Overall, July was wonderful. It was my birthday month, and it was full of gifts. I am grateful to God for each one of them.
The picture above is from this past weekend. That's me, Bubba (my nephew/brother) and John Alvin (his cousin). Bubba and his wife BJ invited me to join them at Lake Whitney for the weekend. I love that lake!! It was wonderful! Of course it doesn't hurt that they have a nice RV and boat, and John Alvin was able to join us because he has a great place and lives on the lake. It made me long for my nomadic life even more, but in the meantime I'll take weekends like this one anytime! :)
On the way to the lake I passed an RV retail place that had a Class B with slide outs. I practically wrecked doing a u-turn to go back and see it. I stood at the fence and drooled for awhile. They weren't open yet.
The Class B wasn't there when I came back through on my way home, but I took a picture of this Scamp they had parked in the back.
It may not look like much but when I looked them up, I got really excited! This model is only 13 ft. and it comes with a shower and rooftop a/c. Check out this picture from their specs site. The bed converts to a dinette for day use. I'm in love!
The Month In Review
I completely blew my normal routine for isolation and writing this month, but I don't regret one single moment. I considered each outing a vacation and birthday treat.
I started off the month attending church with my niece and her family to celebrate their successful VBS.
|VBS Song Recital - Wesley, Kenzie and mom, Charlene|
|Wesley and Nonni|
|Kenzie and Oliver|
On July 4th, I got to enjoy a cookout in Bubba's beautiful backyard.
I also got to see Smiles again this month. You remember her, right? She is the puppy I rescued. She is very lucky and very happy. The picture is blurry because she was all over me and wouldn't quit wiggling. Too cute!
For my birthday, I heard from lots of friends and family. And Charlene had a party for me and her daughter who was in town. That was awesome too!
However, one of the best gifts I got was peace and quiet at my apartment... let me explain....
Until my birthday weekend, I had not had a full night's sleep in this apartment. Not one! My birthday was Saturday, 7/14. On 7/12 the apartments did a drug raid and announced that they are putting a police substation in the complex. In my building! That may sound ominous to you, but to me it was/is a big relief. The noise and parties stopped almost immediately. Then, as if that wasn't enough, God gave me another blessing! The very next day, on Friday, 7/13, the new manager told the family of 7 above me (in a one bedroom), that they had to move to a 2 bedroom or find a new place to live. They moved out while I was at my birthday party. How awesome is that?!? Peace. Quiet. Sleep. Happy birthday to me! :)
My furbabies are enjoying the peace and quiet too. We all crashed!
|Miss Hope, Nonni and Bentley|
All in all, I'm closing out July a very happy camper. :)
|Taken at my 54th bday party by my great niece Kristen :)|