Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I'm baaack!

I think I had a really good blog post in my head the other day, and now I have no idea what it was even about. I don't generally talk about hormones on my blog (which is pretty challenging since our family has two teenagers and a 41 year old mom), but for some reason I am constantly feeling hot and no one else in my family is! Ugh, I'm not ready for this!!

I'm also very frustrated because I'm here on the real computer so I can upload and post vacation pictures, and the computer is not cooperating! This is only making me sweat more! It's not pretty!! I thought I could at least do the ones from my phone since the computer can't seem to read my memory card right now, but that's not working either. The phone ones are in my email, but I'm having a very difficult time trying to open them!

So no pictures, no good blog post, what's the point right? I bet you're disappointed you even clicked on this!

I guess the best I can do is a "random thoughts" kind of post, so here goes...

I have never had the people at Publix help me out with my groceries. I am more than capable of doing it, and I don't think anyone needs to serve me in that way. I do however tend to look down on people who let the Publix people do that... not the elderly people or the mom with 4 kids, but the regular able bodied adults. In my convoluted brain this goes along with my thoughts about not judging others. I do a pretty good job or not judging people based on how they look or dress etc, with one exception, I judge judgers very harshly. I think I've blogged about this before. I really go wild inside my own head thinking bad things about people who I presume judge others. How's that for irony?!

There are times when my blog feels like a Seinfeld episode. Well, except that it isn't nearly as funny or well written. It is sometimes about NOTHING though. In case you hadn't noticed, this is one of those times.

Jonathan and Madi's mission trip is coming up in just over a week. I'm getting really excited about it. For one thing I'm not the one who's going to be outside working in the heat or sleeping on a classroom floor. But truly it is going to be a great experience for them. There were so many times where it looked like it might not be happening and now it is and it's almost here. I've tended to sound apologetic when I tell people they are going on a mission trip to the city that is an hour away from here. Really though, where better to start than your own backyard? Speaking of backyard, the rainy season is finally upon us and some sod is going to be delivered on Friday. We came up with a good game plan in between doing it ourselves and paying actual lawn people to do it. It is called paying and feeding Jonathan and some of his friends to get it all done on Saturday morning! I'm pretty happy with this idea. I can make a lot of pancakes and hot dogs and hamburgers when it means not having to lay sod. I will be sweating anyway, I can pretty much guarantee that!

We have a free trial of xm satellite radio in the car right now. We also have an opportunity to extend it for a while for a small fee. I'm loving it! Especially the 80s station. Yesterday I heard this song, that I had almost forgotten about. Anyone else remember it?! (well I know one of you will:)!) How cool is it that we now have the technology to pull up any song we want any time we want to hear it?! Gone are those high school days when we just had to surf the radio dial trying to find a good song!

Well my persistence with the computer paid off and I was able to eek out these three pictures of our vacation. Now the computer and I both need to cool off and then maybe some time in the next month the rest of the pictures will be on here.



7 comments:

DebiH. said...
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ann marie said...

My mother can't stand coming here and having to deal with the Publix baggers trying to help her out. Sometimes they won't take no for an answer and one time she went there and wouldn't let go of the cart and the guy was insisting on helping her out. They were both hanging on the cart for dear life. I was behind her getting my own stuff and hoping she wouldn't turn around and let anyone know she knew me. She wouldn't cave and the guy finally gave up. I only have them help me out when they get persistant. Sometimes I think they just want out of the store. I'm glad you are back and giving updates.

Meme said...

Jul I always love your posts...your thoughts and those pictures!!! Some of your old songs make me cry, that was one...xoxo

Sonya said...

REO was one of my fav's!. I still have this cassette album ~ Love the 80's. On the weekends, we sometimes listen to 92.9 double hit lists. Really takes me back....

Thankful you had a wonderful relaxing time with the fam!

Melissa said...

I love having my groceries bagged, but almost never let the bagger help me to the car. On occasion, the bagger is a good 30 years older (ok, maybe 25) than I am, and has a bad leg and one eye. I'm really not interested in some poor old guy dying while trying to get my groceries to the car.

bfarmmom said...

Well up here there is no such thing as Publix. There are rarely any baggers and NEVER do they offer to help you out. It is very very sad. I see it as a service that Publix offers. They have them there for a reason. Let them carry out your bags or they will fire them all!!!!

I can't listen to 80's music. I will never get the tune out of my head.

Cindy said...

That is one of my favorite songs of theirs! (I'm guessing I might be the one she is referring to!) I remember that I wanted to dance to it for my senior solo and my dance teacher couldn't stand it!