Sunday, April 13, 2014

Empty it out

For years we have talked about cleaning out the attic but something or some excuse always got in the way.  Well today we got half way through.  3 full sized silk trees, various car parts from the kid... you name it and we probably had it up there.  Oh and huge stuffed animals that boyfriends of Emily's had given her over the years.  One year I even pulled them all down and used them for a back prop for our baby dedication day at church.  Yes, that many.  It felt 105 degrees up there but I was not going to stop.  Some of the trash bags had broken down to the point of turning back to dust of the earth.  HA!
I will be nice to have a fairly clean attic to start filling up from the middle aged years of our lives.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


When I was a child we used to take a 6 hour drive to Muscle Shoals, AL to see my Mom and Dad's families.  It was fun once we got there except when the adults just sat around and drank coffee.  One of my aunt and uncles had a house on the Tennessee River and nothing thrilled me more than a day of swimming there.  Aunt Beck was the craziest of all the aunts and uncles and they we're a bunch. My Dad's family have passed and only 2 of my mom's are alive. Both live in "Mus-shoals".  We heard that the old house was torn down as part of the expansion by the church which has always been across the road.  So I wanted to see if I could get anything from the old house as part of Mom's Mother's Day gift.  I contacted the pastor and come to find out the house has not been torn down but will be sometime or moved.  He said we could come anytime and could take anything that would preserve the memory!  So on May 3rd we are going to walk through the old house one more time, get a few bulbs (flowers) and do a photo session. I've not been back to Shoals in about 25 years at least.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Go back to square one and enjoy

I know, it's been years since I really blogged.  I enjoyed it a lot but like so many projects I did I got burnt out and took a break,  Today I went to pick up my bike at a great bike ship in town called Spokes of Little Rock.  I actually had punctured my tire last week and called to see if they could fix it.  I took it in at lunch and they fixed it while I was standing there and made a couple of other small adjustments for free.  Holy cow, it's the Chikfila of bike shops... you know ... over the top customer service.  It was great. I was on my bike afterwork that afternoon and loving it.  I scheduled a tuneup for this week and picked it up after work.  The place was slammed packed but I and everyone else was treated like a VIP.  There is even a coffee bar in the place.  They rolled the bike out and it looked brand new.  No I'm serious, brand new!  I was so excited that I may have even strutted a little on the sidewalk walking it back to the truck.  I was proud!  In fact I would have gone to ride tonight but we had the son and his wife over for dinner which is a good reason not to ride.  They'll be moving out to Denver in about a year so I want all the time I can get.  So tomorrow I'll run down to Benton and enjoy a few moments with my mom then work on her yard a while and then return to Sherwood and roll out for a afternoon lea sure ride on my bike that looks brand new,

Life is good!