Labor Day Weekend we went to Alabama to visit my in-laws. It was a great visit until the rain came. It set in Sunday about 1 o'clock and never let up. It was the Tropical Storm, whose name escapes me at the moment, so we knew it was coming. At least we had a couple days of good outdoorsy weather. Unfortunately, on the ENTIRE drive home it rained cats and dogs. It took us 7 hours to make a 5 1/2 hour trip. But God got us home safely and we breathed a big sigh of relief when we walked through the door.
We had our OCC Kickoff at church (see Jennifer's blog) and it went extremely well. Hearing a personal testimony from someone who had been handed a shoebox as a child really made an impression on me, and I hope it also made one on my children. We all take so much for granted.
Saturday was a wonderful day as my mother, my sister and her two daughters came down and went to lunch with Poptart and me. We went to Brent's (as seen in the movie The Help) and had a really good time. It has been a long, long time since just "the girls" went out. Of course, the only boy in the family, not counting spouses, is Gogurt, but he didn't seem to mind staying home with his daddy. Especially after they made a plan to go to their very first Gun & Knife Show. I hear Gogurt walked around drooling over swords, guns, and various sorts of other weapons. He came home with a grenade and a pouch to put it in. (inactive of course!)
As life seems to remind me, along with good times comes bad ones. We received a call Saturday that there had been a death in the family, and so we made plans to return to Alabama for a funeral. My mother volunteered to spend 2 nights at our house so the kids would not have to miss school. That was a big, big blessing since otherwise I probably would have had to stay home and miss the funeral.
We returned home late Tuesday night. I stayed home Wednesday to type and boy did I ever type. Since switching to this new system, turnaround time has slowed down for lots of us, and we are all having to pitch in extra hours to catch up on all the work. I think the latest e-mail I received said there is 25 hours of dictation on the system. I believe there are 40 transcriptionists, but that's still alot considering the doctors do not take a day off from dictating so we can get "caught up." It's never-ending!
Tonight is Thursday and MSU plays LSU. On ESPN. We are bracing for a defeat (did anyone see the heartbreaker at Auburn? How do you spell deja vu?) Brad swears he is not watching the game-says he is in no emotional state to do so. I agree. I plan on watching, but I'm begging, begging the Bulldogs to at least play well (notice I didn't say win). Oh and did you know State has canceled classes today?!? Since when do they cancel classes for a football game? That's crazy if you ask me. Yes, I think professors of night classes or nighttime labs should have canceled so the kids could make it to the game, but to cancel an 8 o'clock-in-the-morning class for a night football game? Believe me, if I was a student or if I worked on campus, I'm sure I would think it was a wonderful, brilliant idea!
Well, September promised to be a busy month and it has definitely not disappointed.
Have a good day, thanks for reading, love y'all......