Rain, Bud’s Music, & Euchre

Rain. Light rain. Big fat rain. Rain that comes in sideways. Rain is one of my least favorite things. When I was one-man-band reporting, there was nothing I dreaded more than trudging through the wet weather with heavy equipment to chase a story.

This time… rain has once again cancelled our trip to the beach. It’s just not worth it. Spending the time to go down there when there is a 60-70% chance of thunderstorms all week. Thanks, hurricane season.

No worries though, I’m going to try to get down there at least one more time this year… especially because in just a few short months, I will be traveling with a car seat, several extra bags, and a mountain of diapers!
Bud’s music is loud this morning. He is like a teenager. He blasts music the moment he opens his eyes, while he has his morning coffee, during breakfast, it typically lasts about 2-3 hours. It’s usually the same songs, over and over. Luckily, he rotates the songs daily. This morning he is playing Mumford & Sons “I Will Wait”, Solomon Burke “These Arms of Mine” & Chris Knight “Highway Junkie”. I just asked him what the name of the Chris Knight song was…. he took it as an invitation to come upstairs, sit next to me as I type this blog, and blast it up a few decibels. A teenager, I tell you.

This Friday is the big day. Bud and Nance finally move into their new house. We went over there yesterday afternoon and took a grand tour. It is complete, and beautiful. Painted a new color, so it no longer looks like a Christmas house. They’ve been living with us, off and on, since the beginning of July. 4 adults. 4 dogs. In one house. Friday, will be a good day!

Euchre Night

One of the really cool things about them living with us, our evening rounds of Euchre. We play a lot of it in this house, and Jeff has had to learn quickly. We laugh, and have a great time. Last night, Nance asked Bud why he wanted to pick up a certain suit of cards… He responded quickly… straight faced, “Because I’ve got big balls!” I died laughing. Yes, we have fun.



Shanisty Ireland is a former award-winning Television News Anchor with more than 15 years of experience on-air. Today, Shanisty freelances on national and local media outlets featuring some of her favorite recipes and hot topics from her blog. Shanisty has been featured on The Today Show, Ellen, U.S. News and World Report, Huffington Post, Scary Mommy and hundreds of local TV News and Radio stations.

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