This is Nicole's car Sunday evening after she hydroplaned and hit a BP sign post. Thank GOD she is perfectly fine - no injury whatsoever!! And I'm thankful no one else was in the car. The adjuster is going to look at it tomorrow and let us know if it is totaled or not. What do you think? I'm thinking probably yes, but we'll see. So grateful she was in a big car!! I don't really have anything else to say except I'm just so happy for no injuries!!
That's right - the last of the Gregory kids has a job! Nicholas went in to Fred's restaurant here in Riverview at the beginning of last week after filling out their online job application just to make sure they received it and to put a face with his name. They asked him to come back on Friday for an interview, which he did. Then they asked him back for a 2nd interview today, and then offered him the job as a busser, gave him a couple of shirts and his name badge and said they'd call him when they had him on the schedule to let him know what hours he'll be working! Pretty cool! It's crazy to think that school starts in less than 3 weeks - what??? Didn't they just get out of school? I can't believe it. But at least it should keep him busy for these few weeks before school, and then he'll probably just work after school and weekends after that, and he'll get some much needed money in his empty pockets! Good job, Nicholas!!!!!!
Nicole and I had a lovely time having brunch together today at the The Egg and I where she and Nathan work. She was off today, but Nathan was hosting alone, so we took a few opportunities to harass him just a bit. That place has been a blessing and a great place for both of them to cut their teeth on in the working world. I'm very thankful! Now if we could just get Nicholas a job for this summer - that would be GREAT!!
This past Thursday was my first BCG treatment in a series of 3 once-a-month treatments. It went incredibly smoothly - just minimal pain. I even felt well enough to go dancing with Tim at a Fred Astaire dance party Friday night. It was so much fun getting out on the dance floor - I would do that every day if I could afford it!! Fortunately, the dance parties are free, and we had a great time cutting a rug!
For the 4th of July my dad made a rare visit up to our neck of the woods, and we had a very nice time visiting and eating hot dogs and hamburgers (veggie burger for me, thank you!). I can't believe we took NO pictures of the momentous occasion - so sorry!! My friend, Hollyhead, even came over - it's always SO good to see her! It was such a great day! Both my dad and Hollyhead left by around 5pm, and Nathan & Nicole went to some friend's house, so the question was, what would the rest of us (Tim, me, Noah, & Nicholas) do? I looked on the map at the nearest fireworks, and noticed that if we went the back way from our house up US41 and around by the port we could probably go down a side street and have a great view of the downtown fireworks. So that is exactly what we did. It took us 15 minutes from our house to a great side street where we could see the fireworks that had just gotten underway. We watched the whole show from the comfort of our air conditioned car, and then drove 15 minutes home with no traffic - it was AWESOME!! It's my new favorite way to celebrate the 4th!
Well, I think that's all the news fit to print. :-) Hope everyone's summer is going well so far! Until next time, blessings to you all!
I'm not exactly sure what that phrase means (I think it's from a movie or something), but for me it means it has been a very quiet week without 4 kids running around here! I've had a LOT of alone time, which I love, but even I am feeling ready for a little of the noise and clamor. The kids have been completely without electronics all week (no service up where they were along with no outlets for them to plug into), so we've had ZERO interaction with them!! Very weird! So when the youth pastor texted us around noon today and let us know they were on the bus heading home, I thought I'd text Noah and see how he was doing. He was feeling extra talkative as you can see - ahah! So we're just waiting until they get home around 10pm tonight to find out a little about their week!
It's been strange to picture our lives, and experience it, without kids running around. We decided we're pretty boring people! I actually think it would be different if it were more of a permanent thing - we would purposely fill up some of that time I'm sure. In fact, when I was leaving Winn Dixie last night I saw this young couple get out of their car and head in, and let me just say, they looked like 2 walking solid muscles! And I was thinking - you know - if I had all the time like I had this week, I could look like that. Minus the young part, of course, and maybe only 1/2 that toned, but even 1/2 - that would be great! So, I think that would be part of it - I definitely would like to get this flabby (I wrote flappy first, and that's pretty accurate, too) body in shape So maybe I actually could have time to do that! But for now, and for this week, apart from our date with the carpet cleaner on Tuesday and Wednesday, we really didn't do much else, probably also because we have still been recovering from that stomach thing. Today I would say I'm at 98% - have still had a couple of tinges of stomach upset but overall I would say I'm all better! Woohoo!
So, enough of this boring stuff! This morning we decided to have a little date morning. We have some gift certificates to the Lazy Days RV Store that they gave us this past January for taping one of those Big Time RV shows (which I think is due to air some time this August), so I thought it might be fun to scope it out and see what we might want to spend the money on (I know - we really know how to shake things up!). Well, Tim decided he wanted a pair of sunglasses, and I had heard all about these YETI tumblers, so we took one of the $50 gift certificates and blew it on those 2 items. I have to say, I couldn't be happier!! I put a few ice cubes in that thing at about 10am this morning, and it is now 3:30pm, and they just barely look melted!!
What the heck?? How do they do that?? I'm totally sold! I told you we were boring!! So, we decided we'd go back with the kids and work on spending the rest of the gift certificates - it shouldn't be too hard! :-) Anyway, that's the latest and greatest from this end. I'll try to update again this weekend with news from the youth camp! Can't wait to hear all about it!
Tim & Jodie