Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Random Tuesday Thoughts - Birthdays and Wontons

Stacy Uncorked is back this week with Random Tuesday Thoughts.  Link up at her blog if you'd like to play along.
I finally got a decent pic of my son and his girlfriend dressed up for Homecoming.  They're such a cute couple.  I asked Logan the other day if they've had their first fight yet.  His reply: "Well, no. Fighting is stupid and there's no reason to ever do it."  That's my boy!

Speaking of Logan, he got me an interesting combo for a Valentine's Day gift - a single rose and a 4-pack of Monster Energy Drink.  Hey, can't complain; I need all the energy I can get.  

Jason got me a vase of Amaryllis flowers.  He says they're supposed to be easy to take care of, and shouldn't die anytime soon.  He must not know me; I can kill a weed in no time flat!
Later today I will be attending a funeral for my cousin's six  year old son who passed away from an asthma attack a few days ago.  I can't even begin to fathom the pain my cousin is going through.
Emma and Jason hanging out at the coin-operated machines

Four of our six kids took me and Jason out last Wednesday night to a Chinese buffet in celebration of Jason's 40th birthday.  Jason's mom and brother also showed up.  He's now as old as I am.  

I purchased an orange hunting vest as a present for Jason.  He just got into the sport late last year.  So far, he's killed one squirrel.

Jason's brother trying to master the art of using chopsticks

Jason and I had a one-on-one supper date at Hyvee Market Cafe.  It's a cafe inside a grocery store.  I don't necessarily care for the concept but I do like their food.  The maple, bacon, and jalapeno wontons are to die for.
It's stepping outside of my comfort zone, but I've agreed to take a volunteer position with Jason at the hospital on Fridays.  We will be going there to meet with the patients affiliated with our church congregation and praying over them.  He and I went for our first time last week.  I actually enjoyed doing it, from talking with the 90 year old lady who swore she knew me to praying with a husband who wasn't sure if his wife was going to make it through her bypass surgery.

With all that, I'll leave you with one last picture of my pretty kitty, Misty.
What's your randomness for the week?
Can you eat with chopsticks?


Renee said...

I'm so sorry for your cousin; what a terrible tragedy for the family. I am sure you are praying hard for them.

I think, as a volunteer at a hospital, you are going to be getting lots of hugs and many of them will not be quickie side hugs, so good luck to you ;)

Theresa Mahoney said...

That is just heartbreaking about your cousin's son :( Prayers for the family ♥

I'd say the Valentine gifts were pretty awesome :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

My prayers with your cousin and the family.

Sue Hull said...

I'm so sorry for your cousins and your loss. I'll keep you all in my prayers.
I can't use chopsticks. I just stuck my chopstick in my chicken and ate it that way.Lol! Your son and his girlfriend are so cute. I like your kitty.
I dont have any randomness.My life isn't exciting.lol