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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Bon Jovi's Brief Visit

Fun Memories for the kids at the Lake on Tuesday.

Our chicks picnic on Tuesday - Mist shared some things she had read earlier that morning. Later Elasta Woman reads another chapter of her Allegory while the children play.

Mist and Fiery had us for dinner earlier this week. She made Parmesan Chicken.

We're just getting ready to head out to Narley Gilson's famous community pig roast. That should be a lot of fun. It got me to thinking that I have a lot of photos from the week that I want to put up and will probably have more - oh ugh!! The rain and several sad reports this week got me into a bit of a funk. For the past three days I decided if I was going to get any exercise I was going to have to do it in the rain. I ran 3.2 miles 3 days in a row in the rain. Yesterday, out of boredom I headed out on the river during a bit of sunshine. Sure enough before I had gotten far tiny fine drops started to shower me gracefully. At least they were polite anyway.
I've been feeling the need to blog lately, but instead chose other means of stress relief. They involved misc fitness endeavors, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and a binge of lousy satellite television. I think the funk is passing now. The sun always comes out again.
My sister called the other day. She had sent me a box of gifts for the children including beautiful handmade robies for Moonbeam, shoes for some of the kids, artwork from her kids and a very special gift for me. It was a Bon Jovi poster board with the inscription of "Hey Babe" on it. He is sporting a flirty smile and there is chest hair being flaunted. Truth be told, I am the one who sent the unaltered version to her. She hates Bon Jovi music. When I was a teenager I used to play it a lot and so she claims to be traumatized from it. Anyway, she altered the photo and sent it back to me. Then Sock Fashion Expert placed the photo directly across from The Archers private toilet. He got home from work the other day exhausted. He sat down on his toilet and there it was looking at him saying "Hey Babe". Jon really travels.
As I was saying before I got off on all that, she was in the mall and frustrated with her kids. As she tried shopping at JC Penny, her kids kept acting like hooligans. They ran and hid in clothing racks, fussed, squawked and did what kids do best when you try to shop. She was so frustrated she yelled at them. Suddenly an over head speaker announced a tornado warning. She had minutes to exit the store or go directly to the safe room. She chose to go to the safe room with her girls. The frustration with her kids was gone in an instant. As she later drove home, she felt an overwhelming gratitude for life. The tornado bi passed her city, but 3 people else where died. Life is a gift. We should treasure it each day and remember to thank our Creator.


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7 comments:

"Indescribable" said...

I heard about the deaths caused by that tornado... I can learn from her experience - I don't need to experience that myself. So happy she's ok, hope the girls rubbed her feet after causing her slight shopping stress! (and I'm sure, a bit of mother's guilt)/

RoseBelle said...

First of all, good for you to do the 3 mile run in the rain. I need to start exercising...feeling mighty sluggish...

Secondly, very well said. Life is a precious gift. It's easy to forget to appreciate what we have and be thankful for what we have.

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I'm glad your sister and her children are safe. I've never experienced a tornado, but they sure sound scary. I enjoyed the Bon Jovi story. It sounds like you and your sister have lots of fun together.
Great photos too.
Blessings,
Marcia

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi. Looks like you have a lot of family fun in the great outdoors. Shame it always tries to rain when you want to get some exercise in! Well done for doing it in the rain anyway.

Glad your sister was safe.

Bearfriend xx

Mr. Stupid said...

You ran even when it rained? Good for you. Looks like everyone had a good time.
Great pictures. Smiles...

Heather said...

I laughed hysterically at the Archer's Bon Jovi encounter...then got very quiet as I read about our tornado warning experience. One of those times you really take things into perspective.

Heather said...

P.S. I wonder where Bon Jovi will end up next? Perhaps part of a birthday present. . .keep us posted. :)