A merry-go-round spinning out of control. That's what the past two weeks have been like for me. And the ride isn't quite over yet, but it is slowing down and becoming more pleasant again.
This wild ride began wonderfully with the Women's Retreat, but was followed by a whirl wind of events. I was knocked down with a terrible sinus infection brought on by allergies from all those beautiful oak tree giving off pollen, then the final push to get students ready for the TAKS test and the call saying Preston had been airlifted to Amarillo and all that followed that next week. Robert in Amarillo, me here giving test each day (at least I had lots of time for praying since I couldn't do anything else while I watched students take their test) and the trip to Amarillo to see Preston on the mend. When I got home there was the news that a friend's son had be killed in Iraq. His funeral is to be this Friday with the church choir singing a special at the request of the mother (a faithful member of our choir). Working half days with the five students who didn't pass the math test first time round and round and round I go. And finally, after having to postpone getting the roots touched up and my hair reshaped for two weeks, my hair is once more looking decent since a trip to the salon today.
I think the merry-go-round may be slowing down, but I doubt if it stops. I look forward to flying to Amarillo to go to the Britton family reunion with Mother and Daddy then having Jerry and Jo Ann bring me home and stay for a visit. Thhe trip to Albuquerque to see what all Carrie has done at her home the end of May should be fun. She has lots of new things I need to see. Then a short three weeks until we take the trip to England, Ireland, Scotland. The fun things merry-go-round sounds so much better even if it spins a quickly. I think I'll smile.
Just a fun picture taken in May 2003. That is me with Lady, my stray dog who became a great companion the short time we had her. I still miss that dog.