gentle reader...i feel a little out of sorts here. this new, self imposed format is kinda weird. but i'm ok with weird.
then i realized that the photos i have ready to post are from soooo long ago...like from the beginning of the month...so i was like, do i go ahead with these photos or do i look at more recent photos...
i chose the lazy route and going with the photos from the beginning of the month...i promise to really get settled into this format and become congruent in my postings here...it really is something i have on my agenda, i promise you!
i absolutely commend this young man. i wish more young people had this thought process...our world would be so much happier and so much more settled than it is today. a lot of problems would be circumvented!
so parents, i challenge you to instill this amongst your children today!
check out those wash board abs on muscle girl! i am so dang proud of her and this journey she has embarked on. she is so excited by what she does. and it shows. and that means she is going to enjoy major success. and that makes my heart happy!
so this happened! we had family photos taken this past spring. my old phone case had seen many, many miles. and though it was still in great condition, and continued to protect my phone from unexpected falls, it was time to replace it...check out erin condren's website...the turn around time is great. the workmanship is beyond fabulous!
it's the end of summer and we finally got the backyard squared away. crazy, right? well, spending weekends at magic lake limits our time at home and what we can get done there. not complaining. it's reality. and i'm ok with it. the following are photos of the backyard!
in 2011, magic lake suffered a very severe flood. like, we almost lost the whole lake and all the properties. thankfully, we had awesome management and residents and our community was saved through blood, sweat and tears. there are areas around our lake that border the missouri river...those areas have never recovered and remain in a state of disarray. this is one such area. at one time, we parked our boat trailers here. now, it is washed out and tends to flood in a heavy rain. we no longer can park boat trailers here. after the receding of flood waters from earlier this summer, this area is left with ginormous cracks in the earth.
what is so interesting about these poles in the water is that once upon a time, prior to the flood of 2011, you could not see them! seriously! this is part of the previous boat trailer parking lot! that tells you how much was washed away during the flood...crazy mother nature!
yep...we invested in these awesome drive on lifts for the sea doos...most awesome thing we have done in a long time! makes it so much easier for ME to take them out on my own! no one needs to "catch" me when i come back from a jaunt around the lake!
so kiroman was out of town this saturday. muscle barbie was filling in at the salon and then had a party thing for her gym so i hung out at magic lake all by my lonesome. i enjoyed the peace and quiet by hanging by the pool and catching up on some magazine reading...and yes, i did take the sea doo out a couple times all by myself!
while i was at magic lake...this was happening elsewhere:
gentle reader. i know that was a lot to throw into one post. i thank you for reading all the way to the end of this really long post.
- to have the assurance of my friends
- to be able to spot a mole when i see one
- to have the courage to speak my mind
- to be able to discern right from wrong and what consitutes loyalty
- for my awesome readers!