Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving is over and now the REAL craziness starts!

Hey yall!  I sure hope everybody had a fantastic Thanksgiving and got plenty to eat and drink!  I didn't partake of any spirits but had some real yummy  viddles!!  I spent the day with one of my sisters and all  of her kids and all of their spouses and boyfriends and kids and some exes, a couple friends and some guitar pickers!   I think that just about does it on the headcount!  And all of this took place in a trailer house in the country!!  Now if that don't sound redneck....I don't know what does!!!  HaHa!!  There was just a whole slew of us!!  My niece offered me a taste of the Bud Lime beer she was drinking and I thought it was going to be great, because I love a slice of lime off in a bottle of dark Shiner Bock.  So I different could it taste??  So I took me a big swig of it....and almost had to spit it out!!!!  Ahhhhh that stuff was nasty...... ugh!!  So, that was it for me and alcoholic beverages for the day.  I was driving an hour and a half back home so I couldn't take any chances by  drinking and driving......don't do that.  If I get to a club early enough, I will usually have a couple and sip for a while then start drinking water or soda.  Anyway, the bottom line is......I don't drink and drive.....right afterwards!  I hope all of you were safe in your travels and had a great time with family and friends.
Thats what Thanksgiving is all about.....being thankful.....for everything that's good in your life.  Me.......I'm just thankful to wake up every morning!! Ha ha!!  And a whole lot more......I'm thankful Debra James urged her son to go to Denver to audition.  If she hadn't done that....then I wouldn't be writing on a blog, and I would not have met all these beautiful people that have come into my life because of him.  It's still breathtaking how far we've all come with Casey since that day in Denver!  I'm very grateful and thankful!!! always, I'm thankful for my family and my wonderful husband for always being there for matter what!

And's on to Christmas!!!  I do love Christmas!!   It's my favorite time of year!  I love the weather, the spirit of Christmas, the decorations, buying gifts, wearing snuggies, eating divinity candy, drinking eggnog, singing Christmas carols and watching "Rudolf" and "Frostie" for the 150th time!!  And who could ever get tired of Christmas Cookies and all the other goodies that are stuffed in our faces!!  It's just a joyous time of year and I love looking back on the year to see what I've accomplished or what good deeds I've done that will make me smile!

Speaking of things that make me smile..... it's that time of year for sending out Cards.....and The Christmas Card Exchange deadline is sneaking up on us!  The deadline to get your email to me is December the 1st!  If you would like to take part in it, just send and email to:  

At this time there is only 21 people involved.  So get your emails in, I'd love to have more than that our first year to do this!  Just send the email asking to be included and I will send you a confirmation email letting you know that you are on the list!  Then on December 2nd I will send out the full list of all the names and addresses so everyone can get busy!  I would like for each of you to go over the list, find your name and address and make sure I have everything correct.  If there's a mistake, please let me know, ASAP so I can get out a correction email to everybody.   Thanks to each and every one of you who joined in, this is always so fun to do!

The other day I was lucky enough to run across a video that I had not seen of Casey!!  Can you imagine my shock when I watched it and realized...." did I miss this one?"  But somehow I did, and someone posted it on Facebook.  It's a little bit of this and little bit that.....some homecoming stuff, some interviews, and some playing at a bar !  It's just awesome, so I'll post it here for those of you who may not have been fortunate enough to come across it!!   Enjoy!!!

Casey James' Homecoming and other cool stuff
Thanks a bunch to  bhyden1 for this awesome creation!

Here is a fantastic picture of Casey back during the summer!!  I call that, the best guitar face I've ever seen!!
Thanks to Machka for this great shot from Deluth, Georgia

Oh gosh.....I can't just stop on is another one....
Thanks to hannabeck for this pretty shot of Casey!

I'm gonna go to bed this is about all I can do for tonight!  Yall come back again.....I'll be reminding yall about the Christmas Card Exchange again!  Take care yall.....until next time......


  1. HaHa Glenda, you're so funny my Country friend! Sounds like a wonderful Country Thanksgiving to me :-) I don't care for the Bud lime either... I like lime in a Corona (or with my tequila shot, hehe) but that's about it! I hate to hear that so few people are participating in the Christmas card exchange, I think it's a wonderful idea... and the list will go out on my Birthday, what a great day for me! :-) I've met so many amazing people, through our mutual love of the James Family, and I'm so looking forward to it! But it may very well have a lot to do with the economy right now... even if it's just the amount of postage, every little bit counts right now... just speculating! It's gonna be a slim Christmas for us this year, but what we don't have in material things we will make up for in our love for one another and be grateful for what we do have! :-)

  2. Hi Jan! Thanks darlin'!! It certainly was an entertaining Thanksgiving.....I can say that!! Oh, your birthday!! Thanks for reminding me, I forget peoples birthdays all the time girl!! Yea, I agree it's probably the economy, and thats ok, there's always next year and year after and ect....ect....
    I feel so blessed to have met so many wonderful people already because of the James family! And there will be more....and I'm looking forward to it! Same here with the slim Christmas, but I'm just happy to have love in my life and be alive! I never ask for anything for Christmas, I could care less about getting gifts for myself, but occasionally there will be that one thing I want, and I usually get it! :) What can I say, I'm spoiled by my hubby! But I don't ask for hardly anything and when I do, it's usually not much at all! But I LOVE buying gifts for everybody and giving.....just giving....I love that!! Love is really all we need anyway....if I got that....(and I do) I'm good! :)