Oh. My. Gosh! It’s been a week since we’ve talked! I hope everyone got the notice that technical difficulties with the program I use for my blogs caused a temporary shut-down on posting. No clue what happened, and things still aren’t “right”, as you’ll be able to see below. The format is just “off-kilter”, and things don’t look like I want them too (I get really set in my ways sometimes). But – I’m up and running again, and maybe they’ll have things straightened out soon!
Last week was pretty crazy for two reasons. One – Blake was in Atlanta on business for a week, and after working two days with Bear in Albany, I ran up there for the weekend (April 16) to see him, Jason and Blair. Ted didn’t go this time, so I faced Atlanta traffic on my own . . . and I did good! I found another route to take that bypassed downtown Atlanta (which scares me to death). I can make it from our front door to Jason and Blair’s front door in almost exactly three hours – even with potty breaks. It’s beginning to look as if the south will be one of Blake’s “areas” to work, and he’ll be using Atlanta (and his brother and sister-in-law’s house) as base camp once in a while for a few days. Sure is easier to drive 3 hours than fly to China! Or Colorado!
Second reason for the crazy week? Ted and I had some folks over for a party and dinner on Saturday night (April 23). Talk about red alert! I wanted to do an Easter “theme”, and Ted wanted to throw food out on some tables in paper plates and eat with plastic forks. Let’s just say we had a small discussion about all this, and in the end I got to do some cute decorating, and Ted won on the paper plates issue (he had already bought them, so what the heck – it’s the ri’vah).
- The weather was perfect on Saturday – but very warm. With temps reaching almost 90, we were very glad that the back of our house gets the MORNING sun. By 5 o’clock, the sun was over the roof, the deck was in shade, and with the help of a couple of electric fans, we were able to enjoy sitting outside.
- We set up tables out in the yard. Ted grilled beef tenderloins, and I made salad, mashed potato casseroles, copper pennies (an old marinated carrot recipe), and grilled French bread. Guests brought more food, and we finished up with strawberry delight, pineapple upside down cake, and all kinds of dessert bars. Oh my goodness – I am still stuffed!
- The biggest excitement of the night was looking out the front door and seeing this huge stream of lights sitting on the street right in front of our house. We all went rushing out to the road to discover a tow truck with our neighborhood firetruck attached. It seems a house about two miles down the road from us had caught on fire, the emergency vehicle had arrived and put out the fire, and then the engine wouldn’t start when it was time to leave. Since ours is a dead-end street, the tow-truck couldn’t find a place big enough to turn around! They finally had to go around the block on tiny dirt roads and come back out to our street.
We had a great weekend – the party, Jason & Blair’s visit, and of course – the most important thing – it was Easter. I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends. How precious to know that we serve a risen Savior!
Another busy week ahead. Bear and I work on Monday and Wednesday, we have company coming this weekend, and then we’ll settle into two weeks of packing and closing up the lake house. I’ll see you right back here on Friday with all the news. Have a great week!