Oh. My. Goodness. Run, do not walk to your nearest bookstore, or log on as quickly as possible to Amazon.com and buy "Standing in the Rainbow." It's written by Fannie Flagg, of "Fried Green Tomatoes" fame, and television's "Dick van Dyke Show" and other shows back in the 60's/70's.
It comes with several different covers, so don't be confused.
This book is 500 pages long and it only took me a day and a half to read. No skimming paragraphs, no speed reading. I soaked up every single solitary syllable. I didn't want it to end. Ever.
You will laugh out loud and everyone around you will look at you like you've plum lost your mind. But if it this book doesn't just warm your heart then you probably didn't cry at the end of "Ol' Yeller" either and we'll probably have to completely re-think our friendship. (Somehow, I've just never been able to trust anyone that didn't cry at poor 'Ol Yeller''s demise)
Everything has been pretty quiet at the "Truitt Ranch" which is exactly the way we like it. Here's hoping everyone has a great weekend.
What will I be doing? Well, tonight my daughter and son-in-law will be going to the 'Caps' hockey game. Wait. 'Caps' is the name of the hockey team, isn't it? Has to be. Redskins is the Football team, Nationals is the Baseball team...and Wizards is the Basketball team, so yep. That's right. They're going to see the 'Caps' tonight. Which means, somebody has to watch Sophia. And I am that somebody. Woo-hoo!
"Please, suh...may I have some more?"
Voted "Mostly Likely to Wear a Silly Hat"
So, while maybe the day didn't start off too well, it looks like it's going to end just right.
And I'll have plenty of time for that runaway hairspray to work it's way out of my eyes because trust me, watching Sophia means 'no sleep'. At all. Not even a little. This kid is a chip of the old block. Her mother never needed a wink of sleep, and neither did her Uncle Will (pictured above).
Watch the weather channel tonight and if you're gonna be snowed in then high-tail it to your nearest bookstore and buy my suggested read. Then let me know what you think!