Wednesday, May 19, 2010

All Over the Place

Yesterday was a day of frustration. Tuesday night I got a notification on my phone that there was a software update available. I knew it was coming and I had heard it would be advantageous to update. Wrong.

I spent a couple of hours updating it, restoring all my contact info and other stuff after it got misplaced in the update. Cell phones are so nerve wracking for me. I definitely have a love/hate relationship with mine. Anyway, I'm not a night person at all and after having my brain on such high alert for so long Tuesday night, I had one of the worst cases of insomnia I've ever had.

Then I had to get up and be downtown at 10 o'clock for a job. I've seen the Equitable Building downtown probably my whole life. But I COULD NOT GET THERE YESTERDAY. It was elusive for me. I had my GPS and I printed directions off of Google. But that big building seemed to have disappeared. To top everything off, my phone, apparently still reeling from the effects of the upgrade, kept freezing, so I could call no one and no one could call me. When I finally got parked and into that building I was so relieved. The view from The Equitable Building is beautiful. And I wanted to make a picture because from the room I was in you could see The Capitol's gold dome and Turner Field. It was really pretty. But guess what? The camera on my phone froze. Yet another result of the upgrade.

On my way home, I stopped by Verizon because I was sure I must've done something wrong. They kept my phone for 45 minutes and when I came back they said it's just gonna take a few days for them to get all the "bugs" out of the upgrade. I may thrown mine out the window before then.

Sunday night we had supper at my house. Everyone was here. The kids swam for the first time this year. Look at these handsome cousins and friends. Love those boys so much.

And here they are doing what they do. Every one of them had scratches and red places on them from wrestling.

Last night was Cam's FFA Banquet. This was his last year in FFA because he's not taking any more AG Science classes. I was SOOOO proud of him because he had quite a few speaking roles. If you knew Cam when he was a little boy, and even still, he's pretty shy. But honey, he did so well. I think he would make an excellent public speaker. Didn't seem at all nervous.
He gave the invocation before we were served the best meal I've had in a while.
Fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, mac cheese and rolls. And some kind of really sweet, really good chocolate dessert. And I ate it all.
I guess the teacher or one of the students made a scrapbook of their year in FFA. Each officer had a page in it with a few pictures and a little bit about theirselves.
Ross was such a good big brother last night. He even went to the banquet to see Cam speak.
The loves of my life. Aren't they cute?
So. Tomorrow morning I'm off to Florida. I'm excited and need a vacation badly. This will be my view Friday morning when I have my coffee.

Does this look like paradise or what?
So much to do today, so little desire to do it. Hopefully, this mini vacay will give me some much-needed rejuvenation.
Till next time...


suzanne said...

Oh, wow! I didn't even know you went last night. How did that happen? What a great picture of Ross and Cam; I know you are beyond beyond beyond proud. I can't believe you are going to the beach without me...tears. Hope you have fun and chillax like nobody's business. Cam looks cute in his little FFA suit. And yes, I am surprised that he's great speaking in public, because yes, I knew him as a child. And yes, it does look like paradise!!!!

Joyce said...

I am so excited you are getting away for a bit! I hope and pray it is relaxing and recharges you. xoxo
Good looking boys, too!

Theresa said...

Sorry about your frustration but oh what a sweet, rewarding evening:) That Cam is so darn handsome in his speaking suit! Love the picture of Ross and Cameron, they are such good boys and I know you are real proud of them. I love Ross all clean shaven! Makes him look younger to me. Enjoy your vacation, as I am sure you will! Be safe! Love you!

Cindy Lou said...

Looks like those guys were having so much fun!!
I enjoyed our FFA banquet too and we had the same exact thing to eat!! FUNNY! Your boys are so handsome and I know that you are so proud of them!! Enjoy your vacation...I just booked us a trip to tybee for Memorial Day weekend!! Have fun and get you some much needed relaxation!! Love you bunches!!

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

The phones do that to me too! I have to constantly take the battery out of my BLACKBERRY STORM! It has never been my friend, but I need a blackberry, so I deal (until my new every two in June). Congrats to Cam. He is pretty shy, but I know he was in his element. Have a blast on your trip! Love ya!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Well, I hope you have a great time!!!!


What a sweet post about Cam...and the FFA. He looks so sure of himself in the pics you would never have known he was shy....but then...neither do I. I used to throw up before singing in public...and NEVER opened my mouth in front of more than two people. I teach! One day...I had to teach...and the rest is history. AS for the singing...I sang for 45,000 people once...and I just close my eyes. Have fun a the beach...I can't wait for a vacay...between mom, the end of the year, and moving....I am ragged.

wendy said...

That vacation will be wonderful. Those views ------JEALOUS. I am sure it will rejuvinate you.

cell phones can be a headache for sure --I don't even have one anymore. This technological world is running away on me.

your boys photo is great!!!! handsome critters for sure

prashant said...

I knew him as a child. And yes, it does look like paradise!!!!
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