Loose Ends And Other Things

1. I found the cream shirt in a pile of clean clothes on the guest room bed (what? all your clean clothes don’t hang out in the guest room? they would love it there).

2. I can’t get “Wide Awake” by Katy Perry out of my head.

3. “I wish I knew then / What I know now / Wouldn’t dive in / Wouldn’t bow down…” – SOMEBODY PLEASE MAKE IT STOP.

4. The book signing at Social in Memphis was so fun. I got to see some of my relatives, some of David’s relatives, some college friends (hey Marian, Ginny, and Bubba!) – and I had the best time talking to new friends, too. It was a delightful afternoon.

5. Travis stopped by on his way to pick up some friends at the Memphis airport, and he was in the store all of 30 seconds before someone (hey Sherrie Lynn!) asked him to sign my book. It made me so happy.


6. After the book signing, we picked up my favorite BBQ in the world for supper. And the Lord was well pleased.


My sister-in-law Janie and I must have talked about how good it was for fifteen straight minutes. That Corky’s BBQ sauce is the best.

7. We watched the Ole Miss / LSU game at Brother and Janie’s house (they are Ole Miss people), and at one point I reminded Alex to not be obnoxious about the fact that he was rooting for LSU. That child looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Mama, we have to be honest about how we feel.”

8. He wasn’t finished being honest, either. When Ole Miss kicked the final field goal and won the game, A. ran into the den screaming, “NOOOOOOO!!!! NOOOOOOO!!!! HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN???” And I got so tickled because I don’t have any idea where he learned to react like that. IT IS A MYSTERY.

9. Once we said good-bye to our Memphis people, we hit the road and decided to stop in Tupelo to see Emma Kate and her family. Oh my word we enjoyed it. I got to spend about three hours in the orange chairs, aka the most relaxing place on earth. A. left with EK’s husband and the twins to go tend to a tractor (something about a tractor and a trailer and some bad tires), so EK and I sat in those chairs and talked ourselves silly.

When A. and I finally left around 4, he said, “Mama, what did you and Emma Kate talk about?”

“Everything,” I answered.

“Mama, that’s not a very good answer,” he laughed.

“Maybe not,” I said. “But it’s true.”

10. The sky was just a wonder all weekend long.



And the weekend was a good’un all the way around.

How was yours?

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  1. It was so good seeing you! So proud of you!!

  2. Glad you had a great weekend. And I cracked up at A’s response to the game, sounds like the apple didn’t fall too far…….. My soon to be 9 yr old grandson would have been just as dramatic, hilarious! We had a fabulous weekend celebrating my grandson’s 6th birthday, it was so fun and such a wonderful time. It is truly a blessing to be a grandmommy, best job in the world. Especially listening to the Sunday recap of all the football MADNESS that took place the day before from aforementioned grandson who gives Kirk Herbstreet a run for his money with his knowledge! : ) Check out the Spidey-rific Birthday party and you’ll see what I mean about blessings! http://www.gatorfamilytales03.blogspot.com

  3. Hey! Love Corky’s too and wondering if you knew Publix carries their slabs of ribs precooked and you just reheat them in your oven and they are really good!!! Sauce is in the vacuum sealed pack! They are in boxes around the sausage, etc-

  4. I adore his “honesty” and would have done anything to see your reaction to the final of that game! Glad you and EK had such a good visit, hope she’s doing well :)

  5. Did I ever tell you how much I love A? :)

  6. That kid!

  7. Corky’s pulled pork nachos. And blackberry cobbler. All. Day. :)

  8. Auburn beats Johnny Football. All is well in my world.

  9. Our little group so enjoyed meeting you…….and Sherrie Lynn was just truly over the top when Travis showed up! You make all of us MS girls and MState girls proud. Being the daughter of a County Agent, it was extra special to share some stories with you. Blessings to you!

  10. Sounds wonderful! You are blessed! Love, Shelli

  11. That was so wild when I scrolled and down and boom – there was Sherry Lynn! I knew her at State and she was a mess. Well, I haven’t seen her in over 20 years, but I bet she still is. Small world.

  12. Sherrie Lynn says:

    Sophie, you are precious! So glad to meet you; thanks for coming to Memphis. We had a blast with you!

    I’m so glad that you snapped the pic of Travis signing your book. I don’t know why I made him do it…it was just a crazy and hilarious idea! (And yes, Paula — I am still a mess, uh, and I’m sure you are too. :0) Gotta laugh!)

    I’m going to read the book again. It’s too wonderful to read only once.

  13. It was sooooo good to see you! I would like to say that I left the shop and went home to wash, fold, and iron clothes before cooking a fabulous meal for my people, but I hate to lie right here on the internet. I went straight home, changed clothes, plopped myself down in a chair and read your book. AGAIN! And do you know what, Sophie, dear? It is even better the second time! :)