If it's Thursday, and it appears to be, it's time to share three things--hence the
I'll go first, because that's just how it works. Or rather, that's how it has worked in the past, not that we can't change things and have you all go first.
Let's just begin. Please.
1. Yesterday Daughter, her friend Olivia and I, as part of our quest to forget that Son is gone for the week, traveled 81 miles to Doswell, Virginia, to Kings Dominion, an amusement park. I first went to this park back in the 1970s when it was called Lion Country Safari. Back then there was one tiny wooden roller coaster and the rest was a safari-like drive that led you past elephants, lions and zebras who were either sleeping or so depressed and unimpressed with their environment they just couldn't move. Although the safari is no more, I'll have you know that tiny wooden roller coaster is still there, and we rode it yesterday. We also rode the Rebel Yell, also there since the '70s. While I gladly observed from the comfort of my park bench, Daughter and Olivia rode all of the high-thrill rides, including something called the Volcano, which looks like
1 b. The last time we were at Kings Dominion was last summer right before Son had his major surgery. Although yesterday was intended to help us forget that Son is away this week, everything reminded me of him and those days leading up to the surgery. I'm so grateful all of that is behind us now. Also, I miss him. The quest didn't work. Regardless, Daughter, Olivia and I did manage to have a good time.
2. Tuesday evening I had a long overdue dinner with one of my first blog friends, Angie. After two hours of conversation that only skimmed the surface of catching up, we talked about dinner at my house in the fall, which is the soonest either one of us is free. That got me thinking about extending the invitation to other blog friends. After a preliminary poll about interest and availability, it looks like I'll be throwing a party here late September, a sort of reunion of some of the wonderful friends I've made from this blog. Details are sketchy at the moment, but I'm excited to have something to look forward to. Plus it forces me to clean my house, something I loathe, but which is necessary
3. After the half marathon I ran in April, I decided to give myself some time off from running to recuperate. Well, here it is July and I'm still
I could keep going and write up to 23 things today, but this is
Now it's your turn to share three things. Or three and a half things. Or one and three quarters. Whatever you want, whatever is on your mind.