Monday, June 16, 2008


I survived the preaching in smalltown, Annual Conference (be there for every minute of it because I sit in the front row as Conference staff), camp pastor, preach back in same smalltown marathon. My boss asked me today, "So, when will you rest?" I took his advice, did only the essentials, came home and read a library book!

manBoy's driving is improving. He doesn't scare me so much any more. Sunday, he and Gifted&Talented joined me for worship in smalltown. Afterward, we had him do some small country road driving. He was quite nervous with highway speed and narrow road (thank you Lord!). I'm pleased that he doesn't see himself as an expert driver already. He knows his limitations and that is a very.good.thing. This evening we did a little more practice around town. He really is getting better - no more hugging the curb. We've even tackled some of the busier parking lots in town. He has another lesson with the professional teacher tomorrow and will come home with another assignment to work on (this week was right turns).

My high school reunion is looming close and I'm frustrated because I keep falling off the exercise, healthy eating wagon. I didn't expect to make a drastic change in a couple of months, but I had hoped for some progress. I was back at the Y tonight after 2 weeks off. manBoy and I have a deal - any day he runs, I have to go to the Y. Hopefully that will motivate both of us to stay active this summer.


God_Guurrlll said...


I know you will impress your former classmates no matter how much you wiegh. You are an incredible woman and they will see it!

Peace and love,

DogBlogger said...

Glad to know the driving is improving, and that he isn't over-confident. Definitely a good sign.

Thanks for the update! Looking forward to catching up more over the weekend.

ElastiGirl said...

reading is good for the self-care... maybe July will slow down?

Ivy said...


I too will be one of those second career, midlife pastors. I start seminary in Gettysburg in Aug. Peace.

RevHRod said...

Soda Chicky says it scares her to think about driving a car. Yahoo! I hope this lasts until she is making enough money to pay her own car insurance, but I know that this is a pipe dream.