By SAVANNAH CUNNICK
WHOO-WHEE! Is that chilly wind ever blowin' today! Snow at the Trading Post and sleet all the way out there from my cabin! I will say that I am totally enjoying all the Christmas decorations that everyone has put up for the holiday! Really great that the spirit is all around us and I can't help but do my little Happy Dance! (Actually, no one really wants to see that!)
Things are busy at the Short Mountain Trading Post and visitors are coming on in to enjoy our cozy barn and terrific Holiday Sales! Not just for gifts, but for decorating their new cabins. Folks from Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Maine came in to buy country décor and put a little of our Post flavor in their new homes. I really enjoy helping them put their ideas to work and make their new homes in Tennessee all warm and fuzzy! We are still striving to be open on our regular days: Thursdays thru Saturdays from 11:00 to 4:00. If it is under 50 degrees we are closed. Otherwise, c'mon in. If you wish to call ahead: 615-464-7824 and make sure we are there, please do. You really do have to see all our inside and out decorations, have a cup of coffee and search for those too good to be true items, vintage and new.
Well, I knew it was too good to be true....Uncle Fester and Aunt Martha are at it again! Fester keeps bugging Martha to lose weight. He catches her sneaking munchies out of the fridge 24 hours a day and begs her to keep going to the gym to exercise. Her answer is: If we were not meant to have midnight snacks, why is there a light in the refrigerator? In reference to exercising she says: I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 5 years in a row. Then she likes to sleep in. He doesn't like that either. Her reply is If you're expecting bright-eyed and bushy tailed, go catch a squirrel! Boy, is she a character...an answer for everything. But then again, Uncle Fester is not angel as we all know. He recently quit his job and said: I'm going to retire and live off my savings.
What I'll do the second week, I have no idea. Now, this is the guy that considers Soup of the Day: Whiskey and Boneless Chicken is Eggs. He has never been very good at keeping his jobs anyway since he thinks the first 5 days after the week-end are the hardest. Now, you tell me how in the heck one can cope with this duo! Next week, I am sure Clyde and his gang will be up to no good. This whole mess reminds me of the commercial where the little kids are asked what they think Life Insurance means!
Due to the fact that this is predicted to be one of our coldest winters, my hubby JD is enclosing our deck and freezing his buns off doing it. He's half way through and I truthfully can feel a difference in how much warmer it is in the main cabin.
Okay everybody enjoy the upcoming holiday and be kind and smile and help your family and friends. Drive carefully. Remember that Savannah cares about and loves every single one of you! Chat with you next week and keep laughing....people will certainly wonder what you're up to!