Jun 25, 2010

What do you think?

So a friend of mine has been telling me all week that there is a boy attending VBS at their church that looks just like Nick (about 20 years ago)....so she sent me a picture.

Jun 17, 2010

Like, Love and Don't Like

This week, I like the effort seen from the tourism folks in south Alabama. "Oil" is the watchword these days and the BP blunder has got a lot of people concerned - especially those that live in areas that rely on the beach for their income. The following video is just one piece of a very impressive marketing campaign that the Orange Beach/Gulf Shores chamber of commerce (I guess?) has put together. I first noticed these daily videos on al.com but also came across their well-managed Facebook page. This is a big deal to these people and it is impressive to see that they are putting forth the absolute best message that they can.

These videos are of high quality and feature an attractive, well-spoken woman with an inviting southern accent that even makes the unfortunate news of a beach closure seem OK. Good job!!

This week, I love pigging out. Julie and I went on vacation last week with some great friends. Let's just say that I didn't refrain from an extra cookie(s) or concern myself with calorie counts. I don't normally watch what I eat but I do try to monitor the amounts I eat. All that went out the window on vacation and the scale revealed a 6 pound gain upon my return! I'm back on track now but I have to say there is no better feeling than exhausting yourself in a swimming pool and shoving mass quantities of snacks into your pie hole...and THEN going to dinner!

This week, I don't like how the US Open has snuck up on me. After being on vacation and busy catching up at work, the national championship really caught me off guard. But fear not because the time zones are on our side! This year's Open is being played at Pebble Beach Golf Links in California this week. That means prime time golf for you and me on TV! Check it out, even if you aren't a golf nut. This course is right on the ocean (18th hole in photo on right) and considered one of the most beautiful tracks in all of golf. One look and you will want to lick your HD screen.

Jun 4, 2010

Back At It

As usual my blogging has been lacking...however this time I have a (somewhat) good excuse....we have been busy! This is a sampling of what we have been up to the last month!

We celebrated Mother's Day in Camden

Ellen Graduated from Samford

We celebrated by birthday

We attended the Regions Charity Classic see older post.

We attended Robert Hardy's wedding.

I have been doing a whole lot of calligraphy
But the fun doesn't end there....tomorrow we are headed to the beach for a week! Even though the oil will be getting there just about the time we do....we are still thrilled and to be going.

Like, Love and Don't Like

This week, I like the picture-in-picture feature on our TV. I finally figured it out the other night. This is technology beyond my understanding. I know people have been enjoying 2 programs at once since the 1990’s but I’m new to it, OK? For me, the ideal combo for pic-n-pic is a comedy special or a favorite sitcom on the main screen with a sporting event in the smaller screen. Now I can kick back and REALLY relax!

This week, I love Julie’s new GPS device. I gave Julie a Garmin GPS device for her birthday and have used it more than she has. It is amazing how spot-on this thing is. It’s quick too – if you opt for an alternate route or get off course, it will quickly reconfigure your path. I haven’t set CAMDEN, AL as a destination on the Garmin yet but I doubt there will be any troubles. Because we all know…ALL ROADS LEAD TO CAMDEN!

This week, I don’t like waking up on Thursday and thinking that it’s Friday. I do this every week for some reason. As soon as my eyes are open, I’m in a great mood. But I make the realization that it’s only Thursday before my feet hit the floor and I become ill. Not sure why I do this but it is a big let down! I think it is because Wednesdays are such long days for me. I go to bed each Wednesday night with a great sense of accomplishment and that feeling probably triggers the false mindset that the next day is Friday.

Finger Update! Only one quick picture to show you but I will say things are going much better. June 8th is the two-month mark since my injury. I made a big breakthrough just the other day when I began typing with the finger in question. I have even been able to write normally as of late too. Who would have imagined that it would take nearly 2 months for me to use my finger again? Best of all, the “hump” is flattening out more and more each day.