The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Let's Review Shall We.

July was here,
July was fun,
but now another month has come.

And I still don't feel much like blogging,
I don't feel much like doing anything really.
It was 103℉ here yesterday.

Lawd have mercy!

There's a pile of dirty dishes in the sink,
a pile of laundry on the floor (more than one actually)
and piles of toys EVERY WHERE!

It's enough to drive me to distraction.
So I've been distracted.

Anyway . . .

July was fun, we had more visits from family and we also took a little vacation ourselves.  HT said that golf lessons were fun, but he hasn't mentioned anything about doing it again.

We celebrated the 4th with family and friends, my brother roasted a whole pig in his backyard.  And I didn't get a single picture.  He also told me that "children are to be seen and not heard".  He obviously doesn't remember when his kids were little.  Yeah, not so much.  My oldest brother stood up for me though and told him he didn't agree with that.  Yay, Oldest Brother!  Then we had a really interesting conversation about unintended consequences.  I keep thinking about that and evaluating how I am doing things or not doing things and second guessing certain decisions and while I ponder time slips away and there's another unintended consequence.

Me and my sweetie got to go on a date.  It was absolutely fabulous.  We did celebrate our anniversary on the 31st after all.  Eight years y'all!

This is not the best picture, but that guy down there in the white pants is Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers blue grass band at Red Butte Gardens.  My sister scored some tickets and she graciously gave them to us to enjoy.

It was a lovely evening and a lovely date spent with my honey listening to good music as the sun set and the fireflies danced.  I had never been to an outdoor concert a the gardens and it truly was very lovely.  Steve Martin wasn't too bad either, he is really quite good actually and if given the chance I would go again. You can't really see it in this picture but there also was a rainbow.

Our vacation was short but sweet, just right for two old geezers with two small children.  We went a few hours north of here to Lava Hot Springs, we drove, we walked, we swam, soaked our tired bones in the hot mineral pools, took a raft down the river and even found time for a little fabric shopping for Mama and a little golfing for Papa and the boys.  I started to upload a boatload of pictures and then decided it really needs its own post, which may or may not happen, what with my attention span lately.

I'm thinking we may do it again sometime.  Next time we'll do it with friends . . . younger friends . . . with more energy. 

Are you in?