Saturday, September 29, 2007

Lovely weather!

After a summer that has lasted a little longer than usual, it's so lovely to have a change in the weather. Having our windows open is a special treat, since we get all that lovely fresh air. Having grown up in the country, open windows is something that I really miss during the summer and winter. Of course, I've been known to have the window nearest my bed open a few inches, even when it's close to freezing. It's a little weird, but somehow I sleep better when I'm cold.

This afternoon was a lovely day to have a shower. Not a physical shower, but the one where you get together with lovely ladies and shower a special person with gifts to celebrate a momentous occasion in their life. The weather was perfect, the location was beautiful, the company was great and the gifts were simply lovely. It was a great shower, and I hope the special lady had a great time and likes all her new goodies.

Tonight, we had a special treat. Flora got a hankering for B'gards, so we went out for a late dinner. My sweetie met us after he got off work, and we just spent time together as a family. We relaxed, visited and just chilled. It was so nice - with the wedding coming up, it seems like everyone is just so frenzied and frazzled. We haven't had just "chill time" in a while. We just really needed that tonight. Guess you can say it was the break that refreshes.

Hope your weekend is going great. :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Perks & Marching Bands

There's a lot to be said for living really close to a university campus. There's a Starbucks on the corner, literally 2 minutes from the house. There are fireworks shows from time to time, and we can stand at our front door and watch the show. And this week, since it's turned a bit cooler, I can sit in the comfort of my home, have my windows open and enjoy the sounds of the Alabama A&M marching band practicing in the stadium that's just across the highway. How cool is that??

I've always loved parades and watching football games because of the bands. For some reason, the sound of a marching band makes me happy. So it's doubly delightful to be able to hear the band almost every evening. I'm thankful to live in a relatively quiet neighborhood so that I CAN enjoy the sounds of my environment.

Yes, there are drawbacks, such as needing to find an alternate route out of our subdivision when there's a ballgame, and having cars parked all up and down the streets during a game, but hey, I'll take it! All the perks make it A-OK with me.


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Good times & lots of adhesive

Today we did something we don't get to do nearly enough. We took Lori and Mom out for lunch, then went to their house to chill. Peter took a nap while I helped Lori work on swap stuff. It was pretty cool - she had her laptop on her table and I had Mom's laptop on my table, and we were able to work together.

I just love their new craft room. I'm hoping to figure out how we can both sit at my desk and work together! We might just have to put our laptops behind us so we can stay in touch with the rest of the world.

Anyway, Flora made a really good supper for us, and we got home early enough to go to bed at a decent hour. So today was really fun. Thanks, you guys, for putting up with us hanging out there all day! :)

Better than I thought

Over the years, I've been typing, steadily getting faster and a little better along the way. On a whim, I did a typing test here today, and was totally astounded by my results! According to the site, with a one minute test, I typed 77wpm, with 92% accuracy. My gross wpm was 83. WOWSA!! I'm still tripping out! If the day comes that I need to go back into the workforce, I'm definately going to look for something that will put my skills to use.

BTW. anyone know of a doctor who needs someone to do transcription? JLMK. :)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

A Special Day

Yesterday was Mom and my oldest brother Harvey's birthday. Mom was nice enough to keep the girls for a bit while Peter and I took care of an errand, then we went to her house and just visited. While we were there, Harvey came in from MS to take Mom out to celebrate. We got to visit with him - something we haven't been able to do in quite a while. Before we left, I was able to get a really great photo of them with my cell. Can't tell that I scrapbook - totally forgot to bring my camera!

I hope you both had a wonderful birthday, and I'm so glad that I was able to see you both on your special day. :)

Saturday, September 01, 2007

All Alone

It's a Holiday weekend, so I should be thrilled, right?? Well, most of my local family members have gone to a family reunion in Indiana and I miss them. Nothing like spending a long weekend alone! My sweet darlin' has to work quite a bit, and I'm having a pity party. I'm bored, I'm feeling blah and I'm lonesome!! But it's all good. :) Life's actually quite peachy, it's just the weather, right?

Peter's been home with me today and it's just been a relaxation day. We haven't done anything except fix some lunch together. That's it. He's taking a nap and I'm on the computer. I've been playing a game, but that's boring. I'm listening to some classic rock and feel depression trying to creep up on me. Guess it's time to change the channel! Then again, maybe I'll just turn it off and go snuggle with my honey. Yeah, that sounds like a good idea.

I hope your 3-day weekend is wonderful and full of fun! And if your family grills out, please eat a hot dog and think of me! :)