Everything is fine… 4,581.38 miles to go

To all of you not only worried about Rod’s safety but have been following the flooding/tornadoes in the southern states, everything is fine.  Northwest Arkansas had quite a bit of flash flooding last Monday night (enough to close the university).  It was a little scary but kind of fun too.  We were out rescuing cars who ventured down our street.  Got scared enough to pull my truck into the driveway but other than that, it was okay.  Thankfully, it went away just as quickly as it came since that we live on a huge mountain.  As far as Rod’s safety, I just found out today that his squadron lost a soldier.  This was their first combat-related casualty…from his SQUADRON.  We, as a nation, have lost 11 soldiers in the month of April in Iraq alone.  Don’t get me going on Afghanistan…that’s a whole ‘nother ballgame. 

Speaking of BALLGAMES!…anyone watching major league baseball this year?  It’s been rather lonely watching the games by myself (the ones I can catch).  Rod and I usually watch the games after we get back from our evening run and I’m fixing dinner or watering the garden.  Then we have dinner while watching the game and hanging out together.  That’s one of the reasons I love baseball season so much.  Needless to say we’re planning on going to a St. Louis Cardinals game when Rod comes back on leave. 

Speaking of LEAVE!!…we’re hoping Rod will be coming back in the next two weeks.  I know my stress levels will certainly decrease…unless he’s planning on being a particular shade of push-my-buttons-just-to-irritate-me-and-make-me-laugh-like-a-crazy-person kind of ornery when he gets here! 🙂

Bible Chapters: Psalm 99 – Ecclesiastes 9

I finished with the psalms which took quite a while.  Reading something like that can get a little boring after so many days of reading (seemingly) the same thing.  I always think of the “Proverbs 31 Woman” whenever I read in Proverbs.  As with many chapters in the Bible, I compare myself to the people, laws, and stories.  Of course, I’ll never match up to the standards given in Proverbs but I don’t mind striving for the rest of my life.  Ecclesiastes is a pretty interesting book.  It has reminded me of being in a philosophy class and really delves deep into the meaning of wisdom, pleasures, and life in general.  Now, tomorrow we (better be WE, Rod! :)) into the Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs).  If any of you (ladies) love a good romance novel and haven’t really read Song of Solomon…DO IT!  I can’t think of any work by Shakespeare any more pure and loving than this book.

Miles: (Total: 104.87 miles)

Mine: 51.02 miles

Mom Deerfoot: 22.25 miles

Dad Deerfoot: 12.75 miles

Phil & Karen: 10.85 miles

LaNiece: 8 miles

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About Mandy

I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, a business owner, a full-time job worker, and a part-time Soldier.
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One Response to Everything is fine… 4,581.38 miles to go

  1. karen scott says:

    Glad to hear that you made it through all the storms, rain, etc. in good shape. I had called and talked to your Grandad just to make sure! We are so sorry to hear about the soldier who lost his life from Rod’s squadron. We are praying every day for you both–always. Add in 21.65 miles for the Scotts this go ’round. Still trying, though the pancreatitis acts up from time to time, and I’m not getting to the gym like I’d like to be! Oh well–this week!! Take care. Love you.

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