Since We Last Talked

Aug 3, 2009

It’s been four weeks since we last talked. How the heck have you been? June escapes me, and July is a blur. It’s hard to believe (1) it’s August, and (2) it’s actually been four weeks since I last drafted a post for this here blog. You’d think I’d be rested by now, but here’s a sampling of what I’ve been up to:

  • Six days after returning from Haiti, a house-guest-in-transition moved into our basement and spent a month with us. Loved it.
  • Co-led a DCW in Cleveland, OH for a group of missionaries and pastors with the Christian & Missionary Alliance. AMAZING group of people. I could blog for a month just about the conversations we shared over five days.
  • Left Cleveland bound for Kansas City, where the high school youth of Mountainview Community Christian Church picked me up on the way to a Christ In Youth Conference in Illinois. HOWEVER (nothing like a ill-placed “however”), a frantic flight attendant bumped me from my Ohio plane and rerouted me through Washington, DC where I watched the sun set on the Washington Monument before again taking off for Kansas City. (If reading this bullet makes you tired, you have a sampling of how I felt after dragging myself into my dive of a hotel at 11:3o PM).
  • Spent an exhausting, inspiring, challenging, stretching, amazing week with 30 high school students and sponsors in Carbondale, IL on the campus of Southern Illinois University. If you’ve never heard of Christ in Youth, check it out. I first attended in 1984 and it’s a big part of why I am who I am today.
  • Sent my 12-year-old to Dallas for a one-week mission trip/service project.
  • Sent my 15-year-old to Grandma and Grandpa’s in Las Vegas
  • Sent my 17-year-old to his room (okay, not really …)
  • Spent a day at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs writing with my favorite authors.
  • Drove to Vail, CO where I was wined and dined by my man.
  • Turned 38 years old. THIRTY FREAKING EIGHT.

Squeezed into the cracks of any spare time, I biked, swam and ran myself crazy; took my boys to Transformers II and Troy to The Ugly Truth; caught up with old friends I’ve neglected; initiated our boat into the summer ski season; and read no less than a half dozen books.

Good times. Good times.

So, what have you been up to?


  1. Susan

    What have I been up to? About five feet four inches and shrinking. 🙂 Wow! Sounds like you could blog a year with those adventures.

  2. alece

    you make thirty-eight look good!

  3. Denise Miller Holmes

    I got tired just reading your blog. Glad you took the time away to “rest.” 🙂
    Looking forward to you blogging again.

  4. deana

    Wow girl – you rest like I do. Your month sounds great. Glad it was filling. And wow you are young – kinda figured you were, but I didn’t realize how much younger you are than I am. Happy belated birthday!

  5. Michele

    Now I know why I missed y’all so much … you make me feel young and loved! Makes the 3-8 go down a little easier. I’ve MISSED you guys!

  6. Jan Parrish

    38? Are you sure you’re not just 38 and holding? I know most people do that at 29, but you are definitely not most people so I have to ask. You are incredibly YOUNG!

    Just wait until 45. Then you can come whining to me about your age. 🙂

  7. Michele

    Careful Jan, darling … No, I haven’t been holding out on 38. This is my first round of that laaaarrrrrge number, and I’m not liking it one bit! But your “young” comment certainly helps … 🙂


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