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Meagan posted on Facebook Saturday about the birthing class she and Nathan were scheduled to attend at the hospital that morning. The picture she posted of the two of them just struck me so funny. (They both have such demonstrative faces.)
Today, Nathan turns twenty-four.
I realize that when a son becomes an adult, you don’t make as big a deal over his birthday as you did when he was just a little fella. But I’m feeling extra sentimental today since this is Nathan’s last birthday before his own child is born—a birthday marking the end of one precious era and the beginning of another.
Note: Just wanted to update you on my brother-in-law, Randy, who had a heart attack a week ago. He went into surgery shortly after getting to the emergency room and had a stent placed; he was sent home the next day. His doctor told him to take at least a week off from work but his wife Debbie (my little sister), told him he is supposed to take TWO weeks off. He is listening to his wife!
Here’s a note for you from Debbie: Randy and I would like to extend our heart-felt thanks to all of the wonderful Smithellaneous readers who so kindly let us know you were praying for us after Randy’s recent heart attack. We were amazed that even though you only know as extended family of Becky’s, you took the time to express care and concern–Cindy from Sonoma, CA even sent a card! That’s the kind of stuff that makes the world a better place. Your thoughtfulness means so much–thank you! Randy & Deb Mantik
Every once in a while, I like to take a little trip down memory lane and look at what Smith Life was like back in the day. This is one of my favorite posts from the olden days; enjoy!
April 27, 2009
Last week, I bought toilet paper. Nine rolls of toilet paper. On sale.
Midweek Miscellany #1
Nathan has started his new job! One of the things he’s already loving about it is that the hours are 8 to 5, Monday through Friday. With Chick-Fil-A, he was working all sorts of strange shifts, some of them twelve hours long and many of them on evenings and Saturday which is Meagan’s day off from teaching. Also, Chick-Fil-A was forty minutes from home and his new job is just TEN minutes from home so his gas tank is a lot happier now.
Today Steve celebrates half a century plus half a decade plus one.
For those of you who are not good at math—like me—he turns fifty-six.
This Saturday is the prom at Sarah’s High School. She hadn’t planned to attend and I really wasn’t all that gung-ho about her going since I’ve heard more than a few wild stories from prom-goers over the years.
Today’s post is a favorite (rewritten and improved) classic from the archives.
Yesterday as I was gathering some things to take to a consignment store, I came across some of Sarah’s special dresses–those little velvet, swishy dresses she wore when she was still young enough to be called a little girl.
I had a whole memory card full of pictures which I was planning to write a post around. However, when I put the card in my computer, no pictures emerged. Since I had just looked at the pictures (on my camera) before going to bed last night, I figured that some weird thing had happened overnight and they had erased themselves. So I downloaded Recuva which does a good job of recovering photos that you are think are long gone.
Here’s another one of my favorite posts from the archives written around 2007.
In the course of my job as church secretary, I make a lot of visits to the Post Office. Sometimes the line is short (oh happy day) and other times the line is long. (Oh not so happy day.)