Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Saturday night MADD honored my son for arresting over fifty drunk drivers in 2009. We are so proud of him!! They gave him the medal that you see around his neck. Getting him to smile is a major undertaking so I was grateful to get this picture.
Saturday night while Devin was getting his award we had a few friends and family over for a little BBQ. In the small town that we live in they set off their city fireworks the week before the 4th. Why? Who knows but we take advantage and have a few people over. We have front row seats to the fireworks display. The temps on Saturday were sweltering. Just standing in the shade you could start sweating. It was awful. So being that I don't like to sweat and all I made my whole made ice cream in the house. Thankfully by the time the sun went down we were all able to pile in the back of several pickup trucks and drive past the pond to see the professional fireworks display and not break a sweat. I love love love having people over; make memories, and making my own family traditions.
Meg unfortunately became very sick on Saturday evening and started running a high fever. She didn't start feeling better until today. The doctor said she had a virus. Goosh I hope no one else at the zoo comes down with it.
Today my in laws came into town for a visit. It was a beautiful day with low humidity we were able to sit on the back deck and have a nice visit with out sweating. Have I mentioned that I don't do sweating? Just sayin.....
I just love summer!
Monday, June 28, 2010
Twenty-eight years ago we had a very large church wedding. It was hot! There were so many people that there was standing room only in the back of the church. It was great to have so many friends and family there. The reception was at my parents house. It was catered with several bar areas; a live band and lots of people. I will say my mom did an amazing job on my reception. I don't think I ever told her that. Anyhow fun was had by all. Years after our wedding people were coming up to us telling us what a great time they had. Aww the memories.
Love ya babe,
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The good news is that these two finally set a wedding date. August 14, 2010. Yep that is just 7 weeks away. The date 8/14 is my sons badge number. I am sure that had something to do with the planning. HA Congratulations to you both!
The bad news that I received today.....well the only thing I know to do is pray about it. It makes my heart ache. So I pray that GOD can take the pain away and walk with us during this very uncertain time.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I also cleaned the outside of my kitchen cabinets. They are sold oak so after a while they need cleaned and shined. I really love all the white kitchen's I have been seeing around blog land but I just can't bring myself to do it. I don't think it would look right in my house. No need for me to work on the inside of the cabinets because Meg has them very organized. Ever heard of that movie "Sleeping with the Enemy". Yea that's Meg. Everything is alphabetized.
Before I did all the above work I sprayed for weeds. They are tough little boogers; pulling them would be just way to much work. Besides that would cause be to sweat and we can't be having that.
My friend H needs to get her self home because all this work has caused me to need a pedicure. She is at her lodge in TN mowing herself to death so I know she needs one as well.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The rest of the day was pretty quiet. My heart is heavy this evening for my daughter-in-law to be. Her fathers health has been failing recently. He is ready to give up. His quality of life is not what he wants right now. I pray for Heather tonight. Her dad has made up his mind what he wants. Its who he is leaving behind that will need prayers. It is never easy when our loved ones are ready to go to heaven. There fight must be just to difficult to stay with us.
This is Heather's dad and her dog Vegas. He is a big baby; Vegas not her dad.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
So we got a call that their air conditioner went out so Meg; the C list queen found one at a really good price. In no time D and his step dad had it up and running and everyone was feeling much more comfortable by the time we left. Thanks god my in-laws only live a couple of hours away. We are able to be there in no time for them if need be.
Yesterday was back to my normal days; what ever normal is any more. Grocery shopping and running around taking care of odds and ends. Today I am home watching Drake for Meg. All the zoo members are at work so it's just me and the little one. I love days like this. I putter around my house all day. Moving home decor from one room to another. I can redecorate a room in no time. I get bored with things staying the same too long. With a five bedroom three bath house gives me lots to mess with. It's not a big house just cozy. Off to putter.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Today it finally dried out enough so that I can mow the grass. I got a huge blister while mowing so I need some better grass cutting shoes. Just before I started mowing I received a call from a friend of mine telling me that her husbands company is going under. This company was a multi million dollar company just a couple of years ago. This is the second time I heard this same story different friend this week. I can't believe the state of this economy. It seems that everyone I know has been affected one way or another. It is so sad.
Which makes me feel really good that Drew got another job today. Devin, I don't need to worry about; he is a cop so there is always someone making stupid choices. But Drew's back ground is construction. Its what he went to school for so he would really like to stay in his field. He applied a couple of weeks ago and received a call yesterday that he got the job and could start today. This call was a real surprise because he was told at the time of his interview that they were not hiring. So tonight we had to open a bottle of champagne and just celebrate getting a job during these really hard times. I on the other hand did not have any champagne because it gives me an extreme headache or will put me to sleep in no time. Goosh I am such a partier.
The days ended so beautifully; Devin and Heather dropped off the princess to spend the weekend with us. They are going on a float trip.
Off to bed; next few days will be busy here at the zoo.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
I have been trying to post the past couple of days but this system would not let me.
Sunday was a great day. I was able to use my new push mower. Well you don't actually push it; it is self propelled so you just walk behind it. I liked it a lot; this is another way I can get me some summer exercise. The weather was just beautiful; very little humidity. Sunday evening Devin and Heather had us down for dinner. But before we made it to their house D had to peruse Bass Pro. He feels the need to keep up on their inventory. With the price of fishing lures nowadays I could buy me a new pair of shoes. Anyhow dinner at the kids house was fantastic; we had grilled chicken and for dessert we had chocolate covered strawberries. Yummm.
Yesterday and today it rained. Today it especially rained hard all day. Great for the garden but that is about it. The satellite has been out all evening because of the storms. We have been watching Little Einsteins over and over. We have about 27 shows recorded. When you have a nineteen month old living here at the zoo that's all you can watch.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Memorial day was great. I was able to be with all my kids and have a fantastic dinner of ribs and peaches and cream corn with some friends.
Brennon started summer school today. I will be there when he officially starts school this fall. It is odd they are starting school on a Friday. But they didn't ask me. Heather sent me a picture; he looked so cute. Here is when I would post that picture if I knew how. I am not totally computer stupid. Its the picture thing that gets me. But I can create a mean excel spreadsheet. Don't feel the need for one of those lately though with no job and all.
So back to laundry and those darn ants.