Last week, Dick and I had this conversation: Dick: "It's the 4th of July next weekend." Adrienne: "Oh no, it's not." Dick: "Yes, it is." Adrienne: "No, it's not. Today's June 16th. It's 2 1/2 weeks away." A calendar ended our disagreement abruptly. It was the 26th of June. The next weekend was the 4th of July. Where had June gone?? The summer... the year... life is slipping by. As songs often do, one spoke to me... "Just Go" by Lionel Richie featuring hip hop and R&B singer Akon. You absolutely must listen to it. It has such a happy lively beat and the message... listen to the message. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j3zZj5wZWI
Dick and I both fill our days with so many things that keep us busy from morning 'til nighttime. Lionel Richie's "Just Go" lyrics reminded me that we need to "Drop everything and just go." If I am too busy to go off on little adventures then that prevents Dick from experiencing memory-making moments, as well. Truth be told, he needs prying away, too, since he is as goal/task oriented as I am. Lionel's message is repeated throughout the song. "I know you like to get away, go away, far away to a place where there's just us two. Got a busy day everyday but not today cause I'm here to take that stress from you." This summer, I have planned more outings for us than I have in the past. I haven't let my business or home responsiblities slide, but some things that don't really matter can wait or be deleted from my to-do list because the truth is... they really don't matter. So, my next adventure is participating in an event on the 4th of July in the town of Avon, which is near St. Cloud, Minnesota. Garrison Keillor is celebrating his 35th year doing the Prairie Home Companion Radio Show by performing a live show starting at 4:45 p.m. at Lake Wobegon Park in Avon on July 4, 2009. His web site, where you can find additional info, states that the live broadcast is free and open to the public. You just need to bring your own lawn chairs. I would expect that it will be a popular event, so it would be prudent to arrive as early as possible. Mr. Keillor states on his web site that "The fine folks of Avon will have some food and ice cold beverages on sale at the park including: Ice Cream Cones, Sloppy Joes, Brats, Hot Dogs, Burgers, Taco-in-a-bag, Walleye Sandwiches, and for dessert there will be Beebop-A-Reebop Rhubarb Pie & Powdermilk Biscuit-Strawberry Shortcake." Sounds like a small-town, Lake Wobegon sort of fun time to me. We're going to "drop everything and just go".
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Today's mileage: 2-mile walk
Total mileage for July: 4 miles
Bible reading? Yes