Monday, August 18, 2014

Ups and Downs and MMMM

This last weekend had it's highs and lows.
Friday we put in a new dishwasher.  It's a fancy one--at least for me.  It washes well and looks pretty nice.
All the controls are on the top of the door so you don't see them when it's closed.  And it's so very quiet. Not intrusive like the old one.
Nick graduated from Leadership Academy here at the university we work at.  It was about leadership in the workplace and it taught Nick a whole lot about being a boss and advocating for himself. He really got a lot out of it , but was glad to see it be over.
He got a nice plaque out of it too:
I hit the thrift stores with my mom and the boys on Saturday.  We did well.  The boys are pretty well outfitted for the year.  There will be snow boots to get and a coat for Turbo and possibly some socks for Bruiser, but for now school shopping is almost done.  Turbo has his orientation tomorrow for middle school and we hopefully will get a materials list so we know what he will need. Mostly the unfun things like notebooks, folders, paper and binders. He has pencils and such that he likes to use.

We had friends over Saturday night for Shish Kabobs:
After feeding the kids their kabobs, we put together a bunch of kabobs and the nafter they were cooked ate off a communal plate.  A sort of eat what you want general plate.  It kept the dishes down and was lots of fun.
Sunday was less busy.  We took the dogs for a walk along the river.  Thullee got thoroughly wet and had a ball running in the water.
The rest of Sunday was very low key.  Naps, Chinese delivery and general laziness ruled.  Although I did get laundry accomplished.  Mostly.  I still have towels in the dryer and a basket of clothes that need putting away.  I'm calling it done enough.
The lows were Nick dad.  He had knee surgery the beginning of August and now is back in the hospital with blood clots and pain.   Nick spent a lot of time with his mom at the hospital on Saturday.
On Sunday, during the adventure walking the dogs, Thullee whipped the leash out of my hand and gave me some rope burns--tore the skin on my ring finger right above the knuckle inside my hand.  Made it less than fun to finish the walk and do much of anything the rest of the day. 

And now for MMMM.  Freebie week so let's see:
Billy Joel: Only the Good Die Young

Tracy Lawrence If the Good Die Young:

Kenny Chesney, I Go Back:


  1. Hi VandyJ, you've got a good country feel with your songs this week and I liked them even thought it was my first time hearing Kenny Chesney or Tracy Lawrence (but I think I saw that Jay Leno show). But I know Billy Joel and Only the good die young.

    Great picks. It got me out on the blog hop's virtual dance floor and moving and that's what it's all about.

    Thanks and have a great week!

  2. Well, those are some definitely fun songs. Thanks for sharing, and joining us this week. I had a wonderful time foot stompin' on your dance floor! Weeee doggies! Have a great week!

  3. Good music pics; love those. I've had the dogs do that to me too. We have a double leash for them so if they both go for something, they have quite a bit of strength!

  4. That is a spiffy dishwasher! I keep hearing how quite they are. Mine is like a train :)

    Congrats to your Nick!

    I want to try some kabobs sometime. Definitely a fun weekend!

    Thanks for sharing the music with us!

  5. Billy Joe ~ Only The Good Die Young is a totally get-to-your-feet dance song. Enjoy your new dishwasher. I would be so lost without mine! Have a tunetastic week, Vandy!

  6. Love me some billy Joel and Kenny so good. thanks for the awesome dance party and oh my those kabobs look yummy too.


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