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Timestamp: 2008-04-05 18:29:01 UTC
Not counting Jessica's and my comment, counting down from the top of the comments, the 13th comment belongs to MER@LIFE AT 7000 FEET!
So, MER, I'll email you and if you'll send me your snail mail information I'll mail out your Steven Curtis Chapman CD on Monday.
Congratulations, my dear bloggy friend!Now for Sunday Dinner.
It probably won't shock anybody that I'm not cooking this week. We'll eat out somewhere although I have no idea where it will be. It will be after midnight by the time I get this post finished and published and I'm TARD tonight. It's a good TARD, but I'm TARD nonetheless and I'm not staying up tonight to cook for Sunday Dinner this week.
What's for Sunday Dinner at your place? Just share your plans/menu in the comments if you'd like to participate this week.I've had Emmy all day today and I treasure my time with her, but she wears this old Grandma plumb out, especially when I have her for a full day. She's taking a few steps now from her Mama to her Daddy or pushing a little toy that Jessica and Jason got her. It's a little combination push/ride toy and Emmy is walking a little as she pushes it. She's having a little difficulty learning how much she can push on it without it rolling too fast and pulling her down with it, but she's catching on fast.
That's another reason why watching her now wears me out so much. Emmy is so active that she's not content in her playpen for very long periods of time. Grandmas still need to powder their nose even though babies are changing into toddlers right before their eyes and it doesn't set too well with said baby/toddler.
I'm not the type of Grandma to put everything out of reach of my grandbaby. I prefer to leave everything as it is and just teach Emmy to leave things alone that she doesn't need to play with or get into. My arthritic knees are about to make me reconsider that decision, but so far so good. It does make for a busy day though, and sometimes I just have to put Emmy in her playpen so I can take a break and tend to a few necessary things.
Most of the time Emmy plays contentedly in her playpen, but occasionally there's wailing and gnashing of teeth when I have to plop her down in the playpen and leave her for a few minutes. It won't be much longer before she can get out of it on her own because she climbs like a monkey and is absolutely fearless of heights and falling. Scares the spit out of me at times!I'm late getting this written and posted tonight because Jessica, Jason, Emmy, Lamar and I went to Southaven, Mississippi this evening to eat at Red*Lobster. It was a rare treat for me because I LOVE seafood and Red*Lobster in particular, although I've only had the opportunity to eat there about a half dozen times.
Memphis, Tennessee has a couple of Red*Lobsters and the Southaven Red*Lobster is less than 10 miles further on so we went there tonight. We were able to get there in about 1½ hours and it's easy to get in and get out, plus it's a newer restaurant than the ones in Memphis and we didn't have to deal with driving in Memphis city traffic.
We did have to wait about 30 minutes to get a table, but it was worth the wait. I got the fire grilled lobster tail and jumbo grilled shrimp with a baked potato and Caesar salad. It was delicious! Lamar had grilled salmon, Jason got Cajun chicken linguine and Jessica got Southern-fried catfish. As usual the cheddar bay biscuits were almost worth the price of the meal. I said, almost! But they were great, and so was the whole meal.
Thanks, Jason-Bob and Irma! I appreciate y'all taking us over there, and I had a great time. Mama loves y'all! :o)
We crossed the I-40 bridge over the mighty Mississippi River as we drove into Tennessee. It forms the state line for Arkansas and Tennessee. It would be a little difficult to find the center of the river right now because it's overflowing its banks in a big way.
I took some pictures but we were moving a little faster than the posted speed limit of 70 mph for that stretch of highway (*ahem, our pilot for the flight was Jessica!*) and my pictures didn't turn out very well. This was the best one, taken from the approach to the bridge on the Arkansas side.
If you click on the picture to enlarge it you might be able to tell that the tree line just under the bridge railing to the center left is actually tree TOPS just visible above the water line. Many roads are closed, both paved and gravel roads, that are close to the river and usually open to traffic. Some people who live in motor homes and travel trailers on land close to the river have had to move their trailers up next to the interstate on the side of the access road to escape the rising waters. The water is higher than I've seen it in years and the surface of the water is only about 1½ feet below the bottom of the railroad bridge on the approach to the actual railroad bridge across the Mississippi.
And we're forecast to get more rain at least 4 days next week! Lord, protect us from the rising waters...My bed is calling my name and I believe I've already mentioned that I'm TARD tonight. Sundays are also long, busy days for me, so I'll wish everyone a blessed Sunday. May God meet all your needs, and may you have enough to share.