Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Adjusting - again

Well, we've been in South Carolina now for a little over a week. This is a very nice place and there are so many pluses! We had dinner last weekend at a BBQ place. Us and about 200 others! It is a very popular place - and now I know why. We had to stand in a long, snaking line for maybe 10 minutes or so. It moved along nicely. This is buffet style, which I generally don't like. You know - little kids sneezes etc. But I didn't mind it at this place.

The charge was $9 apiece. Seriously. And if you wanted ribs, it was an extra 50 cents. I was amazed! We sprang for the ribs and yowza. Delicious! There was absolutely everything you can think of in the buffet. Potato salad, mashed spuds and gravy, sweet potatoes, corn, corn on the cob, green beans, coleslaw, collard greens, hush puppies, BBQ beef (shreaded), ribs, BBQ chicken, bananna pudding (aka bananna puddin') and on and on. There were two HUGE coolers of sweet tea and one little thing of unsweetened tea. It's apparent which is the favorite!

There were tables where people would sit two sided that sat probably 20. Like at a church social. We ate off of styrofoam plates with plastic silverware and drank out of styrofoam cups.

Truth? No complaints about that from me! Except for the fact that it's not very eco-friendly, the meal was so good it didn't matter!

You paid before you went through the line - it was kind of on the honor system whether you took ribs or not. And honestly - everyone was so friendly!

So here it is Tuesday - and I need to figure out what to do. I admit that yesterday was kind of a "blue" day for me. I really don't have anyone yet that I can call and chat with. It's a little lonely. But I'm going to step out of the house today and go to the bookstore. I'm joining a book club and I need to pick up the next book they are reading. I might also stop at the knitting shop - for apparent reasons! :)

It's a good move - the place we live is nice and quiet. The traffic is minimal. People are friendly to say the very least. Jay is busy and happy with his job. Almost all the boxes are unpacked.

Now - come and visit!!!


Anonymous said...

I can't think of a better way to meet like-minded people than to join a book club and go to the yarn store.

I hope you meet good people down there.

Have been thinking of you, especially when I have a thought of coffee and chats- feel free to call whenever for a chat. :D

I <3 pulled pork, there's nothing quite like it.

It's good to read you're doing well!

Amy W said...

I LOVED living in the South. I know you will too!! BBQ & sweet tea are definite staples even though I don't care for sweet tea. :) I hope you find a wonderful church and many wonderful friends!

Laura said...

So glad you are adjusting. You will make friends soon and you're picking the good places to do it at.

You can call anytime, you know.