Since we went out of town for a few days, and I wrote about the beach trip on Wednesday, I need to catch you up on some other topics that have been on the back burner for a week or so.
1) Valentine’s Day Dinner. Our annual dinner at Daphne’s with friends on Valentine’s Day is something we look forward to every year. It occurred to me I hadn’t eaten fried catfish since we’ve been back in Georgia, so that’s what I ordered, and were they ever delicious!
2) Play Plans. The first Sunday in March Ted and I are going to Perry to watch friend Jane Winston (a Georgia winter resident and summer Mackinac Island resident) star in the Perry Players’ “Sex Please, We’re Sixty”. Jane says it is a “hoot”, and we can’t wait to see her in the role of the very strait-laced and regimented owner of Rose Cottage, a fictional bed and breakfast. According to Jane, the escapades of the inn’s customers (all in their 60’s and single) make for a lot of laugh-out-loud moments during the play’s two acts. More on that after the play!
3) Another Trip. We’re going back to Florida about a week from now to visit Julie, Matt, and precious Jordan and Matthew in Ormond Beach. It just so happens that our stay will be during the 71st annual “World Largest Mortorcycle Event” – BIKE WEEK at Daytona Beach (only a few miles south of Ormond). Over half a million people converge on Daytona each year for this celebration, which features live bands, motorcycle stunt shows, food, and bikers, bikers, bikers! Now, I’ve never been a motorcycle enthusiast. And yes, I have ridden one – in my much younger days (well, it was less like riding and more like holding on for dear life). But I sure bet this will be a sight to behold, and I can’t wait to capture it all on camera for my readers!
4) Here We Go Again. Do you remember when we updated the condo in Michigan? Do you remember when we painted the house on the lake? Do you remember that we had to replace all our window sills when we first got back to Georgia this year? Do you remember how stressed out and crazy I was during those times? Well, here we go again. Ted has been researching and measuring for weeks, and we’ve had a few weeks of “spirited” conversations about flooring, countertops, lighting, and kitchen countertops. I think when this final lake house renovation is finished, we will have finally turned our little “fishing shack” into the home we imagined when we first bought it. More on all that as we move forward.
5) Kindles, Nooks & Books – A question. I’m seriously thinking about purchasing either a Kindle or a Nook, and I need your input. I know there are several kinds of each, but I don’t know enough about any of them to make an informed decision. If you have either, could you give me your opinion? I’ve fought buying a reading device for over a year now because I love holding a book, sharing a book, and heck, I even love the smell of a book. Also, I want to always support bookstores, especially independent ones (like The Island Bookstore). But occasionally, and this has happened a few times now, someone has suggested a book, and it would only available as a Kindle edition. Anyway, if you have either a Kindle or a Nook, please tell me what you like about it, and maybe I can make a good decision on which one to buy.
I believe that about covers all the Horton news for now. Hope everyone has a great weekend!