Yes, it’s that time again. Time for the largest outdoor cocktail party in the world. And a really strong football rivalry too. This house represents what we would call a mixed marriage here in The South. It’s a risky business given the heated debates at family gatherings. Mixed marriages are frowned upon in many households and offspring who go to the wrong college risk being cut out of the family will. But mostly, this weekend is just a great excuse to have a big ol’ time fussin’ over THE GAME. The countdown to Saturday’s kickoff begins now.

And – yes – I’m back… sort of. I considered blogging a photo of my bruises but they’re a little too colorful still to be viewed in prime time so you’ll just have to take my word for it on my recovery. Thanks for all of your well-wishing and brow-furrowing for me. I have a great husband and lots of ice packs so I’m doing fine. Not quite up to speed yet but I’ll do my best. This house is actually across the street…

Fairbanks House