Memorial Day

A day to remember our fallen soldiers who gave us freedom. We were planning on having our family (minus Ab as she had to work) out to our house for a day of eating and just getting together.

Unfortunately, my body had a surprise for me. Needless to say, I called Jay and asked if we could move it to his house and I'd stay home. Also, Christiano woke up with a cough that sounded like a seal barking. That made Heather's family stay home, too.

Steve decided he needed to get the weedwacking done, which took until nearly 5 PM. At that point, he didn't want to drive anywhere so he grilled our steak here and we had the macaroni salad he'd bought. I felt better by then so we enjoyed our evening together watching DVDs.

I imagine we'll be receiving Kids Birthday Invitations soon. Sydney and Taylor both have birthdays coming up. Syd will be 10 and Tay will be 13. Man, time travels fast.

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day.

Happy Mother's Day...

to all you mothers on this special day. My day started out with Steve II and his girls, Sydney and Jadah, and his friend Steven Keith. They brought over fried chicken and potato salad, yum!

After being here a while, Steve's friend tried to help shorten a swing by throwing the swing over the top of the set. That didn't work. One chain got caught on the other. Since it is so tall they all were trying to figure out how to get it down.

My son, being the Super Dad that he is, climbed up on the platform of the swing set, climbed up to the top of the swing set, and crouched down, taking little scooching steps, holding onto a tree branch (small one), till he finally reached the swing that had the problem. He then kept balancing while reaching down, finally unhooked the chain. I forgot to mention, the whole time he was climbing, I was asking him not to do it, both girls were screaming, "Dad, No!"

Then Steve grabbed his arms around the crossbar, swung down and pushed his legs up at the same time grabbing with his legs. I'm imagining him falling through it all. He finally let go with the legs and hung by his hands, then jumped to the ground, which sent pain from his feet up to his knees.

I'm telling ya, my boys are always giving me gray hairs, they're always doing daredevil things, hooking up component video cables, acting crazy like today or something.

After they left, Abby, Justin, and Mikayla came out, followed shortly by Josh's family. Heather called me earlier that she'd come out Tuesday as she had a migraine today. All my kids went together on a gift certificate at the Glen Oaks Spa. Can you believe it?

As we sat and visited, Abby made a call, then announced that Spaghetti Works was open until 9 pm. That got Shelley all excited and the next thing I know, we're all heading there to eat together (each family buying their own).

We had a great time together, then everyone went their own way. Before I got to the Interstate, Steve asked me to stop at the Skilled Nursing Center his mom was at. We only stayed for less than 10 minutes as she was ready to go to bed. The nurse asked her before we got there if that was the last of her family coming to visit for the day (she has 11 kids - 10 living). Then we show up. We all laughed at that!

Well, hope you all had a great day, I know I'll remember this one for quite a while.

Wednesday Night

Josh called me yesterday and invited Steve and I over for hamburgers grilled on his new grill. I think he really likes the grill and is showing us by cooking for us! Not that I mind not having to make supper.

Since I was going to church with Abby, I had to leave by 6:10, but still had plenty of time to eat a hamburger, potato salad, baked beans, and chips and dip. I can just see the calories adding up.

Supper was wonderful and the church service was too. My spirit felt free for the first time in years. The church is Glad Tidings Assembly of God. People were vocal with praising His name. The bad thing is, it is so far to drive to. But being with Abby made me forget that.

I was glad they didn't have doughnuts and coffee like Abby said they do on Sunday mornings (at least they don't have cake pops delivered) but even when they have refreshments, you don't take either into the church service. That is one thing I've not liked about some of the churches I've been to lately. It seems disrespectful to me.

I had a great night, came home and went to bed.

Josh's Birthday Party

Well, Josh finally turned 31 and he looks just as young as ever. Shelley told me what he was wanting, an infrared grill. Steve and I agreed to put cash towards it instead of just giving Jay a check.

I think Josh knew something was going on, he just smiled when we told him we left his card at home the two times we saw him before and on his birthday. I knew if we gave him a card and no $$, he'd know definitely something was up.

He really likes the grill and he cooked hamburgers, brats, chicken legs, and beef and chicken strips for soft tacos on the day we got together for his big day. Yummy! If I keep eating like this, I'm going to gain weight.

I'm already fighting the pounds I've already put on. I've looked into a few diet pills and one site stood out telling about avesil side effects. Since I'm going to the doctor today, I'll talk to her about how to get help losing weight.

Anyway, back to the party, everyone had a great time eating and talking. It was great, as usual, to see all my kids and most of my grandkids.