Monday, July 27, 2009

A Good Day. A Very Good Day.

Our church had a special service for Justin yesterday. So much good music and so many uplifted prayers. He'll be deploying overseas sometime this year. I don't think they really have any idea when, but when he goes, he's going to be surrounded by prayers from so many people who love him very much. And just a thought. If you see someone in the military, give them a big thank you. They and their families sacrifice so much.

After church, I just came home and had a tomato sandwich. Actually one-and-a-half tomato sandwiches. I just wish the garden would bear year-round. I'm gonna miss those darn tomatoes when they're gone. I got a little bit of work done while Jeff was having a coaches meeting out by the pool.

My ankle where I fell down the stairs is bothering me A LOT. I haven't exactly been the smartest person in the world, though, so it's really my fault. When I dress up for work or church, I always wear some sort of a heel. Being only 5'1, the only flats I wear are flip flops or tennis shoes. Those don't work too well when I have to work. Ugh. I wish. Well, anyway, I think that the heels have made my ankle worse. I'm giving it a couple more days, but then I may have to have it seen about. I know from the last time I fell down the stairs and hurt my ankle that it could take A LONG time to get better. I have to work this afternoon, so I'm going to be tearing out my closet trying to find some shoes that won't hurt.

We had supper at Mom & Pop's last night. She made Sloppy Joes. Now, why is it if I tried to make Sloppy Joes they would taste like dog food? When she makes them, they taste like Filet Mignon. There's no justice in the world. All the kids like grape Kool-Aid, so of course, Mimi always has grape Kool-Aid. Last night as she was making a pitcher, Eli wanted to stir it up. And what a great job he did. Look at that smile. Even if it is soooo fake.

I had cleaned out a couple of makeup bags and gotten some things for Alayna. She was so happy and just thanked me and hugged me. Sorry for the lackluster pictures. I left my camera at home and was using the camera on my Blackberry.
Mimi's kitchen was torn apart when Crystal's actual birthday was, so she made her a belated birthday cake last night. Crystal's favorite, red velvet. And it was the bomb! Just like it always is.
Having no small kids around anymore, Mama didn't have any birthday candles. So we sang to her and she pretended to blow out the candles. I hope her wish comes true anyway.
After we all ate and chatted for a little while, the kids were DYING to go swimming. Thankfully, I live only about five minutes from my parents. Everyone loaded up and headed over to my house for a swim.

Cam's friend, Drew, has this cool phone that can be submerged in the water. Wow. Now that's an idea way past due, huh? So he made this video of Reid swimming underwater. It's my first attempt at loading a video onto my blog, so hopefully, it'll work okay. Only I couldn't figure out how to fix it where you don't have to turn your head to view. Sorry.

video

So that was my Sunday. Not much variation from the norm. I've learned that normal is good. Very, very good.

Till tomorrow. Happy Monday!

9 comments:

Joyce said...

That's a pretty cool video! I pray your ankle feels better soon. Not good. Have a good day and walk careful!

suzanne said...

Well, that darned ankle IS going to probably hurt for a long time!
Cool video of my baby, and we had a GREAT time last night.
LYLAS

Tracychele said...

The service was truly wonderful, though a real tearjerker! I hope your ankle feels better soon too! The underwater camera is neat! I can imagine you guys had a lot of fun pretending there were candles on the cake! Have a great day!!

Theresa said...

Enjoyed the service and Justin is such a fine young man! What?-a phone that can be submerged in water...hmmm wonder who else could use that:) Love your Mama's Red Velvet cake, my favorite too and ANYTHING your Mama makes taste great! Take care of that ankle, could have a hairline fracture that needs to be looked at!
Love you and have a great day!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I love Sundays like this. Hope your ankle gets better soon. Loved the video.

Cindy Lou said...

What kind of camera did you use to do that video? That was really neat!! I sure hope that your ankle gets better!! I have some stuff I will be you tomorrow!! You know me always think I may have a cure for everything!! Well except for Granny is we are having to work on her! Hope all goes well and if so I will see you at your pool tomorrow!! Love you!!

REGINA said...

THE VIDEO WAS NEAT. THE THINGS THEY COME UP WITH NOW DAYS. I HOPE YOUR ANKLE GETS TO FEELING BETTER. I MEANT TO ASK YOU YESTERDAY ABOUT IT.SORRY BUT AFTER THAT SERVICE WE HAD I WAS THINKING ABOUT JUSTIN AND POOR BARBARA. MY TEAR DUCTS SURE AREN'T GETTING NO REST HEAR LATELY.. I HOPE THAT'S NOT THE NEXT THING I HAVE WRONG WITH ME. THEY HAVE BEEN A LITTLE OVER USED HERE LATELY. GLAD TO HEAR YOU HAD ANOTHER GOOD FAVORITE DAY. THANKS FOR THE INVITATION TO YOUR POOL PARTY I PLAN TO SEE YOU THEN.

Missy said...

Sounds like a great Sunday!
My sloppy joes taste like dog food too!
Stay OFF the ankle!

Renee said...

Your normal Sunday sounds absolutely wonderful! I have a very small family so I love reading about big, close families.