Muffy Monday: Shining Light On the Sunshine State

So where am I today? Last night, I arrived in the charming town of St. Mary’s, Georgia. Remember how I said that despite everyone’s perception of me jetsetting around, I’m actually poor? Remember the whole camping vs sleeping in my car debate? I put it out there that if anyone needed a sitter of children, pets, or house to let me know. img_4713

Well, that’s how I ended up in St. Mary’s. Lola’s cherubs needed an extra set of hands while they are out of school. Ta-da! Here I am earning my keep! A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching Liz’s pups. Later this week I’ll be back in Charleston to take care of Jill & Beverly’s four legged creatures.

Let’s just reinforce how seriously legit I was when I put that out there. I’m just out here making my rounds!

I’m still having a hard time grasping that it has been 6 weeks and in 48 hrs I’ll be back in Charleston.

We all know that Hotel KLA is my safe space. Part of the original deal I made with KLA was that I could wander the world always having a home base at Hotel KLA, but I had to come back for my 6th A&J Thanksgiving. Even before I moved to Charleston, I came out for Thanksgiving with them.

Sadly, I don’t know that my Muffahontas dress will be available to make an appearance this year. Do y’all all know the story of how Muffahontas came to be my Thanksgiving tradition? If not, let me know and I’ll share.

This year is going to be hard, not just for the lack of Muffahontas. Last week, Hotel KLA flooded. More than 6 inches of water demolished the entire first floor of the townhouse and the neighbors next door. Everything has to be ripped out, all the furniture has to be replaced, all the big things, all the little things, all the important things like KLA’s wedding photos. KLA & Dr. Ryan have to vacate for at least 2 months.

God love KLA. We talked after the flooding, she vowed we will have Thanksgiving. We may all sit on the floor she told me, but Thanksgiving is family and we are family. It tears me up that there isn’t anything I can do for the people who have always been there for me.

In addition to family, I’m coming to witness The Barbeque Joint‘s Thanksgiving at the Ship Yard. They feed 1,000 Ship Yard employees in about 15 minutes. It’s going to be insane. img_4715

The Barbeque Joint is just pretty amazing in general. They have always stepped in when I needed help with something in the community or an event. Plus, 5 days a week I get to tell bad jokes on their Facebook page. It is highly entertaining. You need to check them out, like them when you find them funny or at the very least do it in support of me.

Like what do you call it when you mix a pig and a dinosaur? Jurassic Pork!

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From Charleston, I am going to head back to St. Mary’s for a couple of days to help out. There is an island of wild horses! After that there are two options. It just happens someone in Orlando needs a housesitter for the next 4 months. If that pans out then I’ll need to be back in Orlando in a week or so to meet him. I’m still trying to decide if I should just grab a cheap flight out of Orlando to Cincinnati or not. Just so many decisions that involve things that don’t work well just going with the flow! Either way, still on for the Gin Wigmore show December 5th in Columbus, Chicago on the 9th, LA on the 14th!

We’ll just have to see how it plays out! This week is all things Florida! Tomorrow is Travel Tip Tuesday! Wednesday we’re recapping Florida! The Keys, my mini Miami adventure, Disney, and Harry Potter World! Friday for the Hell of It, I’m super pumped about! It is definitely going to be a different side of Disney than you usually see with inside stories from a former Buzz Lightyear!