Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Ramblings VII: My Summer "Vacation"

Remember when on the first day of school your assignment was to write about your summer vacation? School has started and I was thinking about what I did with my time. As I looked over the summer, it made me think of a quilt...it is not much to look at square by square, but all of the pieces together create an interesting pattern. So here are the squares of my summer:

The Roney Reunion--in the south, what is summer without a family reunion ? We have been celebrating with my mother's family for over 30 years...the 4th Sunday in June at Lake Eufaula. The food is great, come on up, we won't know if you belong or not !!! The threat of rain had thinned the crowd considerably before I got pictures .

We have done lots and lots and lots of swimming....

I created a rock garden to cover an unsightly well. Still need to plant...another of my many works in progress ( I love that phrase, it is so much nicer than unfinished !!)

Tomato gravy and biscuits: a staple of the south.

I was involved in a wonderful Bible Study on the Song of Solomon. We had the privilege of having the author of the study join us for a week of intense reflection. This was a highlight of the summer !!

More swimming, with friends and family, young and old.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Priceless !!

They say that a picture is "worth a thousand words". It is a good thing because this event left me speechless !!! Yes, this is me, Mama and Daddy having a pedicure...and...it was their idea !!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Big Girl "Spend the Night" Party

Jane standing L- R Nancy, Trib, Ann, Susan
July has been jam packed. One of the highlights was a "spend the night" party at Lake Eufaula with "the cousins". The cousins are a group of the Roneys that have grown up together. We have shared our lives...the good and the bad...and while time and responsibilities take us apart, we always gravitate back to each other. When we do, we pick up where we left off and share one another's lives. These are the "girls" that have known me forever.

We had a great time talking and laughing. We remembered the good times and touched briefly on the hard and sad times. We had numerous conversations composed of " sentence stems" as we tried to remember names, dates, and particular situations !!! ( Oh you know...uh...uh..I cannot think of her name !!!)
We caught up on each others lives, spouses, and children. We talked recipes, the price of gas, and politics. (By the way, I read in this morning's paper that Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain have discovered the power of pearls as statement accessory pieces...where have they been !!)
We swam....ate...and drank....all on our own schedule !!
We enjoyed each other for the girls we were and the women we are. We left the next morning, each to their own agenda, making plans for another get away just for us cousins.