Y'all know I'm a Friday kinda gal. It's always been my favorite day of the week. Fridays just have a good feeling to them; a mood all their own. It's an excited, almost giddy feeling.
We resumed our weekly Sunday Night Suppers at my mom and pop's last night. They got new carpet throughout their entire house in early June. They had the whole house turned upside down. They emptied closets that hadn't been emptied since we girls left home. They moved every stick of furniture in that house BY THEMSELVES. And then when the carpet was complete, they moved every stick back. BY THEMSELVES. My dad painted the walls, varnished the baseboards and spiffed everything up so nicely. The house is so fresh and the carpet looks great. I'm so thankful that they were physically able to do all of that themselves and that they had the desire to do it. I know it took a lot!
My mom went through all the things in the closets and gave us girls lots some of the most special things from our childhood. Some might refer to it as junk, but to me the things I got were priceless. My Viewmaster. My old cassette tape recorder that I used to record any and everything imaginable. Raggedy Ann and Andy. A book from my fifth grade teacher, Ms. Marcinak. What a good mama to hold on to all those things for me.
And with the house upside down, we've had to have our Sunday Night Suppers other places. Good, but not quite the same, you know. So anyway, back to my new favorite day. Sunday. The day when my family gets together at my parents' house. My mom made the best spaghetti, salad and bread for supper last night. We had a sparse crowd, but I enjoyed it so much. It was good to be back. Joseph was in Helen. Suz and the Parks bunch are on vacation in Ormond Beach, Florida. Cam was at work. I missed everybody and can't wait until July 28th when, hopefully, we'll all be back together again. Crystal and her family leave for Florida next Saturday. Maybe they'll pass Suz and hers on the way!
After pigging out on the spaghetti, Jeff went back to our house and got the watermelon we had bought for the 4th of July. Even though I like watermelon, I couldn't hold another bite. It was ice cold and they all said it was so good.
This is my mom and pop's new dog. They got her after their other dog, Bear, died. They searched long and hard to find just the right one and she was the one they chose. She's the cutest thing and very unlike Bear. They named her Bearly. It's a name that suits her perfectly. She was showing off her toy and was so proud of it.
When everyone had eaten more watermelon than they could possibly hold, we went back inside for Ross and Jeff to fix their digital converter box. My parents don't have cable, so they've had to get that dumb box. Even though they're geniuses, in my opinion, when it comes to technological stuff, they think it's like learning to speak another language. Their TV enjoyment has been severely impacted by the digital age. Ross and Jeff fixed it, so hopefully, they can watch the shows they want to watch again.
In all the stuff mom cleaned out, she came across some old board games we had when we were kids. Ethan and I got Upwords out and played. Man, that's one hard game. Really, really hard. We didn't keep score and we both stunk, but it was a lot of fun. Even my dad, who doesn't really DO board games, helped us play.
I think you can see why Sundays are my new favorite day!
Jeff and I had a nice anniversary. We didn't do anything special, just went to our favorite weekend haunt, LaParilla. We went with Nan and Ronnie and a few other couples. We decided not to do anything really spectacular because we're planning a trip here.
I've been to Biloxi once. I'm not a gambler, so it wasn't that great to me. But when we go in September, we're going to see a concert, so I'm excited about that. The trip will be our anniversary gift to each other. Works for me.
Feast or famine. That's the way my job goes. Last week I didn't go out for a single depo. This week, since Suz is on vacation, I'm going to have to work a bunch. I'm going to miss the birthday lunch for my great auntie Mattie Lou because I've got to go to Marietta this afternoon for a job.
We got glorious rain last night. Not sure exactly how much we got, but it'll be sucked up by all the thirsty plants and trees by noon today I bet. The sound of the rain lulled me to sleep and I slept better than I've slept in weeks. I never even heard Jeff get up and leave for work this morning. Even though he's quiet, come on. I must have been really sleeping.
Time's getting away from me, so I have to go. Till tomorrow, HAPPY MONDAY!