Friday, December 2, 2016

Dinner with two

The hub and G are of to a party this evening. Well, G is at the party and my sweet husband is hanging out in his friend's tricked out man cave. So the oldest, the youngest and I had to make some plans. Not really. We went out on the town in a crazy way...we went to dinner at Waffle House and Christmas shopped at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond. I am currently watching them play FIFA '15 and get the giggles from making fun of each other's player on screen. Whatever it takes for them to get along being six years apart. They are a funny pair.

I'm going to watch and laugh.

Night all.


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Chico and the heartburn

I have been one busy bee today. Changing sheets and cleaning closets and cleaning pantries and doing laundry and running the mom taxi service. I feel good about all that I accomplished. This evening we went to a Mexican "funeatery", as my brother would call it, to participate in a fundraiser for the boy's school. While I enjoy some good fajitas, my body does not enjoy them and their effects on its various systems. I anticipate quite a long night of Tums consumption and water drinking. But the waitress said they had a good turnout, so hopefully the school made a nice little chunk.

I am currently watching one of my favorite black and white Christmas comedies, "The Man Who Came to Dinner". If you haven't seen it, you should. It is great and the main character reminds me so much of my old friend, Don.

I'm going to bed here soon. It's going to be a busy weekend!

Night all.


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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sweet evening

Tonight was the children's Christmas program at church. Because December is always so very busy, our church has tried to end all major programming during the week by the end of November. That way we can enjoy and worship in December and truly prepare ourselves during the Advent season for the birth of Jesus. The choirs all did a great job and were as cute as can be. The boy's group put on a musical western called "The Loaned Manger". It was so very cute and the kids did a wonderful job. This program always gets me and I have lots of feels and maybe even a few tears. Just so sweet and they are so enthusiastic about their faith. I love it.

It has been a long and busy day. Say a prayer for the Walker family. More has come out in the news about the murder of their daughter. Just so devastated for the family.

Night all.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Uncle

We went to bed last night full of worry for our beautiful neighbors and mountains in the surrounding counties. Wildfires have been raging for weeks and weeks wih devastating results. Last night it reached a fever pitch: videos of flames licking at the doors of houses and businesses; people grabbing everything they could to get in their cars before they could no longer safely leave; horrifying pictures of glowing landscapes and red skies. A few desperately needed showers came for a little bit and calmed some of the flames, but things are still burning and the devastating aftermath is there for everyone to see. Please pray for these people who have lost their homes, their livelihoods. Just so terrible. Pray for these people.

We are currently icing G's other knee...not the one that got whacked, but the other one. She pointed out to me a week or more ago that it felt kind of spongy and it did. Kind of gross. Well, it has obviously gotten a whole lot of fluid on it and we are trying to get it to go down. So we are calling her Sponge Knee Square Pants. Gotta have some humor in this post.

Night all.


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Not much to say

It has been a Monday for sure and I am ready for bed. I cleaned our room and made turkey barley soup...well, it turned into turkey barely goop from sitting in the crock pot too long. It was good still, just kind of resembled mush. The boy had a pack meeting at scouts today and got a new pin for his hat. We went to the scout shop and got his new uniform. It's the one that looks like a Boy Scout uniform. So stinking cute. He's growing up awfully fast.

I've got to go listen to a Christmas decorating idea from one of the kids. Guess I need to get on the decorating here soon. Just trying to get my mind right for Advent. My attitude is not one to welcome Baby Jesus in a few weeks.

Night all.


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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Fitting tribute

This weekend has been one for funerals. I left after work today and headed out of town and home to attend the funeral of one of our closest family friends. When we moved from Missouri to Tennessee, our next door neighbors welcomed us to the neighborhood with open arms. Their children were two and four years younger than I was and made fun playmates...and they had a swing set! Soon enough, we spent every Christmas Eve with them...we picnicked and block partied and Fun Fested and everything elsed. Even when we moved down one block, all of these things still continued even though the moms cried at the though of a one block move. Pretty sweet, I think. As all the kids grew up and married and our parents remained in town, visiting as they walked the neighborhood and bring hot meals to each other through sickness and surgeries and deaths. Then a little of a decade ago, our neighbors informed my parents that the husband had been diagnosed with the beginnings of dementia. They handled everything with grace and made sure that he maintained his dignity. His children were devoted and came in from out of town on a regular basis to visit and take care of him and their mom. Even just two weeks ago, they had a 78th birthday party for him. My parents called to give me a report and tell me about seeing their children. I keep up with their daughter on Instagram and we see each other every so often as we live in the same town. He passed away last week, a blessing really. So today, I went to his funeral. What a lovely tribute to a man who lived life to the fullest, loved trains, Tennessee football, his Friend and family and God. I sat with high school friends who I hadn't seen in 25 years, even saw my third grade teacher. Afterward, I was able to go home and visit with my parents for a while. A nice afternoon.

I am currently holding my eyelids up with toothpicks. I'm exhausted. I'm going to hug my family and go to bed.

Night all.


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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Outpouring of Love

We went to the services today for sweet Emma Walker. SO heartbreaking. It was hard for the boy to know how exactly to react and know what to do once he saw his teacher with her family at the front. We just told him to tel her he loved her and that he was so sorry. There's nothing that can take away their pain, that's for sure. There were so many people there for sure. Young and old. It made me think back to my senior year of high school when I lost one of my best friends in a car accident. The shock and grief and numbness and walking through the day in a haze. I think it made at least my children feel a bit of relief to see their teacher and be able to hug her and make sure she knew people were caring for her. Their son absolutely broke my heart. As a mom, it killed me and I think all the moms wanted to scoop him up and hug it all away. I really do pray that the outpouring of love will give them some strength and comfort during this horrible time. They have a long road to go with grief and the legal proceedings that will come as a result of what happened. Just please keep them in your prayers.

Night all.


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