September 2, 2011

30 Days of Fun ~ Day 8

I'm pretty sure the idea behind 30 Days of Fun was to have them in succession.  You know, like in a row.  But me and rules...well, you've been around long enough to understand how much I love 'em.  Bless their hearts.

Naturally I am a month into the project and only on Day 8 which pretty much means I'm wringing this sucker for everything it is worth.  Much like I do my birthdays.  Yes, plural.  Wait.  Did you not know about my fake birthday?  Oh honey, bless your heart.  If you need to go ahead and Unfollow, I understand.  I won't even tell Santa.

I'm kind of cheating with Day 8 because I'm counting the hours between 5pm Wednesday and noonish Thursday.  It started with a Harley ride to Florida for lottery tickets. What?  I already used that one?  Please don't call the fun police.  There's more!  This time on the way back we stopped for dinner at a restaurant called Mom's Kitchen.  If that right there doesn't tell you how good the food was then ewe wuzn't razed up in the south.

Let me interject right here that I sometimes break my own rules, so other people's rules shouldn't be offended if I can't keep 'em.   I stopped eating meat on May 20th after watching Food, Inc.  In fact I stopped eating most things.  If someone ever tells you that you can't exist on air and water, he/she is lying.  Also?  If you like food never EVER watch Food, Inc.  I can't stress that enough.

Anyway.  Mom's Kitchen.  Sounds totally Vegan, right?  And it was...if you count Country Fried Steak smothered in white gravy as a vegetable.  I'm not even embarrassed to admit I ate every single bite of it and if my friend hadn't already finished his I might very well have snatched it from his plate.  We seriously need a dictionary that is only pictures, and Wednesday's country fried steak needs to be a whole page for the word bestthingIeverate.

I did walk away from half of the mashed potatoes and black eyed peas and bread, so I was also able to leave any residual guilt I might have experienced laying on the plate next to them.  It's the small victories, y'all.

The next part of my fun day was getting together with a couple of friends to do some volunteer yard work for an elderly widow.  By yard I mean acreage.  And by work I mean 145 bushes, trees, plants, fencelines, mowing, weedeating, cleaning, hauling and getting the kind of dirty I haven't been ever.  It was awesome for so many reasons.  I like spending time with the people I was working with.  I like pretending I am Danica and this riding lawnmower race is THE riding lawnmower race for all time!  I liked looking out at all of it when it was over and realizing I contributed to making something more beautiful, and I really like knowing that someone who needed help got it.  I can't think of a better way to start a day.

Just don't wear sandals, K?


I wrapped Day 8 up in the shiny shack gettin' my Autumn on~



  1. Oh heavens, I watched the first 15 minutes of that episode with the hamburger. Eeeww! Unfortunately, it didn't stop me from eating....
    I know what you mean about helping high ever!
    Love, love, love the autumn colors. You rock girl! Have a great holiday weekend!

  2. Oh sista what a great way to start a long weekend! I have never eaten country fried steak so you know you need to take me there! You go girl with your autumny bad self!!!!

  3. Oh my word thingy was "hicit" which I am supposin means I better hicit myself a ride down there right now!!!! LOL

  4. Okay wait this one was better..."shnopoi" I think that means some sort of vegan shnapps? What do you think?

  5. Really that last one was awesome but I had better stop because I may just have to write a dictionary!

  6. Hi Juls, you always entertain with your cute,clever posts and i just love all your new beads...especially........OMG i can't pick i love them all!!!
    hope you enjoy your weekend ttfn Lana

  7. Juls, I watched that whole movie and it was a long time before I no longer cringed when I was buying, preparing, and eating meat, but it's all good now.
    What highway is Mom's on I just might have to make a trip and check out the Country Fried Steak.
    It is such a natural high to help someone that needs the help. Don't you just love standing back and admiring the work you have done, there is just something about a nice manicured yard.
    You've done it again with the beautiful beads, I love that last set!

  8. You are a marvelous soul, Miss Juls. How nice of you to make someone else's day. Feels so good.
    Enjoy the long weekend!

  9. what a wonderful thing to do! and Mom's sounds wonderful! you are killing me with the beads ya know? I think I love this color combination even more than the last ones, but no more money.....
    hope your weekend is wonderful!

  10. First off, I love your definition of a vegetable! But I just couldn't eat the steak and gravy, glad you enjoyed it so much, something very satisfying abut the whole lip-lickin' scene! Then you did a good deed, thank you for that because today I really needed to know that people do those things - someone who does evil ugly things put a dent in our day, but it's TeMPoRAry! You go, Juls!! Eat all the country fried steak you want! And THEN you produced some gorgeous beads, was this a 24-hour day? They are better than steak!

  11. Yeah, I'm gonna need directions to Mom's kitchen.