Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Fragments - I Need To Do This

Joining up with Mrs. 4444 for fragment time.

Half-Past Kissin' Time

I debated if I should do this and then I decided I needed to do it.

No stupid criminal this week. Maybe the were some but our radio stations have been all tornadoes all the time so I don't know about the criminals.

The outpouring of assistance from around the country has been huge. My church is coordinating the efforts from Norman since it is only 3 miles from where it hit. Well word got out among lots of churches and everyone is sending huge truckloads of stuff to us. Ryan Seacrest even tweeted about it. 

So I'm going there Saturday afternoon to help unload and load. Whitney has been to the church twice to volunteer and will be going Sunday with her sorority. Dan is trying to hook up with the animal rescue people to help take care of the dogs that have been found so they can be reunited with their owners. 

Well after joining the gym less than two weeks ago I can tell it is working. I bought a new pair of tennis shoes last weekend because all I had was Keds that really aren't workout shoes. Mostly I just walk on the treadmill but I like being able to watch tv while I do that. Better than fighting the weather outside. And it gives me a chance to just get away from things. 

We have had so much rain that I think I can safely say that we are out of the drought. Thank goodness. Here's hoping that over the summer we continue to get some and it not be too darn hot.

In one month I'll be in China. Hard to imagine. I've got my passport and visa back from the consulate, plane ticket is bought, hotel reservations are made. I need to get a power adapter and finalize some things I want to do there, but otherwise I'm getting ready. I think it will hit me in a couple of weeks.

Whitney decided to go visit her roommate over the July 4th weekend. She will be going to San Francisco. She's flown lots with us but this will be her first time by herself. And then she gets to navigate the BART to take the train from the airport out to where her friend lives. But what a fabulous opportunity for her to be able to do this.

Let me end by saying that Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who have served our country to insure our freedom. Thank you to all who have done so. I never forget that this is the greatest country in the world to live in.


  1. I did see two stupid criminals that luckily got busted when they were trying to loot the houses damaged by the tornado. Not as if the home owners were ravaged enough! Glad they got caught - hope there weren't a bunch more that didn't.

    How cool you're going to help unload and load - if they had something going on like that around here, I'd be volunteering, too. :)

    How exciting you're going to China! That's a place I've always wanted to visit - I'll have to live vicariously through you. ;)

    Whitney's going to have such a great time in San Fran - and you're right, this is such a fabulous opportunity for her. ;)

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. It's a wonderful and humbling experience to do anything that helps victims of a disaster. We had lots of people here from New Orleans after Katrina and I went out to the distribution center and helped. So thank you!

    I have a second cousin who teaches in Chinal. I think that will be a great trip!

  3. Hope you enjoy China, some folks do it just wouldn't be for me.

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