Monday, August 30, 2010

Updates Galore!

I figured it was time for some updates since I’m sure you’re wondering about this or that and well, there’s not all that much else to write about these days, so here you go…

The 7th Annual Liz Hurley Ribbon Run is coming up on October 16. Last year Jackie and I walked in the Ribbon Run and I am planning to do it again this year. I haven’t talked with Jackie about it so I’m not sure if she is planning to come along or not. I plan to walk again this year because I can’t do much running with my feet the way they are or else I’ll be in pain for days afterwards. The cost to sign-up is $20 and you can do that here. Let me know if you sign up!

Speaking of breast cancer fundraising, my college roommate, Melissa is raising money to participate in a three day 60-mile walk in honor of her sister who was diagnosed with and beat breast cancer. If you would like to donate, check out her blog here.

I haven’t seen much of Charlie the neighbor lately. Apparently (or so I heard and may have mentioned here) he has a lake house and is gone every weekend to that little getaway of his. He does manage to make it home during the week where he will proceed to mow his lawn, but not the weed eating. This is really strange, especially considering he has taken time to water the front lawn. You’d think that someone who spent time water the yard would also want it to look nice and would therefore edge/weed eat; but not Charlie. I think Charlie has a lady friend too. I have seen a woman come over from time to time and they usually end up leaving together – I assume for a hot date (at least someone in the neighborhood has a hot date). This past week, the lady came over and Charlie came out wearing a hat that looked like a chicken. I guess it was some sort of inside joke because she was laughing up a storm. I saw all of this take place because I was walking outside to go pick my brother up from work. I assure you I am not keeping watch out the window.

I just read that there was a home invasion at gunpoint a few streets over from mine. That’s kind of scary!

The bug situation at work is getting a little better. Thanks to all the bug traps the bug folks put out, the population seems to be decreasing. I’ve only had one bug fall on my head in the past couple of weeks; so, that’s an improvement. They were supposed to have fumigated our offices over the weekend but that ended up not happening because some people had to work over the weekend and others complained. I was disappointed because I was really looking forward to seeing how many bugs were going to be lying around; maybe they will do it another time.

My friend Kimberly has now moved to Malaysia! Keep her in your prayers as she and her husband spend the next six months there. I’m sure she will be posting updates on her blog so check it out from time to time. I have no doubt her humor will shine through!

An official congrats to my dear friend Candy who is pregnant with bambino number three!

This past Friday I worked my first high school football game of the 2010 season. I was out at New Hope and OH MY WORD it was hot in the press box – I mean sweltering. The air was stagnant and I was sweating like nobody’s business. Being a connoisseur of concession stands, I ate a hot dog before the game and popcorn at the half. I love concession stand food, in case you didn’t know that. I’m not sure why, but it is so yummy! I was thinking about concession stands throughout the game and after I got home and I decided that I’m going to rank the concession stands of the stadiums I visit this season and post the reviews here. I know you are probably going to be waiting with baited breath to hear about what I ate and what each stand had to offer. If I can get around to it, I’ll post the first review up here today or tomorrow. Maybe in the weeks ahead I can take some photos of the menu and prices. I am actually going to really enjoy this – see how sad my life has become!

College football season starts on Thursday! I really don’t even have the words to describe how happy this makes me.

Yesterday was our first full day of worship in our new church building and it was a really good day! We had 649 people in attendance and the overflow area was full and we had to bring in more chairs! It was awesome! After months of not having individual Bible classes (we all met together), we were finally able to get together in a small Bible class environment, which was also very uplifting. I am so thankful that we have this new building – it already feels like home.

I’m officially registered for the 2011 Tour de France trip:

Hello Natasha,
Pursuant to our previous correspondence, we have charged your credit card $500 as deposit toward your 2011 Tour de France trip.
You will receive a separate email shortly to keep for your records showing the transaction on your credit card.
As we get closer to the official Tour de France announcement in October, we will keep you posted about our trip line up and you will have priority once our packages are published.
In the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
We look forward to having you along next summer!!

Can you believe it?! I’m so excited!

Thanks to all of you who have left comments recently. I love to read what you have to say. I was looking at my profile not to long ago and noticed it had over 600 views. Who are all these people reading my profile and why don’t they comment? I want to know who they are because I didn’t even think 600 people knew about this little corner of the web.

If I missed anything you are just dying to know about, let me know in the comments and I’ll post an update. Hope everyone has a great Monday!


Erika said...

I, also a lover of concession stand food, am looking forward to those reviews. I'd even pay admission to a game just to get my hands on some yummy nachos! Or ribbon fries! Do they sell those? Probably not. Guess I'll have to hit the fair :)

Melissa said...

Thanks so much for posting a link to my blog!! you're so awesome! I love your updates - your blog is one of the first ones I check every morning. I need to make more updates to my blog. I'll get on that!

Kimberly Washer said...

I feel like I'm famous when you mention me in your blog!! It's so fun!! Thanks I'll have to do the same and I think I know exactly how I'm going to do it!

Alison said...

Tour de France! That is so awesome!

Rose in Bloom said...

I have stopped at a baseball field just to get a coke with the little "pebble" crunchy ice. Love that stuff!

jackie said...

I am doing the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run this year. I have actually been meaning to talk to you about that and some other stuff. Loved the blog as usual!!

Janice said...

Hey sweetie,
Yes, I'm just now catching up on your blog. It has been crazy. A group of us ladies if no one backs out will be doing the Liz Hurley Ribbon Run. I ask Jackie to join and also ask her to ask you. I have to tell you I laughed so hard at the e-mails I got one saying we need to do this event, another one DO WE HAVE TO RUN, the next one we need a personal trainer, next one Jan will train us. I thought I would fall off the chair. O.K. I can invision us running, a big joke, two blocks maybe I should say one and everyone looking at one another and saying HOW MUCH MORE? Seriously people we walk, we talk and we pray we make it to the end. Women are so much fun and we don't even mean to be.
Love every single post-you are doing an outstanding job. Your Dad and Mom were right and I'm so glad Charlie is doing well.
Love you,