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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

death of a sandal..............

The Birthday Boy's Grandpa took boat loads of kids out fishing.........
Birthday Boy showed each gift to his dad as he opened them - it was cute.


Kids at cow lake birthday party......


Moonbeam falls asleep with a friend - she is a teacher at the local school who is leaving. She will be missed.


I stopped by a friend's wedding reception. I'm so happy for her...........


Boy oh boy has it been a busy weekend and beyond! Saturday I worked a 12-hour shift and then stopped by a friends wedding reception. Sunday was church and a big birthday party bash at a local lake. Monday we had dinner at Mist and Fiery's place. Tuesday was our girls day at the lake followed by a 12-hour night shift. Just writing it all is taxing on ones brain.....
I still haven't figured out why I pace myself like this but if you have any ideas let me know :-)
Sunday was a beautiful day at a near by lake. The boys were invited to a birthday party and I thought it would be fun for us all to go. The family has 5 grown girls (the oldest girl's son was having the party). The grown sisters are loud, expressive and fun. They remind me a little of my own family. It was a sultry 80 degree afternoon. I enjoyed lounging around the lake and getting a good swim in. There were a lot of people I knew to visit with while the kids played. Earlier that morning i had just drove everybody nuts making this big stink about not finding my sandals. At the last minute before it was time to leave i found them. Well anyway, as I was saying, I was standing around visiting. I had finally dried off from the long swim and was finally warm and relaxed. Suddenly somebody says to a kid "stop panicking and swim". I look out and this little kid is way over his head. His inner tube is floating in the other direction and he has a look of sheer panic. He is starting to bob up and down. I ran out there and grabbed him. He was almost over my head and I was sinking in muck as I reached him. I held him up high as I could and carried him out of the water. I set him on the ground and went back to intercept his inner tube. Suddenly my sandal is sucked into the mud never to be heard from again....... I had to go barefoot the rest of the day.
I was a little bit embarrassed about the attention. I offered to pay kids to find my sandal, but it was buried too deep to be found. Of course, the day wouldn't be complete without me making some social foe pas, which I did. I won't even bother to elaborate on them because I don't want to remind myself - lol. I also looked rather strange walking around gingerly in bare feet. Otherwise it went pretty good. Mainly I enjoyed being around the water with friends I don't normally get to see. Some where in a dark, watery grave, my sandal rests in peace. Please allow a moment of silence, perhaps share a warm word in its behalf........

10 comments:

Mr. Stupid said...

Lovely pictures. Looks like you've had a really busy week. And sorry about the loss of your Sandal. May he/she get to the shore soon...:)

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi. Looks like a fabulous location and everyone having a great time.

I also always love to see weddings! Such happy times.

And I don't think saving someone's kid from drowning can ever be seen as embarrassing in any way - I'm sure you were the hero of the day :) Well done!

Bearfriend xx

baili said...

wow that was a great job dear,well done ,thanks for sharing such pleasure full pics i just loved looking at them,wishing your friend happy new life they look amazing couple ,take care

Kimberly said...

Someday archaelogists will discover your sandal and wonder how it ended up there and make up some story as to what happened to the shoe's owner...

God put you there at that party so that little child wouldn't drown, I'm his parents are relieved too.

Every now and then the "word verification" words are just silly and sound like words, from this post it was "crogbool" which could be the word for the muck in the bottom of the lake.

RoseBelle said...

Oh how I wish I have a lake like that to go to unwind. It is absolutely peaceful and I can imagine the smell of all the greens around it.

I think as moms, we have our family, friends, and other things that take up our time. I wish sometimes I have more time in a day to finish all my tasks. It is no wonder people say "take it easy. don't burn yourself out". I try not to but most of the times, it's really hard.

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

thats happened to me before, losing my shoe in the mud sludge. Love all the pictures!

Heather said...

You are hilarious! Be assured, a moment of silence was observed in our home in memory of the beloved sandal.

And as for feeling embarrassed about being barefoot--you should be proud of being the heroine. :)

Gina F said...

Love the photos! I award you for saving that little boy. As for the sandals let them rest in peace as they are now gone. Take Care - Toodles :o)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Caroline said...

What a great post! May your sandal R.I.P.! Amazing that God had arranged for you to help the little boy that day. I love how you are able to swim in lakes and walk in mountains. You really are an outdoor mum. Summer has arrived in England albeit on an intermittent basis but enjoyable when we have the sunny days. The schools break up in a couple of weeks- my children will be off for 8 1/2 weeks which is great! I love the long summer holidays. Thanks for your post

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You get to see some beautiful scenery every day! I'm glad your were there to rescue the child. Sorry about your sandal.
Blessings,
Marcia