Life Lately has been wet. So so wet.
Houston is wet. Everything is wet. There’s water as far as you can see and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Sigh.
So instead of thinking about the flooding here in Houston for one more minute. Or instead of frenzied text messages back and forth with Mr. Byrd about the backroads he needs to take to skirt the flood water, let’s think happy thoughts.
First of all, Awanas is done for the year! If you don’t know, Awanas is a club that our kids (and their fabulous parents) participate in on Wednesday nights at our church. This year Mr. Byrd and I taught the fourth graders. We are all happy to be done and have a break!
Next, a McAlister’s Deli opened down the road from us. You might not think this is blog worthy but this has seriously been one of the crowning moments of 2016 for me. We were the first customer in the door when they opened. My daughter told the manager I had been driving by daily to check on when it would open. Then the next day when we returned again, my daughter made sure to remind the manager very loudly that we had just been there the day before.
It is so good. I should start a GoFund me page to support my addiction.
OK, I know I said that we needed other things to talk about besides the flood. However this is the very first day before the flood actually hit. This is my favorite park which had just been cleaned and reopened for only a few days from the previous flood. As of right now the entire park is back under several feet of water. Our city has a lot of cleanup to do once this rain finally ends. Consider helping by making a donation to the Gulf Coast Red Cross.
I’ve been working on many projects including a dining room renovation but the flooding and rain has been a constant struggle, I’m having trouble finishing the projects to show them to you.
This weekend we tried to skip town to get away from it all. One very long detour around the flood waters later, we were finally in one of the happiest places on earth.
We fished and swam.
Some little girl out fished us all.
We spent hours on the water, pulling girl after girl in the tube. One of them even went flying through the air, landing safely in the water, while her sisters laughed so hard that we could hear it above the boat engine. Sisterly love, it’s real.
It was an amazing weekend.
Then we packed up and headed back to Houston where I’ve spent the week getting ready for Vacation Bible School.
While preparing some room decorations, I’ve discovered a new obsession with paper mache.
It’s kinda fitting that this year’s theme is Submerged since Houston is halfway there.
That’s our life lately. Blessed and crazy, the perfect mix.