As I sit at my computer desk I can feel the sun shining in the window behind me. But it comes and goes. It is partly cloudy today. It is, also, already 83* at noon. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess it will be a hot day! LOL! But it is summer so that is what it is supposed to be. I love summer. And I love sunshine!
What I'm hearing....Currently the tornado siren is blowing. Nope, I'm not running for shelter. Because it is Monday at noon and the siren always blows on Mondays at noon. That is how they test the sirens to know that everything is up and running. Thank you to the city for keeping us safe!
AS I PONDER....
So much to ponder today. Harley left on Friday for the South Florida missions trip with her church. I was trying to think when the last time I was home ALL alone and I honestly can't remember. It has been years and years. This is a practice run for what life will be like once she graduates from high school and leaves home. (that's her plan anyway) I had Ally (the dog I was sitting) on Friday night and he was picked up on Saturday. So Friday didn't feel "so alone". Saturday night I went to dinner at a friend's house and didn't come home until 3:00 in the morning. I know! Gasp! But we had a good time catching up with each other and sharing our feelings on raising teenage girls. Yesterday I spent sleeping or sitting in front of the TV. I'm certainly not young anymore and can't handle late nights. Even without the booze! LOL. Yesterday afternoon I got a phone call from one of the adults on the trip with Harley. Harley's throat is still sore and red and apparently she is whining about it. Did I think they needed to take her to the doctor?? I think she has sinus drainage and will live. But I gave permission if they wanted to take her. So far, on Monday at noon, they haven't. I'm one of those parents that believe you get colds, you get backaches, you get headaches, suck it up and go on with life. What do you think??
What Harley is doing....
Here I will give you a bit of a run-down on what her trip is looking like. They left on Friday and drove until 3:30 a.m. to Nashville, Tennessee. They caught a few hours of sleep in the pews of a local church. On Saturday they got up and drove to their destination of Pompano Beach, Florida. There are 24 kids and 7 adults along for the trip. It was after 10 when they arrived in Florida and they had a shower trailer for the kids to shower in and then bed down in the church. Sunday, after attending church, they headed to their Miami Project; where they helped with feeding the homeless at a park. After that they went to Key Biscayne and grilled and swam in the ocean. Now I will just list what their plans on for the remainder of the week.
Monday...painting, landscaping, clean up at the church who is hosting them. Then snorkeling for fun at Key Largo.
Tuesday...Church projects in the morning and afternoon then heading to Deerfield Beach to eat and watch fireworks that night.
Wednesday...today they break into small groups and go to different places: St. Lawrence Chapel, Broward County Salvation Army, Lifenet for Families. Then dinner and a boat ride at the house of friends of one of the youth pastors
Thursday...All Day they will work with Feeding South Florida project (they will work in a food bank and help serve food to homeless) and get to see how the organization reaches out with food and shower trailers for the homeless of Florida.
Friday..spending all day at beach and an outlet mall
Saturday..head to Nashville, shower at YMCA and sleep at the church
Sunday...arrive back home late evenig....
What I'm Reading...I started a new book, The Woman in Cabin 10, by Ruth Ware. I am almost through with The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k. So far, I haven't learned anything about how to do that!!
WHAT I'M HEARING...
The fourth of July will soon be behind us. I have my mantle decorated in a patriotic theme. What should I change it to for the rest of the summer?? Any and all ideas will be accepted!! I just have no creative juices right now. Does that happen to you too!!
Here's hoping everyone will have a happy and safe Independence Day.