random thoughts

~ After getting off track with my Bible reading plan, I’ve returned to the 3650 project. I love that this method of reading through God’s Word isn’t tied to dates, so, really, I’m not behind.

~ The border/immigration mess baffles me. Why in the world are we still bothering with customs in our airports? What’s the point if anyone can just walk into the U.S.?

~ I’m wretched. I complain about cold weather, and now I’m complaining about our hot humid sauna here in southwest Georgia.

~ Seriously, it felt like the World Cup lasted for about 2 years. And I was never the least bit interested.

~ On the other hand, Auburn football kicks off in less than 50 days.

~ I read the lamest observation on a motel sign recently:

No one can give you better advice than yourself.

That’s even worse than the “follow your heart” counsel on Dove chocolate wrappers. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

~ random thoughts, random photos:

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~ I’ve got a bit of travel coming up, my last hurrah for the summer. And I’m really excited because I’ll get to see my best friend.

~ This will be the first summer in 5 years that I don’t have to move! I can’t tell you how relieved I am about that.

Grateful,
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family reunion

Last Saturday, we drove over from Lookout Mountain to Guntersville, Alabama, for a family reunion/birthday party on the lake. Again, the weather was absolutely perfect, and the setting was gorgeous. We celebrated my aunt’s birthday and hung out with my mom’s side of the family. I saw cousins I hadn’t seen in years and met their wives and children.

It was a day of good things:

  • delicious food just kept on coming. And my mom and aunts made the seven-layer salad I remember my grandmother making. I didn’t appreciate it years ago, but now I’m hooked on it and made one here at home this week.
  • sunshine, a nice breeze, and a spot in the shade
  • a boat ride
  • seeing my son and daughter hang out together
  • time in a hammock with my daughter
  • I played horseshoes for the first time ever, and I’m really bad at it.
  • visiting with my aunts and mom
  • my dad wore a goofy hat all day, and we laughed every time we saw it
  • holding babies
  • enjoying the little ones but not being responsible for them 😉
  • chocolate birthday cake with lots of candles
  • laughing ourselves silly on the way home

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fourth of july

We were in Chattanooga on the Fourth of July, spending most of the day with my daughter, celebrating her birthday a week early. It was proclaimed Caroline Day.

The weather was absolutely perfect — sunny, breezy, and much cooler than the sauna we left in southwest Georgia:

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We ended the day with my son and daughter-in-law and their friends:

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I hope your holiday was safe & happy,
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