Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We Want to Know Wednesday


We Want to Know Wednesday is sponsored by:
Impulsive Addict, Janette, Mamarazzi and Seriously Shawn...
go visit them and link up...
{1} What was the last thing you searched for online?  I've been searching for bedding and have found some really nice complete sets....beds in a bag... LOL!

{2} If we visit your home state, what is one MUST we should do before leaving?   Go to the J&K in Cheraw and eat a "Super Cheeseburger All-The-Way!"

{3} What do you think pharmaceutical companies should invent a pill for that isn't on the market yet?  They should invent a pill that would cure teenage sassiness.....

{4} When was your first kiss? Was it good or bad?  Honestly, I cannot remember, so it must have just been so-so...

{5} What is your guilty pleasure tv show that you can not miss?  Survivor and Big Brother!!  I can't wait for the new season of BB to start in July!!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Miscellany Monday

Miscellany Monday @ lowercase letters

It has been quite a while since I last
 linked up with Carissa for
M I S C E L L A N Y    M O N D A Y.
We'll see how it goes....

It's day five of Lawren and Mary Jo's three-week adventure in California.  They miss home, and I miss them, but this is a trip of a lifetime for two 15-year-olds!

I'm not a Gamecock fan, but I hope that they can pull out a win in tonight's game.
I have so many things on my to-do list (not really a list because I haven't written anything down) that I want to accomplish over this summer break.  I worked a little in the laundry room last week but still have lots more to go in there.  It was a wreck!  I'd like to paint the kitchen cabinets, my bedroom, the hallway, and maybe other rooms too.  I guess I'll work on all of these projects a little at a time.

Work continues on the exterior of the house and the roof.  It's looking so good!  Pictures will be posted when construction is completed.
Florida just made two throwing errors and USC scored a run in the 11th inning
to score a run.  It's 2 - 1.....Go Cocks!
Charles is an only child while the girls are away, and he's not even taking advantage of it. He gets up early, goes to work at the CCC, and comes home late, showers and goes to bed.  I hardly ever see him.  I guess he's growing up and doesn't have much time for his old mama....

The weather here is so hot during the day.  The high today was 99 degrees but the heat index was a lot higher....typical SC summer.  I'm glad I like hot weather.
Go by Carissa's page and link up....before it's Tuesday.... :)

Meet Me on Monday

Today I am linking up with Java over at Never Growing Old for the 50th edition of Meet Me on Monday!!

1. What is your favorite food?  My favorite food is something I'll never have again....turkey dressing that my mama made.  I make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas and it's good, but it's just not the same.

2. What color scheme is your bedroom?  Green....but I'm thinking about painting it red when I finish the Dresden plate quilt that I've started....
3. Do you carry a donor card?  Yes, of course....that's the right thing to do..

4. In your opinion, is the glass half empty or half full?  Half full....I try to be optomistic and look for the good in everything....
5. Vanilla or Chocolate?  Chocolate please and thank you... :)

California Trip Continues 6-22 thru 6-26-11

Lawren and Mary Jo's San Francisco adventure continues.  They are experiencing things that will remain with them forever.  It is so hard to believe that they've only been gone for about a week and have seen and done so much.  Below are pictures that Chandler and Gary have sent or pics that they've sent themselves....

L and MJ at the Golden Gate bridge
June 22, 2011

Cliff House, June 22, 2011

Windmills at Golden Gate Park
June 22, 2011
Chinatown in SF
June 23, 2011

Chinese Fortune Cookies
June 23, 2011
June 24, 2011
Huge Redwood at Muir Woods
June 24, 2011
Mary Jo, Chandler, and Lawren at Muir Woods
June 24, 2011

Mall in SF
June 25, 2011

little chocolates from the mall.....

Tide pools at Fitzgerald Beach
June 26, 2011

big crab....

big crab....

Fitzgerald Beach
hermit crabs
hermit crabs up close...
DO NOT bring them home!!!
oyster bed...
seals at Fitzgerald Beach
Fitzgerald Beach
June 26, 2011
Lawren and Mary Jo
Beautiful California girls....
Silly California girls.... :)

I really miss the girls, but am so happy for them.  They are homesick too, and I keep sending messages of encouragement.  They will make it until the end of three weeks, and hopefully I will too!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday Fill-Ins


1. Getting away from it all is so nice....wish I could get away right now!

2.  Say a prayer to start your day off right.

3. Coffee, tea or diet Coke.

4.  Equal in place of sugar.

5. The lights will be on until you get home.

6. I'm full of happiness.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a quiet evening here at home with Chuck, tomorrow my plans include sleeping late and then hanging out here at home and Sunday, I want to worship my Lord and Savior and spend time with my husband!

Filll in the Blank Friday

Yes, I know it is Saturday....I'm catching up.... :)

1. The last thing I ate was   a large #6...turkey on wheat with lettuce and tomato, heated....and a diet Mt. Dew..

2. The next thing I'd like to eat is   probably Mexican food from Fiesta Tapita in Cheraw....YUM!!

3. The best things   in life are things that one often takes for, friends, sunshinny days, hugs and kisses, slow, relaxing days, a job/career, and a home filled with laughter and life....

4. Something that makes me supremely and utterly happy is   having a houseful of kids and their friends....

5. Sports are   a way of life in our house. Since I am the parent of high school athletes, I name the seasons by what sport is being played...Fall = football, softball, and volleyball; Winter = basketball and softball; Spring and Summer = softball and golf....

6. I miss   Lawren and Mary Jo....they left Wednesday for a three-week trip to Berkeley and San Francisco....

7. Right now I am    suffering with an annoying headache :(

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

California Trip Begins

The girls are in California! 
Lawren and MJ, on arrival in SF
Chuck and I took them to Douglas International this morning, and they flew out at 9:40 AM.

It was hard to leave the airport, knowing that it would be three weeks before I see them again, but this is such a great opportunity for them.  I'd been telling them for years that they could go when they got a little older, and I kept my word....fifteen is a great age to go away from home, experience new places and see new things....
Golden Gate Bridge
Spread your wings.....
Have a wonderful vacation in California!
Lawren and MJ at the Cliff House
Soak up all that this world has to offer.....
Take in all in, cherish, and fully experience these days
because you'll never be the same again.
We will miss you and you'll probably miss us too.
Have fun, be safe, and enjoy your trip!
I love you!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Day Zero Project - Winthrop

104.  Visit Winthrop

Lawren and Mary Jo played in  the NSA Summer Stars Showcase Tournament the weekend of June 18-19, 2011, in Rock Hill, SC.  While there, I had the opportunity to visit my college Alma mater, Winthrop College/University.  It has been years since I've been on campus.  A lot was still the same, but there were a lot of changes too. 

Here are a few pictures (taken with my phone) of my visit.

Flags and banners on Oakland Avenue

Now the sign says Winthrop University, but
back then, it said Winthrop College....

Margaret Nance...dorm where I lived my freshman
and sophomore years

Fountain outside of Margaret Nance....

Bancroft....dorm where I lived
as a junior


Withers....the building where all of the
education classes were held

Back view of Withers...

Info. on the Eagle statue

This Eagle statue is awesome....
this is the first time I'd seen it!

I wouldn't trade my 4 years at
Winthrop for anything in the
world.....those were some of
the best years of my life!!