We have two fine lads spending the night tonight and since the sky turned blue today and August's shirt appeared to have part of that blue in it, I took his picture. He was sitting on the edge of Boppy's truck.
It's been a busy day and a good one. Do any of you remember our friend, Anna? I met her through Hank. She moved to Tallahassee from the great white north to go to FSU where she got her PhD in history, I do believe. She taught for awhile at the local community college but a few years ago she moved back to Minnesota (I think- Anna, correct me if I'm wrong) and began teaching there. But she has missed Tallahassee and so she and her good friend Alfred took a road trip which landed them here again and today they came out to see me which was most gratifying.
I'd never met Alfred but had known of him for years as a friend of Anna's and I was so happy to meet him and discover that he is just as sweet and interesting as can be. It was a joy to spend time with them. We walked around the yard and Anna told us stories of when she used to come out and house and chicken and cat-sit for us. She said that people would ask her, "What are you going to do there for a week? You're going to go crazy." But she grew up in the country and loved Lloyd and watching the chickens and spoiling the cats and sitting on the back porch and sleeping on the most comfortable bed in the world. Alfred was amazed at the bamboo- "is that real?"- and they both loved the camellias. I think that half of the reason Anna came back to Tallahassee to visit at this time of year was to see the camellias.
There was coffee and fruitcake (that fruitcake is disappearing at an alarming rate) and lots of good chat. I asked Anna if she'd told Albert that I swear like a sailor and she said she had. "Good," I said and then proceeded to do so. He just laughed. When they left I told him that now he is family too and I hope he knows that's the truth.
And now I have to go chop and grate and prepare the ingredients for the pizza I'm making for our supper. The dough is rising and will be ready soon. Mr. Moon has informed me that his Christmas present to me will be getting up with Levon at six tomorrow morning.
Sounds good to me.