Friday, 24 June 2011

Today, I'm going to start moving boxes over to the new place.  My mother, sister and brother-in-law are coming down tomorrow to help.  My nephew will be here on Sunday to move my furniture. 

After Sunday, I won't have cable or internet access until July 9.  Yikes!  I'll keep up with your blogs when I can, but I won't be commenting or posting. 

I'll check in when I can.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

This weekend was sort of good. 

Friday, right before we left work, we found out that our company had sold.  I think it may be a good thing for our department.  After work, I drove up to my mother's house.

Saturday, we ran errands and did a few chores.   My mother had not talked to my sister at all on Friday, so she gave her a call.  She had some bittersweet news for us.  My sister and brother-in-law are foster parents.  A couple of years ago, they became foster parents to a 17 month old little boy.  He stole not only our hearts, but everyone that he met.  He lived with them for 15 months and was then transitioned back into the home with his biological parents.  It almost killed us.  In the past couple of months, he has spent a couple of nights with my sister and brother-in-law.  Friday night, he was taken out of the home of his parents. The parents are not abusive, but have other issues. While we are excited to have him back, he is real confused about everything.  There is a hearing tomorrow to see what will become of him.  I have a feeling that he will be staying with my sister and brother-in-law for a while.  My sister may bring him down here this weekend.  It will be a nice distraction for him.  My sister and brother-in-law had a cookout in his honor last night.  Everyone had a good time. 

This morning after church, we went to lunch and then home to give Bo a bath.  After that, we went to the cemetery to visit with my mother's nieces and nephews.  It was nice to see everyone again.

I'm home now.  It is good to relax.

I hope everyone has a great Monday.

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day to all the special fathers out there, and especially for my late Father.  I had the bestest Daddy in the world.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

I have been working hard all week trying to get things packed.  My mother and sister came down yesterday so that my sister could attend a conference.  While my sister was at her conference, my mother stayed at my place and packed a lot of things.  We ran out of boxes, so I am just relaxing tonight.

I'm going to my mother's this weekend.  We always meet up with family at the cemetery where her parent's are buried.  Her two older brothers are also buried there.  As weird as the setting, it is always nice to visit with relatives that I don't get to see very often.

Right now, it is storming outside.  We have not had much rain in several weeks.  We really need the rain, but we don't need the excessive lightening.  Of course, it will be hot again tomorrow.  I'm already ready for fall weather, but I have to wait three months.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

I hope everyone had a good week.  I was not too motivated at work.  Friday, I decided to tackle a project that I had hope to finish by the end of the month.  I'm almost finished.  I worked hard all day.

Today, I had planned on getting a lot of packing done.  I had to go to a luncheon at 11:00.  I was going to pack around it.  I didn't do anything before I went.  I had hoped that I would be back home by 1:00, but a friend that I haven't seen for awhile was there.  She is going through a hard time with her mother.  Her mother was always spry, but a couple of years ago, she started going  The doctor took her mother off of all of her medicine last night.  Now, they are waiting for her to die.  I felt so bad for my friend.  She acted like she needed someone to talk to, so I stayed behind to talk.  When I got home, I worked for about 45 minutes. Then the power went off.  Since I was working in the closet, I had to stop.  I couldn't see what I was doing.  When the power came back on, I worked until it was almost done.  Tomorrow, I am going to clean house and then pack until I get tired.  I hope that I can get everything packed before I move in two weeks.  I've been sort of lazy about packing.

I hit a major plateau on my diet.  I decided to go back on the Mayo Clinic Diet this past Monday.  Not because of my plateau, but because I was craving a lot of the foods that are allowed.  This morning, I put on a Lilly Pulitzer shift to wear to the luncheon.  It was a lot looser than it was a couple of weeks ago.  It made me feel so good.  I'm going to keep up the good eating habits.

I hope everyone enjoys the remainder of the weekend.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Does anyone else have trouble commenting on certain blogs?  I am not able to comment on blogs that have the word verification.  It won't even allow me to comment as an anonymous commenter. 

Maybe it will return to normal soon.

Monday, 6 June 2011

I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted.  I've been fairly busy.

Saturday, my mother and I went to Huntsville to do a few errands.  My mother was in need of a new iron.  She likes Rowenta irons.  We went to Target where she found just what she wanted.  Then it was on to Belk's and Dillard's.  Not much luck.  I ran into Trade Secrets to see if they had a certain shade of Essie nail polish.  All they had were a few leftover colors for $1 and $2.  I bought 3 bottles.  At Dillard's, I got some Kiehl's moisturizer.  I also got a few samples while I was there.  After lunch, we went to Publix and then home.  Saturday evening we babysat with my sister's 20 month old while my sister and brother-in-law went to a retirement party. 

Sunday, we went to Guntersville for lunch.  While there, we ran into Belk's.  My mother had better luck there.  I bought a red polo and two pairs of Monet goldtone earrings.  We usually don't shop at that Belk's because they usually only have junk, but this time, they had a good selection of basics.  On the way home, we stopped at the pet store to get Bo a new harness and some treats. 

This morning, I went to Huntsville to the dentist.  I got a good report.  Then I drove back to Birmingham.  Tonight, I have just laid around and watched TV. 

Tomorrow night, I think I may organize and pack away a few things.  I need to get myself motivated.

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

What is it with this heat?  100 degrees on June 1.  It's too early to be this hot.  It gives me an excuse to wear my Lilly I need an excuse.  I think the temperature is going to ease off a bit and just be in the mid 90's this weekend.    Gee, break out the sweaters! 

I am glad that this is a short week.  I'm already looking forward to the weekend.  I think my mother and I are going to Huntsville to run errands.  I need to go to Dillard's to buy Kiehl's.  My mother and I have gift cards for Bonefish Grill.  We may have dinner there.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday.