This week was my vacation. Since Hubby is on an “extended vacation” we decided to do some local things we have never done. The Hermitage, former home and burial place of Pres. Andrew Jackson, has been on our list for years. We finally made it out there on Monday!
We donned our headphones and took the audio tour all over the property. The most memorable part for me was when we walked through the old slave quarters where they housed all the slaves on the property. During a portion of the audio tour they name each slave that they knew the name of. Over 100 of them were named as you walked where some of them lived out the entirety of their lives. It was a surreal moment.
The tomb of Pres. Jackson and his wife
The Hermitage Mansion
Uncle Alfred’s cabin, one of the head slaves on the homestead. He is buried in the garden next to the President’s tomb.
Cotton fields worked by many hands
The rear view of the home
I just hit “New Post.” Not really sure why except for the fact that I feel I should, ya know, post something since its been oh, too long.
So, you get bullet points cause this is gonna be random. Hold on to your hats people.
In the life of me for the past few months:
- I read the entire Twilight series in about two weeks. I get it now. If I were not married I would move to Forks to find him. I was the person standing in line with a girlfriend at midnight for the DVD release. That is all.
- I am still so unbelievably happy with my job right now. Funny how I can be happy doing something that I feel is meaningful and other people just don’t get it. Oh well.
- Good thing I have a two job(s) I love right right now. Hubby was actually laid-off a few weeks ago. Before you all freak out like everyone else in our life, we are fine. Let me say that another way. We are great. Really. Let me just say, there is nothing like faith to get you through a situation you dreaded being in. For months we dreaded what we felt was an inevitable lay-off only to discover once it happened that life goes on. Can I just tell you how good God is? He really is. He is teaching us patience, trust, and to not fear. Last time I checked my cable is still on, my phone working, and we are still eating out occasionally. Yes, we have made a few adjustments during this down time, but we are very blessed. God knows right where we are and He is showing up daily. End of story.
- Hubby and I celebrated six years married yesterday. SIX years. Married. I still don’t get it. I would do it all over again.
- I am sad that some of my favorite bloggers are calling it quits lately. But I get it. Thank goodness for twitter! (Which by the way is totally being taken over by celebrities, we were totally the cool kids first!)
I am still here. Thank you all for caring about me!