Friday, August 31, 2007
Mr. C & I are off to Austin and a short visit with our 2 grands. Looking forward to seeing the "Little Darlings" and hearing about school which started this week. Brace yourself for postings of pictures of my "perfect" grandchildren upon return.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Went to the park this afternoon for a 6 mile walk. We cross a creek that is right by a culvert just before mile 2. I was in the rear and heard something as I jumped the creekbed. When I looked by this REALLY big water mocassin was slithering away back toward the culvert from where we had come. THIS EVEN ALARMED ME! Under normal circumstances, I might not have even said anything, but this was a big snake and they are known for their nasty tempers. Thank you Lord for protecting us! We did finish but looked very carefully every other time we had to cross the creek.
This has been a good Sabbath! Heard our Very High Right Reverend Love this AM. He was preaching to all of those that let STUFF take control of their lives. I had a good time ribbing my hubby and Mrs. Helen about "Their Stuff" after the service. Our honorary nephew, Greg, drove from Jackson to talk with our friend Charles about mission work in Africa. It is wonderful to see God light a fire and a life become dedicated to His work. Greg has special talents and those talents are desperately needed in Africa. We are delighted to see him pursuing this mission.
My sweet and wise daughter told me this weekend that it is so neat how God places special people in our lives. He then uses us to show the Love of God to not only those special ones, but to the ones that are observing our actions. I thank God for any opportunity to reflect His Love. What an awesome responibility and honor to be the reflection of His Infinite Grace!
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Just call me Ms Caboose! No matter how hard I work, I just cannot seem to get out in front of any of the other runners. We ran at 5:30 this AM and was it a sauna! Babs, Sandra, Larry, Sonja, Lisa, & I ran the CTB route for our usual 5 mile Wednesday run. I started out great, but that didn't last long. By the time we got to the mini mart, the others were still chugging along and Babs & I were stopping for water. We might have kept them in closer sight than usual, but they still are way out front. Sandra kicked it into overdrive the last mile or so and went off and left everyone. This is with a cracked rib! We then walked another 3 miles or so and THAT sports fans was PLENTY! Ok-so maybe my gift to the running world is being "The Snail." Somebody has got to bring up the rear after all!
The ground is dry and I am watering everyday in an effort to keep things alive. It is a struggle!
Spoke with Camille and she passed a guy on her early run that has been breaking into cars and stealing CD's. I think it gave her a good scare. She got the Mom lecture about finding someone to run with, but then I got to hear why that would not work. Hopefully she will continue to take Mr. Powers with her when she runs early. I have always had this theory that the NUTS were not out at those early hours, but maybe some just haven't gone home from the night before. Good reason to keep your car locked in Erie. We live a very sheltered life in little old Ruston and that, Friends, is a good thing.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
While on our hiking trip, we saw many ground squirrel towns which looked like scores of mounds of dirt in rows. The entire meadow would look like a mini ski mogul trail. My yard looks like that today, only it is pine straw and deep tatch which make up the mounds. Mr. Armadillo has been scrounging around looking for grubs. These lovely animals come in the dead of the night, but I occasionaly will see one when leaving in the wee hours of the morning. They have no fear of you and just continue on making a mess of your yard. It is not easy to keep this 4+ acres looking neat and natural. Mr. Armadillo is making that task even tougher!
About this time of the year, every year, we have a rash of earthworm suicides. It is very dry here and the ground has become moistureless. Poor Mr. Earthworm needs the moisture and on the constant hunt for that wet soil, he so loves. For some unknown reason, he climbs out of the ground and proceeds to crawl across the asphalt drive. This results in his demise and he becomes Mr. Dried Earthworm. We had a friend that went into the business of freeze drying worms for fish bait. Perhaps I should call him and offer the legions of worms on my drive everyday. I am not sure if they would make very good bait as they are definitely lifeless and certainly not plump, which is what I believe the fish love.
I had good intentions to lift weights later today, but am in the process of stripping wall paper. NOW THAT IS A REALLY FUN JOB! It's not the top patterned piece that is the problem, it is the back paper which you end up having to pull off in little pieces. NO FUN!
For the couple of you out in cyberspace that have said you made a comment after my post, but it did not show, you must hit publish below the comment box or it will not show up. I have changed the comment set up and you should be able to comment without signing up. Remember, be careful what you say. You could be the subject of the NEXT blog.
Monday, August 20, 2007
We ran 5 from Hillcrest this AM and it was very humid, but not as hot as last week. Ironwoman, Sandra, did not let that rib get to her. She left me to eat her dust as she powered by me after about half the run. We then walked about 2 3/4 miles. How do I know the distance? I am glad you asked. Sandra found a sight for us that you can create and measure the routes you run. It is so cool. The only thing better is when I take my little orange wheel and actually measure them myself. NOT THAT I AM OCD ABOUT IT. I do not hit that timer on my watch anymore and that is a huge improvement. Although maybe I should, since I seem to be getting slower and slower.
I fluctuate between wanting to do the Houston Marathon and knowing I shouldn't. I have had a better than usual running week which makes me want to try, but I am not sure my hip can take the pounding of the training. It is never the marathon itself which is overwhelming, it is the 18 weeks of preparation. I will think about this tomorrow! I am definitely ON-to run the half at White Rock when Camille & Mary Lou do the whole. That marathon was not even a option for me since I do not have young legs-like those girls-and I don't have the weeks to train that I would need. Those young ladies should have NO trouble.
The Baptist have been cutting the trees on the hill behind our house. I am not happy with The Baptists! It is their property and they can do what they want with it, but I have grown very used to my seclusion and yard and hill behind it, full of trees. There are tree huggers and tree cutters in the world and The Baptist seem to be the latter.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
We went to the Boersma's last night and had community pot luck and played "Balderdash". Balderdash would be better named "Bunch of Bull". It entails giving your definition of some really obscure words and guessing who is right. Mr. C in his usual verbose manner would come up with definitions about 25-30 words long. I told him he was using too many words, which he took offense to. The words come 6 or so to a card with the definitions on the back. The card is about 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches. Most of the definitions were short, concise and to the point. You know you had to get them on that little card. He told me this AM, perhaps I was right. DO YOU THINK???
We had a sermon this AM on community and then a panel on small groups. BC was part of the panel and proceeded to tell THE ENTIRE congregation that even "his wife" could get on his nerves occassionally. HE IS IN BIG TROUBLE. I have told all of my friends to warn his next wife that she will be the butt of all of his jokes. The man cannot resist getting a laugh no matter what consequences he pays later. HE MAY BE ON MY LAST NERVE TODAY!
We ran our long run yesterday. When I got up at 5 the temperture was 76 and the humidity was 95%. I am sure I do not have to explain what that meant. Ironwoman, Sandra, ran with her cracked rib. I asked her did it hurt when she moved her arms. She said no, only when she breathed. That was a relief. We finished and that is all I have to say about that!
I wonder if we will all dance and sing when we get to heaven, thus the new song on my blog.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
No working out or exercising for me today. I chose this as a down day after 3 days in a row. I did find out that our IRON WOMAN, Sandra had a fall yesterday. She was walking 5,after running 5, when she tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and down she went. If you haven't ever seen her walk, well her walk is more like my run. She cracked a rib, which is very painful, and no treatment. The WOMAN OF IRON did not let that stop her though, she was back up this AM and walking her 5 miles. WOW!!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
What is our obsession with letters these days? We all seem fixated upon having several of them to identify whom we are. I am a CPA-now I never tell anyone a Certified Public Accountant, just the letters and they automatically know what I did for a profession.
I am currently reading 3 different books, so I suppose I must be ADD. We all know what those letters mean. The dreaded diagnosis for our children and now we have adults that are being diagnosed and treated for this.
I have always know that I was OCD. My exercising can become OCD. The reason I run with all of my ladies is that their OCD makes my craziness look sane. All it takes is just one person to go further over the line than us to make us boast about our rational behavior.
We all seem to need to describe ourselves by putting a long string of letters after our name. What about those individuals that don't have their own name, but are named after someone else, such as Mr. C. BJC,Jr. or my brother NBJ II. Are you not an original then, but merely a continuation of the original owner of the name?
Think about this and come up with your own list of letters to put after your name. I personally had rather get to know you and come up with my own impression. I don't need any letters or numbers to tell me what I can figure out for myself!
We walked a 5 mile route this AM and lifted weights. The funny of the day was when Babs sat down at one of the machines backward. Joe Raymond Peace, former Bulldog Coach, walked over and just stared at her. When she figured out she was on the seat wrong, he said he was just waiting to see if there was a new way to lift that she could show him. We all laughed-we would be dangerous if we knew what the heck we were doing.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
On an upbeat note, "This is the day that the Lord has made and I rejoiced and was glad in it!". Wonderfuly service this AM with a message on spiritual mentoring with Rodney Wood doing the honors. Uplifting and thought-provoking with references taken from Acts using Barnabas and John Mark as examples. Who am I called to mentor and who should I be looking to for mentoring?
Our sweet friend, Ashley, will be leaving Wednesday to move to Baylor. We are excited for her as we know this will be just as wonderful experience for her and it was for Camille. Must pray for her Mom, Janet. It is so difficult to let those daughters leave, even knowing this is what we are called to do.
My friends, Sandra, Sonja, Sheila, & Tracey were walking at the park at 6:30. (It was still 100 deg at 6:00) I had a better invitation to go eat Mexican food with the Boersma's and Anderson's. We had an enjoyable evening and left with a warm feeling of fellowship. We can toss that conversation ball around with the best of them and you never know what subject will come up next.
Tomorrow is another early day. I don't know how long these VERY HOT temperatures are going to last, but I will not miss getting up at these horrible hours. Camille has her first day at work tomorrow. I am anxious to get a report.
Mrs. Camille the career lady! I would love to be there to see her off to work tomorrow, but alas Adam will have to do the honors. HE'S THE MAN!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Tomorrow is the Sabbath. What a blessing to worship without fear and knowing the Lord is present with us. The Sabbath was made for man, not the man was made for the Sabbath, so we will rest in the assurance of His good desires for us.
Friday, August 10, 2007
TOO HOT EVEN FOR THE DOGS! This is Sheila's smart dog, Ruby. The only thing that would be better would be having your body down in the water with you face sticking out.
Babs & I walked the Harvest Run this AM, since I was a bad girl yesterday and LAZY! I came home and decided to work in the backyard, which has been sadly neglected this summer until l0:00 SHARP. Well my OCD took over and I finally came in at 11:00 soaked to the core.
Babs bought me a water bottle that holds exactly 8-8 ounce glasses and I am on a mission to be sure I am hydrated tomorrow. I am down to the last 16 ounces and have drank 2 Diet DP's-MY DRINK OF CHOICE! This seems to lead to LOTS of time in the smallest room in the house. Remember THIS IS GOOD FOR YOU!
Tomorrow is Long Run Day and I can not say I am excited about that, but on the positive we will get to see Mrs. Mona. Since her transfer to Arcadia, we have not seen her in 3 weeks. I am sure she will have lots of stories to tell tomorrow and I look forward to the entertainment while pushing along.
For all of you fruit lovers, check out Camille's blog about picking blueberries. I know you are envious since our fresh fruit has long been gone. I will need to check out what other choices there are in PA since I am SURE that Sandra will want to visit the "Fruit Man" when we go to visit.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Our small group went to our precious friends' home last night to do a little yard work. Dr. Dale is a gardener extraordinary, but since his medical problems has not been able to get down and dirty. When the call went out, EVERYONE was ready, willing and eager to help. They have been such an important part of whom we are and are so sweet and such an inspiration to us all-we couldn't wait to try to help them. Just as I clean my house for the housekeeper to come, Helen had been out-IN THIS HEAT-working in the yard-knowing we were coming. We still found a few things to do-so there Helen! We all had a great time sweating, swatting, and swearing (not really-but needed another s word) in the heat. We managed to clip some shrubs back, clean out a few beds and get a good start on reclaiming what Mother Nature was trying to take back. As her final "GOTTCHA", Mother Nature sprinkled poision ivy all throughout the beds. If we all get a case, Dr. Dale will prescribe and Mrs. Helen will do the honors popping our rears to calm the itch. We did dip into the cool pool after we finished and some of us actually plunged into the pool. (THAT'S WHAT THEY MAKE DRI-FIT FOR, FRIENDS). Delicious watermelon provided by Sir James was enjoyed by all for a fitting end to our evening. WE WILL RETURN!
I am playing the lazy card today. Didn't get out of the bed until 7:30. Did a little watering and came in to the AC. I am cleaning out my desk and surroundings. I LOVE NEATNESS! Babs is swimming today and I was supposed to lift weights, but. "I'll think about that tomorrow."
I am grilling lamb, Sandra, for supper. That with a ceasar salad and orzo, YUMMY! Sandra gives me a hard time about my favorite grilling meats, but that's ok-I LOVE a woman that will eat whatever you put in front of her.
Camille went and filled out her employment forms today and is in the process of having a security check. I am not sure what national threat an employee of a medical school might have, but you NEVER KNOW! She called to ask where we were all born and it turns out her parents, her brothers, and she were all born in Ruston. Does God ever place those together that he intends! We are proud of Mrs. Camille for joining the corps of gainfully employed!
I did get a few comments on yesterday's blog, but if you are not registered as a blogger, I cannot comment back. Once again, if you would like to blog, I give FREE lessons. It can't be too hard-after all I can do it.
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
I have a new career opportunity that I read about in today's paper for all of you that would like another source of income. Let's call it
Domestic Animal Waste Removal Engineer
How's that for a fancy title! This actually entails scooping dog poop out of people's backyards. YUCK!!!! The guy charges by the animal, the size of the yard, and the number of weekly visits. He uses a long handle dustpan, a rake, and plastic bags. It seems he charges more for smaller dogs since their byproducts are more difficult to find. The late night comedians could have a "field day" with this. I started to go there, but decided to leave that to your imagination.
We ran 5 at 5:30 this AM trying to beat the heat-TO NO AVAIL! It was 78 deg and probably 78% humidity. I am beginning to get my LA legs back. Only walked one short block and had to stop a moment on the interstate bridge while deciding if I need to throw up over the side of it. We make a couple of water stops, but when sweat is pouring off of you like the waterfalls we saw in Canada-well you can't drink fast enough. I am not complaining-I am blessed to have the physical ability to endure this and actually finish. We walked about a mile afterward trying to recoup-the big girls, Sandra & Ivory went for a brisk 5 mile walk afterward. WHAT ARE THEY THINKING????
The story that beats them all is that Susan was running yesterday after work. PEOPLE IT IS BEYOND HOT at that time of the day! Of course this is Wonder Woman that also competed in and finished River Cities Tri, Sunday. WHAT A WOMAN!
OK-if anyone would like a blogging lesson, please let me know. Sometimes I feel like I am talking to myself!
You get this sent to you and since I have NO blogging friends-I will have to send to Camille's friends and you are it. You post the rules. You put 8 random facts about yourself. You tag someone and your responsibilities are over.
1. Post the rules.
2.List 8 random facts or habits about yourself
3.If you are tagged, you must post the rules and 8 random facts or habits about yourself
4.After you post, tag someone, and let them know they must read your blog for the rules
IS IT JUST ME OR DID THIS SOUND JUST A LITTLE REDUNDANT??????
1. I don't sample things in the supermarket, Sam's, Wal Mart, etc. I merely tell the person- Thank you, but that is not on my diet. I NEVER eat what they have to offer. Can't get past the-who is this person, did they wash their hands, what if I don't like it-can I spit it back in the napkin? SICK
2. My favorite daughter has her father's footfall and you know when they are coming. After we moved into this house when she was 1, I always knew when she was going up or down the stairs, for it echoed all over the house. She honestly tried when she was older to be quieter, but like her sweet daddy-they just can't help it. I now miss that wonderful and noisy sound.
3. Unlike Camille & her Dad, if you see me in front of a group performing, dancing, or doing anything else to command all of the attention on me, I have Alzheimer's and don't know what the heck I am doing.
4. When 8 months pregnant with Gabe, I chased Scott down the hall and gave him a spanking. I believe I told Scott & Gabe that they wouldn't get too big for me to whip.
5. I raised cows and sheep for a 4H project while a young child. The one lesson I took away from that experience was I did not want to EVER shovel another shovel full of POOP AGAIN!
6. My mother was a house cleaning perfectionist and used me and my brothers as her staff. We literally scrubbed the pattern off the tile in our house. I used to have those same cleaning needs, but I have gotten over that in my old age. (I don't have to Spring clean 4 times a year anymore)
7.Bobby & I have been married so long that we think of the same things at the same time and can finish each other's sentences. That is a very good thing and a comfort to know that my very best friend & I are on the same wave length.
8. The best thing that God ever did for me was send Bobby Conville my way. He is my all in all and I would not have wanted to do life without him by my side.
OK-ENOUGH OF THIS-I DO NOT WANT TO PLAY ANYMORE GAMES!!!!!
I need to be in control!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Back of my neck getting dirty & gritty,
Been down, isn't it a pity
Doesn't seem to be a shadow in the city
All around people looking half dead
walking on the sidewalk, hotter than a matchhead"
JOE CROCKER at his best!
Now maybe Ruston isn't a city, but this pretty well describes what it feels like outside. The grit we feel is usually dried salt from the profuse sweating. It cakes all over your face and when you lick around your mouth, you actually taste the saltiness. We walked-thankfully-5 miles this AM. Babs & I did run into Sandra & Ivory, you know the BIG GIRLS, and they were walking their 5 after their 5 mile run. CANNOT BEGIN TO KEEP UP WITH THAT! We are running at 5:30 tomorrow AM, trying to beat some of the heat, but that is difficult to do these days. If you wait for Mr. Sun to creep up the horizon-well you have had it! We lost Larry today after yesterday's struggle, he sweats even more than we do and did not take his water yesterday-so he got to enjoy the effects of dehydration all day long.
I finished downloading my hiking pics and I have one thing to say-WHO IS THAT OLD WOMAN????? I keep threatening to get this face and neck majorly tightened up, but don't want any down time, SO-hard to find the right time. Maybe I'll just get some duct tape and pull it all back myself-what color do you think would be best? I don't think they make it in a flesh tone. If I have not sent you the site for the pics, let me know.
God has graciously provided Camille with a job just before her last check from teaching comes in. IS HE GREAT OR WHAT! She got to enjoy time with Adam before he started school and now he gives her this opportunity just as the money was running out. WHAT A GOD! He provides all of our needs-if we only trust Him. We are thrilled for her and can't wait to hear the reports. Did I mention that she will be working at Adam's school? Hopefully he will be able to drive her when the snow starts-not that I don't think that she could handle that.
ONLY ABOUT 7 OR 8 MORE WEEKS OF THIS WONDERFUL WEATHER!
Monday, August 6, 2007
"Monday, Monday" -do you remember that song? We didn't start our run until 6:45 since we were going to Sharon's class at 8:15. I SUFFERED and did not do very good. Babs & Larry ran the entire way, but I kept having to stop and walk. I think I need to eat and drink more on Sunday before trying this next week. We made the 5 miles-but my part was not pretty. Babs & I then went to Sharon's Body Sculpting Class. She is a good teacher and thankfully the room was not full of coeds. Babs really liked it, but I think I get a better workout in the weight room. Will try is a couple of more times in fairness to make sure.
It is SO HOT & HUMID in LA. Summer has really arrived, but it is August. I am having to drag that hose around and water, but I am thankful for a break during July. Another 2 months of this weather before we begin to cool off a little. NOT FUN, MOTHER NATURE!
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Mr Slug in a sauna
Do you get my drift? Saturday AM run was HOT and STEAMY. I looked like Mr. Slug cruising down the road. Actually made 8 miles, but walked a few hills. JUST GLAD TO FINISH! They should probably have a law against running in LA in August. NOT FUN! After all of the low humidity in Canada, this was a HUGE cultural shock! The big girls (not in size in strength and endurance) made 9 miles, but Babs & I were just glad to finish the 8.
We walked today at the park at 3:30. We wanted to be sure and begin when it was THE HOTTEST part of the day. We went beyond glistening, beyond sweating, to pouring. The bug spray kept the flys off, but the gnats were persistent little varmints. The 5 1/2 miles were slow, but hot has to count for something!
I was surprised to find that I actually lost weight in Canada while eating like a logger. I am not sure if the lack of sleep kicked off my metabolism or if Sonja's difficult hikes were the reason, but I am down a few pounds. Shouldn't take me long to find them when I get back to my more lazy routine and enjoyment of junk food.
Back to our usual routine next week, so I will tell you how we progress as we try to get our flatland legs going again.
Friday, August 3, 2007
Today was our mowing group's day to mow the church lawn, so I spent the first part of the morning mowing for Jesus. Do you think he was happy with my effort?
I have had a couple of emails encouraging me to continue blogging, so maybe I will. An audience of two is better than none! I am not as entertaining as my Super Blogger Daughter, but will give it an effort.
One of the things I failed to mention on my blog about Canada was the WONDERFUL temperature. We would get up to the 40's, but it would warm up everyday. The HUGE difference was the humidity. I think I would weather fast if I lived up there because it is so dry, but IT IS SO NICE! We got off the plane in Denver and IT WAS HOT, but not that humid. We got off the plane in Dallas and the sauna hit!
Tomorrow marks really getting back to the real world. We run at 6 AM from Chase. I am actually looking forward to it. My legs have had a rest since Monday, so hopefully they will be good to go. I don't expect any miracle of speed, but will push along-WELL IN MY COMFORT ZONE. I will never forget my speedy daughter telling me that I didn't run-I shuffled. OH WELL- My mantra is, "All forward motion counts."
BC's Dad did break his arm, but the good news is that it is a clean break and did not require surgery. He may be a little out of touch with reality. He told Kathy to put a sign on his shop door that he would be out Aug. 1st-14th. I don't think he will be ready to raise that arm in two weeks, but I think he will figure that out. What a man-still working at 86!
We visited with Gabe Wednesday during our flying visit to BR. He looks well and is trying to get a move to Austin going. Moving and looking for a job can be overwhelming, but you just have to jump in headfirst and paddle.
BC & I are planning a trip to Erie to see our #1 Daughter during August. I looked at flights last night and hopefully will get tickets this weekend. MISS THAT LITTLE DARLING! Erie's gain-Texas's loss.
Will try to find time this weekend to download the pictures and send out the site. What a wonderful trip! If you would like for me to continue to blog the runner's exploits-please let me know. I need all of the encouragement I can get!!!!!!
Thursday, August 2, 2007
My goat hooves are disappearing and my web feet are returning-Welcome home to Louisiana.
What a wonderful trip and how beautiful is God's creation! We all made is back with only minor injuries and pains. I told Sonja & Sandra that there was no way that they could have ever prepared us for the beauty of the mountains nor any way that they could have prepared us for the physical requirements of the hiking.
The first day I thought I had made a big mistake and that I would never be able to do a week of this. The first two days especially were like the physical requirements of running a marathon, but stretched out over a long period of time. Up and out of the bed at 5:30 and most nights not back to the hotel until after supper and 9:00. Long days and much gasping for air for these flatlanders!
A few recaps of happenings of the week:
When driving away from the airport Sonja told Sandra to look for a restaurant on the right side of the road. Sandra pointed to the right side and said, "No, I would feel better if we pulled off to the left." Your other right, Sandra!
When coming down from a pass one day, a hiker pulled up behind Sonja and said, "Did you hear that really weird animal on the top of the pass?" When Sonja replied she did not, he said, "It made a really funny laughing noise." We all cracked up. Sonja's laughter brought joy to all of our hearts!
One of the first days a hiker came up to us at the top of the pass and said, "I told my wife way down the mountain that you all would never make it when I heard you laughing and talking." We Ruston Girls can cut up and move onward and upward with the best of them. A little physical exertion never stopped us from having a good time.
How many of us would have hiked up a mountain on narrow, uneven trails that are often rooted or slick with mud knowing that we would have to come down with a stiff leg to make it? Lisa did and never complained. NOT A FUN WAY TO COME DOWN THE MOUNTAIN!
POOR JIM! We sent him to pay for the bus ride up to Sunshine Village which we thought was $15 per person. When the person at the counter told him it would be $49 per person, after staring at her with a pensive look, he said, "We don't want the deluxe trip, only a bus ride (school bus-mind you) up to the top."
The glaciers, the mountains, the meadows, the wildflowers, the waterfalls, and the lakes, there are no words to describe! I have been to the mountain top and I have seen the glory of His creation!
Wonderful fellowship, good times, strength stretching hikes, and glories beyond your imagination describe our week together.
I will post my picture sight as soon as I get it downloaded. They cannot do it justice, but will give you some idea of the sights we beheld!
I will continue to post this blog and tell you of our training, runs, etc.,but that will never compare to this past week.
PS-When I was putting medicated Vaseline on my lips to try and get them well, I remembered a long ago incident that brought a chuckle. I once was rather chaffed in a very sensitive area and had the brilliant idea that I would put medicated Vaseline on it for fast healing. NOT A GOOD IDEA! This is the first and last time that I did the Russian dance where you are kicking your legs out and plunging into knee bends-all in an effort to get some COOL air on the burning chaff! I am sure it was quite a sight!
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
I don't know if I have enough words to summarize, but will give it a good attempt tomorrow. We are off to Baton Rouge to see Gabe and for BC to go to a meeting. May drive back late tonight, but will see..
Pray for BC's Dad. He fell this AM and may have broken his shoulder. Kathy has him at emergency and we are waiting to hear.