, 2006

My Monday......

Hello Dear World !!!!

First things first..........AOL JOURNALS IS CELEBRATING "3" YEARS.....YEAH !!!!!!!

So how have you been dear world ? For me it was back to work after having been on vacation. Anyway.....It was hot again in my neck of the woods which as you know is Georgia and yes this morning I was up before the roosters. I would like to share another poem with you on this 7th of August 2006. The poem is titled

"Haiku #19"

drops of dew clinging

to a web beside the trail -

Monday morning wash

________Mr. Brimm

c. 1995

( originally published in Haiku Headlines ) As you know Mr. Brimm was the poet who once kept the journal Chosen Words here at J-Land. I miss him and I'm sure many of his readers miss him as well. I was thinking of him so I thought I would share a little something of him as a tribute. WE ALL MISS YOU MR. BRIMM !!!!!! AND WE SURE MISS "CHOSEN WORDS".

On a different note my dog Hobo is getting quite a bit bigger these days. He goes back to the vet on Thursday. My family and I first found Hobo outside of our house by one of our basement doors downstairs on May 26, 2006. He is getting bigger more and more every day did I tell you that ?

In other news my youngest niece will be starting 1st grade tomorrow. My oldest niece won't have to go back to school for a few more days. I just thought I would share that with you.

What I am about to tell you now is a little bit of what happened at my job. Today an inmate was brought out to the employees entrance of my work to be transported to where he was supposed to be taken which I don't exactly know at this moment. Anyway.....the inmate was a fairly young guy. Apparently from what I heard he had a charge of ( 2 ) armed robberies against him. It seems like the ones who are being arrested these days are getting younger and younger and younger and younger. I wonder why that is. Did I tell you....I have been at my job for over 2 years now. I just thought you might like to know that.

Do you think I'm silly my dear world ? I just come and tell you the most smallest little bits of this...that and the other. I just wanted to share my day with you.

I know its a bit late so I will say good-night for now.....

Sleep Well Dear World !!!!!!

Sunday, August 6, 2006

An Intimate Entry.....

Boun Giorno !!!

How are you this evening ? Let me begin by saying that John Donne the poet was in my opinion, a romantic. In reading his "Elegy XIX: To His Mistress Going To Bed" is a very sensual poem. I really enjoy reading the poems of John Donne he is one of my favorite poets next to Pablo Neruda, Del Cano, Emily Dickinson and Robert Frost just to name a few of my other favorites.

I will share with you a little sampling of his Elegy with you now. -------

"License my roving hands,

and let them go,

Behind,before, above, between, below.

O my America ! my new-found-land,...

To teach thee I am naked first; why than

What needst thou have more covering than a man ?

____________________John Donne

You can check out the rest of his poem at this site -----> .

Last night I also read another wonderful poem titled "Took You To Bed With Me" which is another sensual poem . I will share a little bit of it with you also......

"Carried you to bed with me

at least in my vivid mind.

Allowed a free for all with you

my favorite keeping kind."

___________________Del Cano

You can check out the rest of his wonderful poem at one of my other favorite journals titled "Spencer's Place". Here is the journal --------> .

Anyway....I thought I would share an intimate moment with you. A few minutes ago we had a little bit of thunder here in my neck of the woods. Of course the thunder did nothing but tease us with its noise. No rain was to follow any of the thunder. Before I go I would like to share another poem with you titled "Six Kisses" written by a lady named Nancy Sullivan.

Six Kisses


No longer itself

the hand on that bare thigh

becomes the woman it touches.

The two merge in the hush.

Their skin sweats through the stone.


She brings news to the blood,

promises to the mouth.

Their ruly hairs combine.

For once, nothing is wrong.


The parts in touching kiss

and in parting touch on what it is

a kiss is.


Who speaks ? No one.

The tongue, ripe as a noun,

tastes of poems.


The arch of arm, the foot's arch.

Every nerve confides in another.

The mouth was made for such involvement.

This kiss causes them wonder, causes them

panic, joy.


They are each other.

__________Nancy Sullivan


Perhaps there is a poem you like that you would like to share. I just wanted to share some of myself with you. I have never shared this side of myself with you until now that is.......

By the way did you see my boyfriend Jeff Gordon on Nascar? Well here is his site --------> .

For now I will say................

Good-night dear world !!!!!!

May you find a moment of bliss in your life...


Saturday, August 5, 2006

Something New.....

Hello Dear World !!!!

How are you ? Recently my dear friend Sandra of Sandra's Scribbles sent me a little something I would like to share with you. By the way here is her link -------> . She sent me a little questionnaire that I hope will tell you a little bit more about myself so here it is.......

Four Jobs I Have Had In My Life :

1. Grocery Store Bagger

2. Daycare Worker

3. Housekeeper

4. Custodian

Four Movies I Would Watch Over And Over:

1. With Honors

2. Gladiator W/Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Marshall

3. XXX  With Vin Diesel

4. Love Actually

Four Places That I Have Lived:

1. California

2. Georgia

3. New Orleans

4. Nowhere Else

Four TV Shows That I Love To Watch

1. House

2. Bones W/David Boreanaz

3. CSI Miami

4. Law & Order

Four Places I Have Been On Vacation:

1. Florida several times

2. Some Georgia Campgrounds

3. New Orleans once

4. California a couple of times

Four Websites I Visit Daily:

1. AOL Journals and Mine

2. Travel Channel

3. Discovery Channel

4. E! Entertainment

Four Of My Favorite Foods:

1. Lemon Pepper Wings

2. Chocolate

3. Any kind of Mexican Food

4. Hamburgers

Four Places I Would Like To Be Right Now:

1. Paris

2. Italy

3. Hawaii

4. Hershey, Pennsylvania

Four Friends I Think Will Respond:

1. Jeannette

2. Dan

3. Stevie

4. Helen


Well that's about all for now. I hope all of you my dear friends will have a nice evening. I will talk to you tomorrow. I do hope you are all well.......Take care my dear world

Sweet Dreams !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello Again !!!!!!!

Aloha !!!!!!!

No, I'm not in Hawaii. I just thought I would say hello in a different way today. Well I thought I would share with you a little note...This week was Shark Week. Here is a site you can check out --------->  . I must tell you I prefer seeing sharks on television than being in the water with them. I couldn't see myself getting in the water with them not at all. Would you want to swim with sharks ? Anyway....Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs even got a bite out of Shark Week. Check out his site here --------------> .

I also wanted to tell you that some of my favorite movies came on television. My movies included "The Wedding Singer" with Adam Sandler. My other favorite is "Simply Irresistible" and "Children Of A Lesser God" with Marlee Matlin and William Hurt. By the way what is your favorite movie ?

I have a journal I think you will like. The writer of the journal is one of my dear friends named Mary. She keeps a journal titled "View From A Farm House Window". Recently she went to the grocery store and she has some rather great audio entries you might want to hear. So drop over and say hello to my friend. Here is her link ------->

Of course here in Georgia its been hot,hot,hot. How is the weather where you are ? I also would like to know how you are doing my dear friends ? How is life treating you ?

Anyway.....Have a good one and I will talk to you later.


Friday, August 4, 2006

Just A Few Thoughts.......

Hello Dear World !!!!!!!!

How are you this rather warm afternoon ? Here I am once again. I hate to report this but my dog Hobo had diarrhea and yes I had to clean it up. I doubt that celebrities like Kate Winslet or Nicole Kidman pick up their own dog's little accidents. I'm sure they have people who do it for them. Anyway....after all of that I sat down and watched quite a bit of Kathy Griffin's  "My Life On The D-List" here is the link to her show -------------->  . I think that Kathy is really funny and I like her show. After seeing her show all I can say is Jay Leno needs to be banned from television for life. The Tonight Show should run out and get a restraining order against him.

On a different note I am happy to report actually I am more than happy I'm excited to tell you that I got a beach towel with my boyfriend's picture on it. Yes I'm ready to go public with the fact that Jeff Gordon who just so happens to be the world's greatest race car driver is my boyfriend. Yes you heard it here first.

By the way has anyone seen the commercial from the Real California Cheese Company. The slogan on the commercial reads " Great cheese comes from happy cows". Let me ask you this what kind of cheese would come from depressed cows ? I think the commercial isn't a good one. I think they could have come up with a better slogan than that one. Here is the link if you would like to see the commercial --------------> . When you click on the site click where it says "Happy Cow TV" and the commercial picture will come up. Then click where it says fence and you will see the commercial. Please do tell me what you think of the commercial.

Anywho......I just had to share this with you. How are you dear world ? What's going on in your neck of the woods ? For now I will say

Have A Good One............Byyyyyyyye !!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 3, 2006

More About My Camping Trip.......

Hello Dear World !!!!!

How are you ? Well here is a little more news about my trip. On our 3rd day at Duckett Mill my family and I did go fishing by our campsite which as I told you was a rather steep hill down from us. Of course it was a really hot day for us.Anyway... here is a little bit of wisdom I can pass on to you. 1.) Never go fishing when its extremely hot. 2.) Never go fishing around rocks. 3.) Never walk on wet mud in flip flops.

Later in the evening we went to dinner at a wonderful restaurant called "El Sombrero" which is a great Mexican restaurant. The restaurant was pointed out to us by a rather nice gentleman who happened to live in the area. We followed him to the restaurant where the food was quite good. By the way the restaurant is located by an Amish Furniture Store. After dinner we went to a store called Ross where we purchased some items during our trip. When we returned to camp the sun was going down which was a sight to see.

The next day we had to return to Ross to take back a war DVD my dad bought. Three of the DVD's were missing out of the case which is why we returned it. I also purchased a journal for my oldest niece. Later on we went back down to the water by our campsite. My mom and my nieces caught some little sunfish. I myself didn't catch anything but it was fun fishing. The fish that my nieces caught had yellow on their stomachs and they had green on their tails. They were pretty fish and they were put back when we took them off the line. I wanted to bring them home but we ended up throwing them back into the water. A few hours later we went back up to camp and watched the sun go down which was an amazing sight. It was a really fun day for all of us.

I will tell you about our last day tomorrow. It was nice camping and our last day was just as fun as the other days we had. Anyway.....I can't wait to go camping again with my family. We are going to see what campground we want to camp at so I will let you know when our trip is.

You might be happy to know that I'm going to let you in on a secret my family and I have. On the road when my family and I see a Volkswagon Beetle we say Beetle and the color of the Beetle as a game. We identify the cars as if they were endangered species. Its a really fun game and we do it whenever we go camping. Its a little secret of ours. I thought you might like to be in on my family's little games when we're on the road. Its just a little something of a tradition my family and I have. What traditions do you have in your family if you don't mind me asking......

I will tell you more about our trip later. I would also like to know how you are doing dear world ? How are things with you ?

Until then.....have a wonderful day.....

Byyyyyyyye !!!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

I'M HOME !!!!!!!

Hello Dear World !!!!

I'm backkkk !!!!!!

I'm sure your anxious to hear all about my trip well let me start with a few entries. I will tell you more as the days go on. First things first....How are you ? On our way down we saw lots of farm land and cows chewing on grass and things. There was even a store called "Raspberry Beret" no the singer Prince was not the owner I am sad to tell you. Anyway....... on our first day my family and I arrived at Duckett Mill at site #6. Our campsite was right by the water which was nice. It was rather hard to get to it due to a rather steep hill. Once we got to the water to the water it was warm which we all liked. The water was a dark turquoise color which made our trip a great beginning. Unfortunately it did rain when we arrived but we went foraging for food at a little fast food place and when we got back we set up the pop up and we made camp. Did I tell you ? We have a pop up camper that goes with us on our travels. I am also sad to say that there weren't any cute single guys there for me to drool over while I was on my trip.....Just saying. It was nice to be camping again though. I also learned on my first day that I wasn't cut out to be a hiker of any kind.......Yes its important to learn these kinds of things along the way.

On our 2nd day of our trip we awoke to a rather steamy day at Duckett Mill. It was also nice to wake up to the sound of boats on the water and the view from our campsite was an added delight. The nights down at Duckett Mill are rather cool which I found delightful. There were also no mosquitos in the area. Let me tell you the ants at Duckett Mill were "HUGE". I can honestly tell you than an army of them could have more than likely eat a newborn baby whole within an hour with no one around to watch the baby. We sprayed them a lot and they seemed unaffected by the spray. Here's something else you might like to know......our next door neighbors spray paint the bottom of milk cartons orange and they also stick a fishing line through the milk cartons as a way of fishing for catfish.

The one biggest thing I didn't like about the place was the fact that there were no benches inside the actual shower area. You step into the shower, undress and find NO place to put your clothes or anything. You had to step out of the shower and stick your things on the wall. My thing is what if someone had come into the bathroom and seen me or my mother or my nieces undressed ??? Luckily no one came in. The water was hot it was like no one ever used the showers but us. I think the other campers went to those with big rigs and payed them to use their showers that seemed to be the only explanation.

Anyway.......I will tell you more about our trip next time. I'll leave you wondering what else we did on our trip. I have much more to tell you. It was nice to see some place new and we had fun. We arrived home later this evening and I will hate to unpack my things because unpacking means the trip is officially over.

I did miss you all........How were things with you ? Did you miss me ??? I will talk to you all later........Its nice to be home to come back and read your journals and catch up on my reading. For now I will say good-night and wish you all.........

Happy Dreams !!!!!!!