I haven't been very good about posting lately; things have just been crazy around here. Just to catch y'all up, here are a few things that have been going on:
1. Looks like we've hit another milestone with the kids growing up: One of OS' friends got married a week or 2 ago in Vegas and they had the reception on Saturday. It was so weird seeing him in his tux, with his bride. In my eyes he's still a teenager. The reception was unusual, or rather, the wedding & groom cakes were. Since they got married in Vegas, of course they had a Vegas theme. The wedding cake was a 3-tiered cake with dice and cards out of fondant/clay on it. The groom's cake was a big round cake decorated as a snuff can. When the "honorary wedding party" was announced, the disc jockey (is that what they still call them?) was playing that Carrie Underwood song "Last Name". If you've never heard it, you can watch it here. When the bride & groom came out, the song by Garth Brooks "Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House" was played. (No, she's not expecting.) Very unusual, indeed. YS & I only stayed until they came out, then we left. We didn't know anybody, and it was a little uncomfortable.
2. A couple of people commented about the SkunkApe that I referred to in a post last week. There is a teacher at one of my schools who has a "SkunkApe" business. Here is a picture of the t-shirt that I have:
Apparently there have been "Skunkape" sightings not too far from here. He said that the Travel Channel contacted him; they're doing some episodes on Skunkapes. (Of course, he may have been kidding...I'm soooo gullible!) What? You don't know what a Skunkape is? Well, you'll have to go to the website to find out!
Now can you see why I questioned Shaq being seen in our county?
3. On Sunday during Mass, we had no homily. I thought there was always suppose to be a homily. I look forward to seeing how the priest interprets the Gospel, and how he can relate it to our everyday life. The priest who celebrated Mass is the one whom I believe to have autistic-like characteristics, so he doesn't relate the Gospel to everyday life anyway. There was a letter from our Bishop that he read, speaking of vocations. All this priest did was read the letter, then continued on with Mass. Strange. I felt like something was missing.
4. Also on Sunday during Mass, we had the pleasure of having 5 nuns attend. I thought maybe one of them would speak, tying into the whole vocations' thing. But, no, I have no idea who they were or where they were from. After Mass they stayed kneeling in the pew, praying. They all looked young, so I really thought it was going to tie into vocations. I admire them a lot. It takes a lot of courage to hear God's calling and follow it. I may have mentioned this before, but when the kids were little, there were times when becoming a nun looked awfully good! The peace and quiet I would've had, but then again, I wouldn't have my 3 beautiful, wonderful boys.
5. Saturday was UT's first ballgame under the 3rd head coach in 3 years. I love to hear Derek Dooley talk, because he is a true southern boy who uses true southern sayings. Here are a couple of favorite quotes from after the ballgame:
“Before you can learn how to win a game, you’ve got to not screw it up,’’
“We start playing big-boy football next week.’’
I feel like I can be a true Vol fan now, since a lot of our money is now going to UT. There are a lot of season pass holders and big fans who have never even attended UT. I've always held back just a little since I didn't go to school there, but now I guess I can cut loose!
GO BIG ORANGE!