Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

this happened



    HAPPY 8th BIRTHDAY GRANT


He wanted to type the blog post but this is as far as he got in 30 minutes:
Two days before my birthday we went to the aquarium. First we looked at a tank full of fish and Seahorses. Next we looked at some Spider Crabs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

thursday nights

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

teaching model

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

playing for keepsies


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!