First of all, I took this picture of my pretty daisy on my deck. It is supposedly a new variety this year, and I love it.
Ok, I completed my first week back and lost 1.5 lbs. Not much, but least I went down, not up. Today was a struggle to maintain my points, though. I think I was about 6 points over. Sigh.
We are gearing up at church for our biggest week of the year, bigger than Christmas or Easter, called SERVE, wherein about 150 youth and kids go into the community to bombard others with servant-hearted help. That's about the best I can explain it. Tasks include house re-habbing, landscaping, nursing home visits, community clean ups, several neighborhood block parties with free food and music and games, and one grand finale Party in the Parking Lot at our church with inflatable games, free food for the community, concerts, door prizes, etc. It's a very big undertaking. Therefore, I'm swamped at work. Today I worked two hours overtime. My main responsibility is to compose a daily newsletter called "The Daily Dish" (Get it? "SERVE"--Dish??) for the kids to enjoy that reports on what different teams did and includes fun pictures. I love doing it. But I'm having all kinds of techinical difficulties with office equipment and camera equipment at work. Grrrrr. So frustrating.
But I love summertime at work because at least some teenagers are in the office every day at some point. We put everybody to work (esp. getting ready for SERVE) but there's a lot of teasing and fun, too. I genuinely love these kids. Yesterday one girl was trying to help me at the computer, and she kept telling me to "smallerize" my document. It took me a minute to get that she meant "minimize." Every time I think about her, I smile.
I took a picture of this balloon from my deck.
This weekend in Muncie is a summer event called Summer Heat (and appropros, it's in the 90s here) where we'll have all kinds of goins' on. My favorite event is to go watch the stunt planes and hot air balloons, such as this one. It's just amazing--when the planes shut off their engines and appear to free fall, it gets me every time.
So, there's a lot going on here; I'm not sure how much I'll be checking in for the next week or so. I know I'll be working late every night. But I'll be back to you read you soon, I promise.
The same Internet Cafe article that was published today will be in our local paper this Saturday, so I'm happy about that. Thanks for your kind anniversary wishes!
Here I am hanging out on our little deck, reading and watching Zoe the Wonder Dog. You can see that she is doing something that is once again completely confounding me. Also, if you look closely, you can see that my feet are still healing from the cute cheap shoes from the Bad Place.