Maniacal Monday #10

I intended to write a post on Friday, but I didn’t get any farther than starting a draft containing nothing but a YouTube video. I had a cup of coffee that afternoon, which turned out to be a mistake. I need to either get back on coffee full time, or quit it altogether. Or, since I just reloaded my Starbucks card, get tea.

Saturday was a pretty good day, despite the heat. I got up early to run because I knew it would be too hot anytime later, and ran my best time since basic training. The hubster and I went to Southern Pines so I could visually check out the 5k route (which will be partially uphill – ugh!), and since were were there and Petra had so highly recommended it, we stopped and got bison burgers from Nature’s Own. Her description didn’t do justice to the taste, though it turns out she had censored her description. 😉 After we got back home we did some ac swapping around because the unit in our br just wasn’t keeping it cool, and my office and Chad’s br were ovens. Before the hubby finally got to go to bed (he works nights), we had our best talk ever, while Jamie waited impatiently for me to take her out for sushi. I got a really good watermelon at HT, and we went to Dick’s to get Jamie some obnoxiously loud knee-high socks.

Sunday’s are always so busy…for me. It’s ok, it’s just not a restful day which is why I hate Mondays so bad. Monday is my crash day, but unfortunately, I still have to work. Anyway, we had a deacon ordination service, which I had never seen. I was in the nursery when Joe was ordained, and never ever saw a single one in any of the churches I grew up in. It was really cool to be a part of it.

Then Petra drew me into another Fb wall post “controversy.” When I first read the exchange, I was speechless. But, of course, not for long and I inserted my 2&#162, and it eventually went downhill before her husband put the matter to rest quite well. I may or may not blog about it this week. Last night I was fired up and ready, but today…not so much. I’d rather take a nap, which won’t happen because…

…I left my badge & cac at home this morning, and did not realize it until I was 10 min from work. So instead of a 45min to an hour drive in, I had a 2.5 hour drive because, yes, I went back home to get them.

8 Responses to 'Maniacal Monday #10'

  1. Wow – how did I miss this exchange on FB? SO proud your running is doing great and that you and James had a good talk!!!!

    • DragonLady says:

      She sent me a text right before evening service about it or I might have missed it. LOL

      I guess once I broke the 3 mile barrier it’s been ON! But I still hate it most of the time I am running. lol

  2. Teeni says:

    I’m glad you and your hubby got to have a nice talk. Sometimes the daily routine and modern technology seem to take over our lives and we forget to give undivided attention to those who truly deserve it.
    Neat that you got to see someone get ordained (would you call that an ordination? sounds like a good word – if not, I just made it up). Oh, that Petra – I think she is trying to get you into trouble. I’m curious as to the topic but I’ll let you decide if you want to post it. 🙂 Hope you get to catch up on some rest tomorrow. Hugs!

    • DragonLady says:

      I noticed that we have much better talks after I run. :cheesy:

      Yes, it is an ordination. 🙂

      Petra knows what gets me fired up. LOL The center of the topic was Magic Mike. I didn’t get quite as wide open as I did over the 50 Shades of Grey incident though. 😉

  3. It’s been a long time since I’ve see a deacon ordained. I won’t be seeing one anytime soon, unless I visit another church. I attend a Lutheran church now. This past Sunday our service was titled God and country, it was nice seeing each branch of military represented, and I liked the message too. Our church is not politically correct, and I like that.

    • DragonLady says:

      Because we had the ordination service and communion, we didn’t really do much for the holiday, but the pastor made it a point to remind everyone what our military does for us. Really we don’t do a “big deal” for the military until Veterans Day. I don’t think I’ve ever attended a politically correct church, though as I wrote that I thought about the military chapel services I attended a few times and they probably were.

  4. I wish I’d brought my camera, can’t describe the feeling I had when I saw some of the vets in uniform, especially the older ones. Some of them were high ranking too, but all are important, their service is appreciated,and so it was recognized. Some were emotional, along with church members, during the recognition (and message) part. Standing when there song was sung.

    Pastor Chuck had an amazing sermon about how our loyalty is to God, and when our country deviates from that and makes us choose, it really shouldn’t be an issue of what are choices should be. Many people have fought and died for the freedoms some of us take for granted.

    He gave some modern day examples such as the contraception that is attempted to be forced on Catholics, and how some don’t seem worried about persecuting Christians. He speculated that perhaps it’s because in this age we’re not a religion that routinely goes around killing people… yes he went there. 😉

    Wishing you, and your family, a wonderful Independence day…

    • DragonLady says:

      We sang America the Beautiful, with everyone singing the 1st & last verse, women singing 2nd verse, and men singing 3rd verse. Those men put the women to shame, and the women outnumber the men. The men sand loud and proud!

      Thank you Opal, & wish you and your family a wonderful Independence day also…even though the day is nearly over. 🙂