Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Baptisms and Hammocks

Tuesday is the time for Random Tuesday Thoughts, hosted by Stacy Uncorked.  Link up your randomness on her blog.

It's crazy to think that it's been 17 years since 9/11.  So many people's lives have went on, yet so many others will be forever affected.  My thoughts and prayers go out to those who were directly or indirectly impacted by the horrible tragedy.  #NeverForget

My granddaughter, Rahjae, turned 12 years old at the end of last month.  I gave her the option to eat wherever she wanted.  KFC it was!

Jason and I were asked to head up a 6-week Blending Families study at church, starting next week.  Just because we are a blended family of six kids and completely failed at it in the beginning doesn't make us experts!  #WeSaidYes

Church held a Life Group Kickoff Night last Friday.  Jason cooked ten pounds of chicken wings and everyone brought a dish.  We also played five rounds of trivia.  #DidntWin

Selfie with Anya, one of my Life Group gals

Logan and Allyson didn't get the "For Mom Only" memo and took over the hammock.

Jason earned some brownie points last week when he built me a hammock stand.  I'd mentioned wanting to hammock but our back yard has no trees.  He got the supplies and solved the problem.  Then the next day, he took it a step further and stained the stand for me.  Now he's got four of our kids wanting one for themselves.

My great-niece, Imani, got baptized Sunday afternoon.  Her parents are the ones who baptized her.  It was a beautiful occasion.  My heart is always happy when one of our family members or friends decides they want to make that wonderful decision.

Best Buffet

After the baptism, 14 of us invaded Best Buffet (a Chinese/American buffet) and ate.  And ate.  And ate.
Post-workout stank and sweat

I've gained ten pounds these last few months.  I'm not one of those people who give a whole lot of basis to my weight.  I've never been skinny and, quite frankly, I'm too lazy to try to be.  But, I need to quit making excuses for having no ambition and so I've decided to do something about it.  

I refuse to follow a diet (or better yet, the willpower isn't there) but I've cut back on sugar and breads.  I also started a fitness class on Mondays with my oldest step-daughter, Allyson.  It's definitely a workout!  

But, we're holding each other accountable and I definitely need that.  Besides, most of the people in the class are at least 65 years old (no joke!).  I figure if they can do it, I can do it!

How have you been doing?  Have any randomness to share?


messymimi said...

It is odd to think of 17 years gone, but i have kids who’ve grown up to prove it’s been that long.

Many happy returns of the day to Rahjae!

The fact that you failed at blending at first makes you very well qualified to teach on it, from the trenches so to speak.

Your husband rocks, he can build stuff and does.

What a blessing that Imani was baptized. It’s always a joy.

Good work making the decision to take care of yourself with better food choices and more activity. You won’t regret it.

Cathy Kennedy said...


I never want to forget 9/11 and my prayers are always with the families affected most by the terror and horror of that day.

Dieting is difficult but you're on the right track with eliminating some basics and you have a buddy doing it with you. That's good. Y'all be each other's cheerleaders. ;)

I'd like a hammock in the backyard if it was on screened in porch. I hate mosquitoes!

Happy random Tuesday and have a blessed week!

Shakeia Rieux said...

I will never forget 9/11 nor would I want to. That’s a nice hammock!

Peggy said...

You have had a great week. Very well packed. I hope you had fun.

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Sounds like your diet is the way to do it. I have got to get back into my exercise routine. I have been off from it through the summer because I was so busy. Big props to you for helping others with blended families. Have a wonderful week!

Theresa Mahoney said...

What a lovely hammock stand!

Way to go on your fitness goals. Age ain't no thang when it comes to doing better for your body. My favorite class is hip hop and I swear half of the women in there are over 50! I love seeing them moving and grooving.