Treats, No Tricks

Sunday night was a treat for me. The plan was to chat with Mikey and Heather on webcam, but Yahoo Messenger seemed to be having problems so we consoled ourselves with a phone conversation. It would have been fun to see them, but it was still nice to talk to them on the phone for a few minutes and hear their voices and my daughter’s. I don’t know how other people are, but I imagine it’s the same for most people; it always makes me feel better to hear my kids’ and grandkids’ voices when I’m away from home. I slept like a baby Sunday night.

Monday night was another treat for me. Cindy’s mom and dad stopped in Atlanta on their way back to Orlando from the mountains of North Carolina and we had a chance to visit when they invited me to dinner at…wait for it…wait for it…CRACKER BARREL. That was a surprise, wasn’t it? We all love eating there. If that chain ever closes we’ll probably just drift apart, lol.

I’ve said before I’m very fortunate to have the in-laws that I do. Most people just endure theirs but I enjoy mine and always look forward to an opportunity to spend time with them.

We caught up with each other over dinner and I was able to get photos from them that they had taken on Sunday of the cabin progress. I had brought my laptop and we put my father-in-law’s camera memory stick in my reader and downloaded away, then enjoyed viewing them on the laptop screen. I’ll have them uploaded soon. And my mother-in-law suggested that when we move to Maggie Valley that I write a blog about the adventures of a pair or flatlanders during their first year in the mountains. I’m kind of liking that idea. What do you think? Would you read such a blog?

Our time together was over much too quickly, but it brightened and lightened my spirits.

So far this Halloween week, it’s been all treats and no tricks. Just the way I like it.

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I'm a freelance writer and blogger who has written for, among others, Tribune Media Services, Suite101 and Athena Guides. As an intrepid traveler I have chronicled some of my travels at The Verbal Vagabond, my travel blog. And, being an avid amateur photographer, I also have a photography blog spotlighting photos I have taken of areas around my hometown at Postcards From Maggie Valley. Speaking of Maggie Valley, that is where my wife, our Golden Retriever/Border Collie mix, Bella, our Orange Tabby, Tigger and I live in a log cabin on a mountain in Western North Carolina, just at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I enjoy hiking, camping, art, travel, photography (as mentioned above), and an occasional glass of good wine while reading or writing in front of the fireplace.
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3 Responses to Treats, No Tricks

  1. AnnMarie says:

    Well, I’d read any blog you wrote lol.

  2. Michelle says:

    I read your blogs anyways – it’s the only way I keep up with you sometimes. LOL But I think it would be interesting to learn about life in the mountains after being in such a city environment for so long.

  3. lildabster says:

    Yep, I’d read. Also, maybe instead of IM you should try Skype. I downloaded it on my gma’s laptop when she was here and we Skyped with my aunt. It’s easy to use and free computer to computer.

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