Saturday, November 15, 2008

Driving Miss Daisy

Go ahead and hate me. We're going back to the beach for a few days next week. By the time you read this, I will probably already have arrived in Destin. And this is a pretty funny story. Just goes to show you that blogging can really reach across the miles.

Me and one of my very sweet blog friends, Kat at JustABeachKat, met in real life last year when we went down to the gulf coast of Florida on vacation. Since then, we've seen each other several times and stayed in touch. Last time we saw Kat and her hubby, George, here in Birmingham, we had dinner with them and it was mentioned that when they travel, they need someone to stay with Miss Daisy, their adorable Wheaten Terrier. You can see I met Miss Daisy earlier this year when we were down there on vacation again. You might remember that Kat and I had a day of shopping and lunch. What a fun time we had!

So, when they mentioned needing someone to stay with Miss Daisy when they travel, I piped up and said to keep us in mind. We surely wouldn't mind going down and staying in their beautiful house and taking care of Miss Daisy for a few days. :) Sure enough, Kat called me recently to make sure we were serious and I assured her we were!

So, we'll be driving Miss Daisy around this week in the golf cart and enjoying some more seafood and hopefully a little sunshine, lazing by Kat's backyard pool OR the beach nearby, while Kat and George are traveling. I've got a couple posts saved up until I get back and I'll be checking in daily from Kat's computer too. It's about time for some holiday inspiration and I've got a few things to show you from a Christmas open house I recently went to, as well as introducing you to a new blog that I've recently discovered. Come back on Monday for that. You are going to love him!

This is gonna be fun! I get to be Kat for the week. :)

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Anonymous said...

Send some RAYS my way !!!

Have a ball Rhoda :)
Kathy :)

Vanessa Greenway said...

Have a great time at the beach! :) Vanessa

new mom in law said...

OHHHH, I would love too be KAT!!!

Lynne said...

How much fun is that??!!

Have a great time!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Oh Rhoda I'm jealous!! I love Destin! Have a great week taking care of Daisy! Oh and thanks for the comment on my blog and the prayers!! Definitly sounds like your husband can relate to what I'm going through with my mom.

Tonja said...

Enjoy!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Well, Rhoda if you're ever busy and can't make it....give Kat my name!

She 'knows' me...I visit her occasionally in cyberspace!

Have fun with Miss Daisy!

Terri and Bob said...

I am trying really hard not to hate you!!

Rhoda, have a really good time! You are one lucky girl. I have to say, all the promises you made for upon your return make me miss you already!

Lois Grebowski said...

if you get a chance, stop by Bayou Art & Antiques in the Santa Rosa area. If you've never been there, go. I think you'll like it. An artist and his wife own it. I own three of his paintings. Fun stuff!

Eat some seafood for me!

Carol said...

What a fun story of blogging friendship! Enjoy you're trip!
Carol

laurie said...

Well, I could go for a job like that! Have fun. laurie

Sandi McBride said...

Damn! I'm jealous! I love Miss Daisy, she's such a cutey pie. You are going to have so much fun...take lots of pictures!
Sandi

Jillian, Inc said...

Enjoy! SOak up some sun and eat some good seafood for me!

Kristi said...

What a beautiful wheaten terrier. You don't get to see very many of those!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Man that is a tough job~
You know kat loves you when you get to be driving miss daisy!!

Rose said...

Oh I do I do hate you! ;) Hey tell her I will also drive Miss Daisy when she needs another Daisy sitter. ;) Seriously though, I dearly LOVED that movie, Driving Miss Daisy! That was a hoot!
I sure hope you enjoy your time away again.

KJ said...

It's so nice to see you and Kat together. Both of you are such elegant women! I'm sure that you are both amazed that the internet brought you together.

I know I am amazed every day at the friendships I now enjoy through blogging.

Thanks for more inspiration!
KJ

bj said...

Ummmm...sunshine and warm! Can't beat that. i know you and Miss Daisy are gonna have such a good time!
bj

Bo said...

Hi Ms. Rhoda...don't know who's the luckiest...you or Miss Daisy...
you because of the beach & Daisy because you're her sitter...Have fun...;-) Bo

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Rhoda,
Oh you sure are lucky but I can't hate you because you're so very nice about it and doing such a great favor for a friend. Have fun!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhoda, hope you're having fun there. I popped you an email last night and hope you'll stop by my blog when you get the chance. Did you notice I said the four-letter word "blog"??? LOL!

Hugs,

Sheila

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, girls! I knew you'd all get a kick out of that. Well, they just left for their trip so hubby & I are making ourselves at home this Sunday a.m. Miss Daisy is the sweetest thing and we are gonna have fun with her this week. Lots of walks and riding on the golfcart. Let's see, staying at Kat's villa & enjoying the sunshine, beach, & good seafood...well, it doesn't get much better than this.

I've got some fun posts scheduled for this week, but will probably wait until I get back to share FL pics with you (and of course, I'll take pics...I have to show you a few good pics of Kat's beautiful home), but I'll be checking in & visiting with you this week! Thanks for coming by!

It's a rough life, but someone has to do it. LOL

sandra/tx said...

That's so fun, Rhoda. Have a great time!

Cathy said...

Wow, what fun!

Cathy

Miss Janice said...

Lucky lady, wish I was you--have a wonderful trip!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

That is too funny!! So, what you and Kat are actually telling me. . . is that by the time our 14 year old daughter is off to collegle I still will not be free to up and go. . . because I too have a dog ~ Mr. Winston Churchill, our Yorkshire Terrier!!

You're a good friend to Kat and Miss Daisy is a lucky dog!! And hey, Kat's house doesn't look to shabby to stay in on your end either ~ LOL.

So, do you travel to watch 14 year old girls too ~ just kidding!!

Blessings,

Sher

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Sounds wonderful to me right now--it's cloudy and cold here in Ohio. Enjoy it!! :-)

It's Always Something Around Here said...

What fun!!!! Totally jealous..wish I was at the beach.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

OMG...Driving Miss Daisy. Hysterical! And how fun - what a great idea!

I think I need to use the world o' blogs to find someone to watch Miss Maggie when we go out of town! Though a Jersey Shore beach house probably isn't a big sell in the middle of the winter. :-)

Have fun!!

Lady Katherine said...

Now you are the lucky one! My hubby says: no way! You are going to all of our stomping grounds! I love to eat at Another broken Egg, and Whales Tail for breakfast! Have fun!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

R~ That sounds like so much fun~~~ for you, DH AND "le dawg" (grins!)!!!! Can't wait to see him riding in a "basket", on the front of your bicycle, as you cruise the neighborhood! (And if yer like me, you'll be doing it at DUSK, so you can "innocently" peek in lit windows to see how the gals there decorate!!!)... So, keep us POSTED on THAT, too, ok??? ENJOY!!! Hugs, Linda

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

OOOOPS, SORRRY "M=I=S=S" DAISY!!! Forgive me for referring to you as "HE"... OMG, "what was I THINKIN?!?!?!"~~~ Love, Belle's Mom

joan said...

Sounds like fun! Have a great time Rhoda!

Cote de Texas said...

What a great story!!! Where are the pictures?

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Rhoda (I mean Katfortheweek)~ I don't know how far it is from where you are (20-30 min??) but you need to try out the Red Bar in Grayton Beach. I posted about it on my blog. It is fun shabby chic with great food and a nighttime jazz band.
Y'all check it out and let me know~ I bet Peter would love it.

Shoulda been a belle... said...

Hey there! I'm down in Sarasota, but I've got two adorable Dachshunds that will need a sitter in March! You up for the job?

:)

Susie Q said...

Oh you stinker you!! How much fun are YOU having?? *smile*
Miss Daisy is in SUCH great hands to be sure...and there are not two sweeter or more beautiful blogging ladies than Rhoda and Kat!

Love,
Sue