Monday, June 22, 2009

And All's Right with the World...

Sometimes it just feels like everything is right with the world. Today is one of those days. As a matter of fact, it started on Saturday and just got better.

Saturday was a "stay at home" day, which is always nice. Nicole was getting ready for a trip (more on that in a moment) and I was piddling around, doing a little of this and a little of that, all the while making our home a little less chaotic and a little more organized. That always makes me feel more at ease. Megan came over to help Nicole pack, which was nice, because she and I have different ideas on what's best to take on a vacation. I stayed out of the way, and they really enjoyed each other's company. Megan has been a godsend for us all.

Nic and I did leave Saturday evening to make a Wal-Mart run. We waited 'til almost dark, hoping to escape the oppressive heat wave we've been experiencing. Thank God for handicapped parking tags--we parked up front at Wal-Mart on a Saturday evening. Nic decided to push the shopping cart--similar to pushing a walker, only it looks more "normal." We had alot to get, and the list was scattered all over the store. But we did it, and she really hung in for the duration of our shopping adventure.

We got home and collapsed, tired but satisified that we got all she needed for her trip. (WHAT trip, you ask?...Keep reading!). We both went to bed early, because Sunday was a BIG day.

We got up around 6:45am Sunday to get ready for a surprise event. I wasn't supposed to know what it was, but because I'm a super-sleuthing mama, I figured it out. Josh picked Nicole up at 9am and whisked her off for the exciting event...Josh's dad, Lester, married his sweetheart, Ellen, in a wedding ceremony on the back of the Fondren Trolley, right in front of Beemon Drugs in Maywood Mart where they first met! It was a small, private affair, with Lester, Josh, Jordan (Josh's sister), Ellen's two children, the preacher and his wife, and of course, Nicole. She was honored to be included. Afterwards, they took a trolley ride to Fairview Inn for a fabulous Father's Day brunch. I wish I knew how to insert photos here, but I don't yet, so your best bet is to go to Josh Hailey's facebook page and check out the photos there.

Nicole and Larry both came home early in the afternoon, just in time to enjoy a visit with Mama and Papa Dale (my parents) who were visiting for Father's Day. Jacqui was here as well, along with Joseph and his friend, Cameron. We made stuffed hamburgers--stuffed with feta cheese, bacon, and sauteed mushroooms and caramalized onions. They were only delicious! Thanks to Susan and Larry Luke, who introdued us to this delicacy just last week! We also enjoyed refreshing frozen watermelon margaritas. It tasted like summer in a glass. I gave Larry and my dad both an electronic bug zapper--it looks like a tennis racket with batteries. They were both delighted. Now I hope PETA won't come after me...

Again, we hit the sack early, because we had to get up early again today. I helped Nicole get ready and Josh picked her up at 10-ish for their big trip--to Gulf Shores! He has a photo assignment there, so they are spending a few days on the beach before heading to Birmingham for yet another assignment. A few days away should be great for them both...and for me! I'm home alone as I write this!!! They looked so happy this morning as they drove off in the sporty convertible Josh rented for the trip! I know Nicole will be brown and beautiful when she returns!

I'll be focusing on Joseph this week...getting him ready to move to Hattiesburg for college. We have to go down on Thursday for tranfer student orientation, and then he has three days of cheerleader practice. I'm excited for him!

I've got writing assignments this week, so that makes me feel normal again. I can get up and go straight to work without having to help anyone else first...I'm looking forward to spending Tuesday and Wednesday in my favorite writer's attire--my pajamas!

Blessings to all who read this!

1 comment:

  1. Great news that you're enjoying the peaceand quiet while your beautiful daughter enjoys her time away with Josh.

    Very best wishes,Jo