Monday, April 20, 2009

Some Randomness

When we got back from our little get away in Pacific Grove, I helped my husband Charlie with unloading the rocks for the wall that corners behind where the wood stove sits. He is almost finished and it looks fantastic! It really gives our family room a warm rustic feel. As I was unloading the rocks, I couldn't help but think, 'I don't know how my husband does this without any help on a daily basis.' I thought it again while I re stacked the rocks we didn't use. Whew ~ it was hard work! That man amazes me!

Diandra and I spent some time together getting a pedicure last week. I have never done my nails this dark of a color, but I really like it! I had Diandra take a picture of my feet while this lovely lady Jennifer was painting my toe nails. This was my second professional pedicure in all of my forty four years of life and my daughter Diandra giggled, as she watched me try to get into the chair and not know what to do or how to do it. Did you know the chairs all swivel to the side so that you can get into them easier? Oh my goodness... I crack myself up! Do you have those I Love Lucy moments?

The ladies from work and I got together for coffee on Friday night. It was really nice. We sat outside and watched the sun go down, as we shared what each of us did with our week. One of our girls in food service got a new job. We were really happy for her and also sad she was leaving us. My friend and I talked over the weekend and she had shared with me with all the sea of emotions she has about leaving. I can understand how she is feeling; you get very attached with the children and watching them grow up, not to mention getting close to people you work with. She will be going to work for
Creative Alternatives Services, which has several homes through out the county for children in special need. My friend, as a child also lived in foster care. I know that God will use her in so many ways with the children and people that she will be working with. I have seen with my own two eyes while working with her for years, how children gravitate towards her. Cindy is always loving, caring, and encourages any one she talks with and I am very proud to call her my friend. This is really a good ~ good ~ good thing!

It has been hard trying to get back into the groove of not being on vacation anymore. I had to run some errands after I got off from work yesterday and decided to lay down when I finally got home. When I woke up and looked at the clock, I couldn't believe that I had slept for two hours!


  1. what fun random things. very proud of Charlie he is such a hard worker and has an amazing talent! and wow you and a pedicure would you believe I am to chicken to go get a professional one maybe you have inspired me to try! glad you had a wonderful time with your co-workers I am sure your friend will do well

    we need to go have tea or coffee

    sending you lots of hugs and love

  2. Your toes look amazing!
    I've often wondered too, how these guys keep going. I don't do half what Ivo does and he always has the energy to make me a tea when I want one. We are so lucky..!
    I think the wall looks great, very cosy too..!

  3. It's nice to be able to sneak in a "short" nap on occasion.

    You deserve to treat yourself with things like pedicures.