Monday, July 28, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thursday nights I've continued to drive
forever across town to train the Shepherd's Door Ladies. They know me and trust me more and more. I had three brand new victims participants today for Abby's Off Season Fun Night. This season is going to be the best one yet. They are looking at doing a 13.1 in October. I'm praying that the staff, volunteers, and residents on the journey will BLOW IT UP!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I am still teaching an Indian Grandmother how to swim. There are 9 or 10 other Indians who swim there and know her language (or a lot more of her dialect than I do) but she insists that I teach her with our 9 common words. Here's what's happening:
I think this model could be applied to a lot of things in life - be an example and be encouraging. Apparently everyone can speak that language.
(and she's starting to float!)
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
If you come to my apartment you will see that the only open spot on the floor now has a circle of tape in the middle of it. Here we have a marble throw-down three or four times a day. We play for keepsies and we battle for our favorites including Midnight Zone, Steelie, Flipper, Honey Bee and Mars. My shooter's name is Ruby. Grant's is Jumper. Calli's is Unikitty, who EXPLODES marbles everywhere when flung in by the 4 year old. We yell, we cheer, we pretend to cry, and just like in life, we play again and give each other another chance to win. We let the baby pick her favorite back out if she loses too many marbles. And we laugh at our wildly stupid shots through 14 marbles without even a glance. It is the summer of marbles!