Ah, the joys of small towns in the mountains of Georgia! It is so beautiful here. All the birds, trees, and all manner of wildlife have refreshed my soul. The world is beautiful again.
Today we slept as long as the tyke would let us, had breakfast, and set out for the outskirts of Atlanta for a mini SMU reunion. There were the three guys who all went to school together, the two wives who had much about children and home life to discuss, and me. It was a bit odd, but everyone was so wonderfully nice and welcoming! Joy made a fantastic pasta with pesto lunch (there was also grilled chicken and a tomato basil salad on the side, but you know me). The pesto was made with fresh basil from their garden. Made me want to start trying to grow basil again! We stayed there until about 3:30pm then had to head back to Dalton because the extended family was to arrive shortly--had to give them a little time to recoup!
Once back in Dalton, we sat around and talked while James went off to play music for the vacation Bible school's last night. Then we ate hamburgers and grilled corn out on the deck under a cloudy Georgia night sky. Was that the end of the night? No! There was ice cream with Magic Shell to be eaten and "Girl with a Pearl Earring" to be watched. Then it was midnight and time for sleep.