Monday, April 21, 2008

I'm Baack!

After a really fun weekend of scrapping with friends, old and new, I felt rested and renewed and ready to go back to work once again. Ask me if that didn't feel weird, walking into my old office after a 3-1/2 year absence? I have to tell you, I was a little anxious about it. There is only one staff member left from the "old gang". Everyone else has been hired since Kathy took over as director. But the girls were just wonderful. After a few minutes, it was as if I had never left. It was a really fun day.

I only worked five hours. Jim picked me up at the library at 3 and we went on our "gas saving" errand day. We have decided that we need to be wise about our gas consumption, thus fitting as many things into a trip as possible so we:

-Went to Walmart and returned a defective CD player.
-Stopped at Lowe's and bought a new 4 ft. step ladder
-Went to the nursing home to visit Florence. It was really good to see her.
She seemed good and was really happy to see us.
-Returned some things to Kohl's
-Had dinner at Uno's (A really delightful and diet friendly meal). It was a perfect
evening and we were able to eat on the patio. I just LOVE eating outdoors.
-Went to Wegman's and shopped for groceries

We arrived home, satisfied with the accomplishments of the afternoon.

I just downloaded some pictures from the weekend and thought I'd share a couple.

The only explanation for these pictures is that by 11 PM, we are a little (or maybe a lot) silly. And I lay the entire blame for this craziness on Mary R.

The lodge was on the edge of the lake. Isn't it beautiful?

Taking a break and enjoying the perfect weather.

Of course, we had to eat!!

What's dinner without dessert?

Laurie, Em and I came home late Saturday evening. We wanted to be home for church on Sunday. I'm so glad I did that. A friend of our congregation was visiting from Canada. He sang and played the piano. The words of his song, and his introduction to it, really touched my heart. He spoke about being willing to be obedient to God. It was such an encouragement to me. Isn't great that God gives us just what we need, just when we need it?

I hope everyone is well today and looking forward to the week ahead.



camport said...

It looks like you had a blast scrapping. And so glad to hear that the job is going well, too.

I'm holding tight to the promises of God as we're coming to the end of a contract and have no idea where we're going! I have faith in the fact that He provides what we need, when we need it.


Diane said...

The scrapping weekend was obviously a success! Loved the pictures.

Happy that your return to work went well.

Cheryl Wray said...

Oh my gosh...all of that food!!!!! Yummm!!! (I have actually learned that one of the best things about scrap times is all the food!! lol)

I love it when the message at church just "gets" you.

I LOVE all the pics!!!!!!

Mississippi Songbird said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time.. I hope you have a great weekend!

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