Random Reflections

Catch Up Post

I’ve been back from my Convergence conference for a few days now but have been too busy to sit down and write anything.  I think I was suffering from process-overload last week. So this past weekend I tried to engage my brain on a very limited basis.  Most people that I encountered the past three days would attest to my success in this endeavor.  Its actually been a really great weekend and pretty non-stop busy with events that required minimal thinking.  Thursday night Common Ground began our October volleyball season.  We played countless games of volleyball in the two-hour period and then just hung out and shot baskets for awhile. 

Saturday I played my first 18 holes of golf at Oak Hills.  This was my 5th actual game of golf but all the games prior had been 9 holes.  Had a great time.  It was a great day for golfing.  I’m improving (or at least that is what I tell myself.)  I made par twice which was great.  But the best moment of the day was clearing the pond on the fourth hole.  I’ve not done this once.  Saturday – I not only cleared the pond . . . I cleared the entire hole and hit the ball halfway up the hill on the otherside.  It was beautiful.  Now, I sucked at getting it back to the hole after that but that first beauty of a shot was worth the entire day.

Chilis_img_guiltchkSaturday night I hung out with a couple of friends – grabbing a delicious dinner at Chilis. I had one of my favorite’s – the guiltless chicken platter!  I highly recommend it.  We met at 6:30 pm and I stayed around talking with one of them until after 10 pm.  It was wonderful conversation and just a great blessing.  I was really mindful this past week of how blessed I am with friends.  Overwhelmingly so.  You all are so great.  I use to take friendship for granted but the past two years I have come to appreciate and value friendships and the community I have.

250pxa_lot_like_love_posterLast night, I watched the movie A Lot Like Love starring Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet.  I’ve been wanting to see it since it was on at the theatres but rarely seem to watch movies these days.  I really enjoyed it. Its a great little romance story and I have always liked Amanda Peet in whatever roles she playes.  And Kutcher does a really great job in this film as well.  Check it out sometime if you’ve never watched it. 

Had a great lunch visit with Preston today.  What a great way to celebrate the beautiful outdoors. It was a perfect day for sitting outside with good company, eating good food and talking about things of no apparent consequence.  One might even call it "questionable mental scratching".

Jeep_makeupOh – some of my youth decorated my Jeep Sunday night before Chi Alpha.  They did a very nice job, I thought, even with Helias colors. 

Time to wrap up for today. I have deacon’s meeting in 10 minutes and need to finish up a couple of things before I go.  I’ll try to be better about posting this week.

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