Monday, June 15, 2009

Back to the Real World Update

Vacation was great, really great. Being back in the office today has been easier than I expected. I can't put all that I'm thinking about into a coherent order, so I'll share some short thoughts in an even more random fashion than normal. Hang on.

- One of the highlights of the time at the beach was riding the waves on a two man inflatable boat in which the bottom had been torn out. That's what happens when you pile five kids between the ages 8 to 14 in a two man inflatable boat.

- My rear view mirror just fell off today on my way to lunch. I almost drove off the road onto the sidewalk it startled me so much.

- For the first time in a long time I didn't get sun burnt at all at the beach. Maybe I'm getting smarter, but I doubt it.

- There are a lot of baby sharks in the ocean. We caught a ton of them this week. I guess that means there are lots of Mama sharks as well.

- Fried oysters, fried shrimp, Krispy Kreme doughnuts, ice cream, peanut butter fudge milkshake, fried chicken, BBQ, and NY Strip are some of the things I ate last week. I know that sounds like a list of banned foods put out by the American Heart Association. I've got to do better this week.

- I loved watching Grace play skee-ball and Emily play pop-a-shot at the arcade.

- I failed once again to score 25 runs on the baseball game at the arcade. If I had succeeded I would have won a small stuffed animal that has been hanging on the wall there since around 1978.

- My nephews are into wrestling now. Not real wrestling like kids do in high school gym class, but rasslin. As a result, I got speared by them often in the ocean this week. Of course I dealt out some punishment of my own with some Ric Flair inspired chops to the chest.

- Sherry and I have been married 18 years as of June 8th! I am looking forward to the next 18, and the cool thing is I love her more now than I did on June 8, 1991.

- Coming back was easy this year because we have a great team at Freedom. I was able to go away and really relax knowing that everything back home was under control.

- Yesterday's worship attendance was 370! Not bad for the second Sunday in June.

- I love my girls (all three) and I love the beach, so being with them last week in Garden City was about as good as it gets.


Chip Reeves said...

If the nephews are getting to big for the Torture Rack (a la Lex Luger), then I guess you gotta go with the chops. You gonna have to start relying on submission/knockout holds as you get older. 40's: Cobra Clutch. 50's: Sleeper. 60's: The Claw. After that it's management for you. I see you as Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart type.

Karen said...

Glad you had a good week at the beach. Happy Late Anniversary!
Love, KK

Trey Frick said...

To be the man you have to beat the man. It sounds like you are still the man at this time but the nephews are still growing so it won't be long before they can start walking the walk. Glad to have you back safe and sound and with a tan to boot. What were you fishing with to catch the sharks?

Anonymous said...

You telling me she has put up with you for 18 years? God bless that woman! =)

Good to have ya'll back.