Since writing Part 1 this morning, I had several more random thoughts from this past week to share.
This afternoon I spent shopping with my youngest daughter, Marie and her daughter, Sweet One. We went to Costco to order a Birthday Cake for Sweet One. Can't believe she is a year old already! Our next stop was lunch (gotta teach the little girls with every shopping trip, there is a lunch date) and then off to the party store for party supplies. Marie is an OB Nurse on night-shift...our time together is so very special these days! Here is a photo of Sweet One at Christmas!
Belle update! K took Belle into see the GI Specialist and received a glowing report.She is a bundle of joy and sweetness. Here is a photo of Belle with her daddy!
Precious will celebrate her 4th birthday next weekend! She is growing up way too fast! Precious is taking ballet, so Ballerina is the theme of her Birthday party. (I'll get photos of her in her tutu and post them soon) The other day I stayed with Bright-Eyed Beauty and Belle during ballet class. Both little ones were napping, so after a little while I checked in on the sleeping babes. Bright-Eyed-Beauty was laying there with curls surrounding her angelic face, wearing a flannel shirt and ballet slippers! It was the most perfect image of this girl, one etched in my heart for always. She truly is that much of a contradiction, in such a beautiful way! Here is my Bright-Eyed-Beauty on Christmas!
How richly blessed I am to have such sweet grandgirls in my life!
Chief is safe and sound at Wright-Patterson. We've shared a few e-mails since his return. Much to my surprise I received a U.S. Flag which was flown over Baghdad, Iraq and a certificate as a gift from Chief. He sent it as a token of thanks to the people of Good Earth, who donated items for our soldiers. I'm telling you, it never ceases to amaze me, when soldiers thank us!!!! So glad Chief is home with his family and friends!
It is sinking into my head and heart that B is leaving next month for Afghanistan. Enough said.....for now.
B sent Kindles to me and Hubster for Christmas. Oh.My.Goodness. If you read many books, I can't sing enough praises for this device. Amazon.com is an amazing company-they truly hit it big with this e-book deal! I have yet to pay for a book, there are so many great books to download for F-R-E-E. Kindle holds the charge for over 2 weeks, has a dictionary included... along with so many awesome features. Since I am not making any money promoting this cool item..I'll stop. If you have a Kindle, let me know if you like it.
Behaving as an adult and making logical decisions...truly sucks at times. Allow me to explain...Hubster and I began the most dreaded project of our house a couple months ago; the master bath. Ugh. We knew the shower had leaking issues and chose to ignore (not a good idea). When we noticed the kitchen ceiling taking on a new texture, we went into 'Oh Sh*%' mode. Yep, we gutted the shower, tore out the garden tub and called a contractor. Decisions HAD to be made...and so it all began. Months ago. Then I began working 6 days a week, the holidays were upon us...so the project got shoved to the back burner. No excuses now...so we bought a cast iron claw foot tub, a new shower pan thingy, chose tile and bought all the faucets. Right after Christmas, Hubster received authorization to go to Honolulu for a week. Do I go? Can we island hop and take a ten-day vacay? The inner-child in me was jumping for joy! Then the adult-me stepped in; with the harsh reminder of the huge, expensive project which is now moving full speed ahead. So Monday morning, Hubster is boarding a plane to the land of Mai-Tai's and I will be in beautiful, downtown Poolesville looking at a tub in a wooden crate. It's time to get focused on Baseball Season and plan the Bucket List vacay! This year will include both Chicago stadiums and Minneapolis... no fresh pineapple, but plenty of warm beer :)
I've spoken often of how much I enjoy music and I must share a great find....The CoffeHouse on XM-Sirius radio. It's all acoustic music...songs we all know, with a cool acoustic twist. I'll admit I do hit mute when a Beatles song comes on.
Animated people fascinate me. I'm not talking cartoon animation..I'm talking real-live people who have fascinating facial and body expressions. My top two animated people are B.J. Surhoff (retired Orioles player) and Jim Cantore (The Weather Channel). Have you noticed this about either of these two men or do you have a list of your own?
Well...I do believe I have released all my randomness for this weekend. Let's see what next week brings!