Relay for Life is over for the year. As usual, the Luminaria Ceremony was beautiful, so peaceful. I walked the silent lap with a dear friend whose dad has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The rain chased us in around 1am and there we stayed until the sun came up. Ultimately we raised more than $30,000! Way to go, Martin County!
I got a card in the mail last week from Thy Word Network. They just wanted me to know that my name was pulled to be one of the people they pray for by name. How amazing is that?! I was still stressing about my latest phone call with Jeff (see below) and a little anxious about my two week trip to be evaluated on my knowledge of ERP. So, the prayers were welcome...and truly appreciated. It totally made me smile. And the homemade card is beautiful!
Jeff has made a huge decision for his life. It's personal to him. So I don't feel all that comfortable sharing the details on the world wide web. But suffice it to say, I'm very proud of him. I don't think he realizes how much I believe in him. His first call to me was very positive. His second call to me was very negative. I haven't talked to him in over a week. But I've written to him and hope to hear from him again soon. Prayers for Jeff!
It was SummerFest weekend in Loogootee this past weekend. I went with a friend Thursday night. I had plans with the 89ers Friday night and after singing at mass and then with the MarCo's Saturday night, I needed to pack and rest for my trip. So, Thursday was the best day for me to attend. It happened to be the night of the auction. ...I walked away with a red love seat. I love it and it looks GREAT in my living room. Friday, I stopped by Englert's and ordered a rug. When I get home from travel next week, I'm ordering a recliner. My apartment is definitely coming together.
Like I said, Friday night I went to dinner with the 89ers. This time, we went to Bobe's and then Scoops in Washington. GREAT time! We had a couple of newbies. Peggy came down from Indy and Tammy came down from near Bloomington. It was the first time they had both joined us and we had a lot of fun getting to know them again. I hope they join us more often.
I think I had a migraine early (and I mean EARLY) Friday morning. I woke up at 3am with a horrible headache. Within 30 minutes, I was vomiting. It wasn't until after 4am that I finally fell asleep again. But still, I woke up with a headache. Went to work for much of the day, but wore my shades most of the morning. Finally, one of my co-workers asked if maybe my headache was a migraine. Made perfect sense! That's the first bad one I've had in several years. By the time I went home I was feeling TONS better.
I'm traveling again. Business, not pleasure. I chose to drive this time, as opposed to flying. I figured that since I was going to be here for two weeks, I'd like to have my car with me. I'd be able to come and go as I pleased and even make it to church. But I've been here since Sunday night and haven't moved my car even one time. I'll probably get out and explore some Friday.
Every once in awhile I ask someone if they pray. Either I'm asking for prayers or I want to share something with them that they'd really only appreciate if they're actively Christian. I think it's safe to say that I've asked that question dozens of times. Monday for the first time ever, when I asked someone if she was a praying woman, I received the response, "no". I was surprised by the answer, mostly because I'm usually surrounded by people who pray. But I didn't hold it against her or even show that I was surprised. What I did was share the bible verse with her anyway!