Spring is back on the ri’vah, and the azaleas and dogwoods have been beautiful in the neighborhood. I don’t know if you’ll remember or not, but last year we cut back our huge azalea bushes right after they bloomed. When you do that, you have hardly any flowers the next spring, so we have had to suffer through that here – blooms in yards all around us, but not so much here at the Horton’s. But that’s ok – NEXT spring we’ll be back in the flower business!
It’s been an extremely busy week. I’ve made out my annual “six week plan”, counting down the days until we leave for Michigan and marking off a task each day. By the time we leave, I hope to have weeded all the flowerbeds and cleaned out every closet, cabinet and drawer. I’m kinda crazy that way – and I totally blame my mom for that. When I was growing up, she always worked her fingers to the bone before we went on vacation, saying, “We need to leave the house clean in case something happens to us while we’re gone.” Another favorite was (I bet you heard this one), “Always wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident, and you have to go to the hospital.” I used to crack up laughing at both those statements. What? The ER staff is going to stop trying to save your life if your undies aren’t clean? And if you’re killed on the highway, the first thing the home folks will do is check if your house passes the white glove test?
But you know what? To this day – the house gets cleaned before we go on a trip, and ok – no worries in the emergency room either. I said I was kinda crazy that way.
That’s it from the ri’vah. Hope you join me Monday for the photos and story from Girls Night Out at the Ri’vah last Wednesday night. We all had a ball doing something totally different from our usual “nights out”. I think you’ll enjoy hearing about it and seeing the finished “products”. And next Friday – can you believe I’m planning this far ahead – we’ll take a boat trip down the river to the Georgia Power Dam, and I’ll tell you about the great flood of 1994. It flooded nearly every house on the lake and breeched the dam, emptying Lake Blackshear.
Have a great weekend, and God bless.