Thank you so much to all of you who were praying for Mark! He made it home safely from Jamaica last night. I was so happy to see him and hear all his stories. He had a great trip! You can't help but come back from a trip like that and not have it impact your life. They built two houses and an addition to a home and they were able to minister to many of the people who live in Harmons.
He brought me back some Jamaican coffee and since they played lots of games at night with the people there, he also brought back dominoes. Other than the clothes he was wearing, that's about all he did come back with! They left everything, including all their clothes and shoes, there for the people who need it so badly!
Yesterday we got up early and went to the Extreme Makeover Pep Rally. Chick-Fil-A was there giving out free chicken biscuits. There was also free water and juice. The Charlotte Bobcats drum team was there along with the mascot from the Bobcats, Rufus, and the Carolina Panthers mascot, Sir Purr. The news was there and we even saw ourselves last night on the news! But the meeting itself was really more informational and motivational. It wasn't a true pep rally where you cheer and yell, etc. Here is a picture of Ashley and her cousin, Rebeccah with Rufus!
I'm not sure if I will be chosen as a volunteer, but I signed up! They will let us know when the time gets closer. I don't have any special skills like plumbing or drywall, etc. But I can paint!!
I got a new ice cream maker yesterday. I saw this in Paula Deen's magazine as one of her top picks. It's the Cuisinart ice cream maker. No rock salt or ice needed. And no churning.
Laura made some vanilla ice cream last night with lots of toppings. It was really good!
And since I've been so lazy lately, I thought I should get busy these past few days. I've done lots of cleaning and laundry. I vacuumed out my car and I even cleaned out and organized my closet! Have you ever used these?
They are so great at condensing your bulky sweaters and jackets down so they don't take up so much space!
Also, I saw the craziest thing today. Have you ever heard of fish giving you a pedicure??
This is what the article I read said:
Owners of Yvonne Hair and Nails in Alexandria, a suburb of Washington DC, estimate 5,000 customers have so far tried the unorthodox treatment, in which customers immerse their feet in warm water filled with tiny, voracious carp.
The toothless fish, termed garra rufa but known as “doctor fish”, nibble away at dead skin while leaving healthy flesh untouched, providing what advocates say is a natural alternative to potentially unsanitary razors, clippers or pumice stones.
Ok-no thank you!! I'm so ticklish I think I'd be laughing the whole time!
Anyway, I really wanted to go to the pool today, but it is SOOOO hot and humid. And I think today is a code red ozone warning. So, it looks like I'll be spending the afternoon near my air conditioner with maybe a popsicle in hand!