It has been a *beautiful* day to sit in the sun. . .read. . .enjoy watching some of the people who have come by. . .a little nap. . .now no one is here except me and someone else a couple of chairs down on my right on his laptop. Tom came down for a little bit after work but then headed back up to the apartment to watch M*A*S*H with Margaret. It has been "their" thing these weeks that the others have been out of town.
Frederick is here:
This is one of my oldest digital pictures. . .and one of my *favorites* of Miss Marie. This picture just captures so much of her little personality -- and she's still this confident in who she is!!!
And the beginning of her soccer career. . .
Here she was a few years later, still keeping up with the boys:
And here she is, this past spring, as runners-up in their last tournament. She is standing between two of her very best friends on her Cookeville team -- how she will miss playing with them in high school!
What a fun trip through the years. . .
Other things from this past week (courtesy of my phone):
Pre-pool today, Margaret and I went to lunch together. . .her choice was Mellow Mushroom:
The lighting wasn't the best (so bright!) but time with my daughter is priceless and worth remembering in any exposure :)
Sunday night the girls and I stayed in Cookeville for this! The Upper Cumberland United Soccer Club opens the doors of our Performing Arts Center and plays the game on the big screen. We went for the men's games last year too -- it is sad to me that the turnout for women is a little less then for the men, but a good excuse, regardless, to get together with our community and watch some SOCCER!
And for some more Marie news. . . she had her wisdom teeth taken out last week -- ALL FOUR! She is such a trouper. This has been scheduled since January so no surprise or emergency. . .just something that needed to be done.
|Minutes after "coming to"|
|We like this sign!|
|I felt weird ordering a sundae at 9 a.m. on a Monday morning!|
|Relaxing poolside before Daddy got home|
She did really well with her recovery. . .and felt well enough on Tuesday to make a trip to Ohio. We had talked about "maybe" going but wanted to see how the first 24 hours went before making a final decision. Tuesday morning Marie said, "Mom, I can sit in the car or I can sit here on the couch -- it's no different. And Nana will feed me lots of jello and ice cream too!" SOLD! I had some work I wanted to do for my mom anyway so she, Margaret, Frederick and I loaded up and headed out. We made it to this corner in Richmond, KY:
|Margaret snapped this for Tom about an hour into our wait. . .who knew we would leave without our vehicle?|
Ohio was a quick trip -- I didn't get any pictures of the work I did (my friend Jill came over one day to help) nor pictures of the kids with their grandparents -- boo! I did, however, get some pics of the model that my mom's new home is based on:
I wonder how she will like having the sink in the island? We have looked at several houses like that. . .when the kids were younger and there were *always* sippy cups around the sink I don't think I would have liked it but that shouldn't be a problem for her ;)
The door on the right next to the fridge is the pantry (believe it or not, down here in TN -- or at least the area we are looking -- many kitchens do not have one!!!) and the door next to where my mom is standing is her master (I think). The ledge hides the stairs going to the basement. Her fireplace will not be stone, but will be on the corner like that with the television mounted above it. I really like the openness of it all!!
I think she'll paint the master bedroom/bathroom a sage green, the main living area a grey hue, and the other rooms more the color on these walls. She will have another bedroom, bathroom, and office in addition to a sunroom off the greatroom and dining area that this model did not have. I'm so excited for her and her future in this new home and new city (she is moving to the back of my sister's neighborhood)!
Lastly (for now),
I got this book out of the library then decided it was worth owning. My copy came today. I'm very excited to learn more about how food/diet affects our health and energy and mood. I *know* it does, of course, but how to change what we eat to help us feel better about our bodies. We need this right now, in this season of life! The forwards are written by these women's husbands so I consider this a "we" book since those men have so fully embraced their wives research and lifestyle.