A friend sent me this: "Life is like a book with many different chapters. Some tell of tragedy and others of triumph. Some chapters are dull and ordinary, others intense and exciting. The key to being a success in life is to never stop on a difficult page, to never quit on a tough chapter. Champions have the courage to keep turning the pages because they know a better chapter lies ahead. (Source unknown) So true!
Another friend sent me this: "The person who complains that it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." Also quite true.
My friend Kathryn sent me this, which had me squealing with laughter! (Click to enlarge.) Can I just say how sick I am of the Michael Jackson coverage? I turn the channel now when it comes on. Okay, so he was a 'legendary performer', and there is some unknowns surrounding his death. Can we just leave it alone for awhile? Maybe until the autopsy results are back and there's something REAL to discuss?
As I've mentioned before, Spouse works for the State, which has a huge budget deficit like all the other states. There have been several proposals for ways to reduce the deficit, and reducing State employees' salaries were included. At 1st we thought he might get an 8% reduction, then a 2.5% reduction. However, yesterday it was announced that State employees will have to take 5 unpaid furlough days (1 day per month) from July-Dec. Spouse is thrilled with this, as he would like nothing more than to spend fewer days at work, paid or unpaid!
I am anxiously awaiting the return of Big Ella. I put her in the shop a few weeks ago to have a couple minor electrical things done. While there, Spouse talked me into having the dash pad replaced. When I got Big Ella her interior was amazingly preserved, with the exception of the dash pad which had been badly faded and cracked open by the sun. So I ordered a new dash pad online, had it shipped to the shop, and they were to have it painted to match and then install it. On Tues the shop said the dash pad was not back from the painter yet. I'm nervous that it will not be installed by today, and that I will not have Big Ella back in time to show her off in the 4th of July Doo Dah parade on Sat. Please send positive energy to DE!!
I'm really excited about the July 4th long weekend! Spouse & I are both off today (Fri) and are going to the beach in a few minutes. Tomorrow (Sat) morning we're walking to the farmer's market for a bagel and coffee, then I'll drop Big Ella off to get detailed. Spouse will bring me home and then he'll head to the personal trainer and I'll make a dish for later on. Then we'll walk to the annual outdoor art show/sale, followed by the boat parade on the canal. We'll to Mike & Steve's for a 4th of July BBQ and parade viewing party. But I will sneak out of the BBQ early to pick up Big Ella and show her off in the Doo Dah parade. Later that night we'll walk to the beach to watch the fireworks. Wishing all of you a happy, fun, and safe 4th of July weekend!!