Friday, July 20, 2012

Rainy Friday

Rainy Friday, rainy week, rainy month......our water table (hope that's what it's called) has been down for several years now and so we're hoping all this rain is building it back to healthy levels.  It is certainly building our pool to not so healthy levels! 

Oh, I'm linking up to Mrs. 4444 for Friday Fragments!  Did I forget to mention that?

What a week it's been!  Be careful what you ask for I'm telling you.  I went from the every day to some exciting days.  For me at least!

After that really great weekend last week of extreme bike trails and great concerts, I heard from an old friend that she would be in a nearby town for a few days and hoped I could visit.  I haven't seen her in ten years so I said "are you kidding??? I'll be there."

If my posts seem heavy on the pictures, I'm printing my blog out by years and they've become sort of a journal.

Like we just saw each other yesterday!

Tammy's grandson

Her absolutely gorgeous and just as sweet daughter, Hannah

Almost had a wardrobe malfunction

Such a relaxing time

Tammy.....Do everything naked!

Just us at lunch

I remember the day Hannah was born!  How can she be weeks away from fourteen?

That was such a great time of catching up and laughing and sighing!  Isn't she beautiful?  


So since this week was full of visits and doctor appointments (what old people do for social activity) things got so behind at home that I threatened to get a housekeeper.  The Superhero laughed because he knows I would have to clean up before I'd let anyone in to clean so there is really no threat at all in my words.


I have a pet peeve or two and you know one of them....people telling you you've lost too much weight when you've been working hard to get healthy!  I have another one, believe it or not!
People who leave their blinkers on!  It d.r.i.v.e.s. me crazy!  When my blinker is on it makes a constant noise and I immediately turn it off if it doesn't stop.  So do they not hear it or what????  Anyhow, I followed someone for about two miles with their blinker on the entire time.  
Whew!  I feel better now!


And as for the comment made this week about building businesses???  What universe did that come from???  I have two examples for you...

My daddy...
He had help alright, his partner who started the business on the right, (on the left in one of my uncles) and later my brothers and some of my nephews.  No government money.  At all.


Then there's my husband......oh, he had help too starting his business.....the knowledge that he had to support his family!  No government help.....not even the tax break some cities and counties now give to bring business to town.  No, he built his business because he had a strong desire to succeed.  

So, government didn't build those businesses, people.......hard working paying citizens......they built those businesses.


O.K.  enough.......I'm all fragged out!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your so funny! Glad your getting the rain you need. How awesome to meet up with your friend and her family. I have two friends coming from Illinois in late August. I can't wait to see them, it's been at least 5 years.
My blinker is on: blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink, blink...are your annoyed yet?
LOL, I agree with you and can't imagine why they leave them on!!!

Cathy said...

You remember mentioning old folks?? Some of them start to lose their hearing and just don't hear the blinker....I have to remind someone near and dear to me to turn his off sometimes!!

And I agree....a lot of folks succeeded with no government help!!

Glad you got to see your friend and catch are a beautiful group!!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I believe that you and I could be twins! I, too, would have to spend hours (if not days) getting my house clean enough for a cleaning person to come in. I've just learned to live with tidy rather than clean and tidy. ha! And people who drive with their blinkers on with no intention to turn drive me nuts, too! ;-)

What fun you must have had visiting your old friend!

My dad was a small business owner, and I know all too well what it takes to make a small business successful. The *only* help my dad had was the free labor provided by my mom and my sisters.

Dee said...

Dear Nancy, oh that water looked so cool and refreshing. The temperatures here have been in the triple digits for days. Even the cats inside this air conditioned home know that it's too hot.

And I feel so grateful that I have air conditioning and that I can afford to run the AC. Already there are 8 reported deaths from the heat here in the Kansas City area.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. Peace.

Wayne W Smith said...

Sounds like you had a great trip to the beach!

Keetha Broyles said...

The blinker thing drives me nuts too. I suppose they have their music so loud they csn't hear anything.

Not sure what business comement sent you to your soapbox, but it's a soapbox I'd climb up on with ya.

Needled Mom said...

What a fun visit that must have been! Glad you managed to get together.

My no housekeeper reason is just like yours. Once I get it all picked up it isn't that much more work to just clean it!!!

Having seen my hubby and our sons work their tails off to start their own businesses, I could not agree with you more.

Unknown Mami said...

So glad you got to spend time with your lovely friend.