Thursday, April 18, 2013

Some Mid-Week Excitement

Normally our Mon-Fri schedule is pretty routine, and I like it that way.  However, this week we got to add a little excitement, and just thought you might like to know about it.  

Monday it rained.  It rained quite a bit.  In fact, the rain turned our street into a lake.  It's been worse during past storms, but the water was still pretty high.  Wayne decided to help the storm drains do their work by removing some leaves that were blocking them.  Isn't he such a nice person?
 After clearing the one my our mailbox, he waded across the street to get a couple more.
The drain doing its job and making a fine bubble display.
The sad thing is I noticed the leaf build-up around the drain last week when I mowed the lawn, had the thought that I should rake them up, and dismissed it because I was tired.  If I had, maybe my poor husband wouldn't have had to get sopping wet a few days later.

One of his banking buddies offered Wayne a couple of tickets to the Marlins/Nationals baseball game in Miami, and since we didn't have any other responsibilities for Wednesday, we accepted - just one of the joys of having an empty nest!
It was a gorgeous day, and Wayne's office building just looked so beautiful that I had to snap a picture.  And the roof was open at the stadium, too.  Just perfect!
The main reason we decided to stay out late on a work night was to have the opportunity to see a home run by Bryce Harper in person.
Unfortunately, he didn't hit a home run this game, but he did get on base four out of five times, which is pretty good, if not excellent.  (Note: someone needs to tell him that a scraggly beard doesn't make him look older.)  
And somebody else (Suzuki I think) hit a home run, which was pretty spectacular, and made more so by breaking the bat the pitch before.  I think the bat figured it better produce a home run if it didn't want to die.  The home team lost, which was sad, but we had a great time anyway.  (We won't mention the difficulty getting back on the freeway going the correct direction.  Map apps don't work when roads are blocked by the police, just saying.)

Finally, I guess it's part of the daily routine, but seminary is always exciting, and I enjoy it every morning, even on little sleep.  Today we discussed 1 Timothy and some of the qualities we should all be developing.  The boys and girls divided to brainstorm their own list before we read Paul's.  Can you tell which is which?

The boys were writing qualities they'd like young women to have, and the girls were doing the same for young men.  They had some pretty awesome lists.

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