I have so much ground to cover…my life is good these days…very full and very good.
Saturday I was able to walk around the Lake of the Isles with Danielle, Noah, Caleb, and Dani’s mom & friends. It was a gorgeous day outside and it just seemed perfect to spend an hour enjoying God’s creation with a dear friend. I then went to Dinkytown to meet up with Laura and Ang for dinner. We ate at a fabulous little eatery called Kafe 421 (I highly recommend it…I had Coconut risotto with scallops and mango salsa…wonderfully tasty!) then off to the Kitty Cat Klub (another location with great personality and flair). Our server from Kafe 421 met us there and we talked the night away covering religion, politics, service professions, the direction of society, and of course how we all met. It was a great day.
Sunday I left for Iowa…3 days of sabbath…
First, I am a total sucker for a road trip. I love being in the car in route for my destination….I’ve developed an affection for solo traveling…zooming along listening to tunes, talking on the phone, or just driving. I arrived in DeWitt just in time to head to Preston for the best pizza on the planet at Geno’s (my favorite: 1/2 taco & 1/2 Bacon cheeseburger hold the onions).
Monday was my day with Jesus on the lake. Crystal Lake is my happy place…It isn’t big it is really a pond by Texas standards…but there is something magnificent about this place. I love the sounds of trains, birds, water moving, and trees rustling…I enjoy the peacefulness of the lake and the slowness of life around it. I sat in the sunshine and enjoyed a good book…just resting.
Tuesday I went to visit my great aunt Helen…she’ll turn 87 on August 7 (the day after my 26th birthday…so she is 61 years older than me…sheesh) we ate chinese food, got a manicure (aunt helen’s first one in her entire life), put flowers on grandma and grandpa’s graves, ate ice cream, went for a walk, and just enjoyed each other’s company in the sunshine. It was a good day.
I drove home on wednesday for a rude reunion with the real world…coming home from vacation is definitely my least favorite part. But today…Thursday was a great day. I was asked by my dear friends to be Caleb’s Godmother. I’m going to be a Godmother…I can hardly contain my excitement!!!