Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A Day in Another Time
My son woke up in this same town this morning. No longer half a world away. Right here. He has to go get the baby, who has been with her maternal grandmother in another state, so I won't see him until Thursday. I am invited to THEIR house. How awesome is that! I am so thrilled that he is home.
Tomorrow I shall go swimming before work. Did I mention that I have an Olympic Distance Triathlon in just 2 months from today? I am not at all ready and not sure I can get ready, but I am certainly going to try. I talked one of my friends into registering with me (back last November), or I think I would just ditch the whole idea. I have a half marathon at the end of June that I am actually excited about. It starts at over 10,000 ft. elevation (at a ski area), and ends at 8,500 feet. Both of those are high elevations to be running around in. But going downhill is such fun!
I had my HOA meeting tonight. Only three of us showed up because the rest of them are feuding! HOA boards are the weirdest things on earth. I joined mine and quit just short of two years later. I hated it. But a few months after that, I missed it. And then the president called and asked me to come back. That was four years ago! I like knowing what is going on - and I also like that I can sometimes be the voice of reason when they start getting full of themselves, which they do from time to time. I like being civic minded - because for too many years of my life I was all about me and little else. By the grace of God sometimes I get to act like a real grown up human being. Sometimes.
So, it was a good day, the beginning of a new era for my son and his wife. And I am grateful. So grateful.