As you may notice, it has been a LONG time since my last post! I even hesitate to write now, because there's just so much going on and so much I'd like to share with you and I hardly know where to start!
First, thanks to all of you for your concern re: my health issues. I am still being monitored for my blood pressure, and the doc will be looking further into the diabetes thing next week as well. I'm feeling better this Sunday than I did last Sunday for sure. I spent the better part of Sun night into Mon morning at the E.R. NOT my favorite place to be, but with pressures of 183/125 I didn't really have much choice! Again, thanks for your prayers. I appreciate them and still need them.
Also, I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the spirited discussion that took place through my last post. So good for my mind to get to stretch like that! I wish I wouldn't have lost some momentum there for a few days, (sickness)but still I found the thread to be so encouraging, motivating, and convicting. You're a great bunch of ladies!
Last Saturday before all the chaos started around here, we had spent a lovely day together as a family . Went to one of our AWESOME bookstores(used b'day gift card to indulge in 2 new books, and the new Michael Buble' CD!),that sits on a man-made 'lake' where the kids can feed the ducks, etc. Very nice. And then we enjoyed a yummy dinner at the Seafood restaurant there. I'm picky about seafood having spent so many years getting the 'real thing' in FL, but this place is good! HOWEVER, I simply had to post this pic for you, my good friends. !
THIS IS WHAT IT'S COME TO, PEOPLE.
TARA AND A FAKE PALM TREE. SO WRONG.
THE KIDDOS FEEDING THE DUCKS.
On to another truly devastating QUANDRY: I could really use some input. Although, I know exactly what you will all say anyway. I really don't have a choice. You see, our Pastor's wife traditionally buys Christening gowns for all the little babies born into the church. She bought Sophie's four years ago, and it was VERY lovely. It's just her 'thing' and that's fine....USUALLY. For some reason (maybe Tara bad luck) she decided to MAKE Reagan's gown. Now, here's the deal. She's a wonderful seamstress. Does good quality work. But for some reason beyond my comprehension, she made Reagan's gown out of EYELET!!!!!!! EYELET LACE, people!!! My precious bouncing baby boy will be wearing a girlie gown. (did that in my best Arnold impersonation). What am I gonna do? When I opened the package, the first thing I noticed were the little BOWS tied on the ends of the arms. (I have since untied those), and then I pulled out this lovely Christening gown.....for a GIRL! Oy! I just had to share my frustration! So, here are pics of the gown and hat. Give me whatcha got. I can take it....really...I can (wailing.....)
In other matters of potpourri, I thought I'd mention about the Creation Museum that's been built outside of Cincy and scheduled to open for the public tomorrow. This has been done by Answers in Genesis, that I'm sure most of you are familiar with. This is very HIGH-TECH, HIGH-QUALITY, museum put together by Christian Scientists at the highest level of professionalism. We have been anticipating its opening for about 2 yrs now, since not much big takes place in KY. And this is the only museum of its kind in the USA. It would not be a far drive for several us to do a combined field trip, and a couple of us are already discussing it. So I thought I'd put it out there and anybody else who wants to join in, we can communicate details via emails! I'm going to try to post a link here from a newspaper regarding the museum to give you a better idea.
UPDATE HERE: I JUST FOUND OUT THAT FOR GROUPS OF 15 OR MORE, THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT DISCOUNT. YOU MUST RESERVE YOUR GROUP DATE AT LEAST 14 DAYS IN ADVANCE, AND 25% DOWN IS REQUIRED, BUT THIS WOULD STILL SAVE US A GOOD DEAL OF DOUGH! JUST PASSING IT ON....!
Perhaps the Highlight of the week was a family field trip we took to the Ale8 Factory. Seeing how they bottle the 'good stuff' was like a visit to a magic kingdom. :) I will post pics of that another time! I know you can't wait....!
I am currently reading two new books that I am enjoying very much. They are "Sanctuary" by Pamela Baily, and "How to Raise an American" by Myrna Blythe and Chriss Winston. EXCELLENT books, and I plan to review them and add them to my Recommendation section at the bottom of the page. Also, just FYI, this last week Harper Collins Publishers published "The Reagan Diaries", or rather the first in a series. Turns out President Reagan kept detailed diaries in his own hand for the length of his presidency. These were not written for posterity or for any foreknowledge of publication. These were just because he sought solace TREMENDOUSLY by putting pen to paper. So this is a raw, honest look at life in the White House and of the man himself. I'm looking forward to getting a copy of it, and thought I'd pass it on.
Well, I'm going to bring this one to a close now. Surely I have forgotten something that I wanted to share, but that's okay! This has mostly been mish-mosh anyway. And if you're still with me, as I sign off, then you must indeed be my friend! Blessings on you today!