Took an elbow from someone on my team playing basketball Saturday (6/21) morning. So much for helping him defend his man. You could hear the crunch as it broke my nose. One of the guys commented about how bad it sounded. I've taken a few days off from playing but plan to be back at it tomorrow. I think I'll just shoot 3s...no driving to the basket.
I finished painting/staining the kids swing set on Sunday. We used a redwood color stain. The play set looks like new, and it is nice to see the water bead up. Completing this endeavor took a while since it seemed every time I would get started, the weather would turn bad. Even though it was rained on before it had time to dry a couple times, it didn't seem to mess anything up.
Gina and the kids went to Omaha, Nebraska for Carmen's wedding. They flew out on June 14th and returned on the 23rd. Gina's parents picked them up at the Kansas City, Missouri airport and drove to Omaha.
Kindergarten is over, summer vacation is here, the girl has already given her dad a hard time about having to go to work all day...and tonight her friend Diana called to talk. 39 minutes and 57 seconds she was finally off the phone and wondering why I wanted to know how long she was actually on the phone. One day she can look back here and read and know that this is when the talking on the phone truly started. I'm not sure our cell phone minutes would survive between both girls in the house.
And this followed dinner tonight when I told A that she needed to use up more of her words with her mom during the day. She had a lot to say at dinner.
"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again." Terence Mann, Field of Dreams, 1989
"Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies." Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
"No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try." Yoda, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, 1980
"Temper gets people into trouble. Pride keeps them there." Defining Moments by Dan Schaeffer (p. 52)
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten." Author Unknown
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." Ambrose Redmoon
Accountability promotes integrity. The Fine Line by Kary Oberbrunner
That's what life is about: exercising faith and being in a dynamic relationship - not in a static religion. The Fine Line by Kary Oberbrunner
When we exercise our spiritual gifts in the service of others, we find purpose; when we make ourselves accountable to a group of people who care about us, we discover community; and when we encourage other believers in the midst of their personal battles, we bump up against transcendence. The Fine Line by Kary Oberbrunner
What we do reveals what we believe, and what we believe is revealed by what we do. We're not saved by works, but our works prove that we're saved. The Fine Line by Kary Oberbrunner
Clearwater, FL - Lenny's Restaurant, 21220 US Highway 19 N
Cocoa Beach, FL - A New York Pizza House, 281 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy
Cocoa Beach, FL - The Sunrise Diner, 165 W. Cocoa Beach Cswy
D'Iberville, MS - Bop's Frozen Custard
Ellenton, FL - Hickory Hollow Barbeque, 4705 US Hwy 301 N
Fairhope, AL - Gambino's Restaurant (prime rib, bread pudding)
married; 2 children - daughter and son; born in Tampa, FL; grew up in Biloxi (D'Iberville), MS; lived in Mobile, AL, Tallahassee, FL and Jacksonville, FL; graduated from the University of South Alabama and Spring Hill College