Thursday, July 7, 2011

Raindrops on roses

I was in big need of a good thunderstorm the other day

And I got it

Mother Nature and I are back to being friends

Boyfriend said that's the first "real" thunderstorm he's experienced since he moved to Utah...which made me think that's probably why I needed a good one because he has been up here for quite a while and that is far too long to go without in my oh so humble opinion

In other news, my car sold!! Woot!! :)

I posted it Sunday night, got a response from a guy, contacted him on Monday, and it was gone by Tuesday!! Just proves to me that prayers are answered

The nicest thing about it? I didn't get it for the asking price, but it was only $400 less and it was enough to finish paying it off and have a little bit left over to start saving for the next one

It was really sad to see it leave the parking lot, but I was too excited to be completely debt free to mourn too much 

So now I have to figure out a way to celebrate

Boyfriend and I are going to get steak soon, but I need something else...

Maybe some shoe shopping...

In other other news, Happy Late 4th of July!!

In church on Sunday we were singing "America the Beautiful" and for some reason the words really hit me this year...I had a really hard time getting through the song

I don't think I've ever been emotional over this holiday before...don't get me wrong, I love my country and am very grateful for it, but it's never reduced me to tears

I also decided this year I was going to celebrate in a....different, new, fun, insert chosen word here, way

So I made these:

(please excuse the fuzziness...I didn't want to go all the way downstairs to get my real camera)

:D I saw a similar idea on another blog and thought "Self, why not take it a step further??"

My dad and sister thought I was crazy, but I had fun :)

And then I did this:

Even more people thought I was crazy with this

And even though it took a big chunk of my day to do, it was still fun

Go me for being patriotic!! ;)

Anyway, I must go back to work

I chose to write a post today instead of read posts, I figured it was time for another one :)

Now I must go in search of some rain...maybe it will help wake me up after my body refused to have a restful sleep last night

And maybe if I'm lucky, I'll find a pretty picture to take 

Maybe of raindrops on roses :)

Have a wonderful rest of the day!!


Dazee Dreamer said...

Apparently you need to come over to my house. We have been getting some storms at night. I hear the pitter patter, wait, the drop drop drop outside my office. errrrr

I'm so glad your car sold. Woo Hoo

Now, when am I gonna be hearing the wedding bells sista.

Venassa said...

You are very patriotic! I didn't even manage to wear a red shirt on Canada Day.

Jessica said...

You'd be so proud of me. I removed the pink nail polish you put on me for girl's night and applied a bold red to go with my blue and white outfit last weekend. :)

Julie said...

Those pancakes would of been perfect for the daycare, wish I had thought of that. So cool. Those fingernails, now that's something my girls would love. Gotta try that.
Rain, well this year my area is blessed with it. We are so far above our rain for the year we don't have to worry about a drought for a couple year if no rain.
Enjoy your weekend. God bless my friend.

The Broderick Family Blog said...

Good work selling your car. Used cars are worth a ton of money right now because the of problems in Japan, and Cash-for-clunkers. Great time to sell; terrible time to buy (especially fuel-efficient cars).

Jolyn Lloyd Matthews said...

Whoo hoo for it all: cars, nails, pancakes, and thunderstorm! Love you and love your posts.