Sunday, April 19, 2015

Ridin' & Runnin': The Simple Woman's Daybook

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For Today:  Sunday, April 19, 2015

Outside my window …  Sunshine and rain are playing tag; rain is winning.

I am thinking...   about finding true lasting intimacy with God.  What does it look like?  How do I know when I really have it?  I've come close, but I really want to get there and stay.

I am thankful...  for gas prices staying down.  I've been able to get out more since gas hasn't been so expensive.  Keeps the Cabin Fever at bay.

In the kitchen...  Not anything new, but I have been enjoying some wonderful salads.
From the Workshop...

Here's the first of the 3 birdhouses for the quilt-ghan.  I'm going to make the other two before I decide on placement.
I've also getting set up to do a few more paintings.
I am reading... 

Last years training run.
I am looking forward to...  The YMCA 5k Saturday.  The training run and a workshop on preventing running injuries is Monday.  I did this training run last year and my friend Carla and I got lost.  I hope it's marked well enough to not a have a repeat.  Even if we do, the conversation is great.

One of last year's rides
My friend and biking partner, Tamara, who's been away for several months traveling with her husband's job is finally home.  I'm looking forward to biking with someone to the parts of the trail I didn't feel safe to travel alone.  I've missed her husband, son, and crazy dogs, Bear and Lexi, too.

Something I am NOT looking forward to that our College Pastor, Will, announced he and his family are moving to New York this summer. I'm happy for his new calling, but sad for us.  I've not had the opportunity to get to know the family as well as I would have liked and now they're leaving in six weeks.  Kind of sad.

I am learning
…   Foods that taste fabulous when I binge on them for emotional reasons usually don't taste nearly as good when I'm eating them out of real hunger.

Around the house...  rain.
A favorite quote for today... 

"That popping sound?  That's not an injury; that's my joints clapping for me."  Dom from Bro Science on YouTube

"You crave what you eat." - Lysa TerKeurst

One of my favorite things...  the fact that I'm not picky about what brand of toilet paper I use.  I'm going to go a long way in life.

A few plans for the rest of the week:   Training run Monday.  YMCA 5k on Saturday.  If we can get some sunny days, I'm hoping to catch up on my miles.  All this rain, plus a few days of not feeling well (including today) have kept me off the trail. 
A peek into my day...  

 Got in 6 miles on my bike Saturday between thunderstorms.
And now for something totally different...  

From Twitter:  @jonahray tweeted:  "I want to know the thought process behind following somebody you despise on social media."

From YouTube:  Somebody shared this video at CR Friday night.

From YouTube:  The new season of Whose Line is it Anyway started this week:

From Twitter:  @KellyBergg tweeted:  "I have discovered that [there's] no popcorn in popcorn chicken. I guess there's no point in bothering with hash browns then."

From Twitter:  @HotInClevelandTv tweeted:



  1. Oooooo I am excited to see the final result of your afghan!! Have a great week!

    1. Me too. I think it's turning out nicely. Have an awesome week, Jodi.

  2. Thanks for sharing your daybook. I'm an emotional eater, too...working to overcome it. Hurray for your progress. And your quilt-ghan is an amazing idea. Can't wait to see it finished.
    God bless,
    Kristy ~aka~ The Mama to the Man Crew