Well, I won't bore you with every mundane detail of the past month, but suffice it to say that I've been too busy to blog (but not to read others' blogs) and didn't feel like what I had been doing was much to write about, I guess.
One pretty cool thing I did was volunteer at a water station for the Country Music Marathon on April 26. I had volunteered alongside my mom with the group from FBC, Nashville, the first couple of years that the marathon was in existence, but had not done it since 2003. This year I had thought that I'd like to sign up just with the CMM organization and see where I got placed, but then my mom invited me to join their group again, so I did. The FBC group typically gets the station at mile 3, which is on Belmont Blvd., not far from Belmont University. This is a great time to see the runners before they start getting tired, sick, and whatever else happens to them after miles of running. The downside is that the volunteers at this station have to get there at 4:30 AM to start setting up! Yes, you read it right. I was there before dawn on a very rainy morning to set out paper cups (which got rain water in them before getting filled with drinking water and Accelerade). Thankfully, the rain let up by the time the race started and by the time the runners came by. Even though it was not my first marathon to watch, it still was very exciting and gave me a thrill to see the wheelchair athletes come first, then the Elite runners, and then to see the throngs of people running and walking in a steady stream for probably an hour. I cheered until my throat was hoarse, handing out cups of Accelerade and just trying to give encouragement. Someday I think I'll train to walk the half marathon, and who knows, maybe the whole thing!
Other than that, things have just been busy with normal things like:
- the end of Daniel's school baseball season (not a great record for the team, but Daniel had a couple of high points and personal accomplishments)
- the winding down of Daniel's 7th grade school year (only 2.5 more days to go!)
- a busy season at work
- helping get things ready for my niece
- trying to figure out if now is the time to get a different car
I'm looking forward to some time with my good friends, Leanne and Doug, down in Ft. Lauderdale, this coming weekend. It will be nice to sit in a lounge chair by the pool/beach after a busy month or so at home.
Thanks to all of you who check my blog and who care whether I post something. I'll try to stay more current and will keep you posted on the progress with my car search and the things we find to do this summer. You can be sure that we're not bored or becoming hermits. And now you can go find other people to nag, like Jennifer Box, for instance, or Robin Adams. :-)