Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm addicted...


Hi - my name is Joy and I'm addicted to Big Love. There, I said it! Boy that feels good to get that out in the open. Seriously - I don't believe in polygamy but if you crave drama, this show has drama.

I recently became a fan of the show and rented the first season at Blockbuster and in three days - I have already watched the first six episodes. This even tops Grey's Anatomy for me. And I even missed American Idol for it last night.

So if you watch the show, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you haven't and are needed something new to get into - let me suggest Big Love.

Enjoy!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

One busy weekend...



This past weekend was one for the books, I mean gorgeous weather and fun every night. What more could a girl what?? Well, I can think of a few things but I enjoyed every minute of the weekend.

Friday night, Lauren and I went to see "He's just not that into you." I gotta tell ya, I have read the book (what girl hasn't) and thought the movie was good. However, it was LONG! I'm not as young as I use to be and by the time 9pm showed it's ugly face on the crackberry - I almost fell out! It was good to get out and see a movie with Lulu... we always crack up at the weirdest parts of the movie only because we tell each other everything and we both know that at different parts of the movie - that was us once upon a time.

Saturday was a busy day. I got up and enjoyed a day in the sun in the backyard. It was the perfect temp and it was quiet. Just what the doctor ordered! After an hour or so of enjoying the rays, it was time to get ready for the events of the evening. Lauren was my date for the night and the best part - she told me I looked great (even though I'm sure she was LYING). ha ha Of course her husband called to be sure we were behaving while we were out and about. Come on now - give us some credit... we are good girls most of the time. So we attended Art for Heart Preview Party at the Howarth's and the Debs Social and somehow still managed to get home before 10! ha ha Gotta love it! The fun picture was taken at the Debs function. We thought we looked good for pretend DJs!

Sunday morning - I got up and attended church. Afterward, I had lunch at my parents house and came back to the house where I enjoyed another afternoon of sun. The perfect weekend ended with me firing up the grill for some yummy burgers and hot dogs to munch on this week and watching the Grammy's and flipping back and forth to see the new episode of Big Love. Yes, I'm addicted to that show!

So, here's too a great week!! Hope you all had a great weekend, too!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Memories I wish I had...



Most people will probably say I'm crazy for admitting this but I tend to daydream... a lot. Sometimes it's nothing more than what's for dinner and other times its a bit more complex. A lot of my daydreams are memories from the past. You know it's a good one when you smile before you ever start to talk about it - remember those nervous yet exciting butterflies in your stomach and how you wish everything could be that simple again. Those memories are the ones we carry with us all our lives. But what about the memories we wish we had?

My granddaddy Avera and I only had one year together. From what I have been told he was a hard working man whether he was driving his truck on the job or mending fences on his farm. I remember pictures of him on the tractor with my brother and still love to heard him talk about granddaddy's love for hunting and farming. My granddad never got a chance to take me on my first hunting trip... he died in his sleep from a heart attach after my 1st birthday. That was almost 27 years ago. I don't remember the year that we had together but I was his only granddaughter and I hope if he were here today he would be proud of the person I'm becoming. (The picture at the top is of me, Brian and granddaddy when I was 1 week old.)

Thankfully in those 27 years, the medical field has taken great strides against heart disease. And thanks to organizations like the American Heart Association, funds are being raised to help educate doctors and help their patients so they can have more time with their family and friends.

Last year was my first year to attend Art for Heart. It is great to see how the community comes together to support a "heart" worthy cause. I'm looking forward to attending this year's preview party and auction. The Art for Heart committee puts a great deal of time and effort into this event and I'm sure this year's auction will be the best one yet.

February and March are filled with events in and around the area. Take the time to get out and enjoy what this area has to offer.

Until next time, I'll be seeing you out and about.

Joy Henson, Editor

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Feb/March Cover of 393 Magazine

Here it is, the February/March 2009 cover of 393 Magazine. It will be out tomorrow (Wednesday). They should be arriving on the truck at lunch so I'm getting excited to see it. I'll post my column later. Of course, I always write from the heart on those columns I put in the magazine... so get your tissue ready for that post.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Sickness has struck me

You really have to love some Mississippi weather. I mean nothing like feeling great with the wonderful weather and then it hits - cold weather and then... strep throat! Yep, last Wednesday I started feeling bad and by Friday I couldn't even drive myself to the doctor... dad had to take me. After hours in he doc's office - I was told I have strep. It's been a rough couple of days trying to get over all of this but I did manage to get back to work this morning. I stayed as long as I could but by noon I was out of energy and had to come home to rest. The best nurse has been my baby girl, Marleigh. She just lays right beside me the entire time and keeps me comfy.

Got to get feeling better because the magazine comes in tomorrow afternoon... YAY! I will post the cover tomorrow and my column. Hope everyone is having a great Monday... at least it's almost over!

My blog got tagged!


Ok - so I was tagged in another blog to do this and I figured it might be kinda fun. The directions are to look in the 6th folder of your My Pictures folder, post the 6th picture and write about it. So my 6th folder was Cala's birthday party and Janie and I happened to be the sixth picture... so here it goes.

Janie's daughter, Cala, turned 9 back in September and me being the wonderful "aunt" I am and the "best friend" I am - I volunteered to let her invite 9 little crazy, screaming 9 year olds to my home for a spend the night party. I am crazy, of course I am!! So it was Janie and I who held the house down with ten 9 year olds running crazy. Before the little wild crazy girls came to my house - she had a birthday party at El Norte. And this picture is right before we were about to leave for my house from El Norte... we already look pooped... I'm just glad there wasn't an after picture the next morning! ha ha