Sunday, August 9, 2009

Summer In The City

I think the Lovin' Spoonful got it right with their hit song back in the summer of '66:

Hot town, summer in the city
Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city

All around, people looking half dead
Walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a match head

Summer has reminded us that while parts of the country are heading back to school, she has sole possession of the seasonal calendar for another month and a half. Currently our temperature is in the low 90's and tomorrow the predicted high is 98. Thankfully, this extreme is only supposed to last for a couple of days.

I don't have anything to specifically talk about today, so I'll just give you a little peek into what's rattling around in my head.

~I'm thankful for modern inventions like which allows me to watch/listen to the Braves on my computer. They're trying to win the series against the Dodgers this afternoon which would be a huge boost to their playoff hopes. If you lived in Atlanta in the early 90's and experienced worst to first, you know that it's never over until the fat lady sings. (I wonder who came up with that phrase...and why?)

~This marks my 100th blog entry since beginning it last October. Congratulate yourself if you're reading it! After watching the new movie "Julie and Julia" and seeing how cooking and blogging saved Julie Powell from a slow death by cubicle, you just never know if you're part of history by reading it. :) OK, so probably not since I'm not nearly as interesting and entertaining as she is, but a girl can dream, right? If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it.

~It's time for school to start for my friends and family in GA and I find myself feeling a little left out to not be there. While I made the correct choice to leave when I did, I still miss the excitement and possibility that each new year brings. There's just something fresh about new beginnings that the school year provides for students and staff alike. So while I can't be there in person, know that I'm asking God to bless you with an amazing year.

~I haven't mentioned anything about our kids for a while, so I thought I'd give you a quick update. First, they're all 3 dating someone which has made living away from them harder for this mom's heart. But I also recognize God's perfect timing for everyone and most of the time am content with letting Him take care of us all without trying to help. Tiffany still needs a job and is trying not to panic. She loves living in Orlando and should you want to see how she and Nikki are doing, you can check out their blogs. Matthew begins his 5th year of teaching tomorrow and will be helping coach the varsity fastpitch softball team again this fall. He's missed having his family around but spent the summer traveling and visiting everyone. Michael has had a busy summer taking Hebrew 1 and 2 so he could stay on track to graduate next spring. It's hard to believe he's at that point already and it will be exciting to see what God has for him as he looks to the future and what's next.

~Hamp and I will soon have to decide whether we're going to stay in our current apartment for another year or look for one with two bathrooms. We like the area we live in but it's expensive and we want to be wise in our choices. We knew moving here that we were making a minimum of a two year commitment and while I miss "home" often, we're where we're supposed to be for now. We want to fully live wherever God has us and are still learning what that looks like.

Well, the Braves just won the game 8-2 so I've done my part in pulling them through to victory. It's time to end this rambling and move on to other chores. Thanks for reading and remember that it's OK to let me know occasionally that you do!


karenjmu said...

I read them! And, I'm happy,too, that I lived in Atlanta in the 90's to experience the Braves' worst to first years :) I'm still mostly a Braves fan, but I have to be careful up here with all the Phillies fans ;) I got your msg on FB about stopping by - sometime I hope I have the chance to do so. I was just in Annapolis over night - not even 12 hours. A friend and I went to VA for a wedding, and my sister's house in Annapolis was a 1/2-way point to drive to last night after the reception. We got in at midnight! Take care! Congrats on the 100th blog!

Glenda said...

Congrats on the 100th blog!

It's always hard to believe it's time to start school when it is still so hot outside!

We're getting into our school year schedules - still in shock to have so much to do!

Love you lots....Hugs, Glenda

Deb said...

Jill, Just saw the Julie & Julia movie and loved it! Congrats on the 100th blog. I have read all 100 and enjoy stopping by to keep up with ya'll. Keep posting and I'll keep reading. ;0) Try to stay cool the next few days.

Hannah said...

hey auntie grandma! We caught the tail end of the game! YAY BRAVES!! Grant sported his awesome braves shirt today! he is laughing like crazy these days at his crazy's nuts man! I am so thankful you were at the hospital to see us, that was one of my favorite memories. I was so excited about it on our way to the hospital that day..anyways I love your blog. It's so sweet and it makes me feel like you are right next door :) LOVE YOU!

your brother said...

Go Braves! They're playing well more consistently now. Still lots of games against the Phillies and Marlins, so there's hope for a playoff appearance. We did get spoiled for 14 years, didn't we?