Friday, July 08, 2011

Summertime Friday Five

I note that my last post was one I DO intend to return with more than Friday Five is the Rev Gal Friday Five. 

So, what's up, Rev Gals and Pals? How are you spending your summer? (I know, some of you are in a different hemisphere and it may be chilly...sorry!) Are you experiencing fire or floods or tornados? Vacationing? Working harder than ever? Experiencing change? Longing for change?  Share five things that are happening in your life, personally or professionally or some of each, in this season of life.

1.  I'm preparing to sell insurance.  Specifically Medicare supplements.  Yes, really.  More about that some post soon.  Not my life's ambition, nor exactly my "calling" but not all bad either.  As I said, more later.  Life has not allowed for blog posts, but that WILL change.  Hopefully soon.

2.  I'm trying life with sorta red hair.  In the last three years I went from nearly white to dark blonde to medium blonde to light blonde, to dark brown (the natural color of my younger days) and now I'm trying out a sort of burgundy?  Am I having some sort of identity crisis?  Undoubtedly.  See number one.

3. I'm reading as much as possible.  I love to read, and somehow in the last few years that enjoyment was waning....and THANK GOD now seems to be back.  So I have my nose in a book lots of the time.  This is a god thing.

4.  I'm enjoying my granddaughter, the beautiful and brilliant Trinity, of course.  You knew that, right?  She is such a delight.  Last week we went to the pool (finally the weather actually got warm enough to want to) and to fireworks.  She's four now, talking like a much older kid, excited about 4-K next fall, and growing tall and thin.  (Hope she stays that body type!)

5. And I saved the best for last.  It deserves a blog post all its own and I hope to post one, maybe tomorrow. Our son, Josh is a new father so that means I HAVE A NEW GRANDCHILD! His name is Noah Kenneth (guess whose middle name he has?) and here is a picture of him with his proud Papa (Trinity's name for her grandfather, and so likely to be Noah's too). Sadly, he is six hours away.  He was born June 12th, and we saw him a couple of days after that and not since.  I hope we can manage to fit in several trips to Minnesota this year.  More pics soon!


Jeni said...

WOW! Congratulations on the new grandson and also, welcome back to the blog scene. (You've been missed here ya know.)
Sorry to hear that the new little guy is so far away though. That's a bit of a bummer, for sure. My oldest grandchild, Alex -who will be 14 next month -(where does the time go anyway?) only lives about 45 miles and about 50 minutes away from me and even that seems to be way too far at times as even that curbs as much time to be with him as I'd like to have. Makes me that much more thankful though that my two younger grandkids (Maya and Kurtis) live with me so I get to see them almost daily. I say "almost" because Miss Maya -who will be 8 in October -frequently spends the night away from home at her Mama's best friends house about 7 miles from us and boy, I really miss her when she's there and not here getting into everything she possibly can! I'll be looking forward to hearing more about little Noah though as well as all the other things you've been doing since your last post!
Peace and have a wonderful day!

Jan said...

What fun to try out all those hair colors. I've finally succumbed to naturale--luckily, my white is a good shade and not yellowy. So glad you're reading--I love that we share that affinity for reading, especially similar mysteries! A new grandchild is a blessing beyond anything else, especially if he is nearby! Enjoy and good luck with the new working venture. Thanks for a fun FF.

LoieJ said...

Hi, I still check your blog, mostly through Google reader. But I've neglected my blogs for a long time. I was over your way, in Manti mostly, to see my mom in June for a week. Next week our two newest grandbabies might be here. Just wish my son would tell me what is being planned. Between that and summer, little time for blogging.

Beth said...

Congrats on the new grandchild! Blessings to you and to the new parents. And I'm living life with 'sorta red hair' now, as well...have been since my son was born and I started getting called "grandma." I love it!

Wendy said...

Congratulations on the job (?) and the grandson (!!!). My folks are about 6 hours away, and they manage to visit their grandkids lots!

Chilly Fingers said...

Love the hair! And, congrats on the new grandson!