September 22, 2017
Today I am taking a collection of topics and photos that I haven’t put into any other post and am compiling them into The Thing Post.
If you haven’t checked out Monday’s post yet, please do. We’ve been having a lot of interaction with over 110 comments so far. Readers are giving mysterious clues as to where they live and then the rest of us are trying to figure it out.
My only request is that if you haven’t yet revealed the answer to your location and no one has guessed it, please drop back by the post and fill us in. I am just way too curious about some of those clues!
Here is a certain Smith son of ours and a certain Smith son of our certain Smith son. (That was certainly redundant!)
Noah’s main goal in life is to be exactly like his daddy in every possible way. I am so proud that Nathan has become a daddy his son wants to emulate. Those two make my heart sing.
I went to Greenville Tuesday for my RA infusion and didn’t walk back in the door until 6:30 p.m. It was stormy and dark and my hubby knew exactly what menu was called for on a night like that. He had this waiting when I came in the door.
He even thought to put parsley on the soup. Is that not great, or what?
Speaking of food, this week I got a little adventurous and made something different: a pesto pizza.
This was Steve’s pizza. (Mine was sans jalapenos.)
As I was serving it to Steve I quipped that it was The Pesky Pastor’s Pesto Pizza! (I am easily entertained.)
The pizza is very easy to make. Just spread pesto on the crust, add sliced tomatoes and mozzarella (and anything else you are in the mood for) and bake according to the pre-made crust directions.
Easy peasy pizza pie!
Steve and I went to a birthday party last Saturday and as soon as we walked in the door, one of the women looked right at me and said, “Sarah Coventry, 1970’s.”
As you can imagine, I was just slightly perplexed until I realized she was referring to my necklace.
She has been in fashion retail for decades and it turns out she actually remembers selling that very necklace to her customers back in the ’70’s!
Nothing like being on the cutting edge of fashion, right? I was wearing something almost as old as me! (Which makes it almost an antique.)
That got me to thinking of another necklace in my collection. I got this at a thrift store 25-30 years ago and have loved it ever since.
One of the many things I love about blogging is getting to know people online who I never would have gotten to meet any other way. And the thing that I love even more is getting to meet some of those people in real life!
Case in point: Fred and Lucy Johnson, some of the dearest people you could ever hope to meet.
The Johnsons met in marching band at East Carolina University and will celebrate 50 years of marriage next year. We got acquainted through the blog and found out they live in Virginia Beach, about 5 minutes away from Sarah’s school. Steve was up in Virginia a few weeks ago for a hospital visit and decided to drop by and meet them since we had done a lot of online corresponding and felt like we already knew them! The three of them spent two hours talking like old friends.
And then yesterday, Fred and Lucy were in Manteo for a funeral so they dropped by the church to meet ME! I was so honored.
Our next goal is to set up a time for Sarah to meet them. (On her birthday, Fred dropped a big supply of Oreos by the school for her; I think he was inspired by this video she made a couple of years ago.)
My life has been made so much richer by the people I have met (in person or online) through blogging. And YOU are one of those people. Thank you for honoring me by continuing to read here and for being such a special member of the Smithellaneous community.
What about you?
- Do you have any jewelry you have had a very long time? Or else jewelry that already had some history before you acquired it.
- Have you ever met someone in person who you first met online?
Thrift stores, fuzzy socks
and conversing with my Yorkie
are all on the list of things I love.