Day at the Office

Day at the Office
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I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Phillppians 3:14

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Let me off the Merry-Go-Round


Just Breath Dave...slow down....inhale deeply....exhale....

Last night was the Cub Scout leaders meeting...this morning I had to be at the school at 0730 to get Luke's cognitive test scores and to learn what we knew, Luke is a bright kid but not a genius...hurry to work because 3 bids have to get out before lunch.....get Macy to her church program tonight....Bren has a Girl Scout Cookie organization meeting tomorrow night....Friday night we all have a Polar Express Party....Saturday the Cub Scouts will sing at an assisted living home....and sometime in there I have to hang the 8 wreaths on all the front windows and put up the 10 miniature trees lining the walkway up to our front door....that just gets me to Saturday....and Christmas is still 2 weeks out.

Do you feel that way? I did not mention the 3 Christmas parties and all the other festivities... Sandwich the Christmas shopping in there and you got a full plate. And so I run on.

The Annual Dallas Thanksgiving 3mile/8mile Turkey Trot has grown to nearly 40 thousand runners. So when I showed up to the local running store to register, I was secretly thankful that they had closed the registrations. Not only did they save me 25 bucks...but saved me the bitter endeavor to fight the mayhem of Mothers pushing strollers and runners with dogs as I attempted to meander down the streets of Dallas on a brisk Thanksgiving run.

I took to the trails that morning. I had planned to run 6 miles...and went 10. The solitude, me and my Maker....giving thanks....rejoicing....and no one to talk to....It was calm....and peaceful...

This week has caused me to reflect...I will squeeze in a run this weekend....I will be by myself....and I will rejoice, reflect and remember the reason for this season's Celebration. "For unto you a Savior is Born....." therefore I run on!

6 comments:

djstreet said...

I feel your pain, but you have fans. You have to keep blogging in the midst of all of the controlled chaos! Very nice job and thanks for reminding us the "reason for the season". : )

Missy said...

I know it, the insanity has begun and we don't even have to deal with Santa around here!;)

Shannon said...

"For unto you a Savior is Born....." therefore I run on!

Yep....that's why I sooooo digg you Twin!

John Shapiro said...

I sometimes wonder if Jesus shakes His head and say, "I didn't come to kill you with business but give you life. Why are you making it this way?"

Rick Gaston said...

I pray on my runs, not all the time, sometimes. Lately though it's been a lot. Just thankful to be alive, to be outdoors and to have time to enjoy it. I hear you about the craziness of the Christmas Holiday, it's why I prefer Thanksgiving, more low key and more about personal relationships than parties and gift buying. That said always good to be with family for the holidays and it looks like you have your hands full but also spending a joyous time with them. Good stuff Dave.

常法 said...

Gods mill grinds slow but sure........................................

RUN ON -SEMPER FIDELIS

RUN ON -SEMPER FIDELIS