Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Life Lately - Thrift Stores and Bowling Scores

 I've gotta say, I've been keeping quite busy.  Not a lot of down time here.  And I'm super stoked that we're finally starting to get some Spring weather.  Are you over Winter as much as I am?

Our campground is having an Adult Prom in July, with me and another gal as the main coordinators.  Since it's Prom season right now, I went to the area thrift stores and started shopping for prom dresses.  I purchased two at The Crossing thrift store, but wasn't in love with them.  I ended up going to the Goodwill and found an orange satin 80s blazer and skirt ensemble that's so hideous it's cute.  The outfit  reminds me of the female version of the orange tux in Dumb & Dumber.  THEN, I went to the shoe section and found the perfect pair of shoes to go with it.  These sneakers have so much bling they can be seen a mile away.  

friend, Ali

I've been bowling twice recently with friends at both local bowling alleys.  The one is more hi-tech and usually packed buttholes to elbows.  The other is more old school and doesn't usually have a long wait time to play.  Both have great bar food.  Out of the several games I've played recently, I only broke a score of 100 once.  Doubt I get asked to join a league anytime soon.

Imani and Alec

My great-nephew, Alec, is a Senior in high school and recently participated in Mr. QHS.  It's a pageant of sorts for guy students.  I'd never heard of it or been before and was mainly going just to support Alec.  I was admittedly surprised at how much fun I had.  The 10 contestants put it all out there for talent, sportswear, formalwear, and interview questions.  Alec was escorted by my great-niece, Imani, during the formalwear portion.  He didn't win the pageant but is still a winner in my eyes.

me and Jason on a ride

Although Jason no longer works for The Crossing church, he is still an ordained pastor.  He was asked several times to fill in at a small Baptist church in Missouri, about 45 minutes away.  After hem-hawing around, he finally agreed to preach a sermon.  The church is in need of substitutes until they hire a full-time pastor after their last one retired.

About a month ago, Jason preached his sermon on "Relationship - Not Religion".  Several friends and family members of ours came to show support.  There was about as many of us as there were of them.  I suppose he did good enough because the church asked him to come back and preach again this upcoming Sunday.  His sermon will be on "Raising Disciples" and he will once again have several friends come to attend.

Speaking of Jason, this is one of the many reasons I love him.  I was craving some chicken legs on the charcoal grill and made mention of it.  Next thing I know, Jason's outside firing up the grill in the snow.

I'm not a Bachelor fan per se, but watch a season here and there.  I did get sucked into Clayton's season.  That was a total train ride on the Hot Mess Express.  If I had to take a shot every time I heard the word "Vulnerable" on The Bachelor, I'd be drunk two episodes in.  Did you watch this season?  What was your reaction?


An Apel a Day said...

Those shoes are so fun!

Prom sounds fun. Good for people that never got to go.

jjmon2012 said...

Love to see a picture of your outfit. And if my niece had been there she might have fought for those shoes. She loves anything that sparkles and so does her daughter.

Tami Vollenweider said...

Love Thrift Stores! Sometimes I can get some great bargains there!

mail4rosey said...

That's a cool pageant theme. Awesome that your husband got to guest preach and was asked back. Is he thinking of being in the running for the full-time job? You guys could have your own church. :) Super cool that he fired up the grill in the snow. My husband used to shovel his area of the driveway and leave mine for me to shovel (and I had to drive our kindergartner to school). We're divorced. hahahhaha Took a long time for me to make jokes about it. I think this might be the first one. :)

Sparkles and Lattes said...

I haven't watched the Bachelor in a few years now. I used to love it. Those are some great scores from the Thrift Store. I love bowling so much. And it is fun to bring my kids along.

wen budro said...

I love exploring thrift stores. Those are some shoes!! Bowling is fun too.