Mar 072024

One of the nice things about living in the country is that you never know what your neighbors may show up with next. Since we moved here a year ago last January, we have had neighbors drop by to give us baked goods, plants, starter trees, invitations to their churches, and more.

Yesterday morning I was sitting out on the front porch throwing a ball for Alli when Mr. Brown, who lives down the road, pulled in the driveway with two dozen fresh eggs from his chickens. How nice! Especially since our daughter Tiffany and granddaughter Destiny are going to be arriving today for a week’s visit. Mr. Brown is one of the people who stopped by the day we arrived and were unloading the U-Haul truck, and he pitched right in, helping get the job done.

During the afternoon we drove into Northport to pick up some last-minute things at the grocery store that Terry wanted to have for when the girls are here. We hadn’t driven her Chrysler Pacifica in a while, and I wanted to fill the gas tank and run it through a car wash before we took it to the airport. It really needed a bath!

Once that was done, we went to Publix and bought a bunch of fruits and veggies. By then it was after 5 o’clock and time to eat. Someone recently told me about a good Chinese restaurant called Pearl Garden that was less than a mile from Publix, so we decided to try it. What a good choice!

The restaurant is very clean, and our young waitress was super friendly and attentive. I ordered their sesame chicken with fried rice, telling her that I was allergic to onions, and she promised me that she would make sure there were none in it.

Terry decided on the shrimp fried noodles, which came out sizzling and loaded with vegetables. The portions were huge and everything was delicious. I have found my new favorite Chinese restaurant!

We have to be on the road early this morning to pick up the girls at the airport in Birmingham. It’s going to be a fun week, and please forgive me if I don’t answer emails or Facebook messages right away while they are here. They deserve all of our attention.

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is an audiobook of Big Lake Blizzard, the fourth book in my Big Lake mystery series. It’s deer season and the mountains around Big Lake are filled with trophy hunters. But deer aren’t the only things being stalked. When Emma Moyer, Big Lake’s resident environmental activist, disrupts a guided hunt, it leads to a deadly confrontation. Now Sheriff Jim Weber has to find a killer from a list of suspects that include angry hunters, land developers, business owners, estranged family members, and others that Emma has crossed over the years. And all the while, a perilous winter storm is sweeping across the mountains, hampering his investigation and hiding secrets.

To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 90 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – People can’t drive you crazy if you don’t give them the keys.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  One Response to “Fresh Eggs And Chinese Food”

  1. Enjoy your visit with your Family. You can give us the details later.
    Be Safe!

    It’s about time.

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