Thursday, August 17, 2017

My Life Lately - Movies and Transitions

It's been a while since I've thrown a post in here telling what I've been up to lately.  I usually link up with Random Tuesday Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked, but I've missed the deadline a few times.  So, without further ado, here is what I've been up to:

Allyson, Juliann, Emma

Juliann celebrated her 17th birthday on the 6th.  We had a family meal at a local Mexican restaurant.  She started school yesterday and it's her last year.  Emma went back to school too, entering as a Sophomore.
Adam turns 18 years old tomorrow (another official adult!).  He is moving into his own apartment early next week.  The place is super small.  Look left, look right, look straight.....that's the layout.  But it's cheap enough and maintained well.
I went with some gal pals to the theater and watched Girls Trip, starring Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith.  The people I went with thought it was hilarious.  I thought it was eh, okay.  All laughs were delivered by Tiffany Haddish, a breakout star in the film.  She carried the movie in regards to humor.
I also watched Annabelle: Creation at the theater.  Didn't love it.  Didn't hate it.  I like a good horror movie and I've seen some wackadoodles.  It was interesting, at least, to see how Annabelle became the source of evil via a doll.

Chippy and his owner (aka, my bestie) came by to visit a couple weeks ago.  I've had to wean myself from seeing Alaina at least three times a week to seeing her once or twice a month.  I know, it sounds Single White Female-ish.  I swear, it isn't.  Just miss her, that's all.
Adam and I went to the local fair/carnival last Saturday.  One section is all the basic fair rides, fair food booths, and games with carnies.  The other section is more local, with quarter games and clubs selling food.  I used to enjoy going to the K of C but it's not quite what it used to be.  Me and Adam were there just short of an hour and were ready to beat feet.  Within that hour, Adam won a tshirt and $20.  He came out ahead.

I love to tent camp.  Sleeping under the stars to the sounds of crickets, frogs, and birds is a happy oasis for me.  Unfortunately, I can't find a lot of people as interested in it as I am.  Fortunately, Rhonda had last Monday off from work so she and I "roughed it" in her backyard.  We had a tent with an air mattress and fell asleep in there after staying up and gabbing till 4 am.  Her husband made us a home cooked meal of pork ribs and green beans, complete with (LED) candlelight.
My sister is big into those online Pearl parties.  I don't know a lot about them, other than it's a jewelry business that opens oysters and reveals pearls live online.  It's not my cup of tea, but I am very happy with the ring she purchased for me as a gift.  It's a blue pearl surrounded with four diamonds. #SisterlyLove

Logan was going through his belongs yesterday and I happened to notice Ziploc bags full of random receipts.  He has kept EVERY receipt for EVERY transaction for the last two years.  I did a Life Skills Intervention and explained that tax documents and paycheck stubs should be kept.  Receipts to Hyvee and Wal-Mart from two years ago are not in the "Necessary Documents" department.  He's definitely a bird of a different feather.
So, how about yourself?  What have you been up to lately?
Have you seen any movies in the theater recently?
Have you taken part in any of the online Pearl parties?


John Smith said...

That ring is so pretty! It's very elegant!

Daniel said...

It's great to hear how great things have been going for you. It's great to count our many blessings

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