Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Always Thinking

Just because I haven't been posting doesn't mean that I haven't been thinking of things about which to post.

There's Beverly's memorial service, the PCA performance driving school, Easter, work, my innermost thoughts and feelings about other random things. But I just don't have the time. Does anyone out there even read this anyway?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I'm Loving This

Spring Has Sprung

a little early than the calendar would have it. Yesterday was the first truly warm, beautiful day in what seems like a long time.

I rode my newly-acquired road bike to work. That is definitely a weird body position compared to what I'm used to with the mountain bike. It made my thumbs tired. Should it do that?

We went to the ballfields behind our church (hey, we pay our tithing) for FHE and had K teach us how to throw the discus. He's a good teacher and will be a very good discus thrower by the end of the season (or before). However, I am just as bad at it as I was as a freshman PE major. Oh well. My self esteem isn't tied up in how good I am at field events.

Today was a great scooter-riding day. I beeped my little horn at everyone I knew as I sped by them and sang "A Wonderful Day Like Today" from The Roar of the Greasepaint--The Smell of the Crowd as I rode along. Well, I sang only the parts that I could remember from 1992 when I was the dance captain for a production of that show at Town Theater in Columbia, South Carolina. It kind of went: on a wonderful day like today...ya tatata ta ta ta ya tata ta ta".

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Am I Blue?

Today, someone asked me, "Are you blue?" The question threw me for a minute, almost as if she were asking me, "Is it safe?" (but she wasn't holding a dental drill). Lots of things ran through my mind, but mostly I thought of the recent quandary our J has been in.

"Blue or red?" was the question, and FB comments one way or the other were sent trying to sway her one way or the other. You see,her quandray was that the Blue school was only willing to kick down a one-year, full-tuition scholarship, while the Red school can give her four years of full-tuition. Of course, the Blue school would probably renew her scholarship if she kept her grades up (which she will), but not having to worry whether or not the renewal would be available each year may bring peace of mind.

Having spent six years at and received two degrees from the Blue school, I was a little torn. I met so many wonderful people who influenced my life for good in so many ways while I was there, but I know that Blue doesn't have a monopoly on wonderful people and wonderful experiences. Some of the loveliest people I know attended Red. My hope is that she goes where she is happy and comfortable, that's all.

This is a momentous decision in the life of a teenager, but J will think things through, pray about it, and make the decision that's right for her. She's just that kind of person--very thoughtful, intelligent and mature.

She is also the kind of girl who is genuinely solid in who she is and what she believes, so I know that she'll do well wherever she goes. I will be a little bummed not to have a good reason to be just blocks from the wonderful La Dolce Vita revisit the scene of many adventures, but I'll get over it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

Carbs and Lead

FHE at our house: Devine Pastabilities and the shooting range.
My Rad Life!