Sunday, January 22, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up

The past couple of weeks have been busy, busy, busy. I've learned to be thankful when I'm busy at work because that means we're making money - which you know, is kind of good when you have a family business!

(Just a note - that last sentence is a testament to monumental changes the Lord has made in my life in the past couple of years. He is teaching me that changes in my "normal" routine are not cause to cry, be angry and generally feel like the world is coming to an end. This girl has learned that willingness to say, "OK God, You're shaking it up. You must have something really awesome in the works." allows me to ENJOY changes in my day.)

I've been blessed with a wonderfully lazy but productive weekend. Saturday morning I met my running buddy, Melissa for a long run - IN THE RAIN! We missed a couple of days this week and decided that we would run no matter what. It actually felt kind of good.

I kept James and Abbie for Mama Hen till around lunch. We spent the morning making pillow houses in the living room and a trip to Wal-mart to buy things that drive Mama Hen crazy. It's the joy of being an Aunt!

After they left Jay and I cleaned out a couple of closets. I can't tell you how good it feels to just get rid of "junk".

Saturday night the girls in my Sunday School class got together for a painting party. We all found pictures online and hoped for the best. This is my attempt at "Sassy Girl". She'll be making her home in the Laundry room with the rest of my "masterpieces".

After Church  today I was able to get under the covers and just read and read without feeling a lick of guilt. And you know what made it a tish more wonderful? Wearing these sweet treats for my feet that J2 gave me for Christmas.

Hubs even got the toilet fixed in our bathroom. It only took 2 trips to Lowe's for a $7 part. (Sometimes I think they get the wrong part on purpose the first time just so they can go back.)

And that's it for our weekend. We're all settled in for the night waiting for the storms to roll through. I'm even excited about my busy week ahead!

Monday, January 2, 2012

The New Year Has Rolled On In

Well, the holidays are officially over and now I feel like I need about a week to rest!

Hubs was so sweet to surprise me with tickets to the Alabama Theater to hear the Alabama Symphony Orchestra for New Year's Eve. It was such a treat!

(Hubs is so cute!) 
I might have said our night was perfect except for the prize I found in my seat AFTER I had already sat in it. Some little lovely left their big wad of flourescent green gum right in seat 102 especially for me. The people behind us were so nice to let me know when I stood up.

Needless to say, we decided not to eat out after the concert but did enjoy some Carside to Go from Applebees. I think it turned out better that way. I got to get home and get in my jammies earlier than expected!

Yesterday I got to keep my newest nephew for a couple of hours. There's no doubt I have the cutest nieces and nephews in the world! Look how sweet he is!

Today it was back to work. Thankfully, it went by really fast which was good since I'm suffering with "the Sinus". Unfortunately, my car wouldn't start when I started to leave but my brother-in-law was my hero and jumped my car off. I made it home and now Hubs has gone to get the battery replaced. Not a great way to start the New Year, but hey, if that's the worst that happens in 2012 - I'll be sittin' pretty!