1. Trip to Ballinger, Texas
For last week's Saturday excursion, we went to Ballinger, Texas. First off, we visited the cemetery where David's mom and her family were laid to rest. When I was growing up, I had a fear of cemeteries, but now it's become somewhat of a fascination, and a place to remember and fondly reminisce ... nothing scary at all about that.
Then, David's dad brought us around several properties where the family had mineral rights to ( that was a term I learnt only after coming to the States - who would have known you could have different people owning what was ABOVE ground and what was BELOW ground! ) , and ended up having lunch at the ( I've been told, famous ) Lowake Steak House. I opt for the grilled Tilapia ( give me fish any day ).
Then we trooped on home to relax for a bit before.....
2. The Annual Kiwanis Fish Fry
Yippee, I didn't have to make dinner either. David's dad is a member of the local Kiwanis Club and had given us 2 tickets to the annual Fish ( and chicken strips ) Fry, where Johnny once again sang and a good time was had by all :)
3. A Seasonal Lawn
Once again, when I was in Malaysia, I would look on with envy at the different seasons that other part of the world had to "play" with, and now that I am here, experiencing all of this first hand, and autumn is a-knocking at our door, I love all the things that I can do out in the lawn, even if it is for my own little "happiness is... " thing. :)
4. A couple of rare self portraitish moments
I hardly take pictures of myself coz i think i look horrendous, but since I'd lost some weight, I thought what the heck. In a year, I can look back at my blog and go "oooo" or something to that effect. Speaking of which, I looked back at my blog entries from a year ago, and I was sick a few days ago on 10/9/07 and I was ALSO sick on 10/9/06 !!! spookiness ensues....