1. Those cooler temps are finally arriving. Why just today, the second day of Fall, Charleston was a brisk 78 degrees. By all accounts, this does beat the heck out of the 90-some degree weather we had last week. But, truth be told, we don't get Fall here. The leaves don't turn pretty shades of red, gold, or orange. They just die and fall. They go from green to brown. And I mean the crunchy brown, not the pliable brown. But, alas, it has arrived. We wake to temps in the 60s that climb to the 80s by lunch. That makes it a bit hot for jeans or jackets. So you have to decide between the two. Jeans with a sleeveless top or a jacket with shorts? Conundrum, I tell ya. Hope you're enjoying Fall wherever you are.
2. Darius Rucker's Learn to Live album is finally for sale. I must tell you, I have loved Hootie for, well, ever. I don't miss a Homegrown concert, except this year due to poor, poor planning on my part. Earlier this year, Darius, gone solo, entered the country music scene with Don't Think I Don't Think About It. (Number One on the Charts!!!) Well, it was love at first listen for me. The tone of his voice is perfect for this genre of music that has somehow found its way into my soul. It isn't that he's really changed anything. I think country has changed to meet him. If you listen, and I dare you, to a country station, you'll see what I mean. For crying out loud, Kid Rock has a country hit right now! So check our Learn to Live on iTunes.
3. Maddie is home! My friend Loreen and her husband finally have their little girl. Loreen and Maddie touched down in Charleston today after a very long flight from Vietnam. Keeping up with her blog over these past two weeks brought back so many memories of our trip to China to unite with our daughter. I imagine right now, Loreen is trying to get her boys to start thinking about going to bed. She may even think she's going to get Maddie to go down. But, the time change will play a big part in her plans. It may be a week before Maddie realizes she shouldn't get up at 3 AM to play. Ahhh, the memories of those things that we thought would kill us. But now that they are memories, we kinda miss them.