Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I am looking forward to being in a school again and meeting new people. But until then, we are going to the water park tomorrow and trying to cram in a few more fun filled days off. One other perk, I can have a housekeeper again if I go to work. It may be worth it!
Friday, July 25, 2008
It is one of the only times I have ever heard her complain. My heart just broke for her.
I have felt a little disconnected to my husband this summer. He is working a lot and traveling quite a bit so I have felt like we moved to a new area only to never have him at home. This served as a reminder to be thankful for him and that we are a complete family right now and that God has provided well for us. It is hard to be thankful about moving to a new area but I'm getting there.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Must go join the 'dancing queen' parade in the game room!
Monday, July 21, 2008
The girls and I went to Ark. to see my Aunt Effie for her 90th birthday. She is my mom's older sister and the only one of them left living. Funny that the oldest out lived them all. She has aged beautifully and is still as sharp as a tack! She doesn't seem any different to me than when I was young. She was glad to see us and seemed to enjoy her day. I love her and grew up very close to her. The fun part is that every time I'm around her we have to discuss my weight and the weight of all the family memebers. She said I wasn't loosing much weight, I told her how much I had lost just so she could go on to tell me I must have been 'huge'. I know she loves us but I dread these conversations every time I see her. To top it all off, her son, my cousin is married to a Russian woman who I've met maybe three times. She offered me some nutrition information if I needed it as I was leaving... She's lucky I was feeling nice that day!!! Seriously people, can we discuss boundaries? And after all the talk of weight, Aunt Effie had fixed a ham, wonderful chicken salad and fresh butter beans!
The girls and I got to spend good cousin time. We picked up a friend of the big girl on our way home for a visit. Glad to be home. Ready to stay home for a little bit...but I'm already missing the butter beans...
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Saturday, July 12, 2008
We are also going to the McDonald observatory in the Davis Mt's. The McDonald observatory is the darkest area in the U.S. and we are going to the star watching party (even though the little girl doesn't "like science") but knowing that it is the darkest place around I'm a little concerned about the drive out of those mountains...
We are meeting friends from the Dallas area, we have known them forever but our families are very different. My friend isn't a Christian. She and her family go to a Unitarian church. We have discussed religion often and she knows how strongly I feel about the subject. I love them, I hope we are a good witness to them and I pray faithfully for them. I hope one day we make a difference in their beliefs.
On a different note, today is 1 year and 78 lb. since my lap band surgery!
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
I guess my good bedtime was meant for someone else tonight. I did however decide to stay up later though and use the quiet time to catch up on Bible study I'm behind on.
Sleep tight internet.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
When we came home the internet wasn't working... I called the cable co. and got them to help and soon the internet was back up, BUT I couldn't get on wireless on my laptop... the cable company punted me to the company who makes the router. I spent 1 hr and 5 minutes on the phone with "Sandra" who I believe was in India. Sandra was able to tell the the router was working and the internet was there, it must be a connection problem... so I've been on the Microsoft web site trying to trouble shoot since calling them is a minimum of $59. I have wasted 3 hours total on this internet/computer issue today... really, should it be this hard??? I really need a computer smart friend...
Sunday, July 6, 2008
And I didn't have to be lonesome for Jennifer for long... she missed an exit and went on to take the tour around Lubbock. We got to spend a bit of time on the phone while she toured Lubbock to get back to the right area...
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Someone else I know who is from Oklahoma calls Oklahoma MOBILE-HOMA... I shared this bit of of info with my friend who lives there and she went on to share it with all of her girlfriends/church friends there in Muskogee. Recently while driving to camp we stopped in Muskogee and spent one night with my friend Jennifer. While we were there her friends stopped by to visit...
A mini van comes flying up into her yard, not the driveway but the middle of the yard, honking the whole time... then out of this mini van about a dozen kids start getting out... boys with no shirts on, all bare foot, a baby in a diaper, and everyone of them yelling! Then the mom's start getting out... I was so taken aback by the kids and the number of people getting out of the car that it took me a minute to notice the mom's attire...
They were so friendly and introducing themselves to me and I was trying to keep my mouth from hanging open... about this time I realize my friend Jennifer is laughing hysterically and trying to explain to me that this is all a show for me since I called their state "trailer-homa"....
I wish the picture had captured the feet also, one had on lovely high heels with many ankle bracelets and another had on her husbands hiking boots.
Only a good friend goes to this much trouble for you! I'm blessed to have such a friend and glad that she has great new friends there, even if they are from Mobile-homa....
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Today our favorite family member,niece, BFF, Jennifer is coming to town... later in the week followed by my sister and family... and of course on the day company is coming the dog throws up in multiple spots on the carpet! Other than eating I don't know what we'll do for entertainment with the sister and brother-in-law... its hot, and they aren't very adventurous, lets just hope everyone is on their nice medicine! Wonder what there is to do in Lubbock on the 4th of July???