Thursday, July 2, 2009

Another Thankful Week

Today I am thankful for the fun but safe trip we had to 6 Flags last Friday. I am thankful I could purchase the tickets cheaper that the Church of Christ Day price. I am so very thankful for my funny yet resourceful husband who had the bright idea to take Rhett's old baby stoller so we could put our cooler in it. He covered the cooler up with a beach towel. None of us were sure he could get through security, butluckily and thankfully he did. No one was going to bother a "sleeping baby". LOL We did this so we could bring our lunch and save money since he still has not found a job.

Our stroller got to be quite the joke of the day. Since Don pushed it, he was told he was such a good father. Or we heard, "What a good baby you have!" Our bag of chips was behind the blanketed cooler in plain view so our "baby" was named "Chip".

It was so hot Don wanted to ride Splash Mountain right away. I stared with our "baby" and stroller only I stood in the shade because there wasn't enough room for it. One little girl had the nerve to look under the towel then at me! I told Katherine, our preacher's wife "That little bugger had the nerve to look under the towel!" K said, "She probably thought you were a terrible mother because you left your baby in the hot sun."

Afterwards a man asked if that was my buggy. I got defensive, told him it was but there was NO baby in it! I didn't want to be hauled off to the Atlanta PD for child endangerment! This man's wife needed to get her yellow scooter past in order to ride the ride. She used a scooter instead of walking yet she could ride a roller coaster ride.

I got photos of Don and our friends after they got splashed coming down Splash Mountain. Don's hat was on backwards so he looked like a goober. Gotta love him.

Ironically Don's ex-in-laws now attend our church. His mother-n-law has had lung cancer. She and her daugter-n-law took their not so well-behaved grand and great-granddaughter to 6 Flags with our church. We thought it was not a good idea for the great-grandma but you cannot tell someone they cannot go. Don's ex-mother-n-law rented a scooter. While we were at Splash mountain, she moved to a shadier spot but we couldn't find her once we left the ride. The scooter's battery died. Don went searching for her and to the 1st aide area. We found her and headed to the eating area. I admit I wasn't a happy camper because we were supposed to be eating together as a family as well as a church family while he was looking for a lost ex-mother-n-law. It was too hot for me to eat anyway.

We didn't ride a lot of rides but we were all together and that was the main thing. I got more good pictures. Rhett got over his fear of going down a water slide at Skull Island. I have a pic of his fearful face as he was sliding down!

I was thankful we arrived home safely.

I had a scare this week, I thought someone might have stolen my identity. When I made a credit card payment, the machine did not recognize my account. I was charged a fee for this and again I was not a happy camper. Then I was asked if knew a woman I'd never heard of before. The letter I'd received has the wrong street number on it which I corrected. The man put in a disassociation with that woman. Later when I told Don about this, he said that street number doesn't exist.

So you just never know... This mistake turned out to be a blessing in disguise. If it had not happened, I would have had a black mark on my credit for an insufficient check! I am thankful I got it resolved.

I am taking over Rhett's Wednesday night bible class so please keep me in your prayers. Thanks. We had an unexpected guest last night, Don's friend Wayne from Kansas. Tomorrow is my mom's birthday. Our son and his family are coming down from Indy to celebrate the 4th of July with us. We are indeed thankful that we can celebrate our freedom. Hope you have a happy 4th!

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Denise said...

I enjoyed reading this sweetie. Take good care of chip, lol

Angela said...

My daughter used to sleep with a blanket over her face. That is how she liked to sleep. People in the Mall would come up and pull the blanket off her face and tell me she was going to suffocate...oh girl,,,let me tell ya,,,LOL..thank the Lord He helped me contain myself,,

Daisy said...

Aww lovely post! I agree with you that a good marriage is when you are indeed married to your best friend...

I also joined this week's meme so hope you come by and visit


Rita T. said...

Wow! What a time you had! Hope you're enjoying the weekend.

PERBS said...

Sounds like you are enjoying the summer there. Happy Independence Day!

Lynn said...

Hi Becky,

Hi Chip...

You crack me up. See you again for another giggle this Thursday, Hugs

More Than Conquerors said...

Glad you have had a good trip, Becky. Thanks for stopping by my blog and your encouragements. I do missed you and many blogging friends greatly. Take care! Nancie

becky aka theRAV said...

Denise I am so glad you enjoyed reading this. I'll be sure to take care of chip. oops! I think we ate him! LOL Hi Angela! My son sleeps with a pillow on him. I think he will smother so I check on him constantly, remove the pillow which wakes him up. He goes, What?" & gets mad. I liked what you said, "The Lord helped me contain myself." I'll check your blog out. Aww thanks, Daisy. I will be by to visit you too. Yes, Rita, I always seem to have a time! LOL Yep, Paulie we are enjoying our summer. Happy belated 4th to you, too, my friend. Good to "hear" from you. Lynn, you cracked me up too. Chip says "hi" back. I hppe I have another giggle for you next TT. Thanks to all of your for your lovely comments that made my day today when I read them.

Angela said...

Hey Becky, I know you haven't put your tt post up yet but I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving such a beautiful comment..((hugs))

I'm thinking about doing an Etsty shop also actually to help us our financially...if you have any tips,,please let me know...I don't even know where to begin or how to start,,I'm in the beginning stages...praying.