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I got a set of balls



Aren't they stunning?


Everybody should have a set of these!


So these are my latest acquisition for my family room and sit on my favorite antique refinished coffee table in this gold bowl alongside my coffee table books and a candle. Lovely, huh?

I got them at Bealls Outlet, my fav store of ALL TIME. I got them just today when I went over to get some frames for some photos that I'm putting up at the church this week. I've been planning this whole new coffee table thing, but today was just...the day.

I worked from home today and got twelve initiatives done which is really good. Always love Tuesdays because I can zip through my work so easily without getting interrupted. My message is done for tomorrow night and a bunch of other projects which will make my Wed/Thurs at the office go much better and not quite as under pressure. (Plus give me a little breathing room for unexpected things that come up at the church.)

After getting my work initiatives done, I went to work out (fitness walk) on my usual route in the neighborhood. Getting back into an exercise routine has been so difficult after coming back from Africa and then the holidays but I'm getting there. It was hotter today than it has been. People were out cutting their grass and trimming. I was actually very sweaty when I got home...got bathed and cleaned up and made dinner.

Just after I popped dinner in the oven Bobby walked through the door...He came for supper tonight and just to spend the evening here with us. We've missed him the last few weeks. He got a new job at Remington's and has been in training. Tonight I made meatloaf with the tomato based topping that Jordan likes (versus brown gravy kind) and mashed potatoes, peas, corn and bread. Bobby had NEVER had meatloaf in his life, until tonight. He loved it. Always amazes me what some of these kids experience at my house the first time. I realize with the environment Bobby's been raised in (without a Mom) he has a whole lot of firsts at our house and it always blesses me to see him so blessed. He and the boys played video games afterwards and Larry and Savanna and I saw Idol and laughed our heads off.

It's raining real hard right now. I mean REAL hard, as in thunder and lightening and tornadoes in some places hard. Hopefully it will simmer to a slow steady rain and make a good environment for sleep.


Tomorrow, I'm going to post about what happened when I made my purchase at Bealls today. I had a counseling session at the cash register.

p.s. So, when people are googling stuff I am guessing today's post title is going to get me, oooohhhh, roughly at least 25-50 more people logging on tomorrow to see what in the world this post was about, and my stats should go through the roof.

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