Monday, July 28, 2014

HELLO Monday



HELLO 62nd Birthday.......yep, that's right, tomorrow will make 62 years that the dear Lord has given me here on planet earth. Our two kiddos treated me to a wonderful birthday dinner this past Friday evening while our daughter was in town.
I had the "Rajun Cajun Shrimp" with a salad and can I just tell you that it was ragin' alright.  I seldom have anything that is too spicy hot for me but this almost topped all spiciness. But, oh, so good and as you can see from the above plate of both the shrimp and the "birthday cheesecake" that presentation is everything!!!  I mean, how do they make such beauty of sauces?  I love it and it was a lovely evening with our family.  What more could a gal desire!!
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HELLO BFF...... 50 years ago Lynette and I met in the 8th grade right after I  moved to town.  It was a new place, a new school and new friends for me.  Something must have "clicked" because that friendship has remained and though many miles separate us now, we can always pick right back up where we left off.  This past weekend I was by her side as she laid her precious Mother to rest.  Lynette lives in Orlando but is from here and her parents were both from here.  Seven year ago Lynette's Mom made a move to Orlando because of her declining health.  But,Lynette brought her Mom back here for her burial.  You've heard of "destination weddings" well, this was a destination funeral and no easy feat.  Thankfully, Lynette is a "gal with a plan" and she had taken care of as much as possible before her Mom's death and I was able to be her "go to" person on this end.  Everything came off without a hitch and now Lynette will begin the adjustment of finding her "new normal."  Those of us who are and have been caregivers understand. We did try to find a few hours for just a little fun while she was here.  We got our daughters and my DIL and had a little "retail therapy" fun one afternoon.  That sort of lightened up the heaviness of the days.
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HELLO Gran love...........I'm thinking this picture says it all.  These little guys can just wear this CiCi plum out with all their energy and they make me so thankful that they are "just" my Grans.  I'm not sure I could hold up to such energy 24/7. ~big laugh~  And, I have no doubt that's why it was likely the Lord's intention that we be parents in our younger years.  But, oh, the joy these little ones can bring to our lives!  We are beyond blessed for sure!
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HELLO new house progress........And, they have FINISHED the slab!!!  Yep, today marks 6 weeks into construction and all we have is a slab, but can I just tell you that it is one fine slab.  Hubby worked about 7 hours ~in the heat of the day~  after the concrete finishers finished their work keeping the slab wet to lessen the chances of cracks.  And, at last look yesterday there is only ONE hairline crack.  And, yes, ultimately it will all be covered up but Hubby is just that way, wants it as right as he can get it.  Gotta love a man like that and I do!
And, folks, I have made my granite choices!!  Yes siree, it is "signed and sealed" and to be delivered in a few months.  The Sienna Bordeaux (on the left and the one I'm standing in front of) is for our kitchen and the Top Star (on the right) is for our Master Bath.  I am soooo very pleased with both choices and had some really good direction from my designer. Things are moving along! Will likely begin looking more like a house being built soon.


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

11 comments:

  1. Wow, things are coming right along on the house, aren't they? Before long, it'll start looking like a house. Nice granite selections ... I had a dickens of a time choosing granite when we replaced our counters a couple of years ago. There are just so many choices, aren't there?

    And a happy birthday to you! The shrimp and cheesecake look absolutely fabulous ... how do they do that with the sauce on the cheesecake? Gorgeous!

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  2. Such a cute picture of you with your grands! And moving right along on the house I see...soo exciting. Love your granite choices. Soo many decisions and choices to make. Happy birthday Lea! Hope you have just a wonderful day Dinner looked yummy!

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  3. Happy, Happy Birthday, Lea! I'll have you know that I showed your photo on FB to my hubby. He guessed you to be around 45! Just goes to prove how wonderful you look! Glad you had such a fun celebration and I love the story about you and your friend! Happy that your home is coming right along...I'm enjoying following along with the progress!

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  4. Happy, Happy Birthday!! You look great!

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  5. Yep, that picture about says it all, Lea. So precious!

    Love the granite! You will never tire of those patterns and will continue finding designs and depths for years to come.

    Happy Birthday to you and I agree with April, you look amazing! Have a great day.

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  6. Love the granite choices...I recall the exciting days of making those choices for our home.

    Sorry for your friends loss, how great to remain so close for so many years!

    Adorable photos of the grands, looks like a successful birthday celebration!

    Hugs

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  7. Happy Birthday Cici!!


    The house is moving right along...

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  8. Helloooo Gorgeous! If you are 62 years old sweet Lea - I'll have what you're having. You look maahhhvelous as Billy Crystal would say. It's probably because you are surrounded by love! Many more happy and healthy ones to come!

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  9. What a precious picture of you with the grands FRAME! So sorry for the loss of your friend's mom. We don't think about such things when we are 8th grade friends, do we? What a treasure you must be to her, and vice versa.

    Happy birthday--hope it's "real nas"--haha. I was in Target when I saw that and thought of you.

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  10. You make turning "62" something everyone would look forward to! Happy Belated Birthday to you! The pictures are so good and so interesting. What a lovely family you have, and they sure do know how to celebrate in a fun way.

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  11. So sorry I missed your birthday post. You already know that I am an "unstable" blogger tho, don't you? Lol. Anyhoo, you are just beautiful and look nowhere near 62 years of age! I LOVE your granite choices. Cannot wait for more house post.

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