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.
Saturday 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.
Last 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".
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.