Saturday, July 14, 2007

And now..... for something COMPLETELY DIFFERENT....

A HAPPY entry!!!

Okay.  So summer's been busy, it's true...  We've done just about all one can possibly do in the summertime.  Besides going to the ocean, which is our next stop.  Believe me, I'm not going anywhere else until the money goes in and not out...  My mom, bless her heart, is taking care of most of this trip.  I've paid our share of the room, and the girl's dad is giving them some spending money... (OKAY.. bless his heart, too.  geez...lol), and I'm bringing just enough to pay for a meal or two, but mom is bringing all the goods and is even "surprising" me with a beach chair tomorrow.  THANKS MOM! 

Our July 4th was almost rained out...  No pics this year, I'm afraid, other than a few not worth posting, and the above (one not so worth posting, but oh well.. I'm feeling festive...)  When I thought there would be no fireworks, I was bound and determined to make the night memorable for the girls, so I went out and bought TONS of decorations (obviously balloons included...), only to find out at the last minute that there were in fact fireworks despite the rain...  So we dumped all our plans and went out!  It was nice.. .wet, but nice.  Amanda was home for the first time in 3 years.  She's usually away at church camp on Pine Mt, but this year they decided to go a little later than usual, which made the holiday all the more special.

We've spent a lot of time with friends, mostly the girls.. I haven't been out much, but I'm having fun just hangin' with them and enjoying the sun.  I've been reading a lot.  I just finished Nineteen Minutes (finally... that book was hard on my mental health!), as well as a Nicholas Sparks book, The Wedding (go figure...lol), which is a sequel of sorts to The Notebook.  I'm now reading a very creepy book that makes me think of NOTHING in my life called Guardian Angels.  It's a supernatural thriller... not something I usually read, but I cannot put the dang thing down.

I've been writing offline, and also drawing a bit here and there, and I sang in a wedding a couple weeks ago.  A whirlwind of an event that I would rather just forget about, but my dear friend is happy and married, and that is the important thing.  It's how it should be, for goodness sake...

So that's my summer in a nutshell...  We're keeping busy and having fun.  I CANNOT WAIT to go to Maine..  I'm hoping for good weather, but will walk the ocean shore, regardless.  I'm also hoping to visit the Nubble Lighthouse and hopefully take some nice photos.  In any event, I will be THERE!  YAY!

Okay, that's it for me...  Thanks for all the smiles my online friends bring me!!  LOVE YOU ALL!

 

17 comments:

queeniemart said...

Look how gorgeous you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love that pic. When you get to the beach, say a small prayer for me. I love oceans and beaches. I am glad you have had a good summer with the girls....i believe you are healing as each day passes. Reading is good for your soul.
XOOX lj

tendernoggle said...

So glad to hear that yall had a good Fouth! And Please please take alot of pictures of Maine...It is one of the places I have dreamed about seeing! lol
love ya,
carlene

bobbysgirl8584 said...

Hi Michelle! Have a wonderful time on  your trip. Maine is beautiful , although I have not been there since I was a kid but I still remember it.  You deserve this vacation time...sit back and relax and ENJOY!!
Maria

dwhee70041 said...

Michelle,
It sound like you have been very busy this summer.  A trip to Maine sounds pretty good.
Smiles,
David

lanurseprn said...

You are SO BEAUTIFUL!! I love your pics! I'm so glad you had a nice 4th. Hope you have a good weekend.
Pam

ajsproudparents said...

Hope you have a great trip to the ocean! Talke  lots of pics to share with us!!
Have a great rest of your weekend! =)
Tricia

grofsand said...

Photos don't need a breathtaking center of focus, or a captivating subject matter or an absrtaction of colors....it just needs a smile to make it worthy and memorable!  Thanks for displaying yours!.It complimented your enrty nicely!...Years down the road, this photo will escort you back to what will be a very special place ...memory lane!
Peace and all warm things!....Marc :)

grofsand said...

Photos don't need a breathtaking center of focus, or a captivating subject matter or an absrtaction of colors....it just needs a smile to make it worthy and memorable!  Thanks for displaying yours!.It complimented your enrty nicely!...Years down the road, this photo will escort you back to what will be a very special place ...memory lane!
Peace and all warm things!....Marc :)

stupidsheetguy said...

That sounds like you've had a busy schedule, mostly fun stuff. It was nice to see some pics of you and the girls smiling.
So nice of your Mom to get you guys to the ocean. Home is where the heart is, and no one makes it home like family, no matter where you go. Hope you have a blast.

Didn't realize you listed "singing" amongst your talents! Way to go!

nhd106 said...

I love how you put such effort into making the girls happy...and from the looks of the photo...seems some of that happy stuff rubbed off on you.  Glad your mom is helping out and that you're able to do a "happy" entry!

Hugs,
Nancy  

sunnyside46 said...

hi
I came here via the rockin girl blogger award
nice to meet you
I read Nineteen Minutes too.
I was nearly breathless by the time it ended
it was very well written but so sad.
I read The Pact by Jodi Piccolut (no idea how its spelled sry) which I think is the best. no idea how it will turn out till the last page
Marti
http://journals.aol.com/sunnyside46/MidlifeMusings

lipglosslush7 said...

I didn't get a chance to take photos of fireworks on the 4th either...Rained here  as well! :(
They still did the fireworks but taking photos in the rain isn't my forte LOL!

am4039 said...

it sounds like you have been a busy bee for sure. I love the picture, you look great. Happy that the fireworks were not cancelled and you all enjoyed them.

fasttrack58 said...

Sounds like a great summer and saving the best for last: the beach and a lighthouse, my favorties...
Enjoy your day!
Linda :)

radar446 said...

I'm glad you found it in you to write a happy entry.  The beach trip sounds like fun...that is just what you guys need.  Its good to see you smile again.

Greg

siennastarr said...

{{{{{Michelle}}}}    Seeing your festive and bright smile made me smile!  You are beautiful, my sweet friend!  I'm glad that you are going to the beach with the girls, and I do hope that you have a wonderful time!  You deserve it!!

Much love
Jackie
http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

nay0114 said...

We had a wet 4th too. I think that was the norm this year for most of the people.
Take care, Chrissie