It’s Friday 

Yay it’s Friday! You better gone and get happy like this writer is! I’m rolling in good news that I can’t wait to share with you. Until then, gone and get in the Grove with Sir Charles! Gone and click this link right here! You’ll be glad you did! 

It’s Friday!!! *In my Sir Charles voice*

It’s Friday! 

Aye! Hey! It’s Friday! 

Wake up! Shake a tail feather. Do sumthin’!

 I’m as happy as a jitter bug and I bet you are too. Now I ain’t no morning person, but I always feel pretty good when Friday comes. Happy Friday folks and may your day be full of laughs and buckets of sunshine. 

Until next time… 

Syrup Sopping 

Have you ever been to a Syrup Sopping festival? If you haven’t, let me tell you that you are really missing out. Syrup Sopping (now called Pioneer Day) generally takes place every year in October in Loachapoka. It’s a festival where the admission is free and so is the entertainment. People from all over the United States and around the world have come to the Syrup Sopping festival in Loachapoka, Alabama. There is truly nothing like it and the people who drive in or fly in will quickly tell you the same thing.

At the Syrup Sopping festival (I don’t like to call it Pioneer Day), you can load up on fresh cane syrup, roasted corn, old fashioned candy, deep fried pig skins in a variety of flavors and on the spot made from scratch sausage biscuits. There is never ever a shortage of food. If you are looking for unique arts, crafts and antiques, the Syrup Sopping festival is the place to be. They have the BEST cast iron skillets that you can find and at a reasonable price. Ask anyone down South what’s the best way to cook corn bread, to fry pork chops and / or chicken and they will tell you in a cast iron skillet. They come in all shapes and sizes and you best believe I have some in my kitchen. 

Sad to say, it seems like the world famous Syrup Sopping festival may be dwindling away because what used to be a yearly attraction is now an every other year attraction. Still, it’s something I anxiously anticipate and something I look forward to since it still draws a nice crowd of people. One trip here and you’ll be like the other out of town folks, you’ll be itching to come back for more. Who knows, maybe one day I’ll see you there. 

Until next time… 

I Hear You Knocking… 

Good Evening awesome writers, stellar bloggers and wonderful readers! Give yourself a pat on the back for making it through another Monday. Whoop! Whoop! Any whoooooo….I’m coming to you tonight with a post that I find to be very humorous, although at times my dear family and friends think otherwise. This is something I rarely have to do, so let’s see if any of you can relate. C’mon, every now and then I have to throw a humorous post in. 

You see, I’m the type of person who likes for people to call before they come. Why? Because I’m always on the road or traveling in and out of town. To be honest, I seem to always be on the move since there are so many things I have to take care of and do. When people let me know that they’re coming, I can plan for it, but if they happen to show up without calling, well….let’s just say I hate it for ’em. 

Every now and then I have to teach a few of them a lesson about showing up without calling. LOL! If you ever show up to my house unannounced and I’m beat down tired, you’ll be left outside knocking. I ain’t lying.  I’ll hear you knocking, but you can’t come in when I’m too tired for company. I’ll sit there with my legs crossed, stretched out on my couch with the television on low playing. I’m for real, I won’t get up or move.

KMSL! Listen, it gets hard sometimes when you are rippin’ and runnin’ as my Grandma used to say. There are some days when you just want to be left alone with nothing but yourself and your thoughts. Everyone deserves a little peace and quiet and a little “Me” time. Otherwise, you’ll go crazy Hahaha. 

Alright folks, enough of that. Until next time… 

Laugh Your Heart Out 

Laughter is the best medicine. We’ve all heard that line at some point in our lives. Some say it is, some say it isn’t. I personally love to laugh. Laughing is one of the best feelings in the world and it’s something I enjoy doing greatly. 

Now, I’m not one of those folks whose laugh consists of a small chuckle or a light giggle. No, I’m one of those folks who laugh hard and loud. I honestly can’t help it. It’s bad enough that I laugh hard and loud, but when I get really tickled, I cry. The tears just flow and they don’t stop until I stop laughing. 

For me, laughing is the ultimate workout. My stomach gets tight, I break out into a sweat and after its all over, I’m completely exhausted. I’ve had people tell me that they can’t believe such a hard and strong laugh can come out of a small framed person like myself. Really, I’m not that small as some people seem to make me out to be, but I do have a laugh that can carry some serious weight on its own. 

How often do you laugh? Better yet, how often do you smile? A smile, believe it or not, quite often leads to laughter. If you are ever feeling emotionally down, give your body the best medicine by laughing your heart out. 

Until next time…