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.
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.
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~