I thought I'd share a few random thoughts with you today since there has been so much going on around our place lately. Our next door neighbor went out of town for the weekend. She left yesterday after work but before leaving asked our oldest to clean out her pool filter leaf basket thingy. Since this needs to be done twice a day, she was nice enough to give us "pool privileges" for the weekend! Yay for us! We never have much of an opportunity to swim so it'll be nice to spend the whole weekend in this baby:
I walked over to the neighbor's house with Logan to clean out the pool filter leaf basket thingy and on my way back, I got quite a surprise. Remember when lightening struck the tree in our backyard? When that happened, a few huge branches in the top of the tree broke but fell over on top of other branches in the tree. They were just kind of resting in the top of the tree....looking dangerous....making me look up every time I went outside.....making me fear for anyone to be in our backyard. Well, no more worrying! On my way back from the neighbor's, the problem was eliminated. Thank goodness I have good ears and heard the cracking noises, which caused me to look up. This happened right in front of me:
My MIL and her sister walked over to our house yesterday evening to bring Caroline home. We were all sitting on the deck chatting it up. Logan was getting ready to feed the cats and as she walked by the deck, she yelled. About a foot in front of her, was another baby snake...this time alive.....and Logan was barefoot! ACK!!! What is it with my house and snakes! My MIL only made it worse by saying "usually when you see babies, there's a mama or nest around". Ok, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! I'll sleep better knowing that! Double ACK!!!
We've watched a couple of good movies lately. The first was a few weeks ago and it was The Shooter with Mark Wahlberg. It's been a few weeks since we watched it so I'm trying to remember all the details I can. Basically, a retired US Army guy is framed for an assassination. He's on the run and all the while is trying to prove his innocence. Crooked politicians, world leaders, etc. I really liked the story line. There was some "shoot em' up" stuff in the movie and I don't remember about the language. All in all, good movie. The other one we watched recently was The Ultimate Gift.
Synopsis: When his wealthy grandfather dies, trust fund baby Jason Stevens anticipates a big inheritance. Instead, his grandfather has devised a crash course on life with twelve tasks – or “gifts” – designed to challenge Jason in improbable ways, sending him on a journey of self-discovery and forcing him to determine what is most important in life: money or happiness.
Loved this movie. I don't remember any language. Lots of really selfish people in the movie that only cared for money and really no regard for anything else. One lady in the film loves younger men but she is such an unimportant character that I chose to ignore the small part she had in the film. There are so many tender moments in the movie and I cried at least three times during this one. The hubster and Logan also cried.
Hubster had a dental mishap this week. He had a crown come off. He isn't really fond of the dentist but he had to go get this fixed. Thankfully, it was a simple fix and was relatively inexpensive.
We're gearing up for the big game tomorrow night. Yes, football season is officially in full swing. YAY! Our beloved Vols play California tomorrow night. They'll be lots of chips, salsa, chocolate dessert, men (my FIL, BIL, two nephews, and the hubs), and of course, UT orange gear! I think I'm making a new rule. If you come to our house on game day, you have to wear Vols colors. Otherwise, get in your car and go home! LOL! We are very excited since football is a big part of our late summer/fall activities. If our Vols aren't playing, we'll pull for just about any SEC team out there.....yes, even the Gators (but don't tell anyone!).
Have a great Friday!