We had some friends over for dinner on Friday.  Gregg grilled burgers and made homemade potato chips.  He did not catch the house on fire while slicing, dicing, and frying the potato chips.  (Thank goodness, we like our little rental house.)  Our friends, Robert and Jen, are in their thirties and have been on the Shore nearly forever.  She moved here in the nineties, and he is a local, born and raised here.  Gregg says that he’s one of the good locals: helpful friendly, open to newcomers.  Robert and Jen have some land of their own down the road from us.  They have a donkey and some Hog Island sheep.  Their sheep are feral (survived in the wild) and native to the area.  Our soon-to-be sheep, which Gregg is planning on purchasing this week, are going to stay with our friends’ sheep for awhile and hopefully create a baby lamb or two in the process of their stay.  Stay tuned…

I also had my first Book Club meeting this Saturday.  We decided to read We Need to Talk about Kevin.  It looks a bit morbid, but we liked the title and one of the girls really wants to read it.  I was definitely the “newbie” of the group which is to be expected but a tad uncomfortable.  Talking about books gave us instant common ground though.  “What kind of books do you like to read?”  Everyone loved answering the question around the table.

In addition to blooming friendships, football season officially started this weekend.  For me, this means knitting on the couch so that I can spend time with my football-watching husband.  It also means asking interested questions about fantasy football and learning all of the NFL quarterbacks names.  You can’t beat RG3’s nickname.

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