Friday, June 17, 2011

5 (Krazy!) Kilometers

I signed up to do a 5K a few months ago. You know, so I'd have time to train. But I didn't, and it's tonight. Yep, I neglect my blog, and I don't train - that's me. I'm still going to do it with a friend who is walking it with her pregnant daughter-in-law. Which is still doing it. I hope this gives me the kick in the a$$ I need because, apparently, just signing up and paying for the race didn't do it. And that negative voice inside me tells me not to bother, that I never finish anything so why go? But I'm going to anyway. It'll just be hard. And emotional, if my current state is any indication. So, next time we talk, I will be a veteran 5ker and maybe I'll run the next one.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Quick Run Down

of our last few weeks includes:

Micah's last band concert. Next year he's taking art instead...

Grace finished her first year of Daisy Scouts.
(LOVE the pledge - we should all live by this!)

The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Kindergarten Nature Field Trip

We had a 'Gourmet Hot Dog' meal with some friends.
My favorite dog was the cream cheese & green olives
and my favorite guests were the pirates!

One, two.. the tooth fairy had to come twice in one week!

Memorial Day, trip to the cemetary
and lunch after at the Truck Stop.

 A quilt I made for an expectant mom
and a sock monster that I want to make - I love these!
And now I'm collecting socks.

Dance recital, start to finish.

Micah left for a mission trip to Denver CO.

An afternoon drive up the shore
with a stop at the Talmadge River.

And iphoto on the iphone.


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Trying to get life from the lifeless

Just a brief note on a video someone recently forwarded to me.

How funny. How sad. And how ridiculous, because we all do this.
“My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me, the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,  
broken cisterns that cannot hold water."
Jeremiah 2:13
 We keep going to that thing that we mistakenly think can give us life, give us something to make us feel something else. We get thirsty so we take our bucket, trudge over the dusty ground to the well, and laboriously lower and raise our bucket. And then, for all our effort, we get something unpotable, a drink filled with toxins that slowly poisons us. And that's if we get any water at all.

Why do we keep going to the empty well, the broken and dry cistern that we dug, when we have the 'spring of living water' just waiting for us, waiting for us to come and drink? How sad.