Guitar Boy

Free Pictures | acobox.comJoe had a dream last night that he played the acoustic guitar. He woke me up this morning by telling me about his dream and how now he just has to get a guitar! “Plus, I can serenade our baby,” he said.

I think it’s great that he wants to get a guitar. In fact, I think it’ll be fun to watch him teach himself. Plus, it could be worse. He could have had a dream that he played the cymbals or the drums (too bad I couldn’t find free pictures of acoustic guitars for this post!). Although, he did threaten to buy cymbals so he could try out for the “Survivor” band. He always imitates the cymbals at Tribal Council.

I’m scared to think about what he might dream of tonight!

Valentine’s in South Carolina

We had an uneventful drive to South Carolina last Friday. Too bad Joe’s parents didn’t.

We called them when we stopped for dinner, and they were in stand-still traffic — about two hours after they had left work. Apparently, a bad wreck had tied up traffic all around Atlanta. They decided to leave early Saturday morning, and we expected them to arrive around noon.

As we piddled around getting ready on Saturday, Joe’s parents called to tell us their van had broken down in Columbia and they needed Joe to pick them up. Luckily, the van broke down close by and not, say, near Augusta.

By the time Joe returned with his parents and their two dogs, we ate a late lunch and had only an hour before we had to start getting ready. I was excited about the gala, if for nothing else than to have an excuse to get dressed up and go out with my hubby!

valentine's gala

The gala was at the Calhoun County Museum in St. Matthews, and I was surprised by how big it was. I wasn’t expecting that since St. Matthews is so small of a town that there isn’t even a traffic light. I also was surprised by how prominent Nana’s family was in the community. There were big picture displays of several generations of her family (including her and her cousins) near the front of the museum, and there was a display case dedicated to Joe’s uncle — who died 15 years ago. He was a very accomplished ballet dancer who performed on Broadway. I had no idea! It was really neat being able to see that. I wish I had been able to meet him.

And, we did get to dance a little. It was nice. I had a lot of fun, and I got a new dress and shoes out of it!

Rand McNally’s Guide to Bathrooms on I-20

Zaxby’s — Eatonton, Ga.

The bathroom was very clean, but the toilet paper holder was on the same side as the door opened inward, which made it incredibly awkward to get in. I hit my hip several times! It would have been much better if the toilet paper holder had been on the other side.


Zaxby’s — Thomson, Ga.

Again, the bathroom was quite clean (Zaxbys is good about that), but this restaurant got a 4 out of 5 because I used the handicapped stall rather than the regular stall, so I didn’t get to see how the location of the toilet paper holder compared to the way the door opened.


Zaxby’s — Covington, Ga.

This Zaxby’s was by far the best we visited. It was clean (no surprise there), and the toilet paper holder was in a location that made it quite easy to get in and out. I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant.


Our trip home from South Carolina took us almost 8 hours yesterday, which is due in large part to the fact that we had to stop at almost every exit for me to go to the bathroom. If I wasn’t dealing with infertility, I would swear that I was pregnant!

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Sunday Conversations

While Joe is driving and not paying attention.

Me: I am so fat.
Joe: I know, honey, I know.
Me: Oh, well, the truth comes out.
Joe: Wait a minute, I thought you said you *feel* fat.


While walking by the T-Mobile salesman at Wal-Mart and playing with my cell phone.

Salesman: Hi, would you like to try one of our new T-Mobile cell….oh, wait, you have a *good* phone.

Cookie Monster

Joe: I really need to work out. I’m feeling really bad about myself.

Me: You look great, honey!

Joe: By the way, don’t be mad, but I ate the rest of the Samoas.

Me: That’s ok.

Joe: And by the rest of the Samoas, I mean the whole box. And by the whole box, I mean in one sitting.

Me: *That’s* why you need to work out!

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