Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Twas the Night Before Blog Fest

Twas the night before Blog Fest when all through the house,
Every creature was stirring, including the mouse.

The cobwebs they hung from the ceilings to scare
In hopes that the bloggers soon would not care.

And CBMother in her garden and I on my deck
Could not settle down due to loads of goose crap long enough for a nap.

The lights they were hung on the patio with care except no they aren't yet
'cause we're still painting there.

In hopes that the bloggers soon would be there.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my computer chair to see what was the matter.

The matter was Gustav the Killer Goose who sprung loose from his pen to bite greet the newly arrived Blog Fest guests who would subsequently go on to enjoy several days of fun, frivolity and laughter, Killer Goose notwithstanding.

Yadda yadda yadda but I heard them exclaim ere they drove out of sight.
Merry Blog Fest to all, and to all a good night!

The End.

Posting will be sporadic at best for the next 4 days but I will share photos and stories just as soon as I can. It's not too late to attend either - and you don't have to be a blogger. We'd love to have you join us. Just e-mail me at for directions and information.

And now some shots from last year's Blog Festivities.


Annie said...

I feel like I already know half of them!

Hope you are doing a LIVE online blog-fest for those of us who cant be there!!!

Not really...just enjoy! And don't stress. Well, not too much.


Mrs F with 4 said...

I am green, nay, EMERALD, with envy. Yes, it's official. I have BlogFestEnvy . A very uncomfortable ailment, I'll have you know.

But, really? Have a great time - all of you- and don't even spare a moment to think of me up to my ears in shearing and sheepshit.

Country Girl said...

Leaving tomorrow morning and can't wait to see you, my friend!

Ann Marie said...

Hey.. that's me boat!!!!!
thankfully no photos of ME.

Mathews Mark said...

A few rules for you first timers entering the great unknown of Mathews County
1. Dress code:wear what you brung if your comfortable so are We.
2. Locals: you will find that we smile a lot, No we don't have a farret in our pocket and we are not mentally challenged (well we all no I am a little) We just like to smile!
3.Locals 2: If some one comes up to you and starts talking NO, they don't want a dollar, We will talk to anyone that will listen (wait tell you meet Mr. and Mrs. Pookie (Winfred))We love to talk!
4.Locals 3: Please,Please feed the locals we love to eat, and if they offer you food take it , may be some of the best you will ever eat!
5. Remember your in Mathews behaving is illegal! cut a rip (old school saying) we have seen just about everything down (or up depending which way you are coming)here, from our bosses butt cracks to CBW takin pictures on her deck naked(It wasn't me bayman some one told me bout it for real)Hehe so don't get embarrassed if you are having a good time!
6. If you are not having a good time let us know We can fix that, and if we can't you probably died 29 minutes ago!
7. No one but CBW gets in a hurry around here and She is the only one allowed!
8. stay away from the white slimy little water creatures!
9.Stay away from the PEACH BOMBS at Sandpiper Reef unless you are a brave one!
10.HAVE FUN IS A REQUIREMENT NOT AND OPTION!! Damn I din't think I could babble on for so long.MM

Ann Marie said...

MM those are the best Mathews County Rules I have EVER read.. good going.

Jamie said...

Car is loaded, bought some wine, got directions (which I almost didn't so that would have been interesting) now all I have to do is get through this day of work and hope the boss leaves early so I can too...

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...


Caution Flag said...

Have FUN!!!

Daryl said...

OMG that expression on my face in the first shot ..I think I had just seen a shark

Yup ...

WV: preobbly .. preobbly did

Trisha said...

Have fun. I am jealous. I just might have to try to make the trip next year!

~Ashley~ said...

Looks like you had a great time last year! Can't wait to see what shenanigans you guys get into this year. <3

TSannie said...

Can't wait!

Meg @ Soup Is Not A Finger Food said...

Wait, I'm confused - I thought the mouse was dead?

Wow, give a girl some high-speed internet and show her how to reduce her photo file sizes and LOOK AT ALL THE PHOTOS SHE POSTS!

Enjoyed the trip down memory lane... and looking forward to making some new ones... see you in T minus 24!

Snappy Di said...

Wishing you all a fabulous week-end at the water's edge.

Have fun!!

deborah said...

I also have BlogFestEnvy.
MM, great rules! Those I could obey:)
Mrs. F, how many sheeps do you have to shear?
No pressure, but please please please put up tons of pics and lots of words each day during BlogFest.
Only if you have time.
Virtual hugs to each and every one of you!!

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

I'm so envious that I won't be making the trip this year. Last year was the best! We waited until the last minute but things just didn't work out.

I just sent you and Meg M. a message via Facebook. Let me know what you think. Have some news I want to share with YOU ALL and if we can hook up a speaker/conference call while ya'll are down there, that would be AWESOME!

Love to you all! Have a great time!


Karen Deborah said...

why don't ya'll just roast that goose for a cookout?
have FUN!!!!

Mrs F with 4 said...

Dear Deborah
Just over 1200 sheep..... we are doing around 300 per day. Should finish today..... at last!

Mama Zen said...

You guys are going to have a blast!

jennifer said...

That looks like SOOOO much fun!