Monday, April 2, 2007

Beautiful Day

It's a beautiful's Monday, but I'm having a pretty good day in spite of that. :) It's 68 balmy, sunny degrees with scarcely a cloud in the sky. Gotta love it!

I am having pangs of loneliness for my blogger peeps, who all seem to be too busy today to post so far. I'm hoping they all get caught up enough to update me sometimes soon, because I'm going through blogger peep withdrawl. Although, it is busy here being the beginning of the month, so I'm coping. Snif. :)

Yep, hard to believe, but it was ANOTHER good weekend. :) Is that four in a row? Thank the Lord! I am so thrilled.

Friday night Robert took the boys (yes, even Josh!) to see the new Ninja Turtles movie. They all raved about it. Meanwhile, Jess and I went to pick out my new glasses, then went out to eat (at El Dorado's) and then went shopping. We got home pretty early, and all enjoyed our evening outing.

I wear glasses a little more often than I used to. My old glasses are too strong, because my eyesight improved quite a bit on my last two eye exams, the most recent being last May. For years my eyesight was going downhill, and they finally told me it was because I was wearing my contacts too much. It was depriving my eyes of oxygen, and the capillaries were starting to grow up toward my cornea. It was made worse by my use of antihistamines, which dried out my eyes. If the oxygen deprivation trend would have continued, I would have eventually gone blind. Enough said! I decided: what good would vanity be to me if I couldn't even see!? So, I started wearing my glasses a lot more often and my vision improved almost immediately.

With my improved prescription, the doctor advised me that if I didn't get new lenses, I might start getting headaches. Money had been too tight to order new glasses, but I finally budgeted it in, and Jess and I went together to pick them out. Jess tells me that my last pair of glasses made me look angry. They are black frames, and I have to admit they don't flatter my face at all. People constantly ask me if I am in a bad mood when I wear them. So, this time I took my very honest daughter with me to make the selection. We both love my choice! They are brownish square frames, small, and they have flecks of gold and red in them. It's almost as if they were meant for me! I am so excited about getting them that I may not even wear my contacts for awhile after I pick them up. That was fun, though, taking her with me.

So, a good time was had by all.

Saturday I did quite a bit of running around. I had to take Robert to work because he and I are car sharing these days until we get the van in for some brake work, so I was up and out early. Josh had a track meet. I had to take him to catch the bus at his high school, then headed back to town. I decided to stop by my Aunt Marlene's for a visit. We had a lovely 2 hour visit, and I was so glad I stopped by. We go for months and months without spending any time together, and then we pick right back up where we left off. She is such a sweetheart! Just seeing her made my weekend! After that visit, I ran a few errands then picked Robert up from work.

Later, I took Jess to a fundraiser at the high school, which Josh later went to after his meet. One of their classmates lost an arm as a result of a car accident last year. The fundraiser was to help raise money for his bills and for a new arm.

After I did that running, I went to a baby shower for my friend who recently had twins. I enjoyed the shower immensely. I had already made her small baby albums for her boys and for her four year old daughter. However, I decided to take a big collage frame and fill it with pictures of her family, including pictures of the twins. She teared up when she opened it, which was touching.

Sunday I worked in the yard again, most of the day. I still have a long way to go to accomplish all I need to. We've cut down so many dead limbs, small trees and we still have so much yet to do. I spent most of the day making a fire pit (which looks great, I must admit) and burned a lot of the smaller limbs. I did get a little too much sun, but not terribly so. I thought of Holli when I was out, and realized that I, too, should be keeping SPF lotion around the house. Jess and I are the only two in the house that ever REALLY burn, but I know I need to be more proactive about our skin care.

All in all, it was a great weekend. Today Jo is with me at work, as spring break is upon us. Jess is staying at a friends' house, and I am not confident that leaving Jo alone with Josh is a good idea. Usually Jess and Jo will spend the day with John's family if they are out of school. However, John is spending the week with a friend of his, so I had to go with plan B. Josh sleeps till noon when he's out of school, not to mention his temper is still untamed, so I will have Jo with me and Jess at a friend's most of the week.

Jo and I took a half hour around noon and went outside to enjoy the weather. Robert brought us lunch on his break, and the rest of the time Jo is playing with his toys and watching t.v. in the conference room. I'll admit that I do love having him around. ;)

So, that's all news that it news. What's going on in your world? How was your weekend? Hope to hear soon!

Until then, here's hugs and hope for a great week for you!


Elliemarie said...

Yay to having some nice weather :). It's cold and rainy here and we are getting snow at the end of the week-boo!

Chris refuses to go see TMNT with me, so I guess I'll have to wait for it to come out on video.

Isn't it great when you can find a pair of glasses you just love? My face feels naked without mine, since I have to wear them all day (I just can't be bothered with the hassle of contacts, lol). You'll have to show us a pic when you get them!

What a busy weekend, but it's sounds like it was a lot of fun for you! I hope you don't get too swamped with month end and have a fabulous week!

neicybelle said...

i want to see tnmt!! me and the girls have been fans forever!! since jess was little!!

i need new glasses so badly...hope to get some maybe this fall...

yay to great weekends and baby showers!

take care!