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.
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.