There’s nothing like waking up to a temperature of 19 degrees with the expected high of 34 on March 23. Because this winter hasn’t lasted long enough already.
So, the weekend that was:
- Rita was traveling from early Wednesday morning until late Friday night, which means that by the time Friday rolled around I was ready for her to come home. It also means the kids got hot lunch on Friday and Pier Pizza for dinner on Friday.
- The boys spent Friday night watching a dodgeball tournament with kids from school, which meant Aislinn and I had the night at home together. It was a nice change of pace. We didn’t do anything special really, just watched TV together, but I enjoyed a night with her that didn’t involve us arguing about something.
- With the snow coming in Friday night, we were a little worried that Rita might get delayed coming back home, but she made it home safely and even a little earlier than she was supposed to. Though we’ve gotten used to the idea that she has to travel for work from time to time, I still don’t ever enjoy being away from her. She’s my best friend, and just her presence with me helps keep me grounded.
- We woke up Saturday morning and went to the gym for our workout. We’re in CrossFit Open season, which means nothing to you if you don’t CrossFit but is a big deal for the crazies who are part of this community.
- This week’s workout was 8 minutes long and involved handstand pushups and pretty heavy power cleans (take the bar from the floor to your shoulders). I am not all that good at handstand pushups, but I managed to get 6 of them on Saturday, which was a good feeling.
- The weekends of these workouts we’re at the gym for a long time, so by the time we got home it was time for some lunch and a quick nap. I spent the afternoon watching college basketball and generally being lazy. Because it was still snowing. And if it wasn’t I definitely would have been outside cleaning up the yard.
- We had dinner with some friends Saturday night at the Coast Guard House. We haven’t been there since they’d remodeled after the storm that devastated them a few years back. The food was good, but the conversation was better.
- Sunday morning I woke up fighting the same cold and sore throat I’ve been battling for a week now. Leading worship and preaching for two services seemed like a daunting challenge when I woke up and tried talking in anything other than a frog’s voice.
- But by the time we ran through the songs before service I felt like my voice was warming up and I was going to be okay. It didn’t end up being much of an issue at all, really.
- I felt good about the message – in part because I think the passage about the fall of Adam and Eve is one that is pretty easy for most of us to connect to. Their responses to their disobedience and the consequences that we still feel on a daily basis don’t ever feel that far from us.
- I can’t believe we are two weeks away from Easter! This year is going to be the best Easter celebration we’ve ever had, so make sure you’ve invited someone to be here with you for the morning.
- Sunday afternoon on a day when I was already feeling a little sick = major nap.
- Watched some more college basketball in the evening, rooting hard for the underdogs as usual. By the time 10 rolled around I was ready for the end of the weekend and the start of another week – hopefully one which will lead us a couple steps closer to Spring!