Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Whew What a Week End

So much I'd like to do or accomplish and I just don't feel like it. Sad very sad indeed. My sewing room and office are probably feeling neglected. After working a ten hour day I'm zapped. I don't know how my husband does it. He works 12-14 hours a day and keeps going most days like the Energizer bunny. He's done this since I've known him. The only thing good about my 10 hour days is I get Fridays off. Only 15 more days before we go back to 8 hour days. Bitter sweet because then I don't get Fridays off so I can play or rest for 3 days. Catch 22. Enough whining. 
This summer has been challenging. About 2 weeks after we started our summer work schedule they closed off both ends of the parking lot to give us a new and much nicer parking lot. But ... that meant squeezing all employees into the center section of what we call the Bell tower section of the lot. I started getting to work @6:30 so I could find a parking place. They told us it would be August before the lot would be ready. No one wants to leave for lunch in fear they might not find a place when they come back. It wasn't as bad as we expected since several in the building went off contract. The good thing about this for me was I had to walk farther to my office which is good for my health. ;o) 
DMy office area is straight ahead on the right in this picture. 
I took this one on the right from parking area.E

To our surprise they poured the concrete last weekend and painted the parking space lines over this past weekend so when we got to work Monday we got to park on the new concrete surface instead of the pitted/rutted asphalt. Maybe now I won't break my neck walking across the lot. We all know what a klutz I am. So happy they finished up early.

Last Thursday was the Grand pup's 1st birthday and the place Pamela uses as a vet and kennel gave Sophie a birthday party. 

Can you say spoiled? 

I couldn't believe it. But Pamela sent these pictures to prove there was a celebration. There were treats for the furry 4 legged and fur less 2 legged critters that walked in.

They even got Sophie to pose with her birthday cookie. I can't believe how well she behaved to let them take this picture. Then they released her so she could eat.

Sophie came to stay with David and I for a week while Pamela and her Nursing gal friends took off and went to one of the girls family lake house for a little R&R. 

Last Friday when Pamela came in to pick up Sophie and visit with us for the weekend she and I went and had massages. oooooo ....ahhhh ..............Best 90 minutes. 
We went to our favorite spa called Waiting to Exhale in Cypress.

(FYI if you click on the name it will take you to the spa website. In fact generally anytime you see some colored wording  you can click and it will take you to a web related link)

Pictures of the spa are from their website.

The atmosphere is so calm and soothing.

From the moment you walk in to the front desk 

to the waiting area where you'll find water and snacks 

to the dressing room and to the massage area you'll find it warm and inviting. 

Everyone was/is friendly and helpful. 

Amber the manager helped set up the appointment for Pamela and I and was a pleasure to work with. Our massage therapist Jeanie and Christi worked their magic. Great way to end the week and start the weekend.

Pamela also came home so she could attend my sorority's annual summer charity luncheon for our philanthropy the Children's Miracle Network. 
This year our lunch was provided by Goode's Armadillo Palace. Some of the Texas music artists David and I like to listen to plays here. It's really a cool place with a really huge Armadillo out front.

There's a silent and a live auction and raffle tickets for sale to raise money. I always go home with goodies and less money in my checking. 
The little gal in her daddy's arms is the reason for the luncheon. Her name is Nahla and she's 4 years old. She has spent a lot of time at Texas Children's Hospital in her short life. Each year a family comes to the luncheon and speaks of their experiences. Little Nahla was so cute and quite the talker.
And of course it's always fun to see my sisters of Phi Mu.
Cindy Tilton Herndon, Shannon McAdams Love and me
My daughter actually allowed me to snap a picture of her 

and my friend Barbara snapped this picture of us.

A fun time was had and our tummies were full of fajitas.

Well I've rambled on and I still have more to share but I'll save my other news for later.

So Until next Blog post..
.....“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting” ~ Elizabeth Bibesco~


Linda said...

What a great post! I am so glad we have blogs so we can keep up with each other! I totally thought we would have had more adventures together when I was living down there - but our schedules seldom worked out! I am here at Quadville in DALLAS today and it was fun to take minute and catch up with you and yours!

Handywoman said...

Loving the Doggy birthday party. That is so awesome. I thought I was the only one that gave a "sort of" party for each of my babies birthdays. Cookies or ice cream is always in order! Loved the pictures, Shelties are awesome dogs. Ours passed a few years ago...miss Chelsea Rae Happy Little Lady....<<<<long name I know but it fit so perfectly. :)

Gayle said...

I hear you there with working long hours. I am FINALLY off for several days, I can't wait! It just takes it out of you. Perhaps I can blog a little bit, I feel like I have neglected it somewhat. Good to stop by your place for a visit!