At last night’s Elks Memorial Service we had good turn out, much better than last years. Each year our membership keeps dropping and it always a chore trying to get people to come to meetings and the events that we hold each year. From what I hear most of the civic organizations are going through the same thing and it is a constant challenge, but we are determined to keep on keeping on no matter what. Our communities depend on the things that we do for them, especially these past couple of years with the economy being in such a mess.
The name tags with logo that I ordered and had ready for everyone to wear were a big hit. There is nothing worse that going into a large group of people and not being able to remember their names, name tags are very important and being able to read the name tag is important as well, so I’m glad that these name tags seemed to have fit the bill right nicely.
The price of beef has been inching upwards the past few years. It is getting very hard to afford the good cuts of beef for regular family dinners. I have had to cut back on steaks for just special occasions.
I think it is time to start exploring different ways to cook fish. If you have any favorite recipes, please share!
I remember when I looked up the History of baby showers when I was put in charge of the baby shower games and prizes for a large surprise baby shower. This particular celebration was being held for one of my co workers that worked with me in the HR department, which was a fairly large department so we expected a good amount of people to attend. We invited her family, her best friend as well as her husband (who actually brought his mother along as well) so we ended up with almost 50 people, that is a big baby shower to put on.
Anyway, I spent a good amount of time online looking for all kinds of information and help with the task that I was selected to take care of. Seeing all of the new born baby products that they have these days and how cute all those little tiny things look always gets to me, so soft and fluffy, sweet pastel colors and designs tend to bring out those feelings of wanting to have a baby. I mean really those adorable baby animal hats that are all the rage these days! You have to understand that I am a hat freak to start with so having a baby to adorn their little heads with all the little hats as well, it’s just too wild not to think and dream about.
Then after the baby shower was all done and over with, the mother-to-be was very happy with customized baby blankets that I had special ordered and gave to her and the tons of other stuff that she walked out of there with, I went to the grocery store on my way home. Standing in line behind me was a mother dealing with her bratty and out of control two year old and her newborn that was not happy about being there one bit. So after hearing all of that commotion I can tell you that I snapped out of the very strong and ever growing urge to have another baby – real quick like!
It looks like I’ll be seeing what I can find online by way of University of Alabama shirts to send to my nephew for his 17th birthday. He is so excited about attending the University of Alabama next year when he is all said and done with graduating high school in a short few months. In order to keep the excitement alive in him I thought that he would appreciate some Alabama apparel for him to sport as this year’s birthday gift.
It will be different around here when he leaves in the Spring, he is the last of boys in family that are still around. The remaining minor children in the family are all female, not that I have a problem with that mind you. It is just strange how things have shifted throughout the years from guys being the majority for so long and how it has gradually turned female.
He is a good kid, gave his mom, my kid sister, a hard time for a few years, but he has managed to pull it together, getting better grades and cut way back on his partying lifestyle that can really ruin a kid. So I’m so glad that he managed to turn it all around and will be heading out for college in less than 5 months.
Just got home from a late meeting in town. As I was driving I was thinking that it had been a while since I had seen a deer jump out in front of me. It wasn’t three minutes later that one heck of a big buck came jumping out of now where and ran in front of me, had to slam on my breaks in order not to run right into him. It’s been a good long while since I’ve seen a buck that size. I couldn’t count how many points he had, it all happened so fast, but he was a big one!