Happy Monday! I am really excited about this post for several reasons: 1) it involves sweet tea (figuratively speaking); 2) I am officially an ambassador for Texas Women Bloggers representing the Prairies + Lakes Region; and 3) it’s just plain fun to sit on our front porch with a Mason jar full of sweet tea and socialize. C’mon, join me for some small talk!
If you were here, and we were sitting on the porch, I’d first hand you a Mason jar filled with sweet tea. If you don’t drink tea, Husband will share his Dr. Pepper 10. Tap water is also available. If these three options don’t suit your fancy, bring your own damn beverage!
Then, if we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d apologize because the porch is a hot mess. It’s not very inviting at the moment. See?
Yes, the grill is on the front porch. The green chairs are stacked and the reclining chaise needs a good power-washing. The flower pots are empty, the rug is misplaced. This is a sad, sad picture.
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you that Husband sprayed this super-duper-awesome bug spray around the house and there are dead bugs everywhere. Including a scorpion! WOO HOO! Now that I know this stuff works, I’m considering buying it by the truckload. I’ll do anything to get rid of those damn scorpions!
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you that my 24-year-old cousin, B, left Louisville, Kentucky last week en route to Afghanistan. He’ll spend a couple weeks in New Jersey before his group (I don’t know the proper military jargon, sorry) heads overseas. I’m praying for him. I want him to stay safe and return home as quickly as possible.
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you that I applied for several full-time teaching jobs at schools nearby and I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you I miss Rev. L. She’s been reassigned to another United Methodist Church in Central Texas, which means Joshua is getting a new senior pastor. It’s a difficult transition, at least for me, but I’m anxious to meet the new pastor. I’m also excited for L’s promotion, she deserves it.
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you that school is almost over for summer break. As excited as the students are, multiply that by a gabillion and that’s my level of excitement! This Friday, I am going on the 8th grade field trip to a bowling alley and arcade facility. Sweet Jesus, am I crazy or what?!
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you that several language arts teachers are having dinner and watching The Great Gatsby next Friday evening. I’m confident alcoholic fruity beverages will be consumed … at least by Yours Truly. HA! =)
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you I’m co-hosting the Preview To Summer Blogger Book Swap with Kimberly. She’s the bee’s knees and I love her to pieces, not to mention she’s the most awesome and organized busy person I’ve ever met! This week, I’m hosting a link-up about judging books by their covers. Are you guilty?
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you Husband went to the post office last Friday to mail several packages for me. It was a thoroughly stressful experience for him. He said, “The lady behind the counter asked me too many questions. I told her that my wife was sending books to her friends. I don’t know nothing else.” Poor guy, what a trooper though!!!
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you that my patience is waning for Entwined With You, the third book in the Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day. I read books one and two (similar to 50 Shades) last July. When I tried to purchase the third book, Amazon said it would be released June 4, 2013. What the hell?! I’ve waited for this damn book almost an entire year! My Inner Goddess and I do not approve of delayed gratification!
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d ask if you need a refill of sweet tea.
If we were drinking tea on the porch, I’d tell you to join Texas Women Bloggers and participate in the Sweet Tea Social too. Just imagine yourself on the front porch drinking sweet tea with your best friends and talking about your week. What would you share with them? Which post would you tell them about? We want you to share your favorite post from the past week by linking up.