Monday, September 14, 2009

Back and forth from Mom's house

I didn't stay at the nice conference grounds for Tat Days - I stayed at Mom's house. And I brought her a little surcy.

This is a lovely watercolor ACEO I bought for Mom on from Victoria Usova. I love, love, love her work. I got a different ACEO for myself - amazingly, DH really likes it. (He's usually oblivious to such things.) ACEOs are a great way to have some nice art for a really reasonable price.

Mom's house has fun things in it. She has a great cat that I love, Honey. Honey is just as sweet as her name.

Mom is very politically active. We're all big Democrats, as you can tell by this on the side of her 'frig. And she lurves kitties.

Since Mom lives in NC apple country, I have to buy fresh apples while I'm there in the fall, some to share with friends, too. I bought a peck of Macintosh apples and a half bushel of Honey Crisp this time. MMMMM.

Saturday, I had to get up early to get to make the drive to Tat Days. Really early, since my first class started at 8:30, and Mom's place is a two hour drive away.

This is what the inside of Mom's house looks like at 5:30 in the morning. I wish I were joking - you can not see your hand in front of your face. This is what happens when you live out in the woods and there are no street lights. When I went out, it was very dark and misty. A lot of times, you driving through a cloud bank on the top of the mountain.

There was a lot of mist on the drive to Winnsboro, SC, where Tat Days is held. Winnsboro is way out there in God's country, way, way away from anything. Thirty miles down this winding road.

It was pretty on the drive, especially through the mist. Lots of hay had recently been baled.

Lots of farm lands. Gorgeous. I saw many critters, like cattle, goats, and horses. A doe ran across the road and flipped its white tail at me.

Some places had decorative gates. I saw one place (I wish I had a picture) with a table out under a big oak in front of the house, with containers sitting out on it. The hand lettered sign out front read "RED WORMS". Sometimes I wish I lived in the country, not in the 'burbs.

Country living has some real charms. But I'm a city girl. I drive a fuel-efficient hybrid instead of a pick-up, and I drive 30 miles one way to work.

My little car gets 42 miles to the gallon - and I have a lead foot!

I made it to Tat Days right on time......


  1. Fab post again, enjoyed the drive with you.

  2. Did you notice I was doing 69 MPH when I took my MPG picture? Hee!