Tuesday, my friend Mary and I went to the Biltmore House in Ashville. It wasn’t our first trip there together. We’ve gone together once a year for twenty-five years, but this was the first time we gone with fewer than sixty, six-graders. I can assure you – it’s better without the kids! We took our time, we signed up for a back stairs tour to see more of the servant quarters. We got to see costumes from Downton Abbey which are on display there and we ate at one of their wonderful restaurants and at their bakery. If you ever get the chance to go to this beautiful home take it. It’s amazing.
On to grits. You poor deprived folks who are unaware of grits. They are a southern breakfast food delicacy. Here’s a picture. They are delicious with salt and butter. There are poor, unnatural souls who put sugar on them – one should not associate with those people.
Spanking? What’s that? Not blaming Nick, I was the one who called a halt/ break in out Friday evening spankings. Nothing had happened in several weeks, worse than the no spanking was the no talking about it at all. When we talk or email about TTWD – it puts me right back into the ‘roommate mode’ we were in for twenty-three years. I hate that feeling. I’m used to it, but I hate it. But just before Mollie got home we were both in the bedroom and he gave me a short spanking with the belt. Ouchy after three weeks and no warm up, but I was relieved at the same time. As usual, time will tell.
And finally – the test. Yes it’s that wonderful time of life when a colonoscopy is necessary (I'll spare you the picture). I have to have one every five years since they have found a few polyps in the past. So beginning today at lunch time no food until after the test sometime Friday, they will call Thursday and tell me when to be there. I suppose this is the ultimate crash diet. What a fun way to end a vacation, but I believe in testing so I’m trying not to complain too much.
I hope this is enough ‘this, that and the other’ for one post. I have a brand new Fantasy Friday this week! Actually we will have three new stories in a row! Many thanks to my new friends who are sending me stories.