Sunday, February 17, 2013

... Sunday ... Snow ... Volunteering ... Resolutions ...

Let's see so Friday here was t-shirt weather. Yes, t-shirt weather which would not be bad or highly unusual ... maybe a early break for spring. Temperature changes are frequent in Charlotte, however we did not expect such a difference in temperature however this is what we found ... snow.

Yes, snow ... it snowed ... 4 cm ... it was gloriously beautiful and wonderfully cold ... you won't find that I often refer to cold weather with such fondness, usually ... but this time around it just felt great ... the cold felt crisp and airy and almost seemed to clean the air ... of maybe it was my own need for a lightness that seems to elude me lately.

Today our Sunday was filled with volunteering for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte. One of my chosen charities and community service organizations.



... we collected donations in the arena ... all in all we walked about 6 miles in our 3 hour shift ...
 
... we worked up our appetite and ate brunch at one of our favorite restaurants 5Church ...
 
 
... we came home to an excited puppy ... playtime led to a fun run in the mud left where the snow had once been ... we were forced to include a nice hot shower to our Sunday plans ...
 
... before and after pic below ...
 

... so adorable, so lucky, so spoiled ...

... I am doing good in one of my New Year's Resolutions ...

I finished another book ... Damaged by Cathy Glass ... it was a tough book, very graphic words at times ... and I kept waiting for justice and resolution ... and it didn't find it ... at least in the way I wanted to.

I searched the Internet for answers and found out after reading the book that it was a true story ... and the real life resolution pained me ... or rather, I felt pain for Cathy and Jodie ... I found myself looking for the happy ending ... in a way there is some happiness in the end for Jodie ... but after the horror of her life all I felt was deep sadness. For the time being I don't think I will read another book from this series ... I think my mind needs a break ... may seem a little selfish after the subject at hand and the horrific events that were endured by Jodie ... but my heart at the moment can't handle more ...

I'm getting ready to pack ... packing on a Sunday is always so hard ... I have another week of travel, one week home, and again more travel, BUT after that I will be home for two whole weeks ... can't wait ... I miss being at home ... I love to travel and I love my job ... but sometimes I just love to be home.

... I better go pack ... Happy rest of Sunday! ... J

 

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