I'm fine, thanks for asking! All of you who've wondered by email and by comments, that is.
First of all, THANKS TO ALL OF YOU who've commented, emailed and posted on your blog to wish me a Happy Birthday and to wish me and Lamar a Happy Anniversary. I am so thankful for my bloggy friends and my dear family. Y'all are the best!You may have gathered by my absence here in Bloggityville that I've been busy, and you'd be correct. Lamar and I have been celebrating my birthday and our anniversary as well as just living life and getting a bit of business done.
If it helps my regular readers understand how busy I've been, I haven't cooked a meal since last Saturday. Yeah, I know! That's unprecedented for the originator of the Sunday Dinner meme, isn't it?Let's see...If memory serves correctly, Sunday Dinner was Mexican, eaten at a restaurant in my hometown of Trumann, Arkansas where I still go to church and where my sisters Sue and Cecil live. I went with my sisters Ducky and Cecil and several of our friends from church, including our pastor and his family. I had the soft tacos and refried beans, along with the complimentary salsa and hot tortilla chips. It was very good.
Monday lunch....Cecil and Sue brought pork barbecue and chicken strips for lunch. We had the barbecue on buns with slaw. Pretty good, although they forgot to have them leave the sauce off the meat so we could have it on the side. We prefer to add sauce or not as we make our sandwiches.
Monday supper....Lamar made arrangements with a dear friend of ours and took me to one of our favorite catfish/seafood places in Jonesboro for my birthday. It was good, and another meal that I didn't have to cook!
Tuesday lunch....Lamar and I had made plans to take a trip with some good friends to Hardy, Arkansas in my beloved Ozark Mountains to view the changing leaves, but the trip turned out to be a bust. It was pouring down rain and blowing a slight gale so we instead went to Jonesboro and ate at one of our favorite Chinese restaurants for lunch.
It was delicious, but I ate just a little more than I really needed, especially since we went to the new mall afterwards. I got as far as the Star*bucks in Barnes*&*Noble and settled into a comfortable chair with a venti coffee of the day and a good cookbook to peruse. Good times for sure! My kind of outing.
Lamar and I still weren't hungry enough to eat a meal for supper so we just snacked a little instead of me cooking a meal.
Wednesday lunch....Lamar and I rode the Sr. Citizen's van to Jonesboro and did some shopping at Wal*mart. While we were there, we grabbed an early lunch at McDon*ald's, then had the van drop us off at the mall again. We spent the rest of the afternoon at the mall.
Guess where I was the entire time? Yup, you guessed it! Barnes*&*Noble with a cup of coffee in one hand and a book in the other. Good think they have a bathroom handy on the premises, LOL! ;o)
Wednesday supper....Jessica, Jason and Emmy picked me and Lamar up after Jessica got off work and we all went to Ta*Molly's Mexican restaurant for supper. It's one of my favorite places to eat and we had a great time.
Afterwards we stopped to tour the house Jessica and Jason are fixing up to move into. It needs painting and some other work, but I've lived in a lot worse places in my time.
One thing --- the entire house, every room is painted....Are you ready? Battleship gray. My word, what were those people thinking? Who gets up one morning and decides that battleship gray is a great color to paint every room in the house? Including ceilings, baseboards, facing, trim, and in the living room they painted over wood paneling. Words fail me, y'all.
Which brings us to Thursday....Lamar and I rode the van back to Wal*mart to do a little shopping and then to another catfish restaurant for lunch. We went to Ron's Catfish and it was delicious! It's my favorite catfish place in Jonesboro and a little pricier than most places for lunch, but totally worth it in my opinion. It cost us $9.25 for the all-you-can-eat buffet and drink and it was money well spent.
And YES, I realize we've had catfish twice in 4 days time, but if you've been reading my blog any amount of time you should realize that when I say I love catfish and seafood, I really mean it!
It's now almost 9 pm and I'm still not hungry for a meal. A small snack later before bed, but not a meal.This has been a great week. I haven't had to cook a single meal so far and I've spent time with my sweet hubby and some of my favorite people in the world. (Okay, family, I'll be listening for audible "thunks" when you read that I called Lamar "sweet" and fall off your chairs.)
A sweet bloggy friend who prefers to remain anonymous, even to me, has sent me another lovely gift for my birthday. Dear Anonymous Benefactor, Thank You so much for the Wal*mart gift card with a generous amount on it and the lovely birthday card. I used some of the gift card funds to buy a couple of shirts (on clearance!) and some pants and matching jacket for myself. I also got Emmy some baby cereal and some diapers which she needed desperately. That's part of the shopping at Wal*mart I mentioned. And I still have a little bit left on the card.
Thanks again, Anonymous Benefactor. Thanks for blessing me, and I'll try my best to be a blessing to someone else as you've been to me. :-)Poor Jason, he's still searching for a job. When he's not job searching he's working on their house, getting it ready for them to moving into in a couple of weeks. Praise God for Jessica's job and the house they've found, now we need to focus our prayers on getting Jason a good job.
You might say this is a coincidence, but just as I typed the sentence above, a new email popped up and I clicked over to see who it was from. It's from a dear church friend, and the title of the email is, "Have Faith!"
I don't believe in coincidence. I believe in God's will, and I'm claiming His will for Jason's job search. I have faith that God is going to give Jason a good job, and soon.
Some of you have asked if Emmy is better. She is, but her runny nose and cough is still lingering. I have some pictures that were taken last Saturday that I want to share with you this evening. You can tell that Emmy's feeling better, thank the good Lord.
Emmy hugs and sugars all around for those who need their fix! (GREENEYES and others....you know who you are!)
I've recently made a new blogging friend who lives in my area. KAREN @ KAREN'S CORNER is new to blogging and is excited about making some new blogging friends. She's already been visiting some of my friends and family on my blogroll and would like to get acquainted with more of you. If you'd be so inclined, please drop by KAREN'S BLOG and leave her an encouraging comment.
Thanks in advance for making Karen feel welcome, y'all. :-)Yay!! Blogger let me post pictures!! I don't know if they got it fixed or if I just happened to try to post at a good time.
I think that's all for this post. And if you've read all this post, you're thinking, "Praise the Lord, the old heifer finally run out of steam!" ;o)
God bless you all is my prayer.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
at 7:10 PM